Neutral Ground, LLC

In 2006 we recognized the need for a program focused on assisting separated and divorced parents in New Hampshire to work through their post-separation conflict and most important develop the ability to co-parent effectively. Hence, the birth of Neutral Ground's "Co-Parenting Skills" workshop , based on a similar and very successful skills building and interactive workshop program developed in Southern California. In addition to the Co-parenting workshop and with conflict minimization and resolution as a foundation, we have expanded our support to include (1) workshops and trainings for professionals who work with separating and divorcing parents: attorneys, mediators, guardians ad litem, collaborative professionals and mental health professionals - even court personnel, and (2) businesses that are redesigning or developing the infrastructure of their organization. The goal is to help these professionals, employees, parents, et al understand and address conflict such that those who are impacted can be spared the emotional upheaval that usually accompanies the conflict.

Susan Towle, MA, LCMHC
John Cameron, MBA, JD

About the Founders

Susan Towle is a founding partner in Neutral Ground, LLC with John Cameron and has been a partner at Warren Street Family Counseling Associates since 2002. Prior to joining Warren Street Family Counseling Associates in 2000, Susan was a Behavioral Health faculty member for the Dartmouth Family Practice Residency Program located at the Concord Hospital, Concord, NH. As a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Susan's focus has been on family issues and dynamics including individual support for children caught in dysfunctional family situations.
Susan is a New Hampshire certified family mediator, a New Hampshire certified guardian ad litem, and a parenting coordinator. She is an adjunct Faculty member in Social Science at New Hampshire Technical Institute and the associate trainer for Neutral Ground's Family Mediation Certification Training, and has been mediating and teaching in a variety of capacities since 1992. In addition to trainings and workshops in mediation skills and behavioral health issues, Susan has led trainings for UNH and other businesses in conflict resolution, organizational change and balancing work and life. Susan also leads Neutral Ground's co-parenting workshops with John. Susan graduated from Notre Dame College, Manchester with a Masters in Counseling Psychology, Franklin Pierce College with a BA in Business Management and NHTI with an AS in General Studies with a concentration in