Membership Directory

This Directory will continue to grow as we progressively add more of our current members to this page.  

peter_adlerPeter S. Adler – The Accord3.0 Network
2471 Manoa Road
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96822
Areas of practice: Organizational strategy and alignment; public policy; planning, environment, public health and energy issues.
Personal: I am very focused on solving larger public and community problems. I also write and teach advanced negotiation and mediation.

nathanalbrittonNathan Albritton – The Sustainable Leader Network
PO Box 344, Kailua, HI 96734
Weblinks: and
Areas of practice: socio-cultural analysis, conflict analysis, international relations, sustainable development, stakeholder analysis, social network analysis, community mediation, facilitation, and collaborative leadership
Personal: I have spent much of my career studying international conflicts, and consulting national and international organizations on how to navigate them. I enjoy finding opportunities in each crisis that presents itself. One of my favorite quotes is, “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple” (Bill Mollison). I teach scuba diving and care for the marine environment in my free time.

José Barzola is involved at the University of Hawaii Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (MIPCR) in the academic programs and services that the Institute provides on the local to the international level.  José holds a BA in Anthropology, Spanish, and Latino Studies and a MEd in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Connecticut. He also holds an MBA with a dual focus on International Business and Marketing from Mercy College. José has furthered his education with a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution from MIPCR.


Katie BennettKatherine Bennett, JD, MSW
70 Puiwa Road, Honolulu, HI 96817
Areas of practice: Family conflicts including divorce, custody and timesharing, guardianships, adoptions, and child welfare
Personal: Family-focused mediator, lawyer, educator, and child advocate with eleven years of experience settling and litigating disputes. Born and raised in Nu’uanu, I enjoy hiking, yoga, cooking, and spending time with my husband and three children.


Lou Chang – Mediation, Arbitration, Neutral Services
PO Box 61188, Honolulu, HI 96739
Areas of Practice: Business, Civil, Commercial, Construction, Employment, Labor, Franchise, Condominium, and Property matters
Personal: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Every day is a gift; that’s why we call it the present.” (B. Halliburton)

Cecelia C.Y. Chang – Director, Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution
Hawai`i State Judiciary
Ali`iolani Hale, 417 South King Street, Room 207
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813
Phone: (808) 539-4ADR (4237); Fax: (808) 539-4416
Weblink: CADR
Areas of practice: Director, Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Hawai`i State Judiciary.
Boards: Association for Conflict Resolution – Hawai`i (2017), Hawai`i State Bar Association (3rd term, 2017), Native Hawaiian Bar Association (2006-2017). Instructor, University of Nevada – Reno, Justice Management Program (2008-2016). Legal background in civil litigation, community prosecution, criminal prosecution. Education: B. Ed University of Hawai`i, 1982; J.D. William S. Richardson School of Law (1985).

gerald-clayGerald (Jerry) S. Clay – Clay Chapman Iwamura Pulice & Nervell
700 Bishop Street, Suite 2100
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 535-8400
Areas of practice: Mediation and Arbitration of construction, general commercial, securities, corporate and real property disputes. Facilitator in Construction Partnering, a dispute prevention technique. Mediation trainer.
Personal: I am a co-author of Before You Sue: How to Get Justice Without Going to Court.  First nationwide book directed to the general public which deals with Mediation. I am also the author of numerous articles for professional publications. I am a devoted advocate of peace-making through Mediation and Partnering. I am also passionate about promoting basic education in the third world. My wife and I funded the construction of a primary school in rural Cambodia.


Karen Cross – Crossroads Consulting, Lead4Tomorrow, and Family Hui
Kaneohe, HI
Weblinks: http://www.lead4tomorrow.org
Areas of Practice: mentoring, facilitation, dialogue, training peer-to-peer family facilitators, and previously was Program Manager for University of Hawaii Program on Conflict Resolution working with the academy, government, education, non-profit, and civic sectors.
Personal: The tools of conflict resolution were a gift to me, as I transitioned to Hawaii and I am grateful I have had them to build both career and life here. The sea drew me to the islands and conflict resolution gave me tools to partner with and help others. I am passionate about supporting the critical role parents play in building the future success of our keiki.

