Our Team

Bev Lewis

Founder & CEO, Mediator Acc.FM

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Bev is the founder and CEO of Positive Solutions Divorce Services. Bev is an Accredited Family Mediator and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. Bev graduated from McMaster University with an Under Graduate Diploma in Family Mediation and continued her education in Transformative Mediation through Conrad Grebel University. She has also completed training in Arbitration through Riverdale Mediation. Bev is passionate about keeping families out of the adversarial court process. She created Positive Solutions Divorce Services® to give couples an amicable alternative to settling issues after the breakdown of their marriage.

Dana Macrito-Carelli

Executive Director, Mediator Acc.FM

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Dana is an Accredited Family Mediator and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. Dana currently has a dual role in our firm, working as a Family Mediator, guiding couples through their separation and divorce, as well as handling our day to day operations in the office. Dana graduated from York University with a BA in Sociology and continued her education in Dispute Resolution through Conrad Grebel University in Waterloo.

Karalyn Marsala

Mediator Acc.FM

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Karalyn is an Accredited Family Mediator with an extensive background in finance. Karalyn graduated from the Ted Rogers School of Business at Ryerson University with a business degree and continued her education by completing a certificate in Family Mediation at York University. Karalyn’s financial background along with her training in dispute resolution gives her the ability to use interest based negotiation tools to assist married and common law spouses with their separation. Karalyn strongly believes that the mediation process is an excellent way to communicate effectively, identify common interests and find a middle ground within disputes.

Andrea Watt

Mediator Acc.FM

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Andrea is an Accredited Family Mediator with the Ontario Association for Family Mediation. Andrea possesses a BSc from the University of Guelph. She is a graduate of the Certificate of Dispute Resolution Program at York University. Andrea completed her Family Mediation courses and internship with Riverdale Mediation. She is a skilled family mediator who helps married and common law spouses negotiate the financial and emotional transitions involved in separation and divorce. With Andrea’s mediation approach separating couples can develop mutually acceptable agreements in a confidential setting, and resolve matters in a way that best meets the needs of all family members.

Helene Rivard

Mediator Acc.FM

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Helene is an Accredited Family Mediator with the Ontario Association of Family Mediators. She has a certificate in mediation From York University and has completed a comprehensive Arbitration Training course through ADR Institute of Ontario. Helene’s passion is helping people through their difficult journey. She strongly believes that through perseverance, adaptability and open-mindedness, separating or divorcing couples can reach mutually acceptable agreements that are focussed on their best interests and those of their family. She is fluent in English, French and conversational in Spanish.

Helene est une médiatrice familiale accréditée avec L’Association Ontarienne de médiation familiale. Elle possède un certificat en médiation de l’université de York et a reçu une formation complète en arbitrage avec l’Institut ADR de l’Ontario. Sa passion est d’aider les gens dans leur cheminement. Elle croit fermement que par la persévérance, l’adaptabilité et l’ouverture d’esprit les couples en instance de séparation ou de divorce peuvent conclure une entente mutuellement acceptable axée sur leurs intérêts et ceux de leur famille. Elle parle parfaitement français, anglais et peut tenir une conversation en espagnol.

Valerie Larocque

Mediator Acc.FM

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Valerie is an Accredited Family Mediator with the Ontario Association for Family Mediation, and a Registered Social Worker. She graduated from Laurentian University with an under graduate and post graduate degree in Social Work. She is fluent in English and French.

Valerie completed her certification in Family Mediation at York University to better serve parents through the separation and divorce process.

Valerie strongly believes that through discussions while in mediation, you will be able to articulate your priorities and needs, to help you build a balanced, clear and comprehensive roadmap for the years to follow. Valerie continues to wish couples a meaningful life even after divorce.

Audrey Lea

Mediator Acc.FM

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Audrey is an Accredited Family Mediator with the Ontario Association for Family Mediation, and a Qualified Mediator with the Alternate Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario. She has completed the Durham College Mediation and Alternate Dispute Resolution Graduate Certificate Program and is a graduate of Bachelor of Psychology from Trent University.

Audrey’s experience working in Family Court provides the perspective that families need an alternate approach. She is committed to helping separating couples find solutions using tools to help you communicate respectfully and work as a team.

Brittney Forsyth

Mediator Acc.FM

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Brittney was granted the Accredited Family Mediator designation with the OAFM in January 2019. For the previous three years she has held the position as Consultation Co-ordinator with Positive Solutions Divorce Services. Brittney is also a Paralegal, Licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada and a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. Brittney’s previous career was in Social Services where she advocated for vulnerable individuals on a daily basis. Brittney understands the daunting processes that accompany court actions and therefor sees the immense value in mediation.

Michele King

Administrative Assistant

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Michele has over 25 years’ experience as an Executive Assistant and Office Manager in the real estate industry and Family Law firm, Michele is a seasoned Executive Assistant with extensive knowledge in many areas. She is the one to go to with any questions. In Michele’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 active children, ages 21, 19 and 18. She loves laughing with her friends when she is not running her children around to their sporting events or university ventures.

Brad Watts

Director of Marketing

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Brad started working part time with us in 2008 and recently joined us as our full time Director of Marketing. He has owned a number of start-ups in his career and brings us extensive sales and marketing experience. He has a passion for technology and was an early internet enthusiast. Brad is excited to be in a position to help us continue to grow.

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Information on this website may contain legal information but is not to be interpreted as legal advice. It is strongly recommended that you obtain Independent Legal Advice (ILA) before signing any documentation arising out of the end of your marriage or common law relationship.

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