The Raymond Shonholtz Visionary Peacemaker Award
For four decades, Ron Kelly has been a pioneer in the development of ADR best practices. He is the co-founder of two California ADR professional organizations: the California Dispute Resolution Council and the Northern California Mediation Association. He continues to organize coalitions to protect the integrity of the mediation process. Ron has trained thousands of lawyers, judges, students, and government officials on four continents. These include San Francisco’s Superior Court judges, Bar Association of San Francisco members, and UC Berkeley students. Currently, Ron trains San Francisco mediators in his 30 Minute Mediation model.
The Gail Sadalla Rising Peacemaker Award
Da’Nille Lemon is the Peer Mediation Project Leader for the Restorative Mediation Program at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Middle School in San Francisco. Mediating since 2015, this dedicated 8th grader has been helping her peers for many years. She’s also the founder of the No Flex Zone, an antibullying program at her school. Says Da’Nille, “The main thing I like to do is to help people. If I see something that needs to change, I do my best to make that change.”
The Community Boards Leadership Peacemaker Award
San Francisco Street Violence Intervention Program (SFSVIP)
SFSVIP is a collaborative program created to reduce and intervene in youth-related street violence citywide throughout San Francisco. SFSVIP provides a wide range of critical services: street outreach and engagement, public education, food distribution, family support, crisis response, and community mobilization. Run through the Mayor’s Office of Violence Prevention, SFSVIP partners with other city agencies, social service nonprofits, and community stakeholders. One of its core goals is helping youth build the social and resiliency skills needed to reduce and prevent violence.
Gary J. Friedman
Co-founder, The Center for Understanding Conflict
Keynote Speaker & Workshop Leader
Gary J. Friedman has been practicing law as a mediator with the Mediation Law Offices in Mill Valley since 1976, integrating mediative principles into his practice. Through the non-profit he co-founded, The Center for Understanding in Conflict, Gary has been teaching mediation since 1980. He was one of the very first lawyer-mediators and a primary force in the current mediation movement.
2016 San Francisco Peacemaker Awards Sponsors
Bay Area Coalition for Community Mediation (BACCM) | Board of Directors, Community Boards | The California Endowment | Ann and Paul Chen | Dr. Paul Hoyt Financial District Dentistry | The Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation | Louderback Law Group | Lemmon Employment Law & Conflict Resolution | Mechanics Bank | Michael C. Tobriner, Attorney & Mediator | Morrison Foerster | O’Grady Law Group, APC | Peer Resources | SF Police Officers Association | Shwiff, Levy & Polo LLP | Charles Spiegel, Esq. | Michael Tobriner, Attorney & Mediator | Tetra Tech DPK | Wells Fargo
2016 Silent Auction Donors
A.C.T. American Conservatory Theater | Arthur Murray Dance Center San Francisco | Bob Bailey | Bi-Rite Family of Businesses | Joan Blades | Loretta Bozung | Cala Restaurant | Michael Dellar, One Market Restaurant | Devora Designs | Linda Dunn | Fine Arts Museums San Francisco | Sarah Gerrish | Katie Gilmartin | Christopher Graves | HitFit SF | Joe Goode Performance Group | Nancy Koo | R. Kamela Laird, Esq. | Littlejohn’s Candies | Marc Martin | Judi Mozesson | Rachel Mozesson | Kimber Oswald | Palio d’Asti | Barbara Proctor | Jonah Roll | Emma Rosenbush | Christina Sabee | San Francisco Bay Boat Cruise | San Francisco Symphony | Denise Schickel | Smuin Ballet | Andrea Stern, Satori Yoga Studio | Susan Stone | Clarence Towers | Z SPACE | Betsy Zeger