Charles CrumptonCharles W. Crumpton – Crumpton Collaborative Solutions
745 Fort Street, Suite 702, Honolulu, HI 96813
Office: 808-439-8600, Cell: 808-284-9209
Areas of Practice: Mediation and arbitration of civil and public policy cases and conflicts; systems design and strategy consultation; conflict coaching; collaborative leadership and conflict resolution teaching and training
Personal: My highest objective and dedication are to helping build respect and understanding among people in or subject to conflict in order to help them have, see and make the choices that will be best for them and those in their work and personal lives and relationships, and to do everything possible and appropriate to level the negotiation and case resolution playing field to offer equal justice for all.

Hawaii - Tom the ChefThomas DiGrazia – Mediation Center, Windward O‘ahu
Kailua, HI 96734
Areas of practice: Family law, small business, employment, public policy issues
Personal: I am an author: “Light on Peacemaking: A Guide to Mediating Family Conflict and Appropriate Dispute Resolution” (2016); University Lecturer-in-Mediation and Conflict; Director and Senior Teacher, Yoga School of Kailua; Peacemaker Lawyer; Member, Board of Directors, Hawai‘i Association for Conflict Resolution; Small business owner; and husband, father, and grandfather of 5 grandchildren; Thirty-plus year resident of O‘ahu

LoAnn Flom LoAnn Flom – LMF Consulting
Waikīkī, HI 96815
Areas of practice: an independent contractor providing support services to all participants in the mediation process, as a mediator/peacemaker, coach and facilitator. Available to work in most areas, I have an interdisciplinary approach and work well as a liaison.
Personal: my background in philosophy, psychology, religious studies, medicine, family law, and social work keeps me wholistically oriented, open to learning, and exploring the big picture. I consider myself blessed to have Hawaii as the backyard I get to explore from and play in…Integrating the parts to free the Whole.

Erika Ireland, Esq.
PO Box 2718
Honolulu, HI 96803
Weblinks: and
Areas of Practice: Mediation and Facilitation – primarily trust, estate, guardianship, conservatorship, elder care planning and divorce.
Personal: Former prosecutor/litigator, turned peacemaker. I have dedicated the last fifteen years to helping families solve difficult trust, probate, guardianship and elder care issues. I have witnessed the emotional and financial toll litigating these cases can have and I love working with families to solve these disputes equitably, efficiently, and compassionately.  “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”

lisa jacobsLisa Jacobs – Better Way Divorce
Kailua, Hawai‘i
Areas of practice: Mediation and collaborative law, family, divorce, conflict resolution
Personal: I enjoy providing and receiving learning opportunities in the areas of mediation, collaborative law practice, and non-violent, compassionate communication.  Hanging out with family and friends, cooking, and travel also bring me joy.  I also practice meditation, tai chi, and keep a daily gratitude journal.

elizabeth_kent_small Elizabeth Kent – Meeting Expectations Hawai‘i
Areas of practice: Mediation, facilitation, and training in conflict resolution tools and techniques
My clientele is government, non-profits, and religious organizations. I focus on these clients because I think they are foundations of our community. As a mediator and facilitator with over two decades of varied experience, I love (1) teaching conflict prevention skills, and (2) using using my skills to help people find solutions to knotty problems.

Jo Ann KocherJo Ann C. Kocher
Personal: I am a retired federal agent and have lived in Hawaii for 30 years. I started mediating for the Mediation Center of the Pacific in 2006 and volunteer there a few times a month, in addition to small claims court two or three times a month. I am my community’s Neighborhood Security Watch Coordinator and was recently elected president of the Windward Branch of the American Association of University women. I enjoy traveling, especially cruises.

