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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

Member Spotlight: Louise Phipps Senft

Louise Phipps Senft, Esq. founder and CEO of Baltimore Mediation, was interviewed by Nurulayn Noor, MBBI Writer, on June 30th, 2017 Honored as a top CEO by SmartCEO Magazine for…
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Member Spotlight: Elahe Amani

Elahe Amani (EA), Director of IT- Student Technology Services at California State University, Fullerton, was interviewed by Emma Bohman-Bryant (EBB), MBBI Writer, on 25 August 2017. Responses have been edited…
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Member Spotlight: Shadia Marhaban

Shadia Marhaban is an international mediator, capacity builder and activist from Aceh, Indonesia. She was a member of the Free Acheh Movement’s (GAM) peace negotiating team in Helsinki (2005) that…
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Member Spotlight: Rozana Al Tayyar and The Miracles of Mediation

Rozana Al Tayyar, Founder of The Mediation Gateway, was interviewed by Florence de Vesvrotte, MBBI Writer, on the challenges in bringing mediation to Saudi Arabia—and the rewards in succeeding to…
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Member Spotlight: Cinnie Noble

Cinnie Noble (CN), founder of CINERGY® Coaching, was interviewed by Lauren Atherton (LA), MBBI Writer on October 25th, 2016. Cinnie is a certified mediator (C.Med) and coach (PCC) who has studied…
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Member Spotlight: Dr. Doga Eralp

Dr. Doga Eralp (DE), Professorial Lecturer of the School of International Service at American University was interviewed by Anna Milovanovic-Fazliu (AMF), Communications & Operations Manager of Mediators Beyond Borders (MBBI),…
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Member Spotlight: Alpha Umarr Barrie

Alpha Umarr Barrie (AUB), MBBI Sierra Leone international team member was interviewed by Nurulayn Noor (NN), MBBI writer, on September 30th, 2016. Witnessing hardships around him throughout his life, Alpha…
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Member Spotlight: Barbara G. Melamed, Ph.D. ABPP 

Lauren Atherton (LA) MBBI Writer, interviewed Barbara Melamed (BM), on 10 August 2016 Barbara Melamed is a Brooklyn-born, clinical psychologist and mediator. Barbara lives in Hawaii with her husband and…
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Member Spotlight: Rachel Wohl – One of MBBI’s Great Assets

By Natasha Dyer Rachel Wohl was not always the strong proponent and practitioner of mediation she is today. For eight years she worked as a trial lawyer, during which time…
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Member Spotlight: Valentina Vethencourt

Lauren Atherton (LA) MBBI Writer, interviewed Valentina Vethencourt (VV), on 12 July 2016 Valentina Vethencourt is a Venezuelan, New York-based MBBI member who has worked with the organization for almost…
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