Our staff has decades of experience mediating, facilitating and training. They are available to assess conflicts and design interventions that will help resolve disputes. We are developing a panel of qualified mediators and resource experts. In addition, law students from the Center on Dspute Resolution also assist on occassion.

Loraine M. Della Porta, Co-Director & Mediator

Loraine’s public sector career spans over twenty years and reflects extensive experience in conflict prevention, organizational development and training.  She is a trained lawyer and is an experienced mediator, facilitator and dispute systems designer. Loraine served for 11 years as the Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration (MOPC), a free-standing institute of the University of Massachusetts Boston which serves as a neutral forum and state/regional-level resource to assist public entities in resolving conflict and collaborating on important policy issues within government and across sectors. Loraine also directed the USDA Agricultural Mediation Program for Massachusetts which provides mediation and other conflict resolution services for a variety of issues affecting agriculture, including environmental, land use, natural resource conservation, rural housing and credit issues. Loraine is also a trainer with the Center on Dispute Resolution at Quinnipiac Law School.

William DeVane Logue, Co-Director & Mediator

Bill Logue is an adjunct professor, Senior Fellow and Director of Training at Quinnipiac Law School. He is also an independent mediator, facilitator, consensus builder, trainer and consultant. Bill has mediated agricultural and land use dispute in several states and his public policy consensus building and facilitation work has included projects with numerous state and federal agencies. Bill contributed three chapters to the Mediation Practice Book published in 2001 and was a regular contributing columnist on ADR to the Connecticut Law Tribune for several years. Bill is past chair of the Connecticut Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and past Co-Chair of the Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution in the Courts, he is a past President of the New England Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution, a panelist with the Connecticut Department of Education, the United States Postal Service and a Senior Affiliate Practitioner with the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration. He is Chair of the Connecticut Bar Foundation James Cooper Fellows and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.