Facilitators: Cindy Mazur and John Settle
Time: 7:30pm - 9pm
Networking: 7-7:30pm (coffee, soda and light snacks will be provided)
About the facilitators:
Cynthia Mazur is the Director for Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. She is a mentor/mediator in the Federal Shared Neutrals Program. At the D.C. Superior Court she mediates domestic cases and child abuse and neglect cases. She arbitrates legal malpractice and fee dispute cases for the D.C. Bar and mediates these cases, as well. The D.C. Bar gave her a Special Merit Award in 2005. Ms. Mazur has been with FEMA since 1991. She most recently was the Associate General Counsel for Program Law. FEMA OCC awarded Cindy the Shirley Levy Award in 2007. Before coming to FEMA, Ms. Mazur was awarded a Teaching Fellowship at Georgetown University Law Center. She taught in the Appellate Clinic for two years, handling prisoner civil rights and criminal defense cases. She earned her L.L.M. in Appellate Advocacy. Prior to that, she was an Associate, practicing employment law at the D.C. firm of Akin, Gump, Straus, Hauer & Feld. She came to D.C. from a Judicial Clerkship in the Fourth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, working on prisoner civil rights cases. Ms. Mazur received a scholarship to attend the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France in 1991. She received her J.D. from Syracuse University in 1986 and was a member of the Justinian Honorary Law Society. She earned an M. Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and served a bi-racial church on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota as an ordained minister. This created an interest in Indian law. She graduated cum laude with her B.A. in English/Education from Hartwick College in New York. Ms. Mazur is licensed to practice law in Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and New York.
John Settle has over twenty years experience as a mediator and trainer. He is certified as a mediator and Mentor Mediator by the Supreme Court of Virginia, and he holds Advanced Workplace Mediator status from the Association for Conflict Resolution. He heads his own mediation and consulting firm (SETTLEment Associates, LLC) and is among the cadre of consultants for several national firms providing ADR services. He has been a trainer and mediator with the Northern Virginia Mediation Service since 1998. He is a contract mediator for three offices of EEOC (including EEOC’s internal “Resolve” program) and has mediated and trained for many federal agencies. He served as the contract Ombudsman for the U.S. Architect of the Capitol. Mr. Settle is on the faculty of George Washington University’s Center for Excellence in Public Administration, teaching conflict management and negotiation skills, and has taught negotiation skills at GWU Law School. He is a retired member of the Virginia Bar. Mr. Settle formerly held senior federal management positions, and he received the Presidential Award of Meritorious Executive in the Senior Executive Service.