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Royal Alcazar of Seville

Meet the Mediation Team

Proud and Professional

Over 200 Years of Combined Experience!

Communication is our business!

At AEP, we take great pride in promoting diversity and inclusivity. We understand the importance of effective communication and strive to cater to a wide range of languages and cultures. To ensure seamless interactions, we have a team of skilled mediators who are fluent in various languages, including French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Hindi, Lingala, Tshiluba, and Farsi. Having several multi-language mediators enables us to provide support and assistance to clients from diverse backgrounds, fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. If you or your client need assistance with other languages, please see our resources page to view our list of interpreters. If you are searching online for mediators near me, look no further, as our mediators are spread across the nation; so we can cover all areas of the US and Canada.

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Jancy Libowitz, BLA

Titles: Founder; Mediation Coordinator; Professional Mediator

Subject Areas: All

Style: Standard/Transformative
Languages: English, Intermediate Spanish
Location: Remote/Online, US; Time Zone Eastern

With a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis on Legal Studies (Pre-Law) from Barry University; a Certificate of Legal Administration from Humphrey's University; the completion of all core classes of Law from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law; and, Florida Supreme Court Certifications in Dependency, Appellate, Family, and County Civil mediation, Jancy is a well rounded mediator. She has been mediating many cases, including Real Estate; Insurance; HOA; Probate; Family; Contract; Workplace; School, and Civil Disputes since 2010.

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Adrienne M. Kalamba, BSc

Title: Professional Mediator
Subject Areas: Civil Disputes; School/Workplace Disputes

Style: Standard
Languages: English, French, Lingala, Tshiluba, Intermediate Spanish
Location: Remote/Online, US/Canada; Time Zone Eastern

Adrienne possesses a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and three certificates: Dispute Resolution; Public Administration and Policy; and, Project Management. Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Adrienne Mushiya Kalamba is a bilingual (English and French) Canadian mediator and author who now lives in the United States. She is educated in familial disputes and has been able to get her feet wet in this area; but, has most of her mediation experience and education in civil disputes.

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Cristiane Martins S. Ordoñez, Esq.

Titles: Professional Mediator; International Attorney
Subject Areas: Family/Divorce

Style: Standard
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish
Location: Remote/Online, US; Time Zone Eastern

Cristiane is a collaborative lawyer licensed in Brazil, with more than 20 years of experience, working in international family cases. She is also a Family Mediator certified by the Supreme court of Florida. Fluent in Portuguese (native), Spanish and English, she works in family disputes and has more than 10 years of experience in ADR and ODR.


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Rula Ali, JD

Title: Professional Mediator
Subject Areas: Family/Divorce; Elder Care; Mental Health; School/Special Education

Style: Standard
Languages: English, Arabic, French
Location: Remote/Online, US; Time Zone Eastern

With a Juris Doctorate from Concord Law, Rula has completed Civil and Family Mediation training approved by the State Court Administrative Office of Michigan.  She has also recently completed training in Edlercare & Adult Guardianship Mediation. Rula's education is well-rounded and focused mostly on domestic and familial relationships and issues. She is known for being extremely passionate about bringing parties together and helping them communicate in positive and progressive ways, in order to reach a resolution.

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Jonathan M. Hernandez, M.S., BITF

Title: Professional Mediator
Subject Areas: Family/Divorce; Civil Disputes; School/Education; Labor/Employment

Style: Standard
Language: English
Location: Remote/Online, US; Time Zone Pacific

Having graduated from Creighton University with a Masters of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Jonathan decided to pursue conflict resolution consulting, and mediation as an independent contractor. This allowed him to mediate a multitude of cases over the last 15 years, ranging from issues in labor and employment to families going through divorce. His specialty is adapting to all types of conflicts, because no conflict or dispute is the same. Jonathan is always aiming to set his clients up for success.

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Seema Thadhani, BHSc

Title: Professional Mediator

Subject Areas: Family/Divorce; Civil Disputes

Style: Standard/Transformative

Languages: English, Hindi, Intermediate Spanish

Location: Remote/Online, US; Time Zone Eastern

With a Bachelor's Degree from Florida International University, Seema has been Florida Supreme Court Certified and mediating as a Circuit Civil, County, and Family Mediator since 2020. Her diverse practice areas and substantial mediation experience include business disputes, property damage, real estate, personal injury, divorce/custody/family matters, and elder care. Her insight and get-to-the-point approach have helped her clients find creative and innovative solutions to their challenges.

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Banda Nadeau, Esq.

