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.
Meg Martin started as Case Coordinator in 2019. In 2018, Meg joined CSVMC as a volunteer mediator after taking the 40-hour basic mediation training. “I found the process fascinating and was hooked immediately. I look forward to learning so much more from all the amazing people here and hope to bring some of my office organizational skills to the center.”
After many years working in event planning and administration, Meg completed her degree in Public Administration and worked at SUNY Albany, managing the Center on English Learning & Achievement. She was a full time mom of three boys from 2003-2012 and worked as program coordinator for the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy from 2012-2016.She left Bucknell to travel with her family in Europe for 6 months across 15 countries. Being based on the Croatian coast was a highlight of that adventure, along with hiking Cinque Terre, touring Venice, and exploring Lubljana.
Meg moved to Lewisburg in 2010 and fell in love with Central PA. She spends her free time at Crossfit, hiking, biking, running and generally just being outside with family and her two big dogs (Bernese and Labradoodle).