Advisory Board


Peter Adler, Ph.D.,
Peter currently leads ACCORD3.0 Consultants at Peter is the former President of The Keystone Center and former Executive Director of the Hawaii Justice Foundation. Peter also has served as president of the former Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution. 

Robert D. Benjamin, J.D., M.S.W. 
Robert is a prominent mediation trainer and author. Robert is former President of the Academy of Family Mediators (AFM) and a former member of the Board of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). He presents negotiation, mediation, and conflict management workshops, seminars and training courses nationally and internationally. Robert's website is at

Jeffrey Krivis, J.D.
Jeff is a well-known private mediator, arbitrator and author in Los Angeles and an adjunct professor of law at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University. Jeff's website is

Michael Lang, J.D.
Michael has been mediating family, commercial, public policy and organizational disputes since 1978. He is the founding director of the Master of Arts Program in Conflict Resolution at Antioch University, a former President of the Academy of Family Mediators and long-time Editor-in-Chief of Mediation Quarterly. Michael's website is at

Peter Robinson, J.D.
Peter is Co-Director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and Professor of Law at Pepperdine Law School. Prior to joining Pepperdine, Peter was the director of the Christian Conciliation Service of Los Angeles, a non-profit dispute resolution center.

Chip Rose J.D.
Chip Rose is Director of The Mediation Center in Santa Cruz.  Chip is a well-known divorce mediator and board member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators. Since 1995, Chip has been providing training throughout the United States and Canada on divorce mediation and the Collaborative Family Law model. Chip maintains a private mediation practice in Santa Cruz and has a website at:

Don Saposnek, Ph.D.
Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D., is a Clinical-Child Psychologist, who divides his professional time between child custody mediation, training and consulting, child and family therapy, and teaching in the Psychology Department of the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has been the Editor of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators' Mediation News since 1993. He is on the editorial boards of the Family Court Review and the Conflict Resolution Quarterly journals. See: