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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

Empowering the Next Generation of Mediators with Kids Managing Conflict. Member Spotlight: Anne Sawyer

With such an impressive mediation portfolio, it is surprising to hear that Anne Sawyer’s career in the field began “totally by accident”. Having started out as a paralegal and legal…
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Striving for Cooperation. Member Spotlight: Lisa Baker Morgan

Lisa Baker Morgan is a mediator, dispute resolution consultant, lawyer, and author. She is a mediator at the Mediation Center of Los Angeles and a graduate of Southwestern Law School…
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A Lifelong Advocate for Justice. Board Spotlight: Kristi Harrington

Judge Kristi Harrington retired from the South Carolina Circuit Court bench after serving two terms. She is a certified South Carolina Supreme Court mediator and arbitrator, owning her own Alternative…
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Crafting Creative Solutions to Conflicts. Member Spotlight: Louie Spedaliere

Louie Spedaliere is a Harvard Law School, trained mediator taught by Professor’s Linda Singer, Michael Lewis and Frank Sander who is considered the father of (ADR) Alternative Dispute Resolution; Awarded…
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The Intersection of Health and Peacebuilding. Member Spotlight: Anlan Cheney

A former epidemiologist, teacher, and peace studier, Anlan started her journey in mediation only recently. She brings a unique perspective to mediation as a “peace and health professional” who is…
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Volunteering for the Greater Purpose. Member Spotlight: Rostyslav Lukach

“My biggest achievement is my family. My lovely wife, children and two beautiful granddaughters. Also my life. I am a very positive and practical person. If I have a goal…
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Re-Conceive the World, Re-Conceive the Path Toward Resolution. Member Spotlight: Bernie Behrend

“The most accepted idea about conflict is that it exists in a world of scarce resource.  As a result, we think we have to compete for who gets the oil,…
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Removing Obstacles in Situations that Seem Hopeless. Member Spotlight: Ruth Everard

Generally speaking, mediation can be related with the capacity of the mediator to resolve underlying and below-the-surface issues arising between individuals. Better, it is about the mediator’s capacity to lead…
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Developing a Language for Restorative Justice. Member Spotlight: Deb Black

Deb Black’s background and childhood influenced the direction she chose for her career. She was born in South Africa and grew up during the period of civil war during the…
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Educating The Next Peace Leaders. Member Spotlight: Susan Czyrny

As it is well known, Mediators Beyond Borders International is not alone in its mission of building a more peace-able world. Luckily, it can count on a synergistic partnership with…
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