Mediator and Public Speaker in New York
I specialize in the difficult, intractable, sensitive, simple or complex workplace, commercial, community, and family conflicts as well as the facilitation of multi-party, high-stakes issues in a variety of settings, but especially where cultural, religious, gender, or racial concerns are at the root of tensions. I have worked as a neutral for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, mediating senior management workplace conflicts as well as commercial business disputes for private clients. For the last two years speaking at the RePacificar Congress to audiences in Brazil (Brasilia, Goiana, Campo Grande) about conflict issues, education policy and law enforcement has been an honor and a highlight. As the past president of the Association for Conflict Resolution, Greater New York (ACR-GNY) I continue the work to heighten interest in dispute resolution and to broaden the professional skills of conflict resolvers in all the contexts in which they work. I am proud to be a founding team member along with NYC Alternative Dispute Resolution leaders of the ADR Inclusion Network. In February 2019 I will take part as a Participating Professional in the International Chamber of Commerce Mediation Competition in Paris. I look forward each year to be a facilitator at the NY State Bar Commercial Mediation training at Fordham Law School. I am a graduate of Bard College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a member of the New York and Pennsylvania bars. My legal experience includes government service and work in New York and Philadelphia law firms. In Paris, France I worked at the International Herald Tribune as Assistant to the Publisher, and in New York as Public Affairs Officer at a public college. As a conflict resolution professional in private practice I support the work of community mediation centers through mentoring and volunteering. The Shaw Group provides conflict resolution services for individuals, families, businesses and the public sector.