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. Amro Altaweel, Mediation Specialist Amro Altaweel is the Mediation Specialist overseeing court ordered General Civil, Small Claims and Landlord Tenant mediation cases in six District Courts throughout Oakland County. Amro holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science with a minor in history and is currently a law student at Thomas M. Cooley Law School graduating September 2019. Amro completed the 40-Hour General Civil Mediation program through Oakland Mediation Center and Cooley Law School. He believes strongly in the Alternative Dispute Resolution process and mediation, and that it truly has a positive outcome for individuals and their conflicts. Joe Considine, Mediation Specialist Joe Considine is a Mediation Specialist 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, Mediation Services 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, Mediation Specialist Jon Fitzgerald is a Mediation Specialist at Oakland Mediation Center. He completed the General Civil Mediation Training in 2013 and became a volunteer for the organization shortly after. Jon first joined the staff in June, 2015 and became part of the team. Since then he has completed the Domestic Mediation Training along with the Special Education Mediation Training. Jon graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Arts and though he has over 20 years of corporate management experience he began working for non-profit organizations in 2009 because he believes it is critical to give back to your community. 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. Lindsay Tye, Mediation, Education and Outreach Supervisor Lindsay Tye is the Mediation, Education, and Outreach Supervisor 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, 48-Hr. Domestic Relations Mediator Training, Michigan Special Education Mediation Training, and Michigan Child Protection Mediation Training. Working in nonprofit at OMC allows Lindsay to see the successes of effective communication and the immediate impacts mediation has on individuals.