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Pursuant to several years of effort by the New Hampshire Conflict Resolution Associations, formerly the New Hampshire Mediators Association, and other interested persons and with the support of state legislators, NH RSA 328-C was enacted in 1990, thus creating the New Hampshire Marital Mediator Certification Board. On January 1, 2010, the name of the board was changed to the Family Mediator Certification Board. The board consists of eleven members appointed by the Governor or by statute:

Name Representing Appointment
Terry Sturke, M.S. (Chair) Mental Health Professional 04-17
Elizabeth Christensen, C.F.M.
NHCRA 11-16
Ellen Dinerstein, C.F.M.
NHCRA 09-16
Candace Dochstader, C.F.M.
NHCRA 11-15
Honorable Michael Garner Marital Master 04-16
Karen McCall Public at Large 04-15
Marianne Rousseau, C.F.M. NHCRA 09-16
Honorable Lucinda Sadler Family Division Judge 10-17
Robert Sturke, Ph.D., C.F.M. NHCRA 01-16
Vacant Attorney  
Vacant Public at Large  

The Board usually meets on the first Wednesday of every month to review applications, address any complaints and discuss other issues relative to certifying family mediators.

The next meeting of the Board will be March 11, 2015 at 4 PM in Room 405 of the State House Annex. There will be no February meeting.

This website was created as a resource for information about the Family Mediators Certification Board. As new rules are adopted, they will be posted here.

Family Mediator Certification Board
State House Annex, Room 424  |  25 Capitol Street  |  Concord, NH 03301