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Allan J. Stitt is the President and Chief Executive Officer of ADR Chambers and the Stitt Feld Handy Group. ADR Chambers is the largest, private alternative dispute resolution service provider in the world and has administered over 25,000 mediations and over 18,000 arbitrations since 2012. The Stitt Feld Handy Group, the ADR training division of ADR Chambers, has trained over 30,000 people world-wide in alternative dispute resolution skills since its inception in 1994.
Allan is a Toronto-based mediator, arbitrator, negotiation consultant, facilitator, trainer, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) systems design specialist. Allan is both a Chartered Mediator (C.Med.) and a Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb.). Read More
Elinor F. Whitmore is Vice President of the Stitt Feld Handy Group, a division of ADR Chambers, and is a mediator, facilitator, workplace consultant, and certified professional coach.
Elinor’s primary focus is to help people deal with issues and resolve conflicts in the workplace. Since 1992, Elinor has mediated all manner of workplace conflicts including disputes between colleagues, between managers and employees, and within teams. Whether working with individuals, pairs or teams, Elinor combines her strong conflict resolution and problem solving skills with her understanding of individuals and interpersonal dynamics. Read More
Oliver Martin is a Toronto-based facilitator, trainer, coach and mediator with the Stitt Feld Handy Group, a division of ADR Chambers. He provides Alternative Dispute Resolution, negotiation and coaching training to organizations and the general public throughout Canada, the Caribbean and the United States.
Oliver is a past Director at the ADR Institute of Ontario. He received Alternative Dispute Resolution training from the University of Windsor Law School and York University. Read More
Rosanne Fitzgerald is a Toronto-based Workplace Consultant and ADR Instructor with the Stitt Feld Handy Group. In addition to facilitating workshops on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiation, and Dealing with Difficult People, Rosanne works with organizations to provide workplace restoration consultations.
Rosanne has spent many years working in the areas of Organizational Effectiveness and Strategic Human Resources, providing expertise to a variety of client groups within one of the largest Canadian federal government departments. Rosanne’s primary focus in this role was to undertake organizational assessment and diagnostic activities to assist clients to manage their workplace challenges more effectively, adjust to various transitions and to bring about positive change. Read More
Jason Stitt is a Toronto-based facilitator, trainer, and coach with the Stitt Feld Handy Group, a division of ADR Chambers. He provides Alternative Dispute Resolution, negotiation and coaching training to organizations and the general public throughout Canada, the Caribbean and the United States. Read More
Peter D. Dreyer is a Toronto-based mediator, negotiator, instructor, investigator, and dispute resolution systems designer with Stitt Feld Handy Group. He is the firm’s Senior Associate and lead facilitator in the Caribbean. He has facilitated ADR training in both the private and public sectors in Canada, the Caribbean, England, Australia and the United States. Peter has lectured in the field of ADR at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, and at both the University of Toronto and University of Windsor Law Schools. Read More
Michael E. Dickstein has been a full-time mediator, arbitrator, and teacher of negotiation and mediation since the mid 1990’s. He has extensive experience in mediating and arbitrating disputes across North America involving employment, commercial, class action, contract, real estate, personal injury, tort, discrimination, malpractice, construction defect, franchise, defamation, environmental and other issues. He also teaches negotiation, ADR and mediation to law students and MBA students at Stanford Law School, and worldwide. Read More
Lynn Catzman is an associate facilitator and coach with Stitt Feld Handy Group. She has a background in education as a high school teacher and as the owner of Compukids, a computer education facility for children and adults.
Lynn obtained her B.A. at the University of British Columbia, her B.Ed. at the University of Toronto, and her M.A. at York University. She has an Executive Certificate in Conflict Management from the Stitt Feld Handy Group and University of Windsor Faculty of Law. She has completed the ADR, Advanced ADR and Applied ADR Workshops conducted by the Stitt Feld Handy Group. She has also completed the Civil Justice in Ontario program. Read More
William Humphrey is an Owen Sound-based lawyer, mediator, and facilitator with the Alliance Law Firm. Will received his LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario in 2004 and is a member of the Ontario Bar. While at law school, he received the McMillan Binch Contracts Award and competed for Canada at the World Negotiation Competition, where he was awarded First Place. Will was also a coach for the Canadian Team at subsequent World Negotiation Competitions. Read More
Jonathan Jacobs is a Toronto-based ADR Instructor with the Stitt Feld Handy Group, Investigator with the ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office and Mediator with ADR Chambers.
Jonathan is a member of the ADR Institute of Ontario, the bars of the Province of Ontario and the State of New York and is admitted to the U.S. Court of International Trade. Prior to joining the Stitt Feld Handy Group, Jonathan was a litigator at boutique law firms in Toronto and New York City. Read More
Francis J. F. Handy began his professional career with Osler Hoskin & Harcourt, acting as counsel in a number of hearings over professional discipline, land use and development, commercial litigation, workplace, and regulatory disputes. In 1994, he co-founded Stitt Feld Handy Houston, a law firm focused on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). This firm and its corporate affiliates, including the Stitt Feld Handy Group, became a leading ADR organization, and Frank’s Mediation, ADR, and ADR training practice dates from that time. In 2004 he and his partner, Allan Stitt, merged that firm with ADR Chambers to create Canada’s largest and leading ADR training and service provider. Read More
Blair Botsford was called to the Ontario Bar in 1997. Since that time her practice has been focused in the area of trusts and estates. She represents a range of clients including both individuals and business owners on all aspects of Wills, trusts, estates, incapacity and disability planning, as well as business succession planning, and related tax issues. Read More