Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC) is a non-profit foundation based in Palo Alto, California. SVAMC is led by its Board of Directors and guided by its advisors and membership. Management is coordinated through the SVAMC Executive Committee and various operating committees and task forces. Board of Directors →

ADMINISTRATION

Donna Passons  Executive Director
Bill Seward  Assistant Executive Director
Annie Marie Keating  Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

COMMITTEES

Membership Committee

Paul Eric Mason Chair
Merriann Panarella
Artem Doudko
Gerard Doolin
David McIlwaine
Carrie Shang

Marketing Committee

Sarah Reynolds Chair
William A. Tanenbaum
Peter Vogel

Programming Committee

William Baker Co-Chair
Michael Diamant Co-Chair
Jonathan Fitch
Sherman Kahn
Grant Kim

Tech List Selection

Robert B. Morrill  Co-Chair
Sherman Kahn  Co-Chair
Laura A. Kaster
Susan Nycum

International Committee

Paul Cohen  Chair
Grant Kim  Vice-Chair

Europe / Middle East / Africa Group

Duarte Henriques Lead
Alex Blumrosen
Crenguta Leaua
Thomas Legler
Michael McIlwrath
Sophie Nappert
Ucheora Onwuamaegbu
Stan Putter
Paul Salazar

Asia Group

Grant Kim Lead
Chiann Bao
Ducksoon Chang
Liz Chung
Amita Haylock
Ke Hu
Gabriela Kennedy
Samuel Sung Mok Lee
SeungMin Lee
Sue-Hyun Lim
David Llewelyn
David MacArthur
Yoshimi Ohara
Seongsoo Park
Yu-Jin Tay
Hiroyuki Tezuka
Sarah Thomas
Anton Ware

Latin America/ Caribbean Group

Manuel Gómez  Lead
Paul Eric Mason 
Steve Andersen
Katherine Gonzalez Arrocha
Caesar Augusto Basso
Javier Fernandez-Samaniego
Adolfo Jimenez
Luis Martinez
Roberto Paes
Eduardo Palinkas
Denise Sarchiapone

North American Group

Peter Ruby  Lead
Gary Benton
Joseph DeMarco
Michael Diamant
Patrick Dougherty
Jonathan Fitch
Anji Foster
Grant Kim
Sarah Lee
Richard Levin
Jeff Musson
Soledad O’Donnell
Philip D. O’Neill, Jr. 
Barry Penner
Sarah Reynolds

TASK FORCES

Corporate Counsel Task Force

Ina Popova Chair
Chiann Bao
Liz Chung
Teresa Garcia Reyes
Duarte Henriques
Mike Lampert
Paul Mason
Mark Morril
Steve Smith

Law Firm Coordination Task Force

Jonathan Fitch Chair
James Hargrove
Sarah Lee

Leadership Task Force

Charles T. Compton Chair
Harrie Samaras
Sherman Kahn
Richard Levin
Sarah Reynolds

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

For information on Steering Committee members, click here.

Ray Bender  SVAMC Board Liaison