Giuseppe LeoneGiuseppe Leone – Virtual Mediation Lab
Areas of practice: Face-to-face and online mediation of workplace and commercial disputes. Hands-on training in online mediation. Webinars on online mediation.
Personal: Happy to live in Hawai‘i. Glad that today’s online and video technology allows me to work with and learn from mediators, mediation centers and ADR organizations from around the world.

Robert D. Lillis is the current President of IAM & AW LL in Honolulu. He is also Vice Chair Labor Education Advisory Council University of Hawaii-West Oahu. Robert works as a Marine Machinery Mechanic at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.  He is a 6-year veteran of the US Navy qualified Nuclear Power, Submarine Service. He is certified Department of Navy Mediator with over 70 completed Mediations and has been representing federal employees for over 25 years.



Amrita Mallik – Dispute Prevention & Resolution
PO Box 613, Kaaawa, HI 96730
(808) 772-4996
Areas of Practice:  Facilitation, Mediation, Mediation – Business, Arbitration, Employment Law, Discrimination, Civil Rights, Workplace Conflict
Personal: I find working with people to help resolve their conflicts the most fulfilling work I can think of, and it’s a privilege to do it! When I am not out in the world trying to resolve conflicts, you can usually find me out in the ocean, working on my next book, or performing as a member of Honolulu’s vibrant theater community.

Stanley Majka – Stanley Majka Law and Mediation , LLC
173 Hoohana Street, Suite 201A
Kahului, HI 96732
(808) 740-5211
Weblink: MauiLawand
Areas of Practice: Collaborative Law (attorney) and Mediation — Family Law, Elder Law, Community dispute resolution
Personal: My creative approach to conflict resolution was born out of thirty years’ work as an award-winning writer, director, and producer of commercial and documentary films.  I became a mediator in 2003 and went on to earn my license to practice law in Illinois and Hawaii.  I’m proud to have been named Peacemaker of the Year 2005 by Chicago’s Center for Conflict Resolution, and achieved Advanced Practitioner status in Collaborative Law by ACR.

Vicky MarksJudge Victoria S. Marks (Ret.) – VSM, LLC
P.O. Box 3736
Honolulu, HI 96812
Areas of Practice: Commercial disputes, business disputes, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, construction defects, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, real estate disputes, condominium disputes, foreclosures, trust & estate matters, elder issues and divorce.

Bruce McEwanBruce McEwan – ProManCon
P.O. Box 61513, Honolulu, HI 96839
Areas of Practice: Workplace, Civil Rights
Personal: I am involved in the Scottish community as Chieftain of The Caledonian Society of Hawai’i, Senior Dance Teacher for the Royal Scottish Dance Society-Hawai’i, Vice Chieftain of the Hawai’ian Scottish Association. I am also president of the nonprofit Friends of Falls of Clyde in preserving the National Historic Landmark Scottish ship Falls of Clyde

barbara-melamedBarbara G. Melamed, Ph.D. Diplomat, American Board of Professional Psychology – Behavior Medicine Associates
600 Queen Street, Suite C-2
Honolulu, HI 96813
(914) 393-6132 (c)
Areas of Practice: Mediator Beyond Borders International; Marriage & Family Therapist; Expertise in trauma, including rape, marital abuse, PTSD, job harassment, forensic issues related to child protection, restorative justice; Graduate Certificate at UH Matsunaga Institute for Conflict Resolution; Board Certified Clinical Health Psychologist, practice in Integrative Medicine
Personal: I am active in NGOs which focus on making people healthier, happier, safer, and wiser.  I have a 14 year-old foster child in Cambodia.  I am involved in foreign exchange programs to learn cultural nuances, so I can understand my own limitations. I love my animals…they are people too.  I am learning ukulele and videography, and I like tennis and sailing.  I used to be able to scuba dive.

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Julie Mitchell – Ku’ikahi Mediation Center
101 Aupuni Street, Suite PH 1014 B-2, Hilo, HI 96720
808-935-7844 x 5
Areas of practice: Executive Director of Ku’ikahi Mediation Center; Mediator; Facilitator; Trainer; Presenter
Personal: Our non-profit community mediation center started in 1983 as a program of the Hawai‘i Island YMCA, then became its own independent organization in 2006. I joined Ku’ikahi in 2012 and love my job and the work we do. Our mission is to empower people to come together—to talk and to listen, to explore options, and to find their own best solutions.

