Professional Development Program:

Mediation For Professionals Certificate Instructors

Tricia Morris

  • Instructor, Mediation for Professionals

For several years, Tricia has been a successful practitioner in the fields of: Family, Civil, Workplace and Insurance Mediation. She is a partner in Consilum Mediation Group, with offices in Toronto and Ottawa. Tricia completed the Dispute Resolution Certificate from York University and has completed training in domestic violence and child protection mediation.

Tricia enjoys using her skills to assist couples in transition and disputing parties to communicate and participate in building their own mutually agreeable outcomes. Tricia holds both the Alternative Dispute Institute of Ontario’s Q. Med designation and the Ontario Association for Family Mediation’s Acc. FM designation and currently works as a Family Mediator at the Superior Court of Justice.

Louie Anthony Spedaliere LL.B (Hons)

  • Instructor, Mediation for Professionals

Mr. Spedaliere provides legal services in Ontario; teaches in the areas practicing focusing on dispute resolution; Instructor at Herzing College, KOMPASS Professional Development, Mediation For Professionals; The Board of Directors of Tres-Or appointed Mr. Spedaliere as an advising director of Tres-Or Resources Ltd. January 2018. (TRS:TSX.V) a Canadian company with projects exploring for gold, diamonds and silver.

Mr. Spedaliere’s academic background includes: Harvard Law School’s PIL -Mediation, Dispute Resolution taught by Professor’s Linda Singer, Michael Lewis and Frank Sander who is considered to be the father of (ADR) Alternative Dispute Resolution in 2003; Conflict Mediation Services of Downsview, Mediation Training in 2004; Awarded a Bachelor of Laws with Honours, LL.B (Hons), at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University U.K. (Ranked one of the best universities in the world) in 2006; Authored an honours thesis titled: ‘ The Benefits of Family Mediation as Compared to the Traditional Adversarial Approach’ ; In 2006 became an Associate Member of Ontario Association For Family Mediation; Granted a licence to provide legal services by The Law Society of Upper Canada in 2010.

As an entrepreneur in 2002 Mr. Spedaliere and his brother Dominic incorporated Louianna Inc., named after their grandparents, Louie and Anna. Louianna produces Italian Organically Certified, Protected Designation of Origin, Extra Virgin Olive Oil from their own properties located south of Rome on the Adriatic Sea, Molise, Italy. Their olive oil’s imported throughout The Greater Toronto Area and New York; chosen as the olive oil used on Top Chef Canada; Celebrity Chef McEwan has chosen to sell Louianna Olive Oil at McEwan gourmet marketplace in Toronto; Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

Included Louianna Olive Oil in their celebrity gift basket; Paolo Villoresi, president of the Italian Culinary Institute, New York, selected Louianna Olive Oil by the Italian Culinary Institute as the finest olive oil to represent the Molise, Italy region, and one of the few to be chosen for his Italian Olive Oil Club.

Mr. Spedaliere is actively involved in local and provincial politics, serving his seventh term appointed as President of the Richmond Hill Provincial Liberal Association, Ontario Liberal Party 2011-Present.

Mr. Spedaliere enjoys training in martial arts at TNT Kung Fu School in Richmond Hill.

Hayley MacPhail

  • Instructor, Mediation for Professionals

Hayley is an accredited mediator with the Ontario Association of Family Mediators. As a Counselor, she has a Masters degree from U/T in the Counselling Psychology program. She specializes in post-modernist theories, such as Brief therapy, Narrative strategies and Control mastery theories as well as Cognitive theory and CBT. Her undergraduate work trained her as a Child and Youth Worker, specializing in child development and behaviour in various milieus. She has co-created over 50 parenting plans with a range of needs, issues and stages of child development as well as adult changes in executive and cognitive functioning. 

Working in the children’s mental health field as an advocate and youth worker as well as with the children’s aid society as a parent support worker Hayley wished to take her skills in family relations, child development, and parenting strategies in a different direction. She chose to work with separating families. Hayley’s vision was a “one stop shop” for families to work with a team of integrated and specialized professionals. Hayley trained and worked as a Neutral with Collaborative Practise Toronto.  With Marion Korn, Lawyer, Mediator and Collaborative trainer, and Eva Sachs (Financial Specialist) they set up Mutual Solutions; a hybrid practice catering to divorcing couple.

 Hayley has been teaching post secondary diploma and degree courses for 25 years. She has found the mix of learning and practising very potent for professional and personal growth as well as supporting clients.  A time to reflect on how we do our work.  And she hopes to learn from you! 

Since returning to the mediation field, she has immersed herself in working with high conflict families and believes supporting families in crisis is essential and dynamic work.


Laura Gray

  • Instructor, Mediation for Professionals

Over the past several years, Laura has been a successful practitioner in the field of Family and Civil Mediation and has worked in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. She is the Principal of Grayline Group; a company providing solutions for individuals going through a life transition. While she provides Mediation services exclusively; her company offers the services of top professionals who specialize in the following areas: divorce, marriage, death, illness and wealth preservation. Laura is unwavering in her commitment to offer responsive services and solutions to clients.In addition, Laura serves as a Managing Partner of Lugen Family Office (“LFO”). She works, exclusively, with ultra-high net worth families, in areas of Family Governance, Legacy Planning and Private Equity and facilitates and negotiates private equity deals for clients in Canada and the USA.
Laura has been featured in a number of newspapers and media; including: Daytime Ottawa and Ottawa Women Magazine. She currently lives in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia and is active in local politics.

Mary Joseph

  • Instructor, Mediation for Professionals

Mary Joseph is a retired lawyer, United Church Minister and Certified Spiritual Director. She is
also an accredited mediator and provides family mediation services in the private and public
sector as well as teaching mediation at the professional certification level.

Mary practiced immigration law from 1986 until 2004 with an emphasis on refugee law and
skilled and domestic workers. She was also Vice Chair of the Canadian Bar Association – Ontario
in Immigration as well as the founder and Editor of their Immigration newsletter. She was one of
the original pioneers of same sex immigration for Canada. Since 2002 until her retirement in 2018,
Mary practiced collaborative family law exclusively. She was also Ordained by the Universal
Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches in 1999 and has been a part-time pastor and
mission strategist for the United Church of Canada until her retirement at the end of 2018.

She has been a guest lecturer at numerous educational institutions and societies including The
Canadian Bar Association, Osgoode Hall Law School, University of Toronto as well as the Learned
Society and Mensa International. Prior to being called to the bar, Mary tried out a variety of
professions including Police Officer, Immigration Border Examining Officer, Industrial Firefighter,
Private Investigator as well as several other service sector professions before committing to a
lifelong practice of law. She is also a former board member of the Elizabeth Fry Society.

Mary holds a college diploma from Niagara College, Bachelor of Arts Degree from Brock
University, a Doctor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and
Masters of Divinity Degree from Victoria University at University of Toronto.

Her published work includes: 2005: Seeking the Sacred; Leading a Spiritual Life in a Secular World
ECW Press; Toronto 2006 (prolegomenon) (founder and ED of Seekers Dialogue), 1990 – 1993 Immigration and Citizenship Update, Canadian Bar Association – Ontario Immigration Newsletter Founder / Editor, 1985 Illegal Immigrants: Know Your Rights, Pamphlet for the Illegal Immigrant Support Group Toronto, Ontario, 1983 Immigration Handbook, Department of Justice Joint Author (Unpublished)