Our Team

ADDR’s service is provided by an international team of multidisciplinary experts.
Corneliu Iulian Loghin
          Consultant, Trainer, Mediator, Researcher,
          President and Co-founder

          Cornel brings an expertise in social and restorative justice, alternative dispute resolution, conflict management, mediation, facilitation, and negotiation, as a researcher, consultant, trainer and service provider. He relies on these core competencies in his role as President of the Association for Dialogue and Dispute Resolution. His background in business and the technical disciplines enables him also to offer services in system and organization design and in sound business management. This rare combination of social service and business acumen makes Cornel a great asset to its clients.
          Cornel has a diverse education, experience, and expertise which serve him well in a multi- discipline organization such as the Association. He began his career chiefly as a mechanical engineer, during time expanding his competencies in sales, management, marketing, and sociology, Conflict management, ADR, Social and Restorative Justice. He holds degrees and certifications from a number of Romanian, European and American universities, institutions and organizations. He has specialized training in Conflict management and resolution, ADR and Restorative justice in Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH - Germany, Mount Royal College - Calgary, Canada, Mediation UK, Lkst Education and Training - UK, Solidarity Centre, American Bar Association- CEELI - USA, CDR Associates – Boulder, CO, USA, Centre for Policy, Planning and Performance, Victim Offender Mediation Association, International Restorative Justice Dialogue Institute, Centre for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking, University of Minnesota, School of Social Work, Minneapolis, USA
          He also has a Master’s degree in Conflict mediation from the University “Al. I. Cuza” in Iasi, Romania.
           He has served in the capacity of mechanic engineer, home and foreign sales engineer, television studio and network manager, management and marketing expert, business consultant. In nonprofit sector he has served as social system and services researcher and designer, consultant, organization and department manager, ADR and RJ service provider. He was part of the team which created the Dispute Mediation professional system in Romania, Europe.
          He is authorized by the Mediation Council, Romania to train and examine professional mediators, to perform system evaluation and to assist dispute cases, as an accredited mediator and senior trainer. He also delivers Conflict management, ADR and RJ courses and seminars as visiting professor in three Universities, in Romania.
          Cornel is also accredited to work in adult education field and is a Training and Technical Assistance Associate of Victim Offender Mediation Association, St. Paul, USA.
          Cornel serves on the board of directors of the Victim Offender Mediation Association (a restorative justice professional association, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA).
          From 2006 until 2009, Cornel served in the first Mediation Council’s Board in Romania (the Board is established by the Romanian law to set norms, supervise, authorize service and service providers working in Dispute mediation’s professional field).
          Cornel authored, co-authored and coordinated number of books, articles and courses with ADR and RJ themes.
          He has fluency in English, French, and Italian, and he makes his residence in Iasi, Romania.


Ann Warner Roberts
          Consultant, Trainer, Mediator, Researcher,
          Member of the Board and Co-founder

          Annie is the former Outreach Director at the Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota. She has great experience as mediator and facilitator and is well versed in a number of approaches (which include restorative justice dialogue and victim-offender mediation among others).
          As a published author and former Board Co-chair of the Victim Offender Mediation Association, Annie is committed to furthering best practice in the field and to advancing the locus of restorative justice standards, principles, and values. For the Center Annie provides training and mediation in restorative justice principles and practices.
          Annie is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Minnesota, School of Social Work.


Barbara E. Raye
          Consultant, Trainer, Mediator, Policy Analyst, Researcher,
          Member of the Board and Co-founder

