We are pleased to welcome these talented folks to our growing staff:

Michele Ferenz, CBI Senior Mediator, possesses over 15 years of experience as a facilitator, mediator and trainer. Her primary practice areas are in natural resource management and international development, with a focus on fragile states and post-conflict societies. Michele has taught international environmental policy and negotiation theory and practice at Columbia University and the University of Massachusetts. She holds degrees from Brown University and Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Griffin Smith, CBI Associate Fellow/Junior Fellow, conducts research and works with senior staff on facilitations, mediations, and multistakeholder problem-solving processes. A certified Massachusetts mediator providing court services, he also trains and evaluates mediators through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Griffin holds a certificate in negotiation from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in Biology and Policy Studies from Grinnell College.

Susan Fashaw, joins CBI as an Accounting Support Coordinator assisting the accounting department with budgets, billing and accounts payables. Susan has worked in finance for the past 15 years and is pursuing her degree in accounting.