With years of experience in business, law, government and interpersonal relationships, the members of THE MEDIATION GROUP bring to the world of conflict resolution professional mediators and facilitators with the combined and individual skills to meet all of your individual and organizational needs. Although each member of THE MEDIATION GROUP works as an individual contractor, the strength and support of the entire team gives each client access to skills that meet the specific needs of each conflict and challenge.
Susan Bradshaw is a master mediator who has been at the forefront of mediation in Utah since acting as Director at Utah Dispute Resolution (UDR) Center in 1997. A 1996 graduate of the Brigham Young University Law School, Ms. Bradshaw taught at the law school for 10 years and was the director of that institution’s Schooley Mediation Center. In 1999, she took a master of laws degree in Dispute Resolution from the prestigious Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California.
Since 2009, Ms. Bradshaw has been in private mediation practice in Salt Lake City, Utah. As an approved mediation trainer for the State of Utah, she has taught basic and domestic mediation classes as a private instructor. She also acts as a facilitator for institutions, communities and large groups in conflict.
Susan’s credentials as a mediator are unparalleled in Utah. She is recognized as both a pioneer and an innovator in the practice of mediation in the state. She has practiced in both civil and domestic areas, and includes in her portfolio family, divorce and custody; education; elder care; employment; and probate.
Mr. Martin Tanner qualified as a mediator in 2015, following a successful career as an attorney, real estate developer, author, and host of the KSL Radio Show, “Religion on the Line.” Mr. Tanner’s mediation qualifications include probate and real estate as they pertain to legal issues in these fields. He also has broad experience in the area of nuclear regulatory law. He completed his Juris Doctorate from J. Rueben Clark Law School in 1984, and practiced law with Snell & Wilmer, as well as co-founding the law firm of Howe & Tanner, before transitioning to full-time practice of mediation.
Peggy de Azevedo
Peggy de Azevedo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is a trained mediator with an extensive background in supporting conflict resolution. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah, a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Utah, and a Practical Nursing Degree from Utah Valley University. As a counseling professional, Peggy has had 20 years of experience mediating conflict between families, couples, neighborhoods, and businesses. Because of her nursing background, Peggy has a professional understanding of medical issues. Peggy teaches conflict resolution and speaks on relationships, stress management and women’s issues in a variety of community educational settings.
As a Court-Rostered Mediator, Real Estate Attorney and Realtor®, Mr. Boyce’s mediation expertise is primarily centered in real estate transactions and general contracts. His interest in alternative dispute resolution began as a psychology major at Brigham Young University where he assisted a psychology professor studying the effectiveness of victim and offender mediation. He studied mediation extensively at J. Reuben Clark Law School and obtained significant experience mediating at court and at Brigham Young University’s Center for Dispute Resolution. After law school, he completed the required training to become a Utah Court-Rostered Mediator. His goal is to facilitate a process whereby parties can constructively, voluntarily and satisfactorily resolve and control the outcome of their disputes without the cost, stress and length of litigation.
Rich Glade, M.A., L.C.S.W. has a background in psychotherapy, interpersonal relations, mediation and Buddhist mediation. He began his career in social work as a group worker and later as a Head Group Worker and Program Director at Neighborhood House on the west side of Salt Lake City. In 1969 he left Utah and accepted a position with the Edmonton City Department of Social Services developing community preventative Mental Health programs including educational and training programs in the areas of addiction and suicide prevention. As an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta in Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) he taught courses in small group behavior, interpersonal relations, community development and conflict resolution.
He also provided consultation and training to the Edmonton City Police Department, the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Indian Association of Alberta. After returning to Utah he has worked primarily as an organizational consultant, and as a psychotherapist focusing his practice on couples, families and Major Life Crisis (PTSD). As a mediator he works from a client centered approach with an emphasis on Collaborative resolution. He is located in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Curtis D. Harris
Curtis is an attorney mediator. He first trained as a mediator in 1999. He then worked with the Community Mediation Center at BYU Law School as a student administrator of the center. In his law practice, Curtis advises individuals and businesses on a broad range of estate planning, business, tax planning, and tax controversy matters. Curtis earned his Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.) from NYU Law School and his Juris Doctorate degree from the BYU Law School.
Curtis currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the UVU Veterans Services Center. He previously served with the Aviation Advisory Board with UVU and the Aviation Advisory Committee with SUU. He has also volunteered with Make-A-Wish Foundation and has supported various other community organizations and activities.
