Susan Jordan has been a mediator at the Central Susquehanna Valley Mediation Center, Inc. since 2012 and started in her role as Executive Director in 2014. She is a certified mediator and trainer through the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation (ISCT). She also serves on the ISCT Board of Directors. She believes strongly in the important work of CSVMC and is working to expand the reach of the center and grow our services to meet the needs of valley residents.
“At CSVMC, we sit down with people and help them have difficult, sometimes painful conversations. I have sat with people who feel so stuck in conflict that it is impacting their entire lives. Often mediation can help these individuals listen to each other and themselves better and make decisions together. Mediation makes so much sense to me because it supports people, who are the real experts in their own lives, in solving their own problems.”
“Conflict is a difficult part of most people’s lives. I see it as an opportunity. Whether it’s in a personal relationship or in a workplace, conflict provides us with opportunities to grow as communicators, as people and as organizations. It provides opportunities to learn what’s not working and what is, to improve our relationships and increase our effectiveness as individuals and organizations. “
Susan has a bachelor’s degree in Educational Psychology and a graduate certificate in Applied Linguistics. She is a member of the Leadership Susquehanna Valley Class of 2015 and is committed to building strong communities in Central Pennsylvania. She chairs the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way Diversity Impact Council and has volunteered for many years with a local hot meal program, the cub scouts, the Lewisburg Area Music Association, Beaver Memorial United Methodist Church and the Public Library for Union County. She sings in the Susquehanna Valley Chorale and loves to spend time outdoors exploring the wildlands of Pennsylvania with her husband, three children and dog, Macduff.
Barbara Gimino is our AmeriCorps member and case coordinator. Barbara came to CSVMC highly recommended, with many years of experience as a family therapist in Northumberland County. Barb is a graduate of LaSalle University and attended CUNY in New York City in Experimental Cognition and Neuropsychology. Barb is a trained mediator and employs her wonderful, empathic abilities in her work with our clients. She also acts as volunteer coordinator. In her free time, Barb is an avid bicyclist and nature lover. She also loves to spend time with her children and grandchildren.
Barbara works in the mediation office Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM and can be reached at 570-374-1718 or firstname.lastname@example.org.