MiKK e.V. is a non-profit organization. The bodies of the organization comprise the Board of Directors, the Board of Advisors and the General Assembly.

The Statutes of the Association can be found here.



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

Magdalena Jańczuk
Executive Assistant
Administration and Social Science (M.A.), Mediator

Catharina Laverty
Advisory Service
Translator and Interpreter (M.A.), Mediator, Supervisor

Patrick Fuhrmann
Management Assistant
Mediamanagement (B.A.), Artist Manager, Interpreter, Consultant

Kyra Ann Röder
Advisory Service
Cultural Science and Philosophy (M.A.), Social Work (B.A.), Intercultural Trainer, Group Interpreter, 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 Practitioner, Guardian ad Litem, Mediator, Translator

Vice Chair

Christian von Baumbach, Berlin
Mediator, Japanologist

Deputy Chair

Swetlana von Bismarck, Berlin
Lawyer, Guardian ad Litem, Mediator (BAFM)

Dagmar Lägler, Heilbronn
Mediator (BAFM and BM®), Spokesperson BAFM

Uwe Boers, Hannover
Mediator/Trainer BM®, Vice Chair of BM Board, Business Coach

Volker Raddatz, Berlin
University Professor, State-certified Translator and Interpreter, Mediator (BAFM)

Ludwig Linden, Berlin
Economist, Ambassador off duty, Mediator (BM)

Patron of MiKK

Christoph C. Paul, Berlin
Lawyer and Notary, 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.