Susan Camenker has been facilitating difficult situations in various settings for many years. Early on in her career as a teacher of hearing impaired children, she worked with children and their families who were facing a host of challenges, providing them with a myriad of possibilities to strategically deal with the many conflicts they faced. Susan left teaching to work in healthcare administration where she managed a large department in a major teaching hospital. Her work at the hospital included, to a large extent, identifying causes of conflict, negotiating with the parties involved, and helping the parties generate agreements and plans they could implement to resolve the conflict.
Most recently, Susan has worked as a paralegal at a family law firm. There she was involved with the clients as they dealt with the many challenges they faced going through the process of divorce in the Probate and Family Court. In her spare time, she has served on the Executive Board of the Parents Association at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, functioning as a liaison between the University and parents on a variety of issues.
Susan was trained in basic mediation skills at the Community Dispute Settlement Center in Cambridge, MA, and she completed her training in Family Law Mediation in conformity with Rule 8 and the confidentiality statute at MCLE in Boston, MA. Susan’s focus is now in providing effective mediation services for all types of family law matters, including divorce, custody, support, paternity, parenting, and pre-and post-nuptial agreements. She continues to be thrilled at how well the mediation process works, and is excited about the positive solutions and outcomes that she continually sees her clients up with.
- MA, Communication Disorders, Johns Hopkins
- BS Communication Disorders, Fontbonne University
- Certificate in paralegal studies, Boston University
- Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM)
When at home, Susan enjoys long daily meditative walks, as well as the company of her two totally lovable kitties.