Main Phone Number: Mailing Address:
303/268-2280 7430 E. Caley Avenue, Suite 130E
Centennial, CO 80111
Debbie Reinberg Direct:
John Rymers Direct:
We subscribe to the Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators as adopted by the American Arbitration Association, the American Bar Association and the Association for Conflict Resolution September 2005.
Debbie Reinberg started working in the geriatric field in 1987. As Vice-President at both GeriMed of America and Cornerstone Health Management, she was responsible for implementing hospital-based geriatric outpatient primary care programs.
Understanding the complexities of geriatric care, she brought together a professional team of geriatric care specialists to directly address the needs of older adults and their caregivers. ElderCARE Network, a geriatric care management company, was formed in 1997 to provide assessment, advocacy, referral and coordination of services for older adults and their caregivers. She received the Outstanding Chapter Member Award by the Western Regional Chapter of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers in 2002.
Debbie served as the Executive Director for the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, where, in addition to ongoing administrative duties, she strengthened educational and networking activities across the state, successfully achieved title protection (based on degree) for all social workers in Colorado, reinstated successful biennial state-wide conferences and spearheaded collaborations with other mental health professional groups for legislative efforts.
Debbie first took mediation courses in 2005 through IADR (Institute for Advanced Dispute Resolution) and assisted in curriculum development for IADR’s Healthcare/Eldercare Mediation course. She volunteers at Jefferson County Mediation and is active in Colorado Bar Association endeavors to increase awareness of and shape the future of elder mediation.
Debbie has an undergraduate degree in Sociology with emphasis in Social Psychology from the University of Texas and she received her Business degree (with emphasis on non-profit management and management information systems) from the University of Denver, with a Fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health. She is interested in neuroscience, studying the implications of “the brain” and mediation.
John Rymers is a mediator and Licensed Professional Counselor. He has a Masters degree in psychology from the University of Northern Colorado, and has been a mediator in private practice since 1986. His psychotherapy and counseling experience enhances his mediation work. His practice has mostly been in the area of domestic relations, working with high-conflict divorce clients as a mediator, custody evaluator, Child and Family Investigator (CFI) and as an arbitrator.
John received training as a mediator in 1984 from CDR Associates, an international conflict resolution firm in Boulder, Colorado. Once trained, John worked with CDR as a Senior Associate co-mediating divorce cases with less experienced mediators and assisting with mediation training as a coach for students learning mediation. As part of his private practice, John offered an internship to professionals trained in mediation who lacked actual mediation experience. This benefited the mediators by giving them an opportunity to hone their skills with guidance, as well as clients who received quality co-mediation services at a reasonable price.
John taught mediation and negotiation with CDR Associates and The University of Denver’s University College. He is an Advanced Practitioner member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (formerly the Academy of Family Mediators).
At the time John became a mediator, the mediation field was in its infancy in Colorado. He has been active in promoting the mediation profession by participating in various committees that helped forge the profession in Colorado and as president of the Colorado Council of Mediators and Mediation Organizations (CCMO) for 2 years (1990-1992). In 1997, he was named CCMO Mediator of the Year. Besides domestic relations mediation, John has mediated in a variety of settings including EEO, workplace, special education, probate and church congregations.
Ken is the Associate State Director - Advocacy at AARP Alaska.
Ken's thirty-year career working with older adults was very valuable as we launched ELDEResolutions.