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All mediators and Information & Referral Coordinators (IRC’s) have been approved by the Ministry of the Attorney General of the Government of Ontario, to provide services to the Ministry’s strict standards. For our mediators, and amongst other impressive credentials, this includes having either the designation of Accredited Family Mediator (Acc.F.M.) from the Ontario Association of Family Mediation (OAFM), and/or Certified (Comprehensive) Family Mediator (Cert.CFM) status from Family Mediation Canada, and/or Chartered Mediator (C.Med) from the Alternative Dispute Institute of Ontario (ADRIO) and/or Family Dispute Resolution Professional in Mediation (FDRP Med.) from the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (FDRIO).  Our mediators work in our various locations, and most in more than one. Please click on any staff member below for a more complete biography and to view his/her Curriculum Vitae.

Portrait of Tamara Bodnaruk-Wide
Tamara Bodnaruk-Wide

B.A., M.J.A., Acc.F.M.,FDRP Med.
Director/Supervisor, Mediator, IRC, MIP Facilitator/Presenter

Portrait of Alicia Ziemiak-Overgaard
Alicia Ziemiak-Overgaard

B.A., M.S.W.
IRC Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, IRC, MIP Facilitator/Presenter

Portrait of Mike Leuty
Mike Leuty

O.C.T., M.S.W., R.S.W., Acc.F.M.
Mediation Manager, Internship Registrar, IRC, Mediator, MIP Facilitator/Presenter

Amanda Reece

B.A.
Acting IRC Manager, Administrative Director, MIP Facilitator/Presenter

Tonya Brock

B.Soc., Acc.F.M.
IRC, Mediator, MIP Facilitator/Presenter

Portrait of Jason Dykstra
Jason Dykstra

B.A., M.A., Acc.F.M.
Mediator, MIP Presenter

Portrait of Rita Czarny
Rita Czarny

B.A., C.Med., Acc.F.M.
Bilingual Mediator, Bilingual IRC, Bilingual MIP Facilitator/Presenter

Portrait of Samy Czarny
Samy Czarny

B.A., C.Med., Acc.F.M.
Bilingual Mediator, Bilingual IRC, Bilingual MIP Facilitator/Presenter

Portrait of Kim Goldstein
Kim Goldstein

B.S.W., R.S.W., M.S.W, Acc.E.M., Acc.F.M. 
Mediator, MIP Presenter

Portrait of Chuck Matheson
Chuck Matheson

Cert.F.Med., C.Med., C.Arb.
Mediator, IRC, MIP Presenter

Heather Peck

B.A.Sc., B.Ed, Acc.F.M.
Mediator, IRC, MIP Facilitator/Presenter

Brittany Harrison

B.A. (pend)
IRC, MIP Facilitator/Presenter

Portrait of Trish Bidgood
Trish Bidgood

M.S.W., R.S.W., Acc.F.M.
Mediator, MIP Presenter

Portrait of Debra Rodrigues
Debra Rodrigues

B.A., B.S.W., R.S.W., Acc.F.M., C.P.Med., Cert.E.M, C.R.P.
Mediator

Portrait of Cindy Holovac Leithead
Cindy Holovac Leithead

B.A., M.C.A., Acc.F.M., C.P.Med., W.F.A.
Mediator, IRC, MIP Presenter

Portrait of Robert Murdoch
Robert Murdoch

B.Sc., B.A., LL.B., Acc.F.M.
Mediator, MIP Presenter

Portrait of Ayse Hitchins
Ayse Hitchins

B.A., Acc.F.M., C.P.Med.
Mediator, IRC, MIP Presenter

Portrait of Mary Trottier
Mary Trottier

B.A., M.Ed., Cert. E.M., Acc.F.M., QMed., FDRP Med., Acc.E.M.
Mediator, IRC, MIP Presenter

Colleen Davies

B.A, R.S.W., M.S.W
IRC, MIP Facilitator/Presenter

Portrait of Virginia Mendes da Costa
Virginia Mendes da Costa

B.A., LL.B., Acc.F.M.
Mediator, MIP Presenter

Derek McGrattan

B.A., S.S.W.
IRC, MIP Facilitator/Presenter, Social Media/Web Director

Portrait of Marie Jose van der Zande
Marie Jose van der Zande

M.P.C.S.(pend)
IRC, MIP Facilitator/Presenter

Portrait of Andrea Watt
Andrea Watt

B.S.C., Acc.F.M.
Mediator, IRC, MIP Presenter

Portrait of Rosa Barraco
Rosa Barraco

B.A., M.Ed., Acc.F.M.
Mediator, IRC,  MIP Presenter

Lou Coppola

M.Sc., Acc.F.M.
IRC, Mediator, MIP Facilitator/Presenter

Cindy Katz

B.Sc., M.A.
IRC, Mediator in training, MIP Facilitator/Presenter

Emmy Montemurro-Baxter

M.S.Ed., R.P., Acc.F.M., R.M.F.T
IRC, Mediator, MIP Presenter

Nicole Charles

B.A., Acc.F.M.
Mediator, IRC, MIP Facilitator/Presenter

Jim Doxtdator

Acc.F.M.
Mediator, IRC, MIP Presenter

Virginia Workman

B.A., LL.B., Acc.F.M.
Mediator, MIP Presenter

John Simon

B.A., LL.B.
Mediator, MIP Presenter

Chris Love

B.A.
IRC, Mediator in training, MIP Presenter/Facilitator

Kathleen Bingham

J.D., Acc.F.M., FDRP Med
Bilingual Mediator,  Bilingual MIP Facilitator/Presenter

Renee Roy

B.A., LL.B, Acc.F.M., C.P.Med
Mediator, MIP Presenter

Vanessa Tharen

M.A., Acc.F.M.
Mediator, IRC, MIP Facilitator/Presenter

Ian White

B.Soc.Sc., J.D., , Acc.F.M. (pend)
Mediator in training, MIP Presenter

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