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Charlotte Carter

Alison Ritchie
Director of Program Operations

Peter Glassman
New York State Agricultural Mediation Program Director

Christine Tauzel
New York State Agricultural Mediation Program Manager

Joseph Coppola
Lemon Law Arbitration Program Manager

Carla Schlist
Membership and Communications Manager


Board of Directors

Tara Fishler

Ron Vero
President Elect

David Louis

Niki Lee Rowe

Board Members:
Mary Harris
Brad Heckman
Jack Kellogg
Julie Loesch
Richard Lutringer
Bathabile Mthombeni
Ruth Pearce
Lisa Renee Pomerantz
Bernadette Poole-Tracey


November 2014

In this issue ...

  • Annual Conference Recap
  • Brad Heckman, NSYDRA Board Member, Conducts Mediation Training for NASA
  • Basic Mediation Training bySequoia Stalder
  • Free Family Mediation: Custody and VisitationTraining

Annual Conference Recap

Central New York was abuzz this past week as NYSDRA held our annual conference at the Embassy Suites in Syracuse. By moving the location of the conference a bit to the west, we wanted to draw participation from the central and western parts of the state. It certainly worked since the conference sold out! Amidst casual conversations and early survey feedback, it seems as though it was very well received and participants enjoyed the sessions offered. You can view a photo compilation video here.

Mark your calendars for next year's conference, NYSDRA's 30th anniversary, as we bring it back to the Albany area in late October.

Thank you to all who attended and for your continued support. 

Brad Heckman, NYSDRA Board Member, Conducts Mediation Training for NASA

Brad Heckman, New York Peace Institute CEO and NYSDRA board member, had the distinct honor of celebrating Conflict Resolution Week by traveling to NASA's Johnson Space Center and providing training for staff, directors and, yes, astronauts.

Read all about Mr. Heckman's experience on his blog, The Hecklisthere.

Basic Mediation Training by Sequoia Stalder

The New York State Agricultural Mediation Program (NYSAMP) conducted a BasicMediation Training in Herkimer, New York this past September. Previously, in June 2014, NYSAMP had distributed a Request for Proposal to allCommunity Dispute Resolution Centers (CDRCs) offering the opportunity to provide this training at nocost to the CDRC.

Trainer Sequoia Stalder presented four days of material to a class representing five CDRCs including: the Dispute Resolution Center of Chenango, Delaware, & Otsego Counties; the Resolution Center of Jefferson & Lewis Counties; The Peacemaker Program, Inc.; the Dispute Resolution Center of Herkimer County; and ACCORD, A Center for Dispute Resolution, Inc. 

Free Family Mediation: Custody and Visitation Training

Those mediators who have completed basic training are invited to attend “Family Mediation: Custody and Visitation Training” which is being offered by NYSDRA with support from the Interest on Lawyer's Account Fund (IOLA). This advanced training will be held in Albany on November 15and 16and will be conducted by trainer Roz Magidson. Click here for more information and details on how to register. Space is limited. Register today! 

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