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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 Empowers.’ Member Spotlight: Mary Hellwig

Mary Hellwig is a mediator and a facilitator of restorative justice processes. She has identified empowerment as one of the many benefits or impacts of mediation and alternative dispute resolution.…
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Transforming Warriors into Peace Guardians. Member Spotlight: Dorina Prech

Dorina Prech is an active team member of the Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI), Kenya Project. She has been a member since 2012, joining after attending MBBI’s international peace conference…
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A Toolbox for Conflict and Peace. Member Spotlight: Fiona White

Fiona White is the Director of The Conflict Toolbox, an organization centered in New Zealand that provides conflict resolution skills, life skills coaching, workshops, and courses. Advanced Mediation course run…
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Bridging Peace Through Empowerment. Member Spotlight: Klubosumo Johnson Borh

Today’s ever-changing, multi-layered conflict dynamics demand robust actions such as the empowerment of both victims and perpetrators to become key partners in building and sustaining their peace. This strategy has…
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“Joining MBBI Felt Like Going Home.” Member Spotlight: Archana Medhekar

Born and raised in India, Archana Medhekar is a seasoned lawyer and passionate mediator.  Specializing in family law, she is deeply committed to empowering women and children. Archana’s career began,…
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Committing to Our Passion. MBBI’s Peace Synergists Spotlight

Peace is a process and it requires full participation. To attain the peaceful world of which we dream, citizens [we], must practice empathy and compassion even when we do not…
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‘Mediation is Resolution.’ Member Spotlight: Estera Borcsa

Estera Borcsa, a mediation practitioner, has called on fellow mediators to join forces and help make mediation the go-to approach to global conflict management and peacebuilding. One cannot emphasize enough…
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Building Trust in a Trustless Environment. Member Spotlight: Jean Bagh

Jean Bagh, the President of Rotary Club Donetsk Advance, Ukraine, is a true bridge builder. His focus on collaboration with the network of NGOs in Ukraine as well as throughout…
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Peacebuilding through an Artist’s Perspective. Member Spotlight: Dorit Cypis

Dorit Cypis, an artist and conflict engagement consultant, is a founding member of MBBI as well as the founding chair of MBBI’s Middle East Initiative. With several awards, fellowships, and…
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‘Active Listening is Paramount.’ Member Spotlight: Dr. Beverly Ross

A family mediation expert, Dr. Beverly Ross, has identified active listening as a critical factor to successful mediation. According to her, “cautionary and deliberate” listening is paramount to mediation of…
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