Curtis has a passion for mediation and the art of negotiation. He believes there is great value in resolving disputes outside of litigation. His mediation practice focuses on the following areas:
• Trust and estate administration
• Business succession and ownership disputes (i.e. family business, buy-sell agreements and purchase agreements)
Becky Hess has an undergraduate degree in business and currently holds a SPHR and SHRM-SCP Certifications in Employment Related Law and Human Resources. She received her Basic Mediation Training through The Mediation Group LLC. Becky has a career of 22 years in business and human resources. She has been highly successful in using negotiation and mediation to develop mutually beneficial agreements. She specializes in resolving conflicts and complaints in the areas of Employment, Labor, Workplace and Business.
Kym W. Hogan
Kym Hogan is a professional project manager and operations support executive with wide-ranging skills in IT hardware, software and management implementation experience. She is a court-rostered mediator with twenty years’ experience in a variety of professional settings as a business analyst, operations and support specialist, information security manager and banking security analyst. Kym’s strengths are gathering, organizing, documenting and implementing information to bring cohesive project management to business enterprises. She has extensive experience in utilizing hardware and software programs to bring structure to a project. Among her greatest strengths is a solid understanding of computer operations including Microsoft, UNIX, satellite operations, network and desktop support and corporate IT security. She is a certified Contingency Planner, has completed the Franklin-Covey Leadership Management, Mentor and Professional Coaching program, and is certified in Crucial Communications.
Scott N. Howell
Scott Howell is a well-known and highly respected legislator, political figure and community leader in Utah. He served three terms in the Utah State Senate, including eight years as the Senate Democratic Leader. His numerous accomplishments as a senator include overseeing the implementation of on-line government services, improvements in Utah health care, transportation, public safety and tax reform. He was a tireless champion of improving public education in Utah, bringing millions of dollars of technological equipment to classrooms, helping to reduce public education class size, and the promotion of kindergarten as an integral part of the public school curriculum.
In 2012 he ran a strong challenge to Utah Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and brought important issues to the table for discussion. Scott’s strong record of community involvement spans the past 20 years, with his most current focus on Utah’s homeless population, as part of a coalition organized to bring awareness and funding to the critical issue of this underserved demographic.A trained mediator, Scott Howell brings a wealth of experience, “connections,” political and civic involvement and personal charisma to the Mediation Group.
Susan Jensen believes there is more than one solution for every challenge and with creative cooperation the best one can be found. With 20+ years experience running her own web design firm and working in the business world with Fortune 500 companies as well as local start ups, Susan has used her skills in communication, instructional design, media development, client relations and business management to help organizations identify and overcome their respective challenges.
Susan has always been interested in the power and importance of clear and successful communication, which led her to a degree in Communications from Brigham Young University with a specialized emphasis in Instructional Media Design, in short the ability to identify and define a problem, and then design a solution that utilizes media to reach the intended audience in the most effective way. Susan has formally certified as a mediator under the tutelage of Master Mediator Susan Bradshaw and is listed on the Court Roster for the State of Utah. She welcomes the opportunity to help you find a successful resolution to your personal and organizational disputes.
Rosi Alfonzo Mangelson
Ms Mangelson has been involved in mediation through resolving conflicts in community affairs, government boards, advocacy, and helping people find solutions to their disputes and problems for over 20 years. She has been a successful mediator and advocate for conflict resolution in real estate, employment, discrimination, civil/divorce matters, child protection, landlord/tenant, contracts, fraud and injustice, the medical community, business, and community organizations. She has had hundreds of hours of mediation experience, has been trained and mentored by master mentors, and has been a successful business owner. She is fluent in both English and Spanish and through understanding people’s issues helps them achieve acceptable agreements and solutions.
James W. Stewart
James W. Stewart has over thirty years of experience with employment disputes and employment workplace training. He is “AV” rated with Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics. Utah Business Magazine has recognized him for over a decade as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite” employment law attorneys. He has also been listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for “Labor and Employment Law.”
Mr. Stewart has previously been in charge of employment law attorney education for the Employment Law Section of the Utah State Bar. He has experience in virtually all areas of employment law, including discrimination and harassment law (disability, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, harassment, religion, and retaliation), wrongful termination, hiring and firing, severance agreements, reductions in force, employee handbooks, confidentiality, non-compete, non-solicitation, invention and employment agreements, unionized employee grievances, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (including wage classification, overtime, and child labor matters).