Firm Value Statement:  After over 26 years with the 11th Judicial Circuit Court Family Division, I am committed to bringing conflict resolution to families outside of the court system. During my tenure as Supervisor of Family Court Services, the unit became a model for family courts internationally. I have serviced thousands of high conflict families court ordered to the unit, working with them to reduce conflict, co-parent, share time and develop parenting plans, and also conducted research, written numerous articles, and provided trainings for court, family law and mental health professionals. As former President of both the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and its Florida Chapter, I was instrumental in the development of parenting coordination both in Florida and internationally, and have spearheaded the creation of eldercaring coordination, recognizing that all families are unique and deserve attention sensitive to their specific needs.   My mission is to bring that quality experience to families as a neutral in the collaborative law process to help focus parents on the shared love of their children rather than their anger toward each other.

Profession: Conflict Resolution Specialist:  Neutral for Collaborative Law Process, Parenting Coordinator, Parenting Facilitator (including co-parenting, time-sharing and parenting plans), Family Mediator, Eldercaring Coordinator, Consultant, Training

Languages: English

Education and Degrees

  • BSW/Temple University
  • M.ED. Counseling Psychology/University of Miami

Professional Licenses

  • Florida Supreme Court Family Certified Mediator
  • Florida Qualified Parenting Coordinator

Other Professional Organizations

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), former President
  • Florida Chapter of AFCC, former President
  • Association for Conflict Resolution, Co-Chair Elder Justice Initiative on Eldercaring Coordination
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Miami
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • American Bar Section of Family Law