Professional Mediators of Virginia (PMV) started in 2007 when a group of professional mediators came together to develop an organization able to serve clients involved in many types of disputes. PMV has steadily grown since it was founded and now uses the services of four Supreme Court Certified mediators who have handled over 2000 cases since 2007.
We are a local organization that provides mediation services to individuals and organizations in Orange, Louisa, Culpeper and Spottsylvania Counties. Our firm uses professional Supreme Court Certified mediators to help people find ways of resolving their differences without going to court.
Our mediators have served the area for over seven years by providing help with disputes involving neighbors, businesses, tenants and landlords, consumers, former spouses, separating couples, and non-profit organizations. We also provide special services for those disputes that arise out of cultural, age, race, and gender bias, as well as other issues of diversity.
To provide professional and respectful mediation and facilitation services in conflict resolution to the people of Central Virginia.
To increase understanding of Alternative Dispute Resolution so those in conflict will reach out for such services more readily.
Who we are…
- James T. Oyler
- Christiane Eichmann
- George E. Lovelace
- Camilla Moon
- Maria McGovern Hyson
- Elvira De la Cruz
- Peggy Ann Stallard
Mr. Oyler attended University College and Prince Georges Community College majoring in Business Administration. He is a retired business owner and a
retail POS consultant. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of POS hardware and software systems. Jim is a certified mediator for General District, Juvenile & Domestic Relations and Family Circuit Courts. He has mediation experience
in Contracts, Business/Consumer Relations, Corporate, Maritime, Underground Utilities, Custody, Visitation, Child Support and Equitable Distribution. Jim mediates in the courts
of Orange, Louisa, Spotsylvania, Culpeper and Madison. Virginia Court Certified Mediator
Judicial Jurisdictions Mediator Services: Circuit 15 Circuit 16 Circuit 20 http://webdev.courts.state.va.us/drs/mediators/1653.html
Ms. Eichmann holds a degree in psychology from George Mason University and has been a mediator certified by the Judicial Council of Virginia since 1998. She is currently a graduate student at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University and works in the ADR Department in Fairfax County as assistant coordinator of conflict resolution processes and trainings. Chris is certified to mediate for General District, Juvenile & Domestic Relations and Family Circuit Courts in Virginia. She has mediated over 1,500 family cases and also has extensive experience mediating non court referred cases. Chris has mentor status and has mentored many other mediators during their certification process. She is a trained and experienced facilitator and works as a consultant for the Anti Defamation League. She is a trainer for the World of Difference Institute. In addition, Chris is a graduate of Coach University and works as a Life Coach with individuals on a broad range of issues. Chris is certified in the application and interpretation of the Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator. Chris was born and raised in Germany and migrated to the United States in 1982. Virginia Court Certified Mediator
Judicial Jurisdictions Mediator Services: Circuit 17 Circuit 18 Circuit 19 Circuit 20 Circuit 31 http://webdev.courts.state.va.us/drs/mediators/1653.html
Mr. Lovelace completed 20 years of military service, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army. He obtained a Masters of Science Degree in Telecommunications Management from George Washington University, Washington, DC. He has held management and consultant positions with CSC, Boeing, EDS and the GSA. Mr. Lovelace is a well known local elected official, community activist and was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. His community service includes election to the Vienna, Town Council, appointed positions as the chairman of the Vienna Planning Commission, a member of the Fairfax County Planning Commission, a member of the Virginia Regional Planning Commission a member of the Fairfax County Park Authority Board and a member of the Virginia Library Board. Mr. Lovelace participated as volunteer mentoring young men. He also was a volunteer in the Court Appointed Special Advocate for Abused and Neglected Children Program. George is a certified mediator for General District and J&DR courts. He has been a mediator for 12 years. His mediation experience is in small claims, landlord tenant, contracts, business, custody and visitation issues. He mediates in the Orange, Louisa, Spotsylvania and Culpeper County Courts in Virginia. Virginia Court Certified Mediator
Judicial Jurisdictions Mediator Services: Circuit 16 http://webdev.courts.state.va.us/drs/mediators/2010.html
Camilla Moon has served as a Certified VA Court mediator since 2007. She has facilitated over 700 court referred conflict mediation’s for families who are dissolving their relationship and must settle the custody, visitation and support of their children. The many win-win solutions she has crafted for the parties are testimony to her mediation success. Camilla also mediates in the General District Courts and is certified to perform divorce mediation’s in the VA Circuit Courts. Ms. Moon mediated with the Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center, a community mediation center, and served as President of their Board of Directors. Camilla grew up in the UK and emigrated to the US where she first worked at an embassy in Washington. After moving to New York City, Camilla worked for IBM World Trade. She left New York to work at Harvard University as an administrator. She later earned a BS degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1977. Camilla has also been a real estate agent and most recently owned a retail custom jewelry business.
Maria McGovern Hyson has been a practicing mediator since 1996. She is certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia for District Court (General and J&DR) and Circuit Court (Civil and Family). She is also qualifies as a Child Dependency Mediator. After graduating from the College of Mt. St. Vincent, she went to work as a Caseworker for the New York City Dept. of Social Service, Bureau of Child Welfare. After leaving that position she worked for the IBM Corp. as a systems programmer and analyst. While raising her children she was active in civic, educational and church organizations. She was Director of Mediation Services for a community mediation center from 1998 to 2009. She was Coordinator of the Prince William Office of Dispute Resolution from 2009 to 2010. She continues as an active court mediator and continues to take advanced mediation training such as Elder Care Practice.
Originally from Peru, Mrs. De la Cruz holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a Masters degree in Administration, supplemented with a diploma in Environmental Management for Business. Mrs. De la Cruz is a bilingual Spanish/English trained professional in the fields of mediation, peer counseling, and family issues, with experience in divorce and separation, facilitating groups, and teaching adults. She has been providing court approved parenting education with a goal of helping people find alternatives to resolve conflicts. Since arriving in the United States, she has been working closely with Virginia’s Hispanic community over the past seven years through a variety of companies, including Bon Secours Foundation, The Spanish Academy and Cultural Institute, the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and currently works for The James House Intervention and Prevention as Director of Programs & Services.
Peggy Stallard retired from the Virginia Department of Social Services with more than 30 years of service. She graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a degree in business. She has also worked as a loan officer and a real estate agent. With her varied knowledge base, she is competent to mediate cases involving family issues to include child custody, visitation, and support. Other areas that she can mediate are real estate issues, landlord-tenant cases, business disputes, employee-employer issues, and elder concerns. As a Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator, she presently mediates in Louisa, Orange, and Culpeper courts as well as private mediations.