Concentrating on the human element of conflict to create durable agreements.
Over 25 years helping people create durable agreements that meet their short-term and long-term needs. Emphasis on establishing a climate for effective and safe discussions.
Expert in the human, financial and technical elements of conflict. Mediation of all family issues including divorce, separation, post-divorce, among siblings & other family, elder-care, same-sex & unmarried, family business.
Involved in the latest dispute resolution developments, technologies, theories & techniques.
Arlington, MA 02476
Degrees and Experience
25+ years helping people come to agreement (since 1985).
14 years on Board of Directors MA Council on Family Mediation (1995-2009) and a current active member of the organization.
Active member of MCFM Financial Peer Group.
Mediation instructor at Boston College Law School, Suffolk University Law School, Metropolitan Medation Service in Brookline, Community Dispute Settlement Center, Harvard University and MIT in Cambridge.
Guest Lecturer at Harvard University Program on Negotiation.
Mediator Ethics, 2015
Using Online Tools to Engage & Be Engaged by the Public, 2011.
Master Mediator; yearly institute 1999-2012 (Association for Conflict Resolution New England Chapter)
Elder-Care & Adult Guardianship Mediator 2004.
Harvard Program on Negotiation Forum Steering Committee 1999-2001
Advanced Divorce Mediator 1996.
Harvard Program on Negotiation Mediation & Other Facilitative Roles 1993.
Divorce Mediator 1992.
Board of Directors New England Chapter Association for Conflict Resolution (NEACR)1991-2008. Chair Mentor Committee.
Co-Chair, National Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Environment and Public Policy Section (2008-2010); Chair Advanced Practitioner Committee (2005-2008)
Board of Directors Children's Behavioral Healthcare 1992-1996.
Conciliation Director, MA Department of Industrial Accidents 2007.
Mediator, Massachusetts State Office of Dispute Resolution 1998-2003.
Arlington Safe Schools Bi, Gay, Transgender Task Force 1994-1998.
Arlington High School and Middle School Peer Mediation Coordinator (1994-1998).
National Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)
New England Chapter Association for Conflict Resolution (NEACR)
MA Council on Family Mediation
Lexington, Arlington, Bedford, Woburn, Winchester, Belmont, Cambridge, Boston, Burlington, Reading, Lincoln, Concord, Sommerville and entire Massachusetts.
Free initial 1/2 hour consultation.
Mediations are completed as quickly as possible consistent with the needs of the parties. Sessions are two hours in length and may take from 2 sessions to approximately 5 sessions. Fee's slide down or up from a base of $325 per hour, dependent upon income.