Conflict Resolution Training Faculty 

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Carol Corbett


Certified Mediator

Dr. Corbett is a certified divorce mediation trainer, psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and educator whose areas of specialization include work with couples and adolescents, anxiety and stress disorders, and eating disorders. She is the owner of an outpatient mental health practice, and is a full-time faculty member at Chestnut Hill College. Dr. Corbett is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American School Counselor Assn., and the Pennsylvania School Counselor Assn..

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Cheryl Frommelt


Certified Mediator

Cheryl has 27 years of experience working with Individuals, Couples and Families in Illinois. Cheryl is a member of the American Association of Mediators where she also serves on the Ethics and Standards Commitee. Cheryl is provides mediation course participants with an informative and engaging experience while ensuring that every person leaves the course feeling equipped and confident in their ability to provide effective mediation services to others.

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Kelly Horton


Certified Mediator

Dr. Horton holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology. Through her private psychotherapy practice in Vallejo, California, she specializes in working with individuals, couples and families on relationship issues as well as issues of anxiety and depression. Kelly has also worked as an adjunct professor at a variety of universities and colleges, a conference presenter as well as a clinician training supervisor.


Christina Kiel, Psy.D

Certified Mediator

Christina Kiel holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology-San Diego. Through her private practice in New Jersey, Dr. Kiel provides psychotherapy services to both adolescents and adults related to issues of life transitions, self esteem, peer relationships, anxiety and depression. In addition to her work as a psychologist, she is co-owner of Madurki Divorce Mediation Service, LLC and is a Reiki Master/Teacher & an Etheric Crystal Master.

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Kelli McLeod-Roy


Certified Mediator

The Founder of McLeod Counseling and Professional Services, Kelli has more than 16 years of experience in treatment of a broad range of psychiatric conditions in a variety of therapeutic settings. She has provided counseling services in outpatient counseling settings, inpatient hospital settings, emergency department settings and court service settings.
In these settings. She provides treatment to individuals via both group and individual sessions.

Beth Spickler-Lerman, M.S.W.

Certified Mediator

Beth Spickler Lerman is a certified divorce mediator with
advanced mediation training. She is a member of the
American Association of Mediators (AAM), and also a
member of the AAM Ethics Committee. She earned her
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hofstra University and
received her Master’s in Social Work from Adelphi
University. Beth has worked with individuals and familes for the past 26 years helping
people of all ages deal with life’s transitions. 


Jerry D. Smith, Jr.


Certified Mediator

Dr. Smith is the founder of Breakthrough Psychological Solutions, PLLC a psychological consulting firm in The Woodlands, Texas. Dr. Smith has published and been featured in numerous articles. He is an expert in mental health, crisis communication, negotiations, leadership development, and team building. He has over 20 years experience using mediation, negotiation, and psychological practices to help individuals, partners, and groups overcome conflicts.

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CK Olivieri Blackmore Psy.D

Dr. CK Olivieri Blackmore is a licensed psychotherapist, social psychologist, divorce mediator, author, professor, and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience with clinical issues pertaining to the queer/LGBTQIQA community. Drawing upon social-developmental psychology, feminist/queer theory and harm reduction based philosophies, CK’s approach to therapy and meditation utilizes eclectic interventions from cognitive-behavioral (CBT), dialectical-behavioral (DBT), family systems theories, EMDR, Gottman, and EFT. 

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Susan Deveney, Esq

Certified Mediator

Head Instructor

Susan is the Head Instructor of all of the mediation training programs taught by Conflict Resolution Training. She has trained thousands of mediators across the U.S. and abroad. She is experienced in designing litigation prevention systems, mediating workplace, employment, partnership, commercial, real estate and other business disputes as well as complex marital dissolution disputes. Susan has extensive experience in federal and state regulatory, legal and political environments. 


Sharee Burkel


QDRO Specialist™

President of The QDRO Company, LLC. Sharee has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. Her focus is on assisting individuals during and post-divorce with understanding implications of settlement options. She is trained in divorce mediation and collaborative divorce. Sharee has acted as consultant for mediators, attorneys and clients regarding the division of retirement plans, especially ERISA, Federal and Military plans.


Sean Saari


Valuation Expert

Sean is a partner in the Advisory Services group of Marcum Accountants and Advisors in Cleveland, OH.  Mr. Saari has testified as a financial and valuation expert numerous times. His practice is concentrated in the areas of business valuations, litigation advisory services, domestic disputes, shareholder disputes, financial reporting, complex damages analysis and modeling, strategic planning, succession and estate planning, and mergers and acquisitions.


Adam Waitkevich

CFP® ADFA™ CDFA®, QDRO Specialist

Adam is a professionally trained divorce mediator and holds the Advanced Divorce Financial Analyst (ADFA) He is a frequent speaker on investment & divorce-related topics and regularly instructs family law professionals and aspiring divorce mediators about advanced divorce finances. Adam is also the President of Coppertree®, our independent financial planning firm in Westborough, Massachusetts.

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Josephine Minardo Psy.D, Certified Mediator

Dr. Josephine Minardo is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience working with individuals, couples and families in both institutional and private practice in NY. She has held extensive leadership positions in the NY and NJ state psychological associations, and in the American Psychological Association.  Dr. Minardo is an expert trainer, having conducted over 100 training workshops on diverse topics throughout her career.  She has served as Faculty in the Dept. of Family Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in NYC, and is the former Executive Director of the New Jersey Psychological Association. She is also a member of the American Association of Mediators.

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Cary Frank Schwimmer Psy.D

Dr. Schwimmer is a licensed psychologist in Florida and California. He has spent over 35 years helping couples and families navigate successfully through their most difficult moments. He also has an MBA in management. He has taught at the graduate level in psychology and education. He loves to teach because being in a classroom opens up dialogues with so many insightful students.  He has launched and marketed several businesses to supplement his psychology practice and brings this knowledge to the course. And to add, he is also a long-time student and teacher of Tai Chi.

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Abby Tuttle-Shamblin, LMFT, Certified Mediator

Abby is a certified divorce mediation instructor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, with over 11 years of experience providing psychotherapy services to couples, individuals and families. She specializes in a number of issues related to emotional health including depression and anxiety disorders, life transitions, perinatal mood disorders, conflict in relationships, divorcing couples, self-esteem, and shame. As an instructor, mediator and therapist Abby is attentive to individual needs and learning styles. She is a strong communicator and sees significant power for learning and growth in developing trusting relationships with her clients and students.

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Dawn K. Clark, LMHC, CAP, CPP, Certified Mediator

Dawn K. Clark is a Licensed Mental Health Professional in both Florida and North Carolina.  She earned her Undergraduate degree in Human Growth and Development from Mount Vernon College/ George Washington University, and her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from NOVA Southeastern University.  She also is a Certified Addictions Professional and Certified Prevention Professional having significant experience with individuals struggling with co -occurring diagnosis.