Brenda Cavanaugh

Executive Director

Trained in Mediation and Facilitation; in the field since 1995. Mediated over 200 cases, most family mediation, divorce, parenting plans; facilitated town visioning meetings; Trained female prisoners in peer mediation and conflict resolution; Set up peer mediation program in high school and trained several other peer mediation groups; mediated Tweed Airport issue with mayors of East Haven and New Haven; Worked with Community Mediation Center of Charlottesville, VA; James River Associates Nonprofit; and Community Mediation, Inc. of New Haven, CT

Phone: (203) 782-3504


Kathleen Benoit

Office Manager

Kathy has been our Office Manager for the past 12 years. In the summer of 2003 she took our 40 hour basic mediation training and became a certified mediator so that she could have a better understanding to what we do. Previously, she worked for Fan Emporium, Inc. where she managed the merchandise and fan club packets for celebrities such as: Michael Bolton, Mariah Carey and John Mellencamp to name a few. Before that she was a school secretary for Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES).  She is a life-long resident of New Haven.


Jacques Lewis

Staff Mediator/Volunteer Coordinator

Phone:  (203) 782-3508