Team & Board

Office staff


Ischtar Khalaf-Newsome
Co-CEO & Head of Advisory Services
Family Lawyer (England & Wales), Mediator

Magdalena Jańczuk
Administration and Social Sciences (M.A.), Mediator

Catharina Laverty
Advice Worker and Fundraiser 
Translation and Interpreting (M.A.), Mediator, Supervisor

Alisia Reimann
Executive Assistant
Psychologist (B.Sc)

Balthasar Arnold
Project Assistant
Lawyer & Mediator

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of at least 5 members, i.e. the chairperson, the vice chairperson, the deputy chairperson and two further board members who maintain communication between MiKK e.V. and the associations of  BAFM and BM.

The constitution of the Board reflects the principle of biprofessionality promoted by the MiKK e.V. model of cross-border family mediation.


Isabel Fernández de Castillejo y Peetsch, Leipzig
Lawyer, Cooperative Practioner, Guardian ad Litem, Mediator, Translator

Vice Chair

Shai Ordan

Lawyer and Notary (Israel), Mediator

Deputy Chair

Harald Weil

Social Pedagogue, Guardian ad Litem, Contact Supervisor, Mediator

Timm Uekermann

Pedagogue, Mediator (BM®), Trainer (BM®)

Isabel Pape
Judge at the Berlin Landgericht

Swetlana von Bismarck, Berlin

(BAFM appointed)

Lawyer, Guardian ad Litem, Mediator (BAFM)

Anna Royon-Weigelt, Berlin

(BM appointed)

Juristin, Soziologin, Vorstand BM®

Patron of MiKK

Christoph C. Paul, Berlin
Lawyer and Notary (rtd), Mediator (BAFM)


As founder and sponsor of MiKK for many years Christoph C. Paul was appointed as its inaugural patron. Christoph C. Paul was awarded the Cross of Merit on the Ribbon of the Federal Republic of Germany for his voluntary commitment to the implementation of mediation in international conflicts involving children.