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Media Contact MC3
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (February 16, 2023) - MC3, the Gold Standard for Mediator Certification announced the hiring of Anthony Keen-Louie as the first ever Director for the organization. Mr. Keen-Louie will be the lead staff person responsible for MC3 community outreach as well as oversee its internal operations.
Mr. Keen-Louie, a MC3-Certified Mediator, currently works as a mediator and trainer with the National Conflict Resolution Center, as well as other independent mediation and training opportunities. In addition, he serves as the Program and Community Development Manager with the University of California, San Diego where he has oversight for the educational, social programming and student conduct needs of approximately 5,000 graduate and family residents at UCSD.
In addition to his work in Dispute Resolution, Mr. Keen-Louie has extensive experience in higher education, including positions at San Diego State University, Columbia University and University of California, Santa Barbara where he has primarily worked in Student Affairs with a particular focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Mr. Keen-Louie also received a Master of Dispute Resolution from the USC Gould School of Law in 2021, a Master of Higher Education/Student Development from New York University in 2008, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of California Riverside in 2006. Mr. Keen-Louie’s appointment was announced jointly by Dr. Jack R. Goetz, President of the MC3 Board, and Henry Alfano, MC3’s Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer, and current Board Member of MC3.
“Anthony demonstrated throughout our process his commitment to our mission and our MC3-Certified Mediators” said Dr. Goetz. “He brings a great understanding of both our organization, and the current mediation landscape. I’m certain Anthony will make immediate contributions to MC3’s growth in 2023.” Mr. Alfano added, “We expect the coming year to be one of great opportunity for MC3. Anthony’s leadership, organizational, and communication skills will provide the opportunity for MC3 to grow. His immediate effect will be to create deeper relationships with our growing number of educational affiliates and other partners that will greatly benefit our effort to establish our professional standards for the mediation community.”
Mr. Keen-Louie shared, “I am excited about the opportunity to be part of MC3’s growth and am grateful to be part of an organization so deeply committed to the professionalism of our field.”
Prior to the hiring of our Director, these responsibilities were largely overseen by Lynn Johnson, the MC3 Board member who had done "double duty" since MC3's launch in late 2019 and undertook the role of interim Executive Director. MC3 would not be where it is today as an organization without Mr. Johnson's dedication and expertise, and he will be sincerely missed following his passing in late January.
MC3 is nonprofit organized to ensure user and public confidence in the mediation process by setting standards for mediator training, education, and ethics and by maintaining those standards through its certification program. MC3 has set a higher standard of review than other credentialing agencies in mediator education including an ongoing requirement for continuing education as well as a requirement that MC3-Certified Mediators have a basic understanding and familiarity with legal/litigation terminology and general courtroom procedures as well as an understanding of the ethics that guide mediation practice and policy.
All MC3-Certified Mediators complete employment background checks and have agreed to a Quality Assurance program that provides disputants with an opportunity to address any ethical concerns that may have arisen during the course of a mediation. MC3-Certified Mediators are currently serving in Arizona, California, Ohio, Oregon, Utah and Virginia. To learn more about MC3, visit the MC3 website at: www.mc3certified.org.