Staff

Danielle Cosgrove

Executive Director

danielle.cosgrove@clevelandmediation.org

Danielle Cosgrove is the Executive Director of Cleveland Mediation Center (CMC). Danielle has over 20 years of experience in the field of mediation and conflict resolution and 13 years of experience managing mediation programs. Danielle worked at CMC from 2006 - 2013, most recently as the Director of Programs and Development, and was hired as the Director of CMC after a merger with a larger organization in 2017. She also has a Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution from Antioch University McGregor. 

 

Danielle enjoys reading, knitting, and watching her sons play soccer and basketball in her spare time. She is excited to be leading CMC in its new era as an independent 501(c)3 organization once again.

Kareemah Hairston

Mediation Coordinator
kareemah.hairston@clevelandmediation.org

Kareemah Hairston is a Cleveland native and graduate of Kent State University in Applied Conflict Management. Originally studying political science and philosophy; she was introduced to the field of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution at Cuyahoga Community College. Very quickly she realized that enthralling herself in this field of study would equip her with the language and tools to do her life’s work.

Kareemah has nearly 10 years of experience supporting and facilitating change work processes in communities and organizations. Kareemah is most fulfilled when she is collaborating and equipping individuals with skills that support how to navigate and create more sustainable, equitable, and just communities. Her continuous work in program and workshop development, group facilitation design, and guiding collaborative work processes, has advanced her expertise in fostering spaces for communities to learn and grow together through dialogue-based practices that nurture understanding and challenge institutional and systemic inequities.

Today, she is a proud Mediation Advocate at Cleveland Mediation Center, with a primary focus on tenant/landlord disputes. Kareemah also stays on her toes with consultant work. In her spare time, she enjoys brain-tingling conversation, any and all creative pursuits, walks with nature, and savoring a nice cup of spiced tea.

Laura Hurtado

Mediation Advocate
laura.hurtado@clevelandmediation.org

Steven Molnar

Mediation Advocate Supervisor
steven.molnar@clevelandmediation.org

Steven Molnar obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Management with a focus on mediation and health from Cleveland State University in Fall of 2013. This caused him to look into and start working with Cleveland Mediation Center as a volunteer in January 2014 for the Family Shelter Mediation Program. He continued his path in the conflict resolution field by fulfilling the criteria needed to become a Rule 16 qualified mediator, as designated by the Ohio Supreme Court.

 

Steven currently manages CMC's Family Shelter Mediation Program which works with Central Intake and homeless shelters in Cuyahoga County to prevent shelter residents from being involuntarily discharged. Additionally, he mediates cases for The Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) Program to help finalize agreements between landlords and tenants to continue their tenancies.

Tiara Morrow

Mediation Advocate
tiara.morrow@clevelandmediation.org

Tiara Morrow was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and attended Cuyahoga Community College where she obtained her Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice. She then furthered her education when she attended Cleveland State University, graduating with her Bachelor's Degree in Criminology in 2017.

 

Tiara Morrow began her career at Frontline Service in 2016, working at the Norma Herr Women's Center as a Program Specialist. After working with the residents there, in 2018 Tiara transitioned to working in the agency's clinic as a Patient Support.

 

Tiara Morrow has a great passion for working with the residents of Cuyahoga County. She is devoted to making a change to better the lives of ALL people. Tiara listens and provides positive feedback to those in need of help. She sees herself as a peacemaker, but more importantly, someone who is empathetic and caring. Her job is to support the people in her community.

Jess Watson

Mediation Advocate
jess.watson@clevelandmediation.org