Our Staff

Our team of mediators are professionals who are currently qualified as Florida Supreme Court Certified mediators in their fields of specialization and certification. We are educated, professional individuals who are skilled in mediation processes and receive frequent training.

The mediation team members at Mediation Solutions are capable of assisting parties to identify issues, solve problems and explore settlement alternatives.  We are neutral and do not know the parties in the dispute.  Our goal is to insure balanced, confidential and equitable discussions.

Certified Mediators:

Susan Ault-Davis

Susan Ault-Davis

Florida Supreme Court, Small Claims and County Civil Mediator

 

Susan Ault-Davis is a Florida Supreme Court Certified mediator specializing in family mediation, small claims and county civil mediation.

Training / Mediation:

  • Landlord / Tenant
  • Business
  • Corporate
  • Employment
  • Franchise
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Insurance
  • Foreclosure
  • Professional Fees
  • Workplace Conflict Resolution
  • Homeowner Association Disputes

Education:

  • Masters (MS): Counseling and Psychology - Troy University
  • Masters (MS): Quality Systems Management - National Graduate School of Quality Management

Experience:

  • Software Engineer - The Boeing Company
  • Internal Mediator - The Boeing Company
  • Mental Health Counselor Intern - Bridgeway Inc.
  • Notary Public
  • United States Air Force, Retired
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ), Certified Software Quality Engineer
  • Master's Certification in Program Management, Villanova University

Associations:

  • Secretary and Founding Member - Emerald Coast Mediation Association
  • Bridgeway Crisis Line
  • Shelter House (Domestic Violence)
  • Fort Walton Beach Citizen's Police Academy Alumni
  • Okaloosa County Sheriff's Academy Alumni
  • United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Air Force Association, Chapter Secretary
  • Air Commando Association
  • Fort Walton Chamber of Commerce
  • American Business Women's Association

Coleman J. Batson

Coleman J. Batson

Florida Supreme Court, Family Mediator

 

Coleman Batson is a Florida Supreme Court-certified mediator specializing in Family mediation.

Education:

  • Doctorate (JD) Jurisprudence – Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
  • Graduate Certification, Alternative Dispute Resolution – Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
  • Masters (MS) Criminal Justice – Troy University
  • Bachelors (BA) Philosophy – University of West Florida

Experience:

  • Licensed Attorney – Florida Bar Association
  • Volunteer County Mediator – Montgomery, Elmore, & Alachua County Courts, Alabama
  • Student Attorney – Thomas Goode Jones School of Law Elder Law Clinic
  • Qualified Arbitrator – Florida State Supreme Court
  • Communications Officer – Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office
  • Certified Communications Training Officer – Association of Public Safety Communications Officials International
  • Certified Emergency Police Dispatcher – International Academies of Emergency Dispatch

Associations:

  • Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society

Susan Page

Susan Page

Florida Supreme Court, Family Mediator

 

Susan Page is a Florida Supreme Court-certified mediator specializing in family mediation.

Training/Mediation:

  • Family Mediation
  • Parent Coordination

Education:

  • Master's Degree (MA): Psychology - University of West Florida - Pensacola, Florida
  • Bachelor of Science (BS): Psychology, Criminology, Legal Administration - Troy State University, Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Experience:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor for over 25 years
  • Expert Witness for over 20 years in Family Law cases dealing with child custody, addictions and domestic abuse
  • Expert testimony in Criminal cases dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault, date rape and substance abuse
  • Qualified Parent Coordinator
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Instructor in Psychology at Northwest Florida State College

Associations:

  • Rotarian Fort Walton Beach
  • Impact 100
  • Mental Health Association
  • National Board of Certified Counselors

Shevon Peet

Shevon Peet

Florida Supreme Court, Family Mediator

 

Shevon Peet is a Florida Supreme Court-certified mediator specializing in Family mediation.

Shevon is a retired Major from the USAF Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field in Florida and has worked as a Correctional Probation Senior Officer for the Department of Corrections.

For the past five years, Shevon has been working in mental health counseling involving marriage and family, child custody and parenting.

Overall, Shevon has 21 years of court experience with dependency, substance abuse court and family matters, working closely with judges, attorneys and clients towards the equitable resolution of cases.

Education:

  • Masters (MA): Counseling and Psychology - Troy University
  • Bachelors (BA): Psychology - University of Northern Colorado

Experience:

  • Certified hostage negotiator - Florida Department of Corrections
  • Military-mediated budget proposals - United States Air Force
  • Major (Ret) - United States Air Force
  • Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern - Pattison Professional Counseling and Mediation Center

Associations:

  • American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Mental Health Association of Okaloosa/Walton

Debra K. Petry

Debra K. Petry

Family and County Mediator

 

Debra K. Petry is a Florida Supreme Court Certified mediator specializing in family, business, real estate and county mediation.

Training:

  • Family Mediation / Pre-Court Family Mediation
  • Commercial / Financial Mediation
  • Elder Care Mediation
  • Condo / Homeowner Association Mediation
  • Mediation Training for Trainers

Education:

  • Doctorate (EdD): Educational Leadership - University of West Florida
  • Masters (MEd): Education, Social Sciences - Colorado State University
  • Masters (MA): Psychology, Guidance and Counseling - Ball State University

Associations:

  • Founding President -Emerald Coast Mediation Association
  • Board of Directors - Florida Association of Professional Mediators
  • APM Chair - Community Education / Goals and Strategies committees - Florida Association of Professional Mediators
  • Volunteer - County Mediator - 15 years
  • National Association of Community Mediators
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Adjunct Instructor for two Florida colleges - education, diversity, psychology
  • UWF CLL Instructor in Conflict resolution
  • Chair - school anti-violence programs in Okaloosa County
  • President and Board of Directors - Homeowner Association

James R. (Bob) Richburg

James R. (Bob) Richburg

Florida Circuit and Family Mediator

 

Bob Richburg is a Florida Supreme Court Certified mediator specializing in Florida Circuit and family mediation.

Education:

  • Doctorate (Ed.D.): Education, Anthropology - University of Georgia
  • Masters (MA): Anthropology, Education - University of Georgia

Experience:

  • President - Northwest Florida State College, 1987-2009
  • President - Chipola Junior College, 1981-1987
  • Vice President, Institutional Services - Valencia Community College, 1977-1981
  • Dean, West Campus - Valencia Community College, 1976-1977
  • Dean, Academic Affairs - Valencia Community College, 1974
  • Division Chairman, Social Science - Florida Junior College at Jacksonville, 1972-1974
  • Instructor - University of Georgia, 1970-1972

Associations:

  • Past President, Florida Community College Activities Association
  • Past President, Florida Association of Colleges and Universities
  • Past President, Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County
  • Former Member, Fort Walton Beach Rotary Club
  • Past President, Community College Presidents Council (1986-1987)
  • Recipient, Dick Petermann Professionalism Award (1989-1990)
  • Recipient, Northwest Florida's Millenium  Men Award (2000)
  • Past Chair, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Board
  • Past Chair, Florida Community Colleges Risk Management Consortium
  • Past Commissioner, Florida Commission on Community Service
  • Recipient, Okaloosa NAACP County Legacy Award (2010)

Catherine Bass (Cissy) Wyninegar

Catherine Bass (Cissy) Wyninegar

County, Family and Dependency Mediator

 

Cissy Wyninegar is a certified mediator specializing in County, Family and Dependency mediation.

Education:

  • Masters (M.Ed): School Administration - University of West Florida
  • Masters (MS): Public Administration - Troy State University

Experience:

  • Owner - Staff Restaurant
  • Principal - St. Mary Catholic School
  • Principal - Holy Spirit Catholic School
  • Assistant Principal - Pryor Middle School
  • Teacher - Niceville High School, Fort Walton Beach Elementary, Bruton High School (VA), Choctawhatchee High School, Pryor Middle School

Associations:

  • Fort Walton Beach City Council (1989 -1997)
  • Mayor Pro Tern
  • Metropolitan Transit Organization
  • Board Member - Okaloosa Gas District
  • Parish Council - St. Mary Catholic Church
  • Superintendents Advisory Board
  • League of Cities
  • GFWC Fort Walton Beach Woman's Club
  • Florida Retired Teachers Association
  • Camp Walton School House Museum
  • Indian Mound Heritage Museum