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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 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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Meeting at the Table: Peaceful Outcomes and Satisfied Parties. Member Spotlight: Luis Ore

“Conflicts are usually resolved in one of three ways: through power and strong-arming, through legality, or through approached that are interest-based. The last is my focus because that is where…
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Culture Design, Peacebuilding, and Light. Member Spotlight: Ei Ei Samai

With over twenty years of experience in social impact, Ei Ei Samai brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique world perspective to her clients, community, and fellow peacebuilders at…
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Sustainable Solutions to Climate Change. Member Spotlight: Charalee Graydon

Charalee Graydon is a dedicated member of the MBBI Climate Change Policy Project (CCPP) and has attended the Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate…
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Changemakers, Risktakers, Trailblazers & Peacebuilders. Member Spotlight: Veronica Jacob

Veronica Jacob is the founder of Uncommonly Positive, a for-profit, for-purpose social impact enterprise that inspires, educates, and spotlights creative people and change-makers dedicated to making a positive difference in…
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Educating Educators on Restorative Practices. Member Spotlight: Jim Longo

Jim Longo is a Professor and Chair of the Education Department at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania. Jim is a trained historian and his education background and primary…
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Self-Regulating Emotions and Making Peace Investible. Member Spotlight: Sheva Carr

Sheva Carr is the founding CEO Fyera® and Heart Ambassadors® and the architect of HeartMath’s HeartMastery® Program as well as the founding Executive Director of the Fyera Foundation and Sunflower…
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Focusing on Internet Accessibility. Member Spotlight: Chris LaHatte

Chris LaHatte is a member of the three-person MBBI Ombuds Team. With over 40 years of experience as a lawyer, Chris is a member of the International Ombudsman Association and…
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