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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.

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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

An Ombuds’ Unconventional Journey. Ombuds Spotlight: Yolanda W Collins

Yolanda Collins is a member of the three-person MBBI Ombuds Team. With over 15 years of experience as a mediator, Yolanda began her journey as a volunteer mediator and intake assistant…
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Better Ways and Better Days Ahead. Member Spotlight: Cathy Wills

Better ways and better days ahead — This is the guiding mantra of Cathy Wills’ mediation and group facilitation business where she helps families, organizations, and communities assess their options…
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From International Law to Mediation. Board Spotlight: Joyce Aluoch

From nine years behind the bench at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, Netherlands, to the boardroom of Strathmore College Dispute Resolution Centre, and with plenty of accomplishments…
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A Wisdom Warrior. Member Spotlight: Dr. Jack DeGruchy

Dr. Jack DeGruchy has lived his life striving to sing out and take risks. He has been an ultra-active Rotarian for more than 35 years and became a recent member…
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The Art of the Possible. Member Spotlight: Christine Peringer

“I have always been attracted to the art of the possible and helping to move a group of people toward what they want to achieve.” “Christine Peringer (B.A. LL.B) is…
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The Secret Recipe for Coexistence. Member Spotlight: Eyas Shbeta

These days it is very difficult to think about a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict. The idea of a unique state shared equally between Palestinians and Israelis appears to have…
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Spreading the Seed of Mediation. Member Spotlight: Linda Reijerkerk

“What if a mediator had been here?” is the central question that Linda poses to her audience during the Centrum voor Conflicthantering (CvC) Mediation Conflict Tour©, an initiative bringing ordinary citizens…
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With Good Will. Member Spotlight: Maxim Schrogin

“To bring people together with good will”  is the simple framework in which Maxim Schrogin conducts his work as a community organizer and mediator in Berkeley, California.  After studying architecture…
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Interview – Elahe Amani With George Zeidan After The MBBI-LA Event

George Zeidan is the community leader of the Right to Movement, which is trying to bring awareness of the Palestinian inability to move freely within the country, the limitations imposed on…
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Women, Peace, Security, and Mediation. Member Spotlight: Christiana Lang

Christiana Lang has deliberately switched between research, policy, and programming positions throughout her career. She has worked with organizations from the grassroots level to INGOs, and IGOs like the UN,…
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