          Barbara has dedicated her career to improving the effectiveness of community-based nonprofit organizations and government agencies in their work for social justice and the ethical use of power. She has worked to this end also in universities and operating foundations. In all these sectors she brings an expertise in systems and culture change, collaboration, and program development and evaluation.
          Barbara began her career in Indiana as co-founder and director of two shelters for battered women and their children. She was also instrumental in the founding of the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence. During this time Barbara served as President of the Unitarian-Universalist Society of Columbus, Indiana, and she served two terms on the board of directors of Quinco, a five-county mental health organization then managed by John Carver.
          In 1983 Barbara relocated to Minnesota to serve as a Governor appointee to the Minnesota State Humane Society. From the Society Barbara moved to the Minnesota State Department of Corrections where she continued her work in state government as Director of Victim Services.
          At the local level Barbara expanded her track record with government to include Ramsey County (the home of the state capitol) where she served as the Director of Policy, Planning, and Organization Development. In this role Barbara led and implemented the state's first citizen-based county-wide strategic plan which focused on cross-sector collaboration and introduced the discipline of outcomes and performance measures in departments throughout the county. In this and all her other government positions, (state and local), Barbara brought citizens and elected officials together for joint work on policy, legislation, and "outcomes accountability."
          Barbara's record with foundations includes her tenure as Director of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation's Training and Consulting Group which worked with scores of nonprofit and public sector organizations throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Barbara was also an early member of the Development Committee of the Women's Foundation of Minnesota.
          In the education sector, Barbara has served at Hamline University as an adjunct instructor in the Masters Degree Program in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management. She has led courses in Outcomes and Performance Measurement, Governance and Planning for Nonprofit Organizations, and Research and Program Evaluation for Managers. She also provides training and consulting through the College of St. Catherine in Leadership Development, Mediation, and Being an Effective Change Agent.
          Throughout her career Barbara has cultivated and maintained a private consulting practice in the area of nonprofit board governance and management. It was this practice that eventually led to the formation of the Center.
          Barbara has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. She also has specialized training in Minnesota Quality Award Criteria, the Peter F. Drucker Foundation National Training Team Self-Assessment Tool, the Carver Policy Governance Model for Boards of Directors and Governing Bodies, the Myers-Briggs Qualification, Asset-Based Community Development (McKnight/Kreitzman Northwestern University), the National Futurists "Shared Participation" group process leadership training, Fellowship of Reconciliation "Children's Creative Response to Conflict," and mediation by CDR in Boulder, Colorado.
          Barbara's passions include restorative justice, large group/citizen engagement processes, and the elimination of systemic discrimination based on race, gender, physical disability, age, class, and affectional orientation. These passions lead to and inform Barbara's current work as Executive Director of the Center for Policy, Planning, and Performance. Barbara travels frequently in North America, Africa, and Europe and makes her home in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Penelope Harley
          Consultant, Trainer, Professor, Mediator, Researcher, Lawyer,
          Member of the Board and Co-founder

          She obtained her degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics with a concentration in the field of International Relations from Oxford University in 1986. While there, she wrote a thesis titled Palestinian Education Under Occupation, for which she was awarded the Muhammed Yarbush Award for Arab Studies. After graduation, she went to Jerusalem as a Rotary Foundation Scholar to study Arabic at Birzeit University on the West Bank.
          From 1987 to 1999, Penelope Harley worked at the Education and Training Department of the City and Guilds of London Institute, and as Pastoral Head at the Grey Coat Hospital School in London, where she pioneered an academic tutorial system and developed Health and Social Education curricula. She has traveled extensively in the Middle East (specifically West Bank & Gaza, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen).
          Penelope has graduated magna cum laude from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota in May 2002.
          She joined the faculty there in August 2002 as the Dispute Resolution Institute's inaugural Postgraduate Fellow. Ms. Harley's responsibilities at the University included continued oversight of the mediation clinic and dedication to ongoing research in the field of dispute resolution. Ms. Harley remained at Hamline teaching ADR until her move to Colorado in 2005, where she is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Denver. There, she teaches classes on restorative justice and reconciliation in international affairs in the Conflict Resolution Program and in the School of International Affairs, including a course of her own design, Restorative Justice: Practices and Principles, which incorporates innovative teaching techniques.
          She has received training in circle practices, victim - offender mediation and restorative justice in the context of crimes of severe violence. Penelope sat in a community sentencing circle and regularly participated in circles in a juvenile correctional facility. In 2003 she was instrumental in organising Hamline's 3rd Bi-Annual Symposium on Advanced Issues in Dispute Resolution entitled "Intentional Conversations about Restorative Justice, Mediation and the Practice of Law". She subsequently published an article based on the Symposium proceedings with Professor Jim Coben of the Dispute Resolution Institute.
          From January 2005 to April 2006, Penelope Harley served as the Training and Dissemination Expert of Promotion of International Commercial Arbitration and other Alternative Dispute Resolution Techniques in MEDA Countries. Member of Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR). Editor of MN ACR Newsletter, 2002-2004. Elected Board member and newsletter editor of Minnesota Restorative Services Coalition.


Russell A. Reetz jr.
          Consultant, Trainer, Mediator, Researcher,
          Member of the Board and Co-founder

          Russ has over thirty years of experience in government and criminal justice management — the last fifteen of which he served as Director of Washington County Court Services. In addition, he has served as an adjunct professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and as a Principle Practitioner for The Learning Labs on Outcomes. For the Center Russ consults and trains on the subjects of restorative justice, corrections best practices, and performance-based measurement. He has a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, and he makes his home in western Wisconsin where he enjoys developing his digital music library.


