Mary Lou Frank
Dr. Mary Lou Frank is a licensed psychologist and mediator. Her Ph.D. and M.S. in Psychology as well as her M.Ed. in Counseling and B.A. in Speech Communication are from Colorado State University.
Dennis R. Favaro is the managing partner of Favaro & Gorman, Ltd., an employment law firm. Mr. Favaro received a Bachelor of Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University, a Master of Arts from Wheaton College and his Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law.
Susan Sloane graduated from Boston University School of Law in 1972. She worked first for Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston, then moved to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.
Anthony J. Baldassano has extensive experience in tax services, business coaching, and financial consulting, including business and estate planning, business evaluation, and management services. His experience includes a broad range of industries, including: real estate, wholesale distributors, trucking companies, retailers, contractors, education, chemical companies, contract manufacturers, farming, restaurants, and business services. Mr. Baldassano has provided extensive tax and accounting services for estates and trusts.
Anthony graduated cum laude in May 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Northern Illinois University. After several years as a Financial Analyst for a Fortune 500 company, he graduated from DePaul University with a Master of Science degree in Accounting. Before going into practice for himself, Mr. Baldassano worked for a Big Six accounting firm, managed a tax department for a privately held chemical company, and was an operations manager for a business start-up.
Anthony J. Baldassano holds a Certified Public Accounting certificate from the State of Illinois and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
To broaden his financial background, Mr. Baldassano has passed the Investment Advisor licensing exam and holds the Professional Financial Specialist (PFS) credential, issued only to Certified Public Accountants.
Anthony is also a Small Business Advisor for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Harper College. At the SBDC, Mr. Baldassano counsels entrepreneurs and leads financial workshops to help businesses start, grow and prosper.
His interests include community and professional events, church ministries, and enjoying time with his wife and three young children.
Vice President, USA
Teresa is the Director of the Dispute Resolution Program at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law where also teaches mediation advocacy and negotiation skills.
Vice President, International
Elena is a lawyer-mediator, a lead mediation trainer at the Athens Mediators’ Training Institute, a former member of the Mediators’ Accreditation Committee and a Member of the Preparatory Legislative Committee for the Reform of Mediation at the Greek Ministry of Justice.
VP of Education, USA
Kenneth Frank holds a J.D. from the University of Colorado and a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution from Columbia College.
Agnieszka Majka Góra
VP of Education, International
Agnieszka Gora is a mediator, a negotiation and mediation university lecturer and a practicing lawyer in Poland.