Megan Bowman is the Restorative Action Centre Coordinator and is also a mediator and caseworker. She has been involved with Mediation Services in various capacities (volunteer, Volunteer Coordinator and Caseworker) since 2001. She holds a BA in Conflict Resolution Studies from the University of Winnipeg, as well as a BA in History from the University of Manitoba. She has delivered trainings in Victim Offender Mediation and mediation skills in Winnipeg, and in a number of communities throughout Manitoba. Her background includes graphic design, as well as work with HIV/AIDS education, housing and homelessness issues and domestic violence.
Brittany is a court case worker and mediator for the Restorative Action Center. Brittany graduated with a BA in Conflict Resolution and Psychology. Her prior work experience has been in long term care, customer service and working in a greenhouse. In her spare time Brittany enjoys reading, gardening and enjoying the outdoors. She is excited to be part of the Mediation Services team.
Alia is a court case worker and mediator for the Restorative Action Centre. A Court officer in Private Prosecutions, Alia assists disputants, Judges, and clerks during court proceedings. She has over 10 years of experience with volunteering in the newcomers community, grassroots organizations on youth engagement, nonviolent social justice movements, and multi-faith dialogue. Her experience in mediation includes victim/offender, community, and family. Alia holds a bachelors degree in Conflict Resolution Studies from the University of Winnipeg and a certificate in mediation.
Jim is our Resolution Skills Centre Coordinator. He has a background in conflict resolution, communication and leadership development. He holds diplomas in Human Resource Management, Network Security and Certificates in Management and Web Design from the University of Winnipeg and Red River College. As well Jim has completed Certificates in Conflict Management and Mediation from Mediation Services. Jim comes to Mediation Services Resolution Skills Centre after spending 35 years with the City of Winnipeg working in staff development, information technology, web development and finance. For the last 7 years, with the City of Winnipeg, he was the coordinator of the City’s award winning Foremanship Training Program, a program designed to help front-line workers transition into leadership roles.
Byron is our Executive Director whose background is in church ministry and administration as Risk Management Analyst and Executive Director. He holds a BA in Biblical and Theological Studies, Certificate in Risk Management, Certificate of Management and Certificate in Level I Accounting and is currently working towards his degree in Business Administration.
Byron provides overall leadership to Mediation Services and is responsible for Human Resources, Board Liaison, Office Management and overall Finance and Administration. He now brings his experience and skills learned over the past three decades to the position of Executive Director at Mediation Services.
Betti serves in the area of administration, and will likely be the first person you will meet when you call our office or walk through the door. She holds a BA in Religious Education from Briercrest Bible College. The past 31 years, Betti was employed in the financial services field, serving clients and in administration. In her free time, Betti enjoys reading, baking, gardening, home renovation, and hot holidays.
Karyn works within client relations, providing training support and administration for the Resolution Skills Centre. She holds a BA in Sociology with a Research Methods Certificate from The University of Winnipeg. Her prior work experience has been in outdoor education, youth outreach, and administration. In her free time she enjoys back woods camping, dodge-ball, and volunteering for YMCA-YWCA Camp Stephens. Karyn is excited to be a part of the Mediation Services team.
Clare is the Community Outreach/ Intake worker. She began this position with Mediation Services in September of 2016, and previously served at Mediation Services as a practicum student in 2015. She holds a BA in Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies and is currently an apprentice mediator. Clare has a background in public speaking, planning community events and she currently holds a part-time position at Hope Mennonite Church as Associate Pastor.
Jasmine is a caseworker in the Restorative Action Centre and Community Resolution Centre, and she is also the Workplace Mediator. She has been involved with Mediation Services in various capacities (Volunteer, Community Outreach, and Caseworker) since 2011. She holds a BA in Conflict Resolution from the University of Winnipeg, and a certificate in Mediation from Resolution Skills Centre. Her background is in public speaking and office administration.
Chelsea is the Volunteer Coordinator for Mediation Services and a court caseworker for the Restorative Action Centre. Chelsea graduated with a BA in Religious Studies from the University of Manitoba and holds a law degree from the University of North Dakota. Chelsea has worked on grants from the Federal Government of the United States of America dealing with Indigenous social issues and is a strong believer in Alternative Dispute Resolution. In her free time she enjoys reading and being active.
Jody is currently the full time Bookkeeper who has formal education and training in accounting, administration and finance. She has brought years of diverse experience and skills to the position. She enjoys the lovely working environment at Mediation Services. In her spare time, Jody loves reading, cooking and working out at the gym.