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Staff Directory

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Danielle Cosgrove

Director

​(216) 621-1919 ext. 6810

danielle.cosgrove@clevelandmediation.org

Danielle Cosgrove is the Director of Cleveland Mediation Center. Danielle has 18 years of experience working in the non-profit sector with over ten years working in the field of mediation and conflict resolution. Ms. Cosgrove worked at Cleveland Mediation Center from 2006-2013, most recently on the senior staff team as the Director of Programs and Development. Prior to her work at CMC, Ms. Cosgrove mediated custody and visitation issues with unmarried parents and school attendance cases. Ms. Cosgrove also has a Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution.

Ms. Cosgrove is overseeing the day to day operations of CMC, developing relationships with new community partners, expanding and publicizing CMC’s training offerings, and exploring new areas of expansion.

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Kareemah Hairston

Mediation Coordinator, Landlord Tenant

​(216) 621-1919 ext. 6804

kareemah.hairston@frontlineservice.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 challenges 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.

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Cassadi Hanley

LGBTQIA+ Diversion Advocate

​(216) 621-1919 ext. 6805

cassadi.hanley@clevelandmediation.org

Cassadi Hanley went to the University of Akron where she earned her degree in History. Her passion for history came from her belief of "you don't know where you're going if you don't know where you've been."

 

Cassadi found herself at Cleveland Mediation Center wanting to participate in advocating for mediation. She feels it’s so important to touch at least one life in her lifetime or be a part of something bigger than herself. Cassadi believes in the philosophy that one drop can make a huge ripple.

 

Cassadi comes from a family of 7 kids. She has 6 brothers and is both the only girl and the youngest. She is married and has two lovely and silly pups, Clinton and Arlo. She enjoys watching documentaries until I she is dizzy and reading mystery novels. 

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Lex Johnson

Shelter Mediation Advocate

(216) 621-1919 ext. 6808

lex.johnson@clevelandmediation.org

Lex obtained her degree in Human Services and then went back for her degree in Forensic Psychology, graduating from Southern New Hampshire University in 2020. Lex is very passionate about helping others and has done outreach/volunteer work with Volunteers of America, Gateway, Hospice, Redcross, and others as well as previously being a CPS Worker for Cuyahoga County.  

Lex is also a notary, certified Doula & Holistic healer, and has her own business in which she provides services to women from underprivileged and underrepresented communities. A mom of 1, she enjoys making memories and experiences with her daughter in her spare time.  

Mediation is something she has always had a strong interest in, and she is very excited to now be part of the CMC team as the Shelter advocate mediator, applying her skills as well as obtaining new ones!  Driven by her desire to help, serve and do purposeful work, a quote that she adheres to is "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter" MLK Jr. 

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Adam Barrington

Mediation Advocate

(216) 404-8526

adam.barrington@clevelandmediation.org

Adam serves as a tenant/landlord Mediation Advocate at Cleveland Mediation Center.

Adam obtained his bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Akron in 2014, and his master’s in Sociology from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2021. Prior to joining Cleveland Mediation Center, Adam worked as a case manager in permanent supportive housing for FrontLine Service. Adam has also worked as a language arts teacher, labor organizer, and community outreach advocate.

Adam is the author of The U.S. Labor Movement in the 20th and Early 21st Century, set for publication with Palgrave Macmillan in July 2023.

Adam lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife, dog, and two cats.

Steven Molnar

Mediation Advocate Supervisor

​(216) 621-1919 ext. 6803

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 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.

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Tiara Morrow

Mediation Advocate

(216) 333-9786

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.

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