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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 Academic and a Practitioner. Member Spotlight: Sokfa John

Who is Sokfa John Sokfa is a researcher and mediator. He is currently finalizing projects at the University of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa, where he has been working on the…
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Inclusivity in Mediation. Member Spotlight: Roshan Melwani

Mediation Philosophy Growing up in Hong Kong, Roshan Melwani is of mixed origin. Born to an Indian father and Chinese mother, Roshan appreciated from an early age the importance of…
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Early and Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods. Member Spotlight: Janie Winning

Who is Janie Winning and how did she begin working in mediation with ADR methods? Janie is the CEO of Winning CM Strategies. She started her education studying finance and…
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People, Peace, and Progress. Member Spotlight: Nicole Grandmont

Nicole Grandmont is a former law enforcement officer, a certified Strategic Intervention Coach and aGender Integration Trainer who has made a transition to mediation. She has a degree in Conflict…
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Media Literacy is a Peacebuilding Tool. Member Spotlight: Ayce Ozerdem

Who is Ayce Ozerdem?  Ayce is a journalist and broadcaster, she worked in Turkish radio and television as a broadcaster, after that she moved to work with Hürriyet Newspaper as…
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Mutual Understanding and Servant Leadership. Member Spotlight: Bill Dunwoody

“The leader needs to understand the needs of people that they hope to lead, and then address those needs in a relationship that is beneficial to both. Mediation to me…
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From the Justice System to Mediation. Member Spotlight: Vera Hailey

Vera is a judiciary-certified mediator based in Waynesboro, Virginia. Prior to focusing on her mediation practice, she served as a Magistrate in the Supreme Court of Virginia for over twenty…
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Pursuing Peace Conference. Member Spotlight: Chuck Fitzgerald

Chuck Fitzgerald is a peacemaker, Rotarian and mediator based in Arizona. He has held numerous positions in the private and public sectors, creating value between organisations with stakeholders. He worked…
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Using Positive Deviance to Build Peace. Member Spotlight: Grace Burgess

Grace Burgess has had an eclectic career, living in Russia, the United Kingdom, and Palestine at different points. She has worked largely in the non-profit sector, both on the ground…
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Community Mediation in New York. Member Spotlight: Andrew Haas

Who is Andrew Haas? He is a father, a surfer, and a mediator. He first started his study in international relations then continue his graduate degree in peacebuilding and human…
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