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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

The Five Pillars of Mediation. Member Spotlight: Said Nachet

Said Nachet is a mediator, negotiator and tax advisor based in Morocco. He joined Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) after learning about the Congress in Bali and has enjoyed belonging…
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Healing Through Separation. Member Spotlight: Jean Church

After completing her 40-hour mediation training, Jean Church was introduced to the practice by a divorce litigator who mentored her in divorce mediation. She is now a certified collaborative mediator…
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Environmental Sociology and Justice. Member Spotlight: Dr. Sarah Michelle Alexander

Dr. Sarah Michelle Alexander is an environmental sociologist who explores the social side of the relationships people have with the natural world. She is passionate about environmental justice and organizing…
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Focusing on Compassion and Humanness. Member Spotlight: Chinmayee Somaiya

Chinmayee Somaiya is a leadership coach, trainer, and facilitator based in Australia, with a decade of experience in facilitating the bridging of organizational divides in the medical device industry. She…
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Building a Worldwide Bridge of Understanding. Member Spotlight: Jasmina Krštenić

Jasmina Krštenić works as a Deputy Public Prosecutor in the Basic Public Prosecutor’s office in Lazarevac, County of Belgrade, Republic of Serbia. She is active at MBBI, and heads a…
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Global Learning and Intercultural Dialogue. Member Spotlight: Jeff Katcherian

Jeff Katcherian holds a doctorate in anthropology, a field which propelled his interest in mediation, as it works to form the basis of intercultural understanding and mutual respect. Though he…
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The Importance of Neutrality. Member Spotlight: Uwala Murphy-Akpieyi

Who is she?  What is her background? Uwala Esther Murphy-Akpieyi is a lawyer, an Itsekiri woman from Delta State in Nigeria West Africa, a chartered arbitrator (MNlCARB), and an accredited…
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A New Angle to Mediation. Member Spotlight: Kathleen E. DeWitt

Kathleen found mediation through encountering people from all backgrounds. Her father was a diplomat, therefore; she was raised in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Her educational background was in Chemical…
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Synthesizing Disparate Interests. Member Spotlight: Bradley Roth

Bradley Roth is an attorney, mediator, and adjunct professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. He co-founded and chairs Mediators Beyond Borders International…
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Kindness at the Center of Mediation. Member Spotlight: Yale I. Jones

Yale is a retired lawyer, mediator, and a member of the Rotary District 5520. He joined the Taos Milagro Rotary Club in 2006. He has served as the Assistant Governor…
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