Mediators

By Peaceful Waters professionals provide mediation and dispute resolution in any context: Separation and Divorce, Family, Business/Financial, Workplace and Corporate conflict, School, Community, and Church. 

Annette Katchaluba

MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Based in: Elmira, Waterloo

Meets clients: In Person, Online, Phone

“My goal in mediation is not just finalizing an agreement, but establishing a space that preserves the person and honours the interests of all parties. As a result, those involved in mediation feel more supported throughout the process and have a greater peace with the outcomes. In short, mediation is not just outcome-focused, it is person-focused.” 

Annette is a Registered Social Worker of more than 20 years and in good standing with the Ontario Association of Social Work (OASW). Her services are covered by most insurance plans.

Sarah Bruulsema

MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Based in: Kitchener, Waterloo

Meets clients: In Person, Online, Phone

Sarah is not currently taking new clients.

“I value an approach to mediation that honours people and families. I enter into the work with an ear to listen and understand, to use insight, experience, and wisdom to help guide a way forward. It’s not easy work, but it’s important work, and I am committed to showing up in the hard places because that is where the new growth starts.”

Sarah has over 18 years of experience working with individuals and families. She is a Registered Social Worker and is in good standing with the Ontario Association of Social Work (OASW). Her services are covered by most insurance plans.

Shelley Smilek

MSW, RSW, RVP, CCVE

Registered Social Worker

Based in: Waterloo

Meets clients: In Person, Online, Phone

Shelley provides Workplace Mediation and draws on her experience as a Certified Vocational Evaluator to provide insight into mediating workplace reintegration and vocational placement.

Shelley is a Registered Social Worker and Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator with 20 years of experience. As a Registered Social Worker her services are covered by most insurance plans.

Annette Katchaluba

MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Based in: Elmira, Waterloo

Meets clients: In Person, Online, Phone

“My goal in mediation is not just finalizing an agreement, but establishing a space that preserves the person and honours the interests of all parties. As a result, those involved in mediation feel more supported throughout the process and have a greater peace with the outcomes. In short, mediation is not just outcome-focused, it is person-focused.”

Annette is a Registered Social Worker of more than 20 years and in good standing with the Ontario Association of Social Work (OASW). Her services are covered by most insurance plans.

Sarah Bruulsema

MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Based in: Kitchener, Waterloo

Meets clients: In Person, Online, Phone

Sarah is not currently taking new clients.

“I value an approach to mediation that honours people and families. I enter into the work with an ear to listen and understand, to use insight, experience, and wisdom to help guide a way forward. It’s not easy work, but it’s important work, and I am committed to showing up in the hard places because that is where the new growth starts.”

Sarah has over 18 years of experience working with individuals and families. She is a Registered Social Worker and is in good standing with the Ontario Association of Social Work (OASW). Her services are covered by most insurance plans.

Shelley Smilek

MSW, RSW, RVP, CCVE

Registered Social Worker

Based in: Waterloo

Meets clients: In Person, Online, Phone

Shelley provides Workplace Mediation and draws on her experience as a Certified Vocational Evaluator to provide insight into mediating workplace reintegration and vocational placement.

Shelley is a Registered Social Worker and Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator with 20 years of experience. As a Registered Social Worker her services are covered by most insurance plans.