The Association for Conflict Resolution
of Greater New York
The CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium
at John Jay College
MEDIATORS BEYOND BORDERS INTERNATIONAL
Building a more peace “able” world.
Monthly NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast
Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBB) builds local skills for peace and promotes mediation worldwide. Three MBB members will address the January Roundtable breakfast, speaking about several active projects, including their Climate Change and Liberia (“Women Hold Up Half the Sky”) Initiatives.
Alan E. Gross, PhD has served as Senior Director, Training Coordinator, 9/11 Family Mediation Coordinator, and presently as Special Projects Coordinator for the New York Peace Institute. Gross was formerly Psychology Professor and Department Chair at the University of Maryland, a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and the author of a textbook and more than 50 chapters, articles and papers related to conflict resolution and social psychology. He is an MBB Board member and a member of both the Climate Change and Sierra Leone project teams.
Charlie Pillsbury has served as the first Executive Director of Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBB) since November 2009. Charlie is also an MBB Founding Member and a member of MBB’s Colombia project team. From 1989 – 2009, Charlie was the Executive Director of Community Mediation, Inc., a nonprofit community mediation center in New Haven, Connecticut. He currently is an Adjunct Professor and Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Center on Dispute Resolution, Quinnipiac University School of Law.
Prabha Sankaranarayan is a Mediator and Developmental Specialist experienced in designing and implementing programs that meet the needs of communities impacted by violence and trauma. She is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, President of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and a founding member and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Mediators Beyond Borders International. She currently co-leads the Liberian Initiative.
Mark Kleiman is a former staff attorney for the Juvenile Rights Division of Legal Aid Society. In 1983 he founded and became Executive Director of Community Mediation Services (CMS) in Queens. CMS has programs in the area of juvenile justice, community and family mediation, education, child welfare, youth development and homelessness. Mark is a former board member of NYSDRA and NAFCM. He is a founding member of MBB and a member of their Israel Project Team.