The APFM Outstanding Professional Family Mediator Award
Since 2018, the APFM Outstanding Professional Family Mediator Award is presented annually to a professional family mediator who is a leader and innovator in the family mediation field, and whose imaginative ideas and creative approaches to mediation and to public awareness advance the practice of family mediation. The recipient has developed unique concepts and techniques that have addressed challenges in mediation and improved the quality of family mediation services. The recipient demonstrates excellence in professional family mediation and outstanding personal qualities that mirror the highest levels of professional standards, including integrity, trustworthiness, and compassion.
2022 Awardee: Amanda Singer
Amanda Singer is a licensed attorney, professional family mediator and CDFA. Amanda is founder and co-owner of West Coast Family Mediation Center where she works as a family mediator assisting couples through the whole divorce process, so they never have to step foot in court.
Amanda wants anyone going through a divorce to understand that conflict is ok and we all have it in our life, but it’s about how we communicate with each other about the conflict and work at moving forward. She wants people to understand no matter how difficult the issues at hand, that there are ways to solve them without going to court.
Amanda helps her clients not only through the legal process but in problem solving ways to effectively maintain a relationship and not hate each other at the end of the process, especially when kids are involved.