Tricia MorrisTricia Morris – Collaborative Dispute Resolutions, LLC
Mau’i, Hawai’i
Areas of Practice: Conflict Coaching, Collaborative Law and Mediation – Real Estate, Divorce, Marriage and Family, Division of Assets, Trusts and Estates, Employment and Workplace Consulting, Finance, Small Business, Getting to the Heart of the Matter
Personal: I’m passionate about travel and learning about people of differing cultures. Yoga, meditating, swimming and walking by the ocean are important parts of my life.  I have years of personal experience in business, finance, communication skills, relational healing and supporting personal and professional growth.

Richard MosherRichard (Dick) Mosher – Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing
1001 Bishop Street, Suite 1800, Honolulu, HI 96813
Areas of Practice: Mediation, arbitration, general corporate law. I arbitrate-mediate cases and appeals assigned to me by HI Supreme Court, and disputes requested by private parties. I am one of the few attorneys in HI on the panel of neutral arbitrators for the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, a subsidiary of the AAA. 34 years in-house corporate-business experience and 10 years private law firm experience. I have a general law practice based in Honolulu, with an emphasis on corporate, litigation and alternate dispute resolution. Graduate of Northwestern University Law School in Chicago.
Personal: My wife and I are season ticket holders for Rainbow Wahine Volleyball! Interests include major league baseball-basketball-hockey and Notre Dame football; chess, science fiction, and movies. Our sons are lawyers (entertainment and patent law). My wife grew up in Wahiawa and is a Mid Pacific graduate. Two grandchildren that we spoil whenever possible.

Frances_MossmanFrances I. Mossman, JD, AICP – Sustainable Systems Dynamics
P.O. Box 31069, Honolulu, HI 96820-1069
Areas of Practice: I have experience mediating a wide variety of types of disputes. Particularly concentrate on land planning, development, international, military, and public policy issues.
Personal: I served in the USAF and retired as a Brig. General. I was appointed by the Veterans Administration to the Homeless Veterans Task Force for Hawai’i and to Chair the Housing Committee. I enjoy travel and have visited all 50 US States, Canada and many countries in Europe, South America, Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Lisa Nakao – Director of Operations, BBB Serving Hawai’i
1132 Bishop St., #615
Honolulu, HI 96813
Areas of Practice: Director of Operations for BBB Serving Hawai’i. BBB offers marketplace (buyer-seller) dispute resolution service through conciliation, mediation and arbitration.
Personal: I strongly believe dispute resolution skills are becoming increasingly critical in restoring trust in relationship in our current technology-centered environment. Whenever I can be offline, I enjoy walking and taking photos of interesting and beautiful objects along the way.


John S. Nuha, Esq. – Law Offices of John S. Nuha
P.O. Box 4275, Honolulu, HI 96812
Areas of practice: ADR–Mediation, Arbitration, Neutral, Collaborative Law; Family Law; Elder Law; Business Law; Probate and Estate Planning; Real Property Law; Immigration Law; Labor and Employment Law.
Memberships: Bars–HSBA, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Supreme Court; Volunteer–MCP, LASH, VLSH, Action Line, Legal Line, Ask-A-Lawyer Moloka’i; Organizations–HUOA; JCCH; Honolulu Museum of Art; ACR-HI

