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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

Mediation and Peacebuilding, A Natural Trajectory. Member Spotlight: Mina Vaish

Mina Vaish has been a fulltime mediator practitioner for almost 15 years and started her own mediation practice in 2006. Her company, York Mediation, where she is the Managing Director,…
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Neurosurgeon, Mediator, and Globalist. Member Spotlight: Donald L. Mellman, MD

Patient care, domestic and international healthcare policy, human rights, and conflict management are a few of the areas that have defined Donald Mellman’s ever-evolving career. As a neurosurgeon who worked…
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Creating a Conflict Resolution Revolution. Member Spotlight: Enda Young

As a professional mediator and negotiator, Enda Young has balanced working in both the nonprofit and private sector throughout his career. Hailing from Northern Ireland, he became involved in cross-community…
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Intertwining Law, Mediation, and Empathy. Member Spotlight: Ronald Supancic

Ronald Supancic is an affirmed Family Law specialist, one of the first to be certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, a prestigious judge, a successful writer, and an…
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Welcome to the MBBI 2019 Congress in Bali. Member Spotlight: Dennis Phua

Peacebuilders are skilled communicators and mediators; negotiators and facilitators; trailblazers and change-makers. Peacebuilders are disruptors.  “Disruptors: Leading Change in a World of Conflict” is the title and theme for the highly…
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Project Highlight: MBB Canada Collaboration Region 2

Combining awareness-raising with skill-building to reduce conflict and stereotypes in Canada  By having a conversation with MBB Canada leading members, the Chair of the Group Suzanne Sherkin and the co-Chair…
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An Oceania Climate Change Advocate. Member Spotlight: Ken Waldron

Ken Waldron became involved in commercial mediation working between businesses and financiers as far back as the early 1990s. During his journey, he found himself holding executive positions in several…
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Mediation at its Heart: Member Spotlight: Lynn Cole

“I have been privileged to witness the light of awareness in people’s eyes when, through learning mediation, they realize their own empowerment to solve the issues at hand.” In a…
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Working Collaboratively to Create a Livable World. Member Spotlight: Rudy Westervelt

Not only is Rudy Westervelt a certified mediator, humanitarian and business owner, but also he is the Convener and Chair of the Rotary World Peace Conference 2020 in Ontario, California,…
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Harmonizing Interests to Confront Climate Change. Member Spotlight: Joseph Siegel

“Sometimes, the enormity and complexity of the issue of climate changes feels paralyzing – however, it is useful to keep the perspective that this makes it an equally enormous opportunity…
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