Aaron Lyons is an internationally experienced restorative justice specialist with 15 years’ service in case facilitation, training, implementation, research, consulting and coalition-building.
Alison Paine is a Mediator and Conflict Management Specialist with the Conflict Management Office in the B.C. Government. As the former Assistant Deputy Minister of Talent Management for the Government of British Columbia Alison was able to create an all-new way of dealing with conflict for the public service workplace.
Alyson Jones is the Clinical Director at Alyson Jones & Associates where she leads a team of therapists that specialize in separation and divorce issues.
Amanda is a civil mediator, facilitator and conflict management consultant in New Westminster, BC. She works with start-ups, entrepreneurs and tech companies to pre-wire them to thrive through conflict and change.
Anna is a registered clinical counsellor and mediator with The Neutral Zone in downtown Vancouver. She specializes in helping individuals, couples and organizations navigate emotionally charged conversations necessary for resolving conflict both in the personal and professional spheres.
Azool Jaffer-Jeraj received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Victoria.
Senior Counsel & Strategic Advisor, Penner Pacific Advisory Services.* A legal and public affairs advisory practice, Penner Pacific assists with regulatory, environmental and First Nations requirements, as well as providing governmental and media relations advice.
Bob Davidson is a business specialist with expertise in First Nations and remote communities. He has more than 20 years business experience, concentrating on marketing and business development.
Brenda Morrison is the Director of the Centre for Restorative Justice and an Associate Professor in the School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University. She is a social psychologist with teaching, research and field experience in outdoor education, governance and justice.
Brian is a Mediator and ADR professional who recently moved to Vancouver from Toronto. He has studied at various institutions such as Wilfred Laurier University, York University, and Conrad Grebel College.
Brin Hamilton, Q.Arb, Q.Med
Brin is an ADR professional with a B.Comm specializing in human resources and marketing, an MA in Conflict Analysis and Management, and a CPHR designation. She has completed formalized training in negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.
The Honourable I. Bruce Josephson is associate counsel at Hira Rowan LLP. He assists the firm’s lawyers on complex matters and his services are also available to the profession as an arbitrator, mediator and consultant.
C.D. Saint studied mediation and conflict resolution at the European University Centre for Peace studies in Austria and works as a mediator and restorative justice facilitator.
Carol W. Hickman
Carol obtained her law degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1987 and has practiced family law in the Greater […]
Cathy has a background stemming from almost 30 years in the aviation industry with over 15 of these years spent in Human Resources where she was the sole Canadian HR professional working for the world’s largest airline.
Claudia is a family and elder mediator. She studied Conflict Resolution at Carleton University, completed an internship with a law firm then certified with Family Mediation Canada (FMC) as a Family Relations and Elder Mediator.
“As a mediator, collaborative professional, arbitrator, and parenting coordinator, my passion is to help families find tailor made solutions to their unique challenges.”
Certified as both a Separation Mediator and Family Enterprise Advisor, Darrin has mediated, facilitated, coached or consulted on over 800 family and civil disputes.
Deborah Louvier is an innovative and intuitive human capital strategist, committed to building and strengthening people, processes and cultures in a diverse range of corporate arenas.
Following her certification in Conflict Resolution from the Justice Institute (Vancouver) in 1993, Donna Soules founded Soules Consulting Ltd. to bring the benefits of mediation to both organizations and families.
Doreen Liberto, AICP, MDR, ACR, hails from California although she spends considerable time in British Columbia. She has her graduate degree in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from the University of California.
Douglas Horne is Chairman and CEO of Golden Leaf Capital Group (GLCG). GLCG is a boutique investment and project management firm focusing on four sectors – Real Estate, Education, Clean Technologies and Biotech.
Dr. Eva Malisius
Dr. Eva Malisius is a conflict engagement specialist with a wide range of international experience. Over the last 15 years she has worked with stakeholders at all levels of decision-making, always advocating constructive conflict engagement approaches.
Dr. Richard McGuigan
Dr. Richard McGuigan is a developmental psychologist and scholar practitioner in the conflict resolution and leadership development fields.
Dr. Rob Hershorn, PhD
Dr. Rob Hershorn, PhD, is workplace culture facilitator and coach providing authentic leadership and teambuilding skills to organizations and individuals alike.
Elton Simoes is an accomplished, Arbitrator, Mediator, Negotiator, Consultant, Non-executive Director, and Business Executive. He practices arbitration, mediation and Med-Arb in complex, confidential, time sensitive, commercial disputes involving shareholders, consumers, intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and sports.
Dr. Evelyn Zellerer is the Founder/Director, Peace of the Circle – an organization working internationally with justice agencies, government, businesses, non-profits, schools and communities (www.peaceofthecircle.com).
Gerry Nera is the Director of ADR of the Canadian Transportation Agency which provides dispute resolution for transportation matters under federal jurisdiction.
Gordon White has maintained a general mediation practice for 20 years that encompasses court files, harassment and bullying, divorce, restorative justice, multigenerational family dynamics, and natural resource utilization issues in relation to indigenous communities.
Heather is a lawyer practicing exclusively in the area of labour and employment law. She has a unique combination of legal expertise and extensive hands-on human resources management and labour relations experience.
Helmut Johannsen is Associate Counsel in the Vancouver office of Singleton Urquhart LLP and is a lawyer, professional engineer and chartered arbitrator.
Henri Alvarez, Q.C.
Henri Alvarez is a Canadian arbitrator who practices as an independent neutral at Vancouver Arbitration Chambers.
Jane, as the former Child and Youth Officer for British Columbia, grappled with the challenge of creating an organization within government that was a catalyst for transformative change for children and youth in BC.
Jim McCartney has mediated or arbitrated more than 1000 disputes involving commercial, industrial, public sector and residential construction, architectural services, franchise agreements, fatalities, vehicle accidents, employment, corporate dissolution, debt, shareholder agreements, trusts, tenancy, disability, insurance, industrial land sales, government contracts, fires, pipelines, petroleum versus coal exploration & development rights, environmental monitoring agreements and other matters.
Joan Cotie has worked with families, youth and children in many capacities since 1976.
Joanna is a graduate from the Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis program with Royal Roads University with a goal of working in conflict management initiatives in British Columbia.
John Radford is a conflict consultant, a conflict coach and co-owner of Vancouver-based Transpectives Consulting. He has been an associate faculty member in Royal Roads’ Conflict Analysis and Management program since 1998.
Julia Menard is a mediator, trainer, certified coach, on Mediate BC’s civil roster and a Faculty member at the Justice Institute of BC for the last 20 years.
Kat has been working with people in conflict for 18 years and has been providing services by distance for over 10 years.
Kathleen Cunningham is the Executive Director of the British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI), BC’s only independent, on-partisan law reform agency and home of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law.
Called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1986 Kathryn practised with a variety of firms in the Vancouver area. In 1997 she become Legal Counsel to the Chief Justice and Associate Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
I have a diverse background that includes 20 years working in public service and non-profit organizations on Vancouver Island.
Laura North is a certified corporate and professional life coach. She received her coaching training through The Coaches Training Institute of San Rafael, California—one of the two major coaching training organizations in North America.
Lawrence Alexander is an Associate at the law firm Gall Legge Grant Zwack. He is in his 26th year of practice. He works primarily in law reform and access to justice.
Lia Versaevel entered the field of mediation and circle justice in 1980, after commencing a career with the Attorney General in BC in 1977.
Lisa Arora, B.Ed.
Lisa Arora, B.Ed., is a Comprehensive Family Mediator, Certified by Family Mediation Canada and a member of the Mediate BC Family Roster.
Ludmila Herbst Q.C.
Ludmila is a partner at Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, practising in the areas of corporate-commercial litigation, commercial arbitration and regulatory law.
Marshall Soules (BA Middlebury, PhD Rutgers) taught literature, drama and communications at Vancouver Island University for over twenty years.
I am an Aboriginal person, educated by the school of hard knocks who is driven by commitment, integrity and authenticity to ensure the success of all my work that I facilitate.
Melany Franklin mediates litigated claims and workplace disputes. She received her mediation training at the Public Conversations Project in Boston, Massachusetts, the Program of Instruction for Lawyers at Harvard Law School and at Stitt Feld Handy Group in Toronto.
Michael F. Welsh
Michael was called to the British Columbia bar in 1981 and practices and acts as a mediator and arbitrator in family, commercial and civil law matters
Michael is a lawyer by profession and a highly experienced mediator/conflict resolution trainer who has assists many individuals, corporations and government agencies in understanding how to manage high conflict personalities.
Richard Fyfe is the Deputy Attorney General for British Columbia. He is responsible for leading the Ministry of Attorney General with an annual budget of $583 million.
Richard Olson, author of A Commercial Tenancy Handbook (Carswell 2004), was called to the Bar in 1982 and is associate counsel at McKechnie & Company. Mr. Olson advises on commercial, real estate and commercial tenancy disputes and sits as an arbitrator on commercial and real estate disputes.
Robert J. C. Deane
Robert Deane is National Leader of the Firm’s International Trade and Arbitration Group, and a member of the Partnership Board, the Firm’s governing body
Robert W. Springer
Having spent the last 30 years as a Professional Agrologist, helping agricultural producers find solutions to their management, environmental and production challenges, I’ve recently found a new passion: helping people find creative solutions to their conflicts by building understanding through constructive communication, mediation, relationship building, conflict & communication coaching, group facilitation and multi-stakeholder consultation.
Roy is co-author of the top-selling “Turning Conflict into Profit” and a founder and Principal of The Neutral Zone Coaching and Consulting Services Inc. Having appeared on television and radio, Roy is a mediator, trainer and psychotherapist who works with communities, families and public and private-sector organizations.
Sebastian is a dialogue practitioner with a successful track record of bringing diverse voices together to create shared understanding and solutions for today’s complex policy challenges.
Stephen McPhee. Q.C is a LSBC accredited Family Mediator and Arbitrator and senior family law and civil litigation counsel with Ramsay Lampman Rhodes in Nanaimo, BC.
The Hon. Marion Allan
The Honourable Marion J. Allan was called to the BC Bar in 1978. She practiced civil litigation for 10 years at Russell & DuMoulin (now Faskens).
The Honourable David Eby
David is an award-winning lawyer, noted for his work on constitutional and administrative law issues related to the protection and promotion of human rights and democratic freedoms.
Thierry Bériault is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, a Chartered Mediator of the ADR Institute of Canada and a lawyer.
Tom Spraggs is the owner and operator of Spraggs & Co. Law Corporation, an injury litigation boutique. He holds a Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws, and Masters of Business Administration.
Tina Cicchetti is a leading arbitration practitioner based in Vancouver, Canada. As of 1 September 2017, Tina practices as an independent Resident Neutral at Vancouver Arbitration Chambers (VAC).
Yeda is committed to promote the use of mediation as an alternative dispute resolution in the community and regularly speaks in mediation seminars.