My mediation experience covers over twenty-two years, working with and mediating for courts, school districts, the USPS, cities and other government units as well as private citizens, during which time I have provided over three thousand hours of service. I continue to build my skills by taking training, already well over two hundred hours, and I have been lead or support trainer in providing hundreds of hours of training. My financial dispute experience is extensive. I’ve handled disputes involving the following: investments, contracts, property evaluation, landlord/tenant, real estate broker/agent, real estate agent/client, land use, historical preservation, commercial and economic development, foreclosures, credit issues, loan agreements. Another area of specialization is personnel disputes, including lack of promotion, age, sex, and race discrimination, grievances and disciplinary actions. I can help employers and employees avoid litigation by acting as a neutral third party to help both sides find a mutually acceptable resolution. Organizations served as a mediator include United States Postal Service, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Real Estate Division of the Department of Development, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Bureau of Workers Compensation, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Delaware County Municipal Court, Franklin County Municipal Court, Franklin County Auditor. I am a facilitative mediator. I don’t try to steer the conversation or process in any direction, nor do I offer opinions on who might be right or what the best choices might be. Rather, I facilitate a mutual search for the best available answer that both sides can agree on. I am the optimist in the room. I know that the mediation process can work for the parties in a dispute if they give it a chance, even if they do so reluctantly. I take the role of a mediator very seriously. I am honored that people will allow me to offer them a structure, a process, for resolving a dispute that may be quite emotional, may involve significant financial and personal consequences. I defend that process by being neutral, unbiased, and facilitative.
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Director, Court and Community Programs, Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management; Vice President, Workforce Development and Economic Development, Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Thousands of hours of mediation and training provided. Organizations served include Real Estate Division of the Department of Development; Ohio Department of Job and Family Services; Bureau of Workers Compensation; Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Franklin County Auditor. Mediation services also provided for the United States Postal Service, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Delaware Common Pleas Court, Delaware Municipal Court, and other entities such as city and county governments.
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University of Toledo, BA. University of Oklahoma, Economic Development Institute Three-year Program, Earned Diploma. Trained Mediator, Community Mediation Services. Trained and Approved by the United States Postal Service and the Financial Industries Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Approved Mediator: Delaware County Municipal Court, Columbus Municipal Court, K.E.Y. Program (In-school truancy mediations), American Arbitration Association, Mediation Works, Inc., Franklin County Auditor. Completed the following, all trainings presented by the Supreme Court of Ohio: Mental Health Issues in Mediation, Ethics, Professionalism and Substance: Special Issues in Mediation; Foreclosure Mediation, Uniform Mediation Act, Mediating with Highly Positional Parties, Domestic Abuse Issues for Mediators and Other Professionals. Provided by Ohio Mediation Association: Managing Conflict in Mediation, Advanced Strategies for Mediators.Provided by the United States Postal Service: EEOC Standards
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Ohio Mediation Association
Associate Member, Columbus Bar Association
Dispute Resolution, Inc.
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Location, Practice Areas and Additional Professional Services
Business/Commercial, Construction, Consumer/Supplier, Environmental, Family Business, Foreclosure, Healthcare, Interpersonal, Juvenile, Labor, Land Use, Neighborhood/Community, Organizational, Public Policy, Public Sector, Workplace
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