Conflict Resolution,

Training & Small Business Consultation

We serve the community with a range of accessible, high quality and affordable conflict resolution services, including mediation and conciliation, and educate community members about conflict prevention and collaborative problem-solving.



Board of Directors

Robin Reid – President
Peter Bowne
Ellen Kapinos
Kathleen Zieman
Teresa Martin


Anne Tessier – Executive Director / Conciliation Coordinator
Joanne Gvazdauskas – Program Coordinator – Orleans Court, Summary Process
Deborah Fish – Program Coordinator – Barnstable and Orleans Courts, Small Claims
Eileen Graybill – co-Program Coordinator – Barnstable Court, Summary Process
Kathi Heffernan – co-Program Coordinator – Barnstable Court, Summary Process
Susan Largay – Program Coordinator – Falmouth Court, Small Claims, Summary Process and Conciliation
Thomas Reilly – co-Program Coordinator – Barnstable Court, Summary Process
Elizabeth Weaver-Purohit – Data Entry Clerk / Administrative Assistant


Janie Culbert
Nancy Fleming
Debbie Fish


Our panel of 70 volunteers are the core of Cape Mediation and their development is our priority. The volunteers are present at eight different Court sessions; Summary Process in Barnstable, Falmouth and Orleans, Small Claims in Barnstable, Falmouth, Nantucket and Orleans and Civil Court in Barnstable for conciliation. Their commitment to Cape Mediation allows us to develop our reputation as a valuable professional alternative to resolve conflict and provide mediation services. Based on the number of cases, we estimate our volunteer mediators provide 1,850 hours of mediation service annually.

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