IRVIN FOSTER, J.D. - Senior Trainer
Irvin Foster is the principle mediator and trainer for Catalyst IpF. An experienced mediator and trainer, he received a Juris Doctorate from Catholic University of America and did graduate work in Conflict Resolution at McGregor College, Antioch University. Irvin is the former Executive Director of the Far East Community Services, Washington, D.C, Yellow Springs Community Mediation Center, Ohio, the Saint. Mary's Community Mediation Center, Maryland and the National Association for Community Mediation. He is a certified Transformative Mediator and a Special Education Mediator for the Ohio Department of Education. As a mediator, he has mediated a wide variety of individual, small group, large group and organizational matters. As a consultant, he has designed programs and training, written grants for mediation and conflict resolution providers and other non-profit agencies. He became a mediator in 1997, after 20 years in the legal profession.