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Zena D. Zumeta, J.D.

Zena D. Zumeta, J.D. Internationally known as both a mediator and trainer of mediators, Zena D. Zumeta is president of the Mediation Training & Consultation Institute, Zena Zumeta Mediation Services, and The Collaborative Workplace in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Ms. Zumeta is a former board member and president of the Academy of Family Mediators (now merged into the Association for Conflict Resolution), past president of the Michigan Council for Family and Divorce Mediation, and past Regional Vice President of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Magazine.

Ms. Zumeta has extensive experience as a trainer, mediator, facilitator and consultant. She has been providing mediation services since 1981.

She is an approved civil and family mediator in Michigan, and an approved mediation trainer for Michigan and many other states. She has taught at Hamline University School of Law, and is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University School of Law's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, and Cooley Law School.

Ms. Zumeta is the recipient of the the Family Mediation Council-Michigan Liftetime Achievement in Mediation Award; the National Education Association/Saturn Corporation Award for Union-Management Collaboration; the John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award from the Association for Conflict Resolution; and the Kumba Award from the National Conference on Minorities in ADR.

Susan Butterwick, J.D.

Susan Butterwick, J.D.Susan Butterwick is a Michigan State Court Administrative Office approved trainer for community mediation and civil court roster mediation. She also provides advanced training in adult guardianship / probate mediation for Michigan's community dispute resolution centers and nationally. In addition, she provides advanced trainings in child welfare mediation, parent-teen, and truancy prevention mediation. She served as directing attorney for a national demonstration project on adult guardianship and caregiver mediation and co-authored an evaluation of adult guardianship mediation in four states. Susan is a member of the national Elder Mediation Training Committee and co-author of the committee's Elder Mediation Training Standards.

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