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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

A Lifelong Mission to End Violence and Abuse. Member Spotlight: Joanne Law

Joanne Law is nationally accredited Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner from Australia. With a varied background including working as a General Manager of a training company, Joanne’s focus was…
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Identity, Ethnicity, and Conflict Management. Member Spotlight: Charity Butcher

“Approaches to how to deal with conflict vary across different cultures, and is a very interesting issue. I think it is important to consider that when interacting with people, not…
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From the stage to the courtroom… and then back again! Member Spotlight: Michael Leshin

Michael Leshin is a highly experienced family law attorney and mediator, with over 40 years of experience in the field. Born and raised in New York, Michael’s big passion was…
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From Finding Herself, to Making a Difference in the World. Member Spotlight: Lydia Ray

Lydia Ray is a peacebuilder, artist and musician from Annandale, Virginia. With over seven years of mediation experience, Lydia has a flourishing career in conflict resolution. Having studied Global Affairs…
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Mindfulness and Understanding. Member Spotlight: Mitch Gordon

“We invent a situation, the story. It is almost never as bad as we invented if we actually sit down and talk with someone. I think so much of that…
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Finding the “Missing Piece” in Family Mediation. Member Spotlight: Jacinta Gallant

Jacinta Gallant is a highly experienced collaborative lawyer, mediator and conflict trainer from Prince Edward Island, Canada. Having trained as a family lawyer, Jacinta tells me that, while she enjoyed…
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Helping People Decide What Happens. Member Spotlight: Nancy Milton

Western judiciary systems too often tend to resort to litigation as the first (and sometimes sole) means of resolving controversies occurring within their societies. Results and processes, however, are not…
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Education and Cultural Barriers. Member Spotlight: Bonny Kaman Li

“The power of more is obviously bigger than the power of one, but someone has got to start. Sooner or later others will notice and agree with what we do,…
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Delivering Better, More Inclusive Change. Member Spotlight: Mary Keogh

Mary Keogh is an experienced advocacy director from Dublin, Ireland. After studying Economics at University, Mary then moved on to a Masters in International Development. From there, she says, “that…
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Creating an Environment Where Innovation is Possible. Member Spotlight: Crista Renner

Crista Renner is an experienced mediator, systemic conflict and culture specialist, and workplace restoration practitioner based in Guelph, Ontario. She describes her introduction to MBBI through Rotary as “an eye…
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