Genevieve A. Chornenki, LL.M. (ADR), C.Med, C.Arb, Toronto
Genevieve Chornenki was an early adopter of ADR, working as a mediator, facilitator, arbitrator, contract ombuds, and ADR trainer & consultant since 1989. From 2016 to 2020, she served as a director of the Condominium Authority of Ontario, a body that includes Ontario’s first online tribunal for condo-related disputes. She is co author of Bypass Court: A Dispute Resolution Handbook (5th edition), a graduate of Ryerson University’s Certificate in Publishing program, and holds a Certificate in Creative Writing from the University of Toronto. Genevieve was inaugural chair of the ADR Section of the Ontario Bar Association and the recipient of its first Award of Excellence in ADR. She is also a member of the Toronto Local Mediation Committee of the Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program.
Nasser Chahbar, JD, Q.Med, London
Nasser Chahbar is the owner and principal of Chahbar Mediation Group, an ADR practice that primarily offers online mediation services. He is Co-Chair of the Online Mediation Section for the ADR Institute of Ontario. Nasser graduated from Western University with a BA in Sociology. He went on to complete his law degree (JD) at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law.
|Olivier Després, M.Sc., C.Med., C.Arb, Montréal
Lawyer, certified mediator and certified arbitrator in civil, commercial, corporate and high-tech matters, Mr. Després is a member of the Barreau du Québec, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), the Institut de médiation et d’arbitrage du Québec (IMAQ), the ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC), the Executive Committee of the Section prévention et règlement des différends (of which he was Vice-President – March 2008 to April 2009, and then President – May 2009 to April 2011) of the CBA – Quebec Division, the Civil and Commercial Arbitration Sectoral Table (of which he has been President since April 2015) and the Construction of the IMAQ Sectoral Table. He was also a member of the Revision Committee of the Code de déontologie du Barreau du Québec, the Committee on Participatory Justice of the Barreau du Québec and the Advisory Committee of the Barreau du Québec on mandatory continuing education with regards to the appropriate methods of dispute resolution.
|Eva Malisius, MA, PhD, Q.Arb, Royal Roads University, Victoria
Dr. Eva Malisius is an Associate Professor in the School of Humanitarian Studies at Royal Roads University. At RRU, she redesigned the Masters program in Conflict Analysis and Management. As a scholar and practitioner she has worked in North America and Europe, including co-founding an NGO focusing on interethnic dialogue in post-conflict communities by using mediation as a tool for dialogue. Dr. Malisius also speaks at national and international conferences and events, provides mediation services with a focus on intercultural and community dialogue, coaches individuals and teams to empower sustainable solutions, and develops innovative approaches to constructive conflict-engagement and transformation learning.
|Rick Russell, BA, LL.B, C.Med, C.Arb, Agree Dispute Resolution, Dundas, Ontario
Rick Russell is a Canadian expert in conflict management practice, consulting, and training. He regularly serves as a mediator, integrity commissioner, construction referee, arbitrator, third party fact finder, and workshop facilitator in contexts that include workplace, construction, employment and commercial disputes. Rick is on ADR rosters of bodies such as Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation, the Ontario Road Builders’ Association, and the ADR Institute of Canada. He previously served as the Ombudsman of McMaster University and is currently Ombudsman for the Region and City of Waterloo. Rick holds a law degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Certificate in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University. He has given ADR training to groups from law, finance, law enforcement, and a variety of industries and professions. Rick teaches at both Queen’s Industrial Relations Centre and the University of Waterloo’s Conrad Grebel University College.
Dr. Jennifer L. Schulz, S.J.D., C.Med, Winnipeg is a law professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba and a Fellow of the Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution at Osgoode Hall Law School. Dr. Schulz has been a visiting ADR scholar at the Faculties of Law at the Universities of Cambridge, London, and Toronto. She has taught at the Universities of Windsor and Toronto in the JD program, in Osgoode Hall’s LL.M. in ADR Program, and at the University of Manitoba. She was also the first Canadian invited Research Fellow at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. Dr. Schulz is the author of many refereed articles and chapters on mediation and dispute resolution topics, and she is a practicing mediator in Winnipeg and Toronto.
|Janet McKay||Executive Director|
|Brenda Lesperance||Project Coordinator|