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STAFF

SETH IZEN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Seth is Executive Director of MetroWest Mediation Services. He has been active in community mediation in Massachusetts since 2008, completing a practicum with the Cambridge Dispute Settlement Center, mediating on the district court panel of the Middlesex Law Center in Lowell, and serving as the Peer Mediation Coordinator at North Shore Community Mediation Center.

He has mediated hundreds of cases including Small Claims, Summary Process, Care and Protection, Child Requiring Assistance, Harassment Order, Elder, Divorce and Civil Cases.

He has led dozens of mediation trainings and workshops at non-profits, universities, and businesses.

Seth completed his Basic Mediation Training at Brown University where he earned a B.A. in Political Science. He earned an M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies at University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he also taught a graduate-level course on Mediation: Theory and Practice.

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ERIC GREENE
Manager of Mediation Services

Eric received his MA in Conflict Resolution & Near Eastern Studies from the Heller School for Social Policy at Brandeis University.

He has mediated small claims and summary process cases in courts throughout Greater Boston. Eric has 7+ years experience as a youth educator and has developed conflict resolution training for several institutions in Greater Boston.

JENNIFER HAWTHORNE
COORDINATOR,
FAMILY & PROBATE COURT MEDIATION

Jennifer Hawthorne, Esq. is a mediator and collaborative law attorney focusing mainly on family law. Jennifer earned her B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Boston University and her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law. Jennifer established a solo private practice in 2013, and later joined Skylark Law & Mediation, PC in Southborough, Massachusetts.

Jennifer has been a member of the board of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM) since 2016. She is also a member of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council (MCLC) and the chapter director of the Westborough Chapter of the National Association of Divorce Professionals.

 

Board of Directors

 
 

Robert Smith – Board President
Robert is a Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School, where he previously served as Dean of the Law School.  Prof. Smith has been an active mediator since 1992 and is a mediation trainer in two community mediation programs and a high school peer mediation program. 

Carl Solomont – Board Vice-President
Carl is a partner of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Boston. Carl has been handling complex litigation, class action and regulatory matters for a broad range of financial institutions, real estate developers, and other public and private companies for 20 years. Carl is a trained mediator.

Jill Mack – Board Treasurer
Jill has over 25 years working in accounting and holds a BS in Accounting and Management from Northeastern University and an MSF from Bentley University.  She is an experienced dancer and choreographer and is a founding board member of a Common Thread Theatre Company.

Melinda Milberg – Board Clerk/Secretary
Melinda (Mindy) is an attorney, mediator, arbitrator and trainer with over 40 years’ experience and a solo practice in Natick. She is the past President of the New England Association of Conflict Resolution, past President of Women’s Bar Association and past Co-Chair of Boston Bar Association ADR Committee.

Peter Altieri
Peter is a Human Resources Professional at Bose Corporation, where he has worked since 2002. Peter received mediation training in 2005 and is also on the mediation roster of North Central Mediation Services of Leominster, MA. 

Andrea DeMayo Clancy
Andrea has experience working in the legislative branch of government, in public and community relations, religious education and program administration. She received her M.Ed. from Boston College and is an active mediator and volunteer in education, animal welfare and hunger and housing programs.

Alan Finkel
Alan is a Criminal Defense Attorney who lives and practices in Framingham. He is a Fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and American Bar Foundation.

Susan Getman
Susan is the founder of Catalist Consulting Partner LLC, where she works with public and non-profit human service organizations. She has held leadership roles in municipal and state government as well as non-profit organizations.

Kristine Van Amsterdam
Kristine served as Assistant Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. She is actively involved in the town of Natick government, including roles on the Board of Selectman, School Committee, Finance Committee and Town Meeting member.

Mediators

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Beth Aarons
Halee Burg
Alan Carpenter
Andrea DeMayo-Clancy
Robin DiGiammarino
Tod Foote
Maria Frattura
Carolan Gozzi
Don Greenstein
Esther Gruber
Jennifer Hawthorne
Ellie Hertzberg
Mark Kaplan
Paul Kaufman
Justin Kelsey
Liz Lassen
Jolynn Lussier


 

 

Deepika Madan
Gerry Mazor
Melinda Milberg
Ann Murphy
Christine Navez
Cathy Neidich
Susan Ostberg
Julian Puma
Phil Reimann
Peter Robinson
Steve Seeche
MaryAnn Sherwood
Nancy Simons
Robert H. Smith
Jason Sobol
Perry Steinberg
Harvey Taylor
Michael Zeytoonian