Allyson Tomchin, LCSW, Allyson is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her B.S.W from the University of South Florida and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Barry University. Allyson is the founder of Directive Energy, in which she maintains a comprehensive private practice in counseling, coaching, family mediation and parenting coordination. She was recently honored by the Boys and Girls Club as one of Broward County’s Most Outstanding Women. Allyson has been a Parenting Coordinator since the inception of the practice in Florida and is a recognized expert in the field. She is the Primary Trainer of the Parenting Coordination Program and brings her vast knowledge and experiences to her teaching.
Robert H. Loevin, Esq., a member
of the Florida Bar, has had a distinguished career holding key positions in both
the public and private sectors. As a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit,
Family, Dependency and County Mediator Bob has mediated over 4,500 court cases.
Additionally, Bob mediates for the EEOC, NASD, NY Stock Exchange and US Postal
David Levy, J.D,CCE, Mr
Levy, President of Care Giver Experts, had been mediating Elder and
Family Care cases for over 20 years.He is a Florida Supreme Court
Certified Family, County and Circuit Mediator. He received
his Certification in Gerontology from Lynn University and is a Certified Caregiver Educator Trainer through the American Association for Caregiver Education . Mr Levy is an academic researcher in this
field and provides consultation services to the industry. He is a
highly respected resource and trainer in the area of Elder Law
Steven Leigh, PhD, is the Coordinator of Mediation Services in Broward County and
is an Adjunct Professor at the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova
Paul Schweinler, LMHC, Director
of the Charis Center, Coral Springs, is President-Elect of The Association of
South Florida Mediators. In addition to his counseling and mediation practice,
Paul provides Parenting Coordination and Critical Incident Stress
Alvin Capp, Esq., a leader in
the South Florida mediation community, received his JD from George Washington
University in 1961. As a member of Mediation, Inc Al has mediated over 6,000
cases. In addition to his mediation practice, Al maintains a general civil trial
and appellate law practice.
Cathy F. Bowers, CP, MSA, NCG is President
of National Patient Advocate, Inc in Plantation, Florida. A graduate of
the University of Miami’s Alfus Patient Advocacy Certificate Program,
Cathy is also a Nationally Certified Guardian, Certified Paralegal,
Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, and incorporates Elder
and Patient Advocacy Mediation into her practice. In her role as Patient
Advocate, Cathy works with patients and other individuals to navigate
through the healthcare system and creates personalized plans for the
challenges that frequently accompany an illness and other healthcare
concerns, such as medical treatment, insurance, finances, family
dynamics, and end of life decisions. Cathy is considered a “referral
specialist” by helping to connect clients and colleagues with other
individuals or service providers.
Esq., received his Juris Doctor degree in 1981 from the University of
Houston College of Law. David is admitted to the Florida and Texas bars and
currently his practice is limited to family mediation. In
addition to his law degree David holds a masters degree in computer science and
a certificate in life coaching.
Kenneth A. Gordon, Esq As a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Marital and Family Law, Kenneth A. Gordon has extensive experience in handling complex family law matters, including dissolutions of marriage, alimony, parental responsibility and timesharing, business valuations, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, equitable distribution, adoption, and domestic partnership agreements. AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Gordon is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers™ and a member of the Palm Beach and South Palm Beach County Bar Associations. He is Chair of The Florida Bar’s Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “I,” a member and past Chair of the Family Law Section of the Broward County Bar Association.
James L. Nulman, Esq. is
an AV rated attorney with over 25 years civil litigation experience.
Jim is a certified circuit civil, appellate and family mediator and a
state qualified arbitrator. He began mediating in the early 1990s and,
in March 2006, established Nulman Mediation Services, Inc., a practice
dedicated solely to providing mediation and arbitration services. While
known for his background in construction and commercial litigation,
Jim now mediates over 200 cases a year in almost all areas of civil law.
For more more information about Jim, please visit www.nulmanmediation.com.
Barbara Beilly is a General Magistrate in the family division of the Seventeenth
Judicial Circuit, appointed in 1997. She is a past President of the
Florida Association of General Magistrates and Child Support Hearing
Officers. She is a past President of the Association of South Florida
Mediators, past President of the Broward County Women Lawyers
Association, past chair of the Family Law Section of the Broward County
Bar Association, past chair of the General Magistrate Committee of the
Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, past chair of the Support Issues
Committee of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar and a frequent
lecturer and author in the area of Florida Family Law and Mediation.
She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1980.
Robin Caral Shaw, Esq.,
Robin is President of The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
and Past President of the Association of South Florida Mediators and
Arbitrators. She is certified Family, Circuit and Appellate Mediator
and a nationally recognized speaker and trainer in all areas of
Robin Bresky, Esq.,
Robin is an experienced and accomplished Appellate attorney. She is
on the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach County Bar Association and
has served as the Chair of the Appellate Committee. Robin is the
President-Elect of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association and is
on the Standing Committee, Appellate Court Rules for the Florida Bar.
In 2010, she was selected as a “Florida Super Lawyer” in Appellate Law.
Hon. Gerald Mager (ret),
Judge Mager was the Chief Judge of the Fourth District Court of
Appeals. He brings to us his vast and unparalled experience and
superior knowledge of Appellate law and procedures.Since his
retirement, in addition to having an active Circuit, Family and
Appellate Mediation practice, he sits as judge and General Master on
many court cases
Esq. is an Associate Professor of Law and the Director of the
Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic at Nova University's Shepard Broad Law
Center. Additionally, Fran is Chair of the Florida Supreme Court's Mediator
Ethics Advisory Committee (MEAC).