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Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBB)is a not-for-profit corporation which brings together mediators and allied professionals to volunteer worldwide to collaborate on building conflict resolution capacity in underserved areas to make local peace-building more effective and sustainable. MBB also advocates to advance the use of mediation to resolve public policy disputes and other conflicts.

In building sustainable conflict resolution capacity for a more peace able world, MBB works in partnership with local organizations and leaders in each area where it has a project. It generally serves groups located in areas where there are difficulties as a result of war, major civil conflict, or significant natural disaster. MBBs core mission is to help these local organizations and leaders build effective and sustainable conflict resolution systems. Our member volunteers offer their time, treasure and talent to accomplish this mission.

Rachel Wohlis the founding Executive Director of the Maryland Judiciary’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO). MACRO helps create, strengthen, expand and fund ADR programs in Maryland within and beyond the courts. In 1998, she directed the Maryland ADR Commission’s statewide collaborative process involving approximately 700 people in creating an action plan called “Join the Resolution” to advance the use of ADR in Maryland. MACRO was created to implement the plan. In 2001, she was chosen by the International Association for Conflict Resolution to receive the Mary Parker Follett Award for Innovation in the Field of Conflict Resolution. She co-chaired the ABA Dispute Resolution Section's Task Force on Improving Mediation Quality.

Rachel is a founding member of the Board of Directors of Mediators Beyond Borders, which helps grassroots groups build sustainable conflict resolution capacity in the US and around the world, and advocates for the use of mediation in public policy arenas. She is an adjunct faculty member at Pepperdine University Law School’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, where she co-teaches, with Len Riskin, a three-day seminar twice each year on “Mindfulness for Conflict Resolvers.” Rachelhas made presentations and given workshops across the country on a variety of conflict resolution topics.

For more information visit Mediators Beyond Borders

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