Karen Elena Hawley
          Consultant, Trainer, Resercher, Manager,
          Board Member and Co-founder

          Karen Hawley is President and owner of Hillswick Group, Ltd. Dr. Hawley has over 20 years experience in strategic planning, project management, and quality management. She has implemented Total Quality Management systems in both manufacturing and service businesses ranging in size from $200M to $2.7B revenue. Her expertise is in the areas of strategic planning; quality assessment; process improvement; process measurement; training strategy, design and delivery; employee feedback and development; and implementation of customer satisfaction management systems.
          Dr. Hawley was an examiner for the first annual Minnesota Quality Award in 1991, and served as Chief Judge for this State Quality Award process (1994 - 1998). She also served as a Senior Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, (1995 - 2000), and continues currently as an alumni examiner (2002-2005).
          Prior to establishing her business, she worked at Honeywell, Inc. for 15 years in various strategic planning, quality, operations and program management positions in defense and commercial manufacturing and service businesses. She has a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering (1971), a Master's degree in business administration (1977), and a Ph.D. in business (1980), all from the University of Minnesota. She has also taught undergraduate and graduate college courses in management, strategic planning, quality management and psychology of management at the University of Minnesota and the College of St. Catherine.
          Dr. Hawley is an active volunteer, including Board memberships on the Harriet Tubman Center, where she was President of the Board, and currently serves as President of the Board of Advisors of the Minnesota Performance Improvement Network. She is a member of the Academy of Management, and the American Society for Quality.


Susan L. Sherard
          Consultant, Trainer, Manager,
          Member of the Board and Co-founder



Lauconia Loghin
          Consultant, Mediator, Trainer, Lawyer

          Graduate of the State University - Law Faculty of Iasi, choosed to build a career as a lawyer, being specialized in Court case assisting and reprezenting and legal counselling of corporate and private persons in Civil, Administrative, Labour and Commercial Law. As an insolvency practician, she is coordinator associate of the Center for Expertize in Insolvency (SPRL), performing in the field of corporate judiciary re-organizing and banckrupcy.
          Her expertize in the legal domain is complemented by her practice of dispute mediator with practice since 2002; since 2007 she was authorized in this quality by the Mediation Council and works with „Loghin and associates” Mediators Civil Society from Iasi.
          Her training as practician and trainer in Alternative Dispute Resolution started in 2001, in programs delivered by CMSC Iasi, Mount Royal College-Calgary, Canada, Mediation UK, Lkst Education and Training – Great Britain, Solidarity Centre America Bar Association- CEELI Centre for Policy, Planning and Performance, Victim Offender Mediation Association, Minneapolis, USA.
          She has a Dispute Mediation Master Degree of the University ‘Al. I. Cuza’ Iasi, Psychology and Education Sciences and is authorized by the Mediation Council as trainer. She took part in the design and delivery of numbers of modules of initial and continuous professional development trainings in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Dispute Mediation.
          She is member of Iasi Law Bar Association, vice-president of Romanian National Union of Insolvency Practitioners, Iasi Branch, co-founder of Professional Mediators Association, associate in “Loghin and associates” Mediators Civil Society and coordinator associate of the Center for Expertize in Insolvency, Iasi.


Laura Chiticariu
          Consultant, Mediator, Trainer, Lawyer

          Graduate of Law Faculty of Iasi State University, performs as a lawyer specialized in Court case assisting and reprezenting and legal counselling of corporate and private interests in Civil, Administrative, Labour and Commercial Law. She is a judiciary administrator and compatible corporate liquidator with practice in Centre for Expertize in Insolvency(SPRL), Iasi.
          She also works as a consultant in the nonprofit sector as a consultant for Mediation and Community Safety Center, and as its Legal Clinic program coordinator, performing management, foundraising, human resources and dispute mediation activities.
          Her training in Alternative Dispute Resolution field started in 2001, and it was accomplished by participating to courses organized by ABA - USA, Solidarity Center, Mediation UK, Laval University – Canada, Victim Offender Mediation Association - USA. She also took courses in Women Leadership (South East Europe Leadership Initiative - Slovenia), Planning strategies, Reource management (LARC, UNHCR), Innovative strategies and buiness risk management (International Academy of Compared Studies – Italy), Test case litigation (Center for Legal Resources – Romania), Structructural founding (Structural consulting).
          She is authorised by the Mediation Council as a Dispute mediator and trainer; her case practice in alternative dispute resolution started in 2001, while she tooked part in number of programs developed by the Mediation and Community Safety Center of Iasi.
          In 2004 she became Master in Dispute Mediation of the State University of Iasi, Faculty of Psychology and Edicational Sciences.
          Este membru al Baroului de Avocati Iasi, al UNPRL Romania,, membru fondator in Asociatia Mediatorilor profesionisti, asociat in cadrul Societatii civile profesionale de mediatori “Loghin si asociatii” si asociat coordonator al Centrului de Expertiza in Insolventa SPRL.
          She is member of Iasi Law Bar Association, vice-president of Romanian National Union of Insolvency Practitioners, Iasi Branch, co-founder of Professional Mediators Association, associate in “Loghin and associates” Mediators Civil Society and coordinator associate of the Center for Expertize in Insolvency, Iasi.