Jim Melamed, former Academy of Family Mediators Executive Director and co-Founder of Mediate.com, received the 2007 John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award from the Association for Conflict Resolution at ACR’s recent 2007 Phoenix Conference.
The John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award is presented annually to a prominent and internationally recognized leader in mediation who demonstrates personal and professional commitment to finding mediation solutions to conflict while balancing therapeutic and legal perspectives.
John Haynes was a pioneer in the field of family mediation, a respected author and practitioner, an international trainer, and the first president of the Academy of Family Mediators. In keeping with his legacy, the candidate should demonstrate innovation, creativity, and outstanding competence in published writings, training, and practice, maintain personal and professional integrity and respect for others, and embrace a sense of humor and humility about our standing as fallible beings.
Haynes Award Recipient History
2007 – James C. Melamed
2006 – Arnie Shienvold
2005 – Nina Meierding
2004 – Zena D. Zumeta
2003 – Barbara Landau
2002 – Donald T. Saposnek
2001 – Larry S. Fong
2000 – Janet Johnston
1999 – Jay Folberg, J.D.
1998 – John Paul Lederach
1997 – Isolina Ricci
1996 – Marilyn S. McKnight and Stephen K. Erickson
1995 – Raymond Shonholtz
1994 – Hugh McIsaac
1993 – Joan Kelly
1990 – Albie Davis and the Harvard Negotiation Project
1989 – O.J. Coogler (posthumous) and CDR Associates
1988 – John M. Haynes
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