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Online Mediation Services for Separating Couples in Ontario

Our Divorce Mediation Professionals

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

Mediator Acc.FM

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Dana is an Accredited Family Mediator and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. 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.

Ariel Kirzner

JD, FDRP-med (FDRIO)

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Ariel is an Accredited Family Mediator and a lawyer specializing in family law. Ariel graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. He completed a certificate in Dispute Resolution at York University and underwent comprehensive family mediation training through Riverdale Mediation and Peel Counseling Services. Ariel helps parties to obtain a fair and sustainable resolution in their family law matter by creating a respectful mediation environment and by ensuring that all participants have their needs properly considered. His approach is pragmatic, empathetic, and grounded in his legal experience.

Jennifer

Taralea Scammell

Mediator Acc.FM

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Jennifer Curry is an accredited Family Mediator (AccFM) with over two decades of experience working in front line social service settings, specializing in family law matters and client issue resolution. She mediates in all areas of family law including parenting plans, support, equalization of net family property and property division. Jennifer also holds certifications in Parenting Coordination, Arbitration and is a Voice of the Child Practitioner.

Through her experience supporting families going through the family court system, Jennifer has seen firsthand the devastation that divorce, and litigation can have on families. Jennifer is passionate about providing families with alternative options to alleviate the pain, financial strain, and stress of the traditional divorce process.

Taralea Scammell

Mediator Acc.FM

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Taralea Scammell is an Accredited Family Mediator, AccFm OAFM, and Alternative Dispute Resolution ADR Practitioner. She studied and received her Certificate in Advanced Family Mediation and Conflict Management at Conrad Grebel College University. Taralea has extensive experience in mediation approaches that include family, elder and victim offender reconciliation.

 

Taralea has been working with families in crisis and those involved with child protection agencies for twenty five years. She is an accredited Family Group Conference Coordinator, an ADR response for families involved with child protection agencies in Ontario.

 

Currently, she is practicing Family Mediation and supporting families who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships and those involved in the process of separation and divorce.

Michele King

Office Manager

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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.