Titles: Professional Mediator; Attorney
Subject Areas: Family/Divorce; Civil Disputes; School/Education; Labor/Employment

Style: Standard
Language: English
Location: Remote/Online, US; Time Zone Eastern

 After years of litigating in the courtroom, Banda became a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. She is a problem solver who is committed to helping parties find the best solution possible to move forward with their lives.  Banda's philosophy is that Family Law is not a fight to see who wins, as no one wins in a courtroom.  She is a passionate advocate for mediation in order for the parties to take control of the outcome of their matter and resolve issues using a diplomatic and dignified approach. 

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Carrie Ganci-Clodi, Esq.

Titles: Professional Mediator; Attorney
Subject Areas: Family/Divorce; Probate/Estate Planning; Education

Style: Standard
Language: English
Location: Remote/Online, US; Time Zone Central

With a J.D. from Valparaiso University Law School, Carrie Ganci-Clodi has served as a Director of Special Education in Illinois school districts and Special Education Cooperatives. In addition to her role in the educational sector, Ms. Ganci-Clodi is licensed to practice law in both Illinois and Indiana, and is formally trained in mediation. Carrie has provided in-person mediation services through the Kankakee and Iroquois County Court Systems since graduating law school; and, provides remote mediation services nationally for family, divorce, probate, education, probate and estate planning.  Additionally, Carrie has taught for Olivet University since 2005; and, has served as a member of the Executive Board for Harbor House, an organization that supports survivors of domestic violence.

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Scott D. Brand, B.S.B.M.

Title: Professional Mediator; Ombudsman

Subject Areas: All

Style: Standard
Language: English
Location: Remote/Online, US; Time Zone Mountain

With a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Management from Fort Lewis College, Scott pursued an education in Dispute Resolution. Since completing his trainings, he has been helping people resolve conflict for the past eight years in multiple states across the US.  Scott believes he empowers people by assisting them in resolving their issues, in a meaningful and impactful way, leading them to live with less conflict and more self-determination. He has a high settlement rate; always remains impartial and unbiased; and prides himself on clarity and accuracy.

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Deborah Sharinn, Esq.

Titles: Professional Mediator, Attorney
Subject Areas: Family/Divorce; Employment/Workplace

Style: Standard
Language: English
Location: Remote/Online, US; Time Zone Eastern

Deborah is an experienced private mediator and attorney.  Before completing her J.D. from Saint John's University School of Law, and passing the NY State Bar, her undergraduate work gained her a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology/Psychology. She now concentrates her efforts on assisting couples with all issues related to marriage and domestic partnerships; including dissolution, child custody, support and property division matters.

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Sharon Dolak

Titles: Professional Mediator; Arbitrator; ICF Certified Master Coach

Subject Areas: All

Style: Standard/Transformative

Language: English

Location: Remote/Online, US; Time Zone Central

With an educational background in Healthcare from Texas Woman's University, Sharon pursued an education in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). She has completed the Mediation Dynamics training that satisfies the standards of the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable and Texas Mediator Credentialing Association. She now possesses the highest credentials for mediators in the state of Texas. She is trained in the fields of family dynamics, child development, family law, workplace, and juvenile detention, as specified by Texas law. Sharon is also a trained arbitrator, and a certified master coach.

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Bonnie Massien, LLB

Titles: Professional Mediator; Mediation Coach

Subject Areas: All

Style: Standard
Language: English
Location: Remote/Online, US; Time Zone Pacific

With a Bachelor's Degree in Business Law from UCLA, Bonnie very early on turned toward Alternative Dispute Resolution. She is a professional mediator with over 30 years of experience under her belt. Bonnie also works with the Gould School of Law at USC as a mediation coach. She has successfully mediated cases in the areas of Family Law; Landlord/Tenant; Contracts; Unlawful Detainers; trusts and estates, all aspects of corporate issues; and, many others. As a 3rd party neutral, she excels in understanding clients’ disputes and determining the proper resolve with understanding and compassion.

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Sahar Ebrahimi, LLB, MA.

Titles: Professional Mediator; International Attorney
Subject Areas: Family/Divorce; Civil Disputes; School/Education; Labor/Employment

Style: Standard/Transformative
Languages: English; Farsi
Location: Remote/Online, US; Time Zone Central

With an extensive education gained in the US and abroad, spanning 16 years, and earning more degrees than a group of professionals combined, Sahar is very experienced and prepared to perform neutral/non-biased negotiations in legal and family disputes of all areas. She has mediated a variety of cases in the family/divorce arena involving division of property, parenting plans, parent-teen disputes, many other inner family conflicts; and, many types of civil disputes, including landlord/tenant/evictions.

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