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Member Spotlights

MBBI calls its members Peace Builders. Our members contribute their time utilizing their skills and experiences to participate in Working and Regional Groups, and Capacity-Building & Advocacy Initiatives. We hope that through our Spotlights, our members, individually and collectively, will inspire you as much as they inspire us to continue the important work.

A growing number of international requests reach MBBI for partnerships, services, and projects. Help us build our capacity to say “yes” to these requests; consider joining us as a Peace Builder. For more information on how to become involved and for internship and volunteer opportunities, please visit our Join Us page or contact us at info@mediatorsbeyondborders.org.

Our Peace Builders

A Career Mediator. Member Spotlight: Alicia Kuin

Alicia Kuin has been a member of MBBI since 2011, was our very first member spotlight in 2014, and is the founder of the MBB Canada Regional Group. When Alicia…
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Rethinking the World Through Collaboration and Regenerative Design. Member Spotlight: Kathy Porter

As things stand today, the world we are living in faces unprecedented challenges. Climate change, social disruption, and economic inequalities are only a few of the problems scourging communities and…
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Promoting Peace, Culture & Sustainable Development. Member Spotlight: Abeer S. Al Saud

Introduction Abeer S. Al Saud is a peacebuilder, humanitarian actor, and development professional in the arena of multilateral organizations, with strong values based in a belief in common humanity and…
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Transforming Conflict to Transform Relationships. Member Spotlight: Barbara Barnes

Barbara Barnes welcomes conflict. As an experienced mediator and facilitator, she considers it to be an opportunity for change within the complexities of our personal and professional relationships.  “For a…
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A New Perspective into Mediation. Member Spotlight: Mary Margaret Mackinnon

Mary Margaret’s legal educational background spans from Canada to the UK. In between, she has pursued a number of professional trainings focused on both the public and private sectors of…
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Comprehending Emerging and Diverse Identities. Member Spotlight: Caroline Stauffer

A Stead-Fast Mediator Caroline Stauffer, a trained and certified mediator and instructor for the Los Angeles City Attorney Office (LACA), Community Justice Initiative (CJI), was a graduate from Pepperdine University,…
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Keeping the Humanness Alive Even Amidst Conflict. Member Spotlight: Bhavya Mahajan

Bhavya Mahajan is a 27 years old, talented lawyer and mediator working at the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration. Despite her young age, Bhavya features great expertise in matters of…
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The Yin and Yang of Mediation. Member Spotlight: Louisa Garbo

The Pursuit of Education Louisa Garbo first pursued her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts, working as a practicing artist before obtaining a Master’s in City Planning at the University of…
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An International Development Outlook. Board Spotlight: Judith Gilmore

An Internationalist Growing up in Maine, Judy recalls having a strong interest in international relations and a lack of diversity in her community. However, when she entered university as a…
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Fostering Peace and Community Resilience in South Sudan. Member Spotlight: Sheila Kambobe

Sheila Kambobe is a development professional with more than 15 years of experience working in African nations in senior leadership, advisory, coordination, and implementation roles at local and international levels.…
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