Nan Waller Burnett is a dynamic facilitator, award winning author, transformative high conflict mediator, psychotherapist, conflict systems design consultant, executive conflict coach, educator and a founding partner in Dispute Resolution Professionals, LLC, established in 1997 in the Denver metropolitan area. An expert in high conflict family systems and multiparty complex workplace disputes, she was trained as a mediator at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation in 1995. She was trained in Transformative Mediation in the USPS program in 1998. Nan is a specialist in marital and high conflict mediation. She accepts Parent Coordination/Decision Maker cases on a limited basis. She has been on the faculty at Regis University since 1998. She has mediated over 3500 cases. Nan holds the Advanced Practitioner status in the Workplace, Training and Family Sections of the Association for Conflict Resolution and is a member of MDIC and the American Bar Association - Dispute Resolution Section. In 1997, Nan served as Citizens' Ambassador to Russia and Poland for Mediation. She served on founding board for Mediators Beyond Borders and has presented on their behalf in 11 countries.
LEANNA HALE, MA, LPC
Leanna Hale, MA, LPC is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in providing family court services. She serves as an Evaluator of Parental Rights, PC/DM, therapist, parent educator and conducts Parent-Child Interactional Assessments across the Front Range area. She currently serves as a facilitator in our Parenting After Divorce Class, In the Best Interest of the Children. She also offers a supportive course on Dealing with the Angry Divorce and divorce recovery support groups. Leanna graduated college from Kent State University Honor’s College in 1992 and earned her Master’s degree at Naropa University in 1995. She has completed post-graduate training in Divorce Mediation and also Evaluation of Parental Rights & Responsibilities. She is a current member and past Board member of the MDIC. Additionally, Leanna has extensive experience providing therapeutic services in the areas of sexual abuse, child abuse, addictions, criminal justice and mood/anxiety disorders.
MOLLIE T. MARTIN, LCSW
Mollie received her Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University in New York City. She currently works as part of the Mental Health team for the Cherry Creek School District. She works full time as the mental health provider at Mission Viejo Elementary. Clinically, she has specialized training in early childhood trauma, chemical dependency/recovery, grief and loss, and numerous interventions designed for the school setting. In her current job, Mollie has conducted groups for the children of Divorce as part of a school setting for the past 12 years. Mollie is thrilled to be a facilitator for Dispute Resolutions Professionals' "In the Best Interest of the Child" as it gives her an opportunity to interface her experience as a child advocate in the schools with her passion to reach out in support of parents navigating the waters of learning to co-parent.
MONICA X. PADILLA, MA, LPC
Monica Padilla received her Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling from Denver Seminary and is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in providing therapeutic service to marginalized communities of color. Monica has provided bilingual therapy services for 10 plus years, primarily in community mental health centers working with a high percentage of Latino individuals and families. Monica has recently started private practice, “Mi Mariposa Counseling, LLC” where she will continue to provide accessible and multicultural competent services to the community. She is presently in training to be able to provide EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy to individuals having experienced trauma. Monica is very excited to have the opportunity to be a facilitator for Dispute Resolution Professionals and to be able to communicate with families in their native language and with cultural sensitivity the importance of acting “In the Best Interest of the Children”.
MILES E. DAVIES, J.D.
Miles E. Davies, JD has been a practicing mediator and arbitrator in the Denver area since 1996. Mr. Davies has mediated in excess of 2000 cases in the areas of Domestic Relations, Employment, Business and Personal Injury. In addition to his mediation and arbitration practice, Mr. Davies is also an educator at the graduate and undergraduate levels, teaching Conflict Resolution courses for the University of Colorado at Denver.
JODI HARDESTY, MA, NCC, EMDR
Jodi Hardesty is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor and has a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education: Couples and Family track. She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a highly effective trauma and anxiety symptom reduction tool. As a Psychotherapist she works with individuals, couples, and families. She specializes in conflict resolution and trauma and anxiety reduction. In addition she is experienced in working with co-parenting and step parenting situations. Currently she is an instructor for the In the Best Interest of the Children class for individuals learning to co-parent while divorced. Jodi also provides training's for individuals and couples who want to become a more effective communicators.
CYNDI BIXLER MCCORMICK, BA
Cyndi Bixler McCormick has been a practicing counselor and facilitator for Divorce Recovery in the Denver, Littleton and Highlands Ranch area since 1999. In addition to her class facilitating and personal counseling experience with single parents and married couples in crisis, she is an experienced educator, with a BA in early childhood education through 8th grade, with an emphasis in music therapy. Cyndi is a co-writer of several parenting books, writer of several published parent magazine articles, and most recently, co-author of the book, Dill Pickle Love, What Love Really Is and Is Not, for divorced parents, single parents, or engaged or married couples. Her and her husband Paul are co-founders of a non- profit organization, where they counsel couples and single parents in a vast area of needs, including communication skills, forgiveness issues, conflict resolution, and in establishing non-negotiables and love language skills for couples.
Cyndi is currently an instructor for In the Best Interests of the Children parenting class with DRP, where she is passionate about helping parents grow, recover and excel through the trauma of divorce.
KRISTIN J. THOMPSON, MA
Kristin J. Thompson received her M. A. in Applied Communication in 2002 and a Certificate in Advanced Studies in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Denver in 2000. She has been mediating family disputes on contract for the Office of Dispute Resolution since 2000, working with parents who have never been married to come up with viable parenting plans, and couples who are dissolving their marriage, as well as parents who need to modify parenting plans and/or child support as the needs of the family change, mediating over 4,000 cases. She currently serves as a facilitator in our Parenting After Divorce Class, In the Best Interest of the Children. Kristin also volunteered her services at Jefferson County Mediation Services from 1995 to 2010, where she mediated more than 200 neighborhood, contract, landlord-tenant, victim-offender, as well as cases involving child support, separation of property, relocation and other family issues. Kristin brings 20 years + of experience and knowledge of the Court system in helping parents have productive conversations and creating plans that are in the best interests of the children, as well as ways to prevent children from experiencing the trauma of parents in conflict.