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Samaritan's Mediation Team

Samaritan's team of certified mediators resolve disputes arising out of divorce and shared parenting, business and the workplace, and in family or neighborhood conflicts. They are trained and experienced in guiding people through a process that endeavors not just to resolve the current conflict but provide reconciliation and preserve relationships.  

Marty Hawkins, Mediator

Marty Hawkins
Served as neutral (mediator and arbitrator) in resolving more than 300 disputes since 2000
Practitioner of interest-based problem solving and negotiations
Group process facilitator since 1985 and educator (teacher and administrator) since 1969
Mediates family, employment, church and education disputes
Conducts school discipline hearings
Facilitates group discussions and problem solving 
Certified by the Washington Mediation Association in the following specialty areas: Domestic Relations, Employment, Employee Relations, Education, and Education of Students with Disabilities.
Certified Mediator, Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution
M.Ed, University of Washington; B.A. Political Science 
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Michael Rogers

Mediator, Dispute Resolution Center of Snohomish and Island Counties (also serving King County) nationally recognized standard for mediation 
Facilitating reconciliation and interest-based solutions with conflicted families, divorcing couples, groups, workplaces, organizational leadership, clergy and congregations since 1989
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington. More than 20,000 hours of clinical experience
M.Div., M.A., Fuller Seminary, A.B., Brown University 
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Gary Steeves

Certified Mediator, Washington Mediation Association 
Corporate, small business and church consultant, facilitator, mediator, educator
Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in systems theory
American Association of Pastoral Counselors member
At the parties' request, is able to integrate spirituality in areas of concern, including conflict and negotiations
Certified Mediator, Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution
M.Ed., University of Puget Sound, STB, Angelicum University. 
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