Approved Parenting Act Mediators are those approved by ODR, on behalf of the State Court Administrator, who have met statutory and policy requirements including mediator training, continuing education, and apprenticeship standards; who agree to adhere to the Nebraska Standards of Practice and Ethics for Family Mediators; who demonstrate and maintain an active status as a Parenting Act mediator; and who have passed a background check. Are you interested in becoming an approved Parenting Act mediator?
Each mediator included in The List of Approved Parenting Act Mediators has met the criteria listed above, based upon his or her application and as determined by ODR.
a) To make a referral for parenting plan mediation with approved mediators who are affiliated with one of the six Nebraska ODR-approved Mediation Centers or with the Douglas County District Court Conciliation and Mediation Office, contact that mediation center or office directly. Links to those organizations are provided next to each affiliated mediator’s name.
b) To make a referral for parenting plan mediation with approved mediators in private practice, contact that individual directly. Links to their contact information are provided for each private mediator.
NOTE: Highlight of this color indicates that the Parenting Act mediator is currently under discipline involving corrective action. For additional information, please click on the individual mediator.
|Name||Afilliations||City||County||Judicial District||SADR Trained|
|Sikyta, Heather||Central Mediation Center - Kearney||Ord||Valley||1, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11||Yes||08-20-2012|
|Gabrielle, Kathy||Mediation West - Scottsbluff, Private Practice||Gering||Scotts Bluff||11, 12||Yes||05-30-2013|
|Martinez, Susan||Mediation West - Scottsbluff||Scotts Bluff||Scotts Bluff||11, 12||Yes||08-20-2012|
|LaBounty, Rachael||Mediation West - Scottsbluff||Mitchell||Scotts Bluff||11, 12||Yes||08-20-2012|
|Schmitz, Rae Ann||Mediation West - Scottsbluff||Scotts Bluff||Scotts Bluff||11, 12||Yes||08-20-2012|
|Bartlett, Sarah||Mediation West - Scottsbluff||Scotts Bluff||Scotts Bluff||11, 12||Yes||07-25-2012|
|Zimmerman, Jim||Private Practice||Scotts Bluff||Scotts Bluff||12||Yes||08-20-2012|
|Manley, Margaret||Mediation West - Scottsbluff||Mitchell||Scotts Bluff||11, 12||No||10-21-2013|
|Vest, Rick||The Resolution Center - Beatrice||Ashland||Saunders||1, 2, 5||No||08-20-2012|
|Gittins, Jody||The Resolution Center - Beatrice||Wahoo||Saunders||1, 2, 5||Yes||07-25-2012|
|Cottam, Glenda||Private Practice||Papillion||Sarpy||2||Yes||07-25-2012|
|Thompson, Jennifer||Private Practice||La Vista||Sarpy||2||No||08-20-2012|
|Reefe, Patrick||Concord Mediation Center - Omaha, Douglas County District Court Conciliation and Mediation Services - Omaha, Private Practice||Gretna||Sarpy||2, 4||Yes||08-20-2012|
|Gorham, Marcia L.||Private Practice||Bellevue||Sarpy||2, 4||No||10-10-2013|
|Novotny, Michele||Douglas County District Court Conciliation and Mediation Services - Omaha, Concord Mediation Center - Omaha||Omaha||Sarpy||2, 4||Yes||10-28-2013|
|Holcomb, David Christopher||Private Practice||Springfield||Sarpy||2, 4||Yes||11-22-2013|
|Colombo-Heavey, Teresa||Concord Mediation Center - Omaha, Private Practice||Papillion||Sarpy||2, 4||Yes||10-16-2013|
|Davis, Ann Walsh||Douglas County District Court Conciliation and Mediation Services - Omaha||Bellevue||Sarpy||4||Yes||07-25-2012|
|Shaul, James||Private Practice||Papillion||Sarpy||2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8||Yes||01-09-2013|
|Truttmann, Beverly||Concord Mediation Center - Omaha, Private Practice||Bellevue||Sarpy||2, 4||Yes||10-10-2013|