She established The Family Mediation Centre, (a Division of the Mediation Centre Inc.) in 1983, where she and colleagues provide affordable family mediation, working with both lawyers and their clients and with unrepresented parties. Kathleen became a Collaborative Family Law Practitioner in 2001 and trained and mentored in collaborative practice.
Kathleen, as Director of The Family Mediation Centre Inc. (a Division of The Mediation Centre Inc.), is honoured to have been selected to provide government funded family information and mediation services in London’s Family Court since 1995 and since 2011 in London, Owen Sound, Walkerton, Goderich, Sarnia, Chatham St. Thomas, Woodstock and Stratford, when the services were expanded. As Co-Director of Mediation North Inc. (with Maggie Hall), Kathleen was also honoured in 2011 to have been selected to provide government funded family information and mediation services in Cochrane, Timmins, Elliott Lake, Hailey bury, Kenora, Dryden, North Bay Perry Sound, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay and Sudbury, as part of the expansion.
Since 1983, Kathleen has overseen a comprehensive family mediation internship program where she has had the privilege of mentoring a large number of new professionals as they entered the field. Kathleen is also a widely acclaimed trainer in family mediation and child protection mediation, training privately and through Western University Certificate Program in Conflict Resolution and recently in the Graduate Diploma Program in Conflict Resolution at Carleton University.
When not mediating Kathleen enjoys reading, travel, food and laughter with family and friends (especially with her three grandsons who are all under 2.)