diane-petropulos-2016-adjustedDiane Petropulos, M.A. – ADRinACTION
P.O.Box 153
Kula, HI 96790
(808) 344-2436
Areas of practice: 
Training: Workplace Civility, Managerial Mediation, and Basic/Advanced Mediation.
Mediation: Community, Court-referred and Workplace disputes.
Facilitation: Public Meetings and individual Facilitated Conversations.
Presentations: Leadership and Interpersonal Communication Skills.
Personal: I have been involved in the alternative dispute community in Hawai’i since 2001. I like to empower others by teaching them how to apply mediation and facilitation principles in all aspects of their lives. Conflict is inevitable so learn how to manage it skillfully. Disagreements
can spark innovative thinking. Instead of trying to prevent conflict, why not make it work for us? Define the problem and resolve it!
Personal motto: To get your own way, have more than one way.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGary A. Powell – The Caregiver, Inc. 501(c)3
1034 Kilani Ave., Ste. 104, Wahiawa, HI 96786
Areas of practice: National Certified Guardian, involved in work with Seniors and Disabled Adults for more than 30 years
Personal: Born and raised in rural Oahu, Gary has grown up understanding the need for harmony across cultures, economic realities and stages of life.  Author of “In That Land There Are Giants” and “You Can’t Cure Aging” and author/producer of the award-winning outdoor theater production “Memories of Hokulani” – Gary has channeled a respect for others into his life and practice.  As Executive Director of The Caregiver Foundation, Gary helps families face aging and caregiving issues and works with individuals facing conflict in their own lives as aging and/or caregiving becomes a reality.  Gary serves clients on all of the Hawaiian Islands.

Kathryn “Katie” Ranney
94-088 Puanane Loop
Mililani, HI 96789
Areas of practice: Facilitation; social media; online collaboration
Personal: In addition to trying to build some peace into my everyday life, I am learning how to play taiko, sing in a choir, and dance blues, lindy, and balboa. I also analyze modern media’s reflection of or lessons for society. “Being nice should never be perceived as being weak. It’s not a sign of weakness; it’s a sing of courtesy, manners, grace, a woman’s ability to make everyone . . . feel at home, and it should never be construed as weakness . . .” – Benazir Bhutto

CraigCraig Robinson – Craig H. Robinson, Ph.D., Inc.
1188 Bishop St., #2702, Honolulu, HI 96813
Areas of practice: Divorce mediation; Clinical Psychology
Personal: Walking and beach time with my wife, Pat; love to play tennis and piano 34 year member of the Rotary Club of Honolulu; a favorite quote: “NEVER GIVE UP ON A DREAM JUST BECAUSE OF THE LENGTH OF TIME IT WILL TAKE TO ACCOMPLISH IT. TIME WILL PASS ANYWAY.”


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Anne Smoke MatsudaAnne Marie Smoke Matsuda – Appellate Mediation Program Administrator, Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Hawai’i State Judiciary
Ali`iolani Hale, 417 South King Street, Room 207
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813
Phone: (808) 539-4ADR (4237)
Fax: (808) 539-4416
Weblink: CADR
Areas of practice: Administrator of the CADR Appellate Mediation Program and dispute resolution trainer for the State and City and County of Honolulu.  BA in Journalism from Central Michigan University, and an MS in Travel Industry Management and Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution from University of Hawai`i (UH), Manoa.
Personal: Former manager of the Matsunaga Institute for Peace & Conflict Resolution at the UH Manoa where I managed the Institute’s undergraduate and graduate certificate programs, and the Interdisciplinary Studies’ B.A. degree emphasis.  I also developed and supervised outreach activities for the Institute including noncredit programs, workshops, and guest speakers, and provided conflict resolution services within the UH system.  I have been an active facilitator, trainer, and mediator for nearly a decade, and have served on the board of ACR-Hawai`i for seven years, including two terms as president


Owen Tamamoto
Areas of practice: Member, Board of Directors, Hawai‘i Association for Conflict Resolution; volunteer mediator; trainer in conflict resolution, presentations
Personal: My wife and I are enjoying our retirement, with activities such as spending time with our families, especially with our three grandchildren, sports, caring for both our mothers, and serving in various ways. “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” Thoreau

Jana WolffJana Wolff – Vista Communications, Inc.
P.O. Box 61595, Honolulu, HI 96839
Areas of Practice: With communication skills honed over three decades as a professional writer, Jana is called upon to mediate and facilitate a broad range of complex conversations that require deep listening and synthesis.