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Co-Parenting Mediation Mediators

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The Co-Parenting Mediation Program maintains a small closed roster of expert mediators in the field of divorce, child custody and parent-time. Participation is by invitation only. Mediators are only added to the roster when a vacancy occurs, and are chosen based upon experience.

Below is a complete listing of the mediators working with our program. If you are scheduled to participate in mediation through our program, we ask that you please not contact your mediator ahead of time. Please direct all calls to the Co-Parenting Mediation Program.

If you are not scheduled to mediate through our program but would like to mediate privately with one of our co-parenting roster mediators listed below, their contact information is listed alphabetically at www.utcourts.gov/mediation/roster


Jenaveve Arnoldous

Jenaveve Arnoldous is a Harvard Negotiation Institute trained, Utah Court-Qualified Master and Domestic Mediator. Specializing in domestic, divorce, and parenting mediation since 2014, Jenaveve also has experience in business, family, landlord/tenant, and probate mediations and has trained in strategies for communication and negotiation in high conflict situations. She is a graduate of J. Reuben Clark Law School and is listed on the Utah and California State Bars. Jenaveve received her domestic mediation training through Utah Dispute Resolution and is a graduate if UDR's Domestic Mediation Practicum Program.

Vivia Baldwin

Vivia Baldwin is a certified master mediator with extensive workplace mediation experience. A graduate of the University of Utah, Magna cum laude, she has been mediating in Utah since 1994. Currently Ms. Baldwin is on the mediation roster of the United States Postal Service REDRESS, the Utah State Anti-Discrimination and Labor Division, the AOC Restorative Justice Program and the AOC Co-Parent Program. Ms. Baldwin's expertise is in facilitative and transformative mediation. She is available as a mentor/coach for participants in a mediation conference.

Nancy McGahey

Nancy mediates disputes with a wide range of issues, including family, divorce, co-parenting, relationship, workplace, victim-offender, small claims, and civil matters. Currently, she mediates with the Co-Parenting Mediation Program in Third District Court and the Family Mediation Program with Utah Dispute Resolution, where she serves as Executive Director. She also maintains a private practice. Nancy's professional background includes thirty years combined experience in education, training, instructional design, and human services. She holds Master's degrees in Interpersonal Communication and Learning Technologies from the University of New Mexico, and a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Utah. In addition, she has completed specialized mediation training on family, divorce, and victim/offender issues.

Susan Petty

Susan Petty is Director of Training for Utah Dispute Resolution, a community mediation service. She mediates and teaches conflict resolution skills on a daily basis. She is a volunteer mediator for the Juvenile Court Mediation Program and is also a mediator for the Visitation Program. She has experience mediating a variety of disputes including neighborhood, visitation, custody, and divorce issues. Her education and training includes a degree in Interpersonal Communication from the University of Utah, a post-graduate certificate from the University of Utah in Alternative Dispute Resolution, divorce mediation, and she participates in current ongoing advanced training.

Velvet Rodriguez-Poston

Velvet Rodriguez-Poston specializes in divorce and co-parenting disputes. She has a JD from BYU Law School where she was a cofounder of the Community Mediation Center. Velvet is a master mediator and a primary trainer in mediation and regularly trains others in basic mediation, advanced mediation, divorce mediation, and other conflict resolution trainings. Velvet also is a member of the co-parenting mediation roster where she is a specialist in domestic violence and high conflict divorces. She is bilingual and bicultural, and she deals effectively with multicultural dynamics. Velvet's new favorite hobby is presenting at national mediation conferences. Other Language spoken: French.

Jill Sheinberg

Jill Sheinberg is an attorney (admitted in New York) who specializes in mediation in Utah. She received her basic mediation training in New York City where she worked for five years as a community mediator to resolve disputes between family members, neighbors, employees, and landlord/tenants. She has completed the Utah Court-Annexed ADR Program and a Business Mediation course at the Cape Cod Institute. Ms. Sheinberg has trained teachers, law students, community-based organization staff and community residents in conflict resolution and communication skills. Ms. Sheinberg serves as a volunteer Mediator with the Utah Juvenile Court Mediation Program. She is a member of the Academy of Family Mediators, the Society for Professionals in Dispute Resolution and the National Association for Community Mediation.

Meggan McLean Stein

Meggan McLean Stein has been mediating disputes in Utah and Washington since 1998. She has a JD from BYU Law School and a Master's Degree of Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine Law School's Strauss Institute. At Utah Dispute Resolution, Meggan coordinated a Peer Mediation Program in collaboration with Horizonte Learning and Training Center. As the acting Executive Director, Volunteer Coordinator and Trainer at the King County Dispute Resolution Center in Seattle Washington, Meggan trained, oriented and mentored aspiring mediators. Meggan also developed and coordinated an Agricultural Employment Mediation Program for the state of Washington. Meggan mediates domestic, workplace, victim/offender, and community disputes. Second language spoken: Spanish.

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Page Last Modified: 11/24/2021
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