Arline Kardasis is a mediator, trainer and founding partner of Elder Decisions, an elder mediation and training firm in Lexington , Massachusetts . Arline has conducted conflict resolution skills trainings and workshops for various organizations, including the New England Chapter of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers and the University of Massachusetts Gerontology Institute. Arline is on the Board of Directors of The New England Association for Conflict Resolution and is the former Newsletter Editor. She mediates and coaches mediators in several Massachusetts District Courts and on the Boston Bar Association panel at the Boston Municipal Court.
She has received advanced mediation training at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation, the Center for Social Gerontology in Ann Arbor , MI , and the Connecticut Governor's Prevention Partnership among others. Arline has worked as a volunteer creating and teaching a citizenship-training program for elders from Eastern Europe . She serves on the Public Education Subcommittee for the Trial Court's Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution. Her article, “When Aging Issues Lead to Family Conflict ,” co-written with Rikk Larsen , recently appeared in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. With John Dugan she co-wrote an article entitled “Elder Decisions in Elder Mediation” which appears on Mediate.Com.
Arline received her BA in Political Science from Boston University and her MAT with honors from Simmons College.
Blair Trippe is a mediator, trainer and founding partner of Elder Decisions, a joint venture of Agreement Resources LLC (of which she is a principal) and Howell-Larsen. In addition to her private practice, Blair mediates in local District Courts with Mediation Works Incorporated and with the Middlesex Law Center and is on the Panel of the Middlesex Multi-Door Courthouse where she mediates prisoner cases through the Suffolk Superior Court and Middlesex Superior Court. She serves on two subcommittees for the Trial Court's Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution. Blair is on the Board of Directors of the New England Association of Conflict Resolution, and also a member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation.
Blair received extensive advanced mediation training from The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Mediation Works Incorporated (MWI) and The Center for Social Gerontology. She earned an MBA in marketing and finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA in psychology from Connecticut College.