I have been resolving employment conflicts for nearly 30 years, and I have been in solo practice for the past 15 years. I was trained in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) by United Parcel Service (UPS), the State University of New York - University at Buffalo Law School (SUNY Buffalo), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation (ICERM), where I currently serve as Main Representative to the United Nations (UN). I am now a FINRA arbitrator and have volunteered in the pro bono mediation project at the Southern District of New York (SDNY) court. I have also trained new mediators in the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) MediateArt and New York University (NYU) Mediation Apprenticeship programs, as well as in FINRA and American Bar Association (ABA) Mediation Advocacy competitions. As one client recognized, I love to teach, which is why I teach continuing education courses in the funeral industry and wrote DIY Conflict Resolution: Seven Choices and Five Actions of a Master.
In my spare time, I serve as the Social Media Coordinator for the Women in Dispute Resolution (WIDR) Committee in the ABA's Dispute Resolution Section. I also enjoy swimming, hiking, playing softball, bicycling, traveling, visiting museums, attending outdoor concerts, and more with my personal partner, Peter, and my chosen family members (some of whom were also given).