OUR STAFF

OUR STAFF

Charity Burke, Executive Director

Charity Burke is OMC’s Executive Director. She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology, with a concentration in Industrial/Organization, and a graduate degree in Dispute Resolution from Wayne State University, is an approved mediator trainer through the State Court Administrative Office and has a professional background in mediation and business.  Charity’s goal is to grow OMC’s programming and reach deeper into our community to create awareness and provide services to everyone.  She takes pride in OMC as a non-profit organization providing the critical services so that everyone in the community has access to a path of resolution.

Joe Considine, Business Development Lead

Joe Considine is the Business Development Lead at the Oakland Mediation Center. He has over 30 years of experience with sales, and sales team management in the for-profit sector, as well as experience with development and fundraising in the non-profit sector. Joe is fascinated by the effectiveness of the mediation process and believes in the process. His goal is to raise awareness of the services offered by OMC and ensure future growth for the organization by broadening the audience that we serve.

Megan Dennis, Domestic Mediation Program Manager

Megan Dennis is the Domestic Mediation Program Manager & also oversees the Special Education Mediation Program.  Megan earned a Bachelor of Arts in English & Sociology in 2006 from Oakland University & a Master’s Degree in Dispute Resolution from Wayne State University in 2010.  Megan’s goal is to reach more people in our communities; to educate & bring awareness about mediation as an option for resolving disputes, with open communication and participant empowerment.  Through her time spent working in juvenile corrections and volunteering at OMC and Wayne Mediation Center Megan fell in love with non-profit organizations.

Jon Fitzgerald, Civil Mediation Program Manager and Communications Specialist

Jon Fitzgerald is the Civil Mediation Program Manager and the Communications Specialist, at Oakland Mediation Center.  Jon earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Wayne State University in 2016.  He is responsible for all civil cases at the various district courts along with the civil cases referred to the center.  He began volunteering for OMC in 2012 mediating civil cases and has since completed the Domestic Relations and the Michigan Special Education Mediation training.  As a child he was raised in a home where the family income came from government assistance and his family often received additional assistance from local non-profits.  Jon believes it is important to always remember to give back to your community.

Lindsay Fogleman, Mediation and Education Coordinator

Lindsay Fogleman is the Mediation and Education Coordinator at Oakland Mediation Center. Lindsay earned a Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University.  Over the past 15 years she has worked in different facets of the service industry throughout Michigan and Colorado. Professionally, Lindsay has successfully completed the 40-Hour General Civil Mediator Training and the Michigan Special Education Mediation training.  Working in nonprofit at OMC allows Lindsay to see the successes of effective communication and the immediate impacts mediation has on individuals.

Shelby Paye, Administrative Assistant

Shelby is the Administrative Assistant at Oakland Mediation Center.  She graduated in April of 2017 from Oakland University earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in Psychology. She has experience in marketing and promotions and hopes to use skills from previous employment to share OMC’s services with the community. In addition to being on staff at OMC she also works for the Detroit Pistons and 98.7 AMP Radio. Both the mediation process and working for a nonprofit origination are new to Shelby and exciting aspects of being a part of the OMC team.

Ashley Turner, Attorney

Ashley Turner is an Attorney at the Oakland Mediation Center.  Ashley has been with Oakland Mediation Center since 2016 and is trained in Civil, Domestic, Special Education and Probate/Guardianship mediation.  She graduated from Oakland University in 2012 with a Bachelors in History and Public Relations and from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in 2018 with a Juris Doctor.  Ashley joined the State Bar of Michigan in 2018 and is excited to provide access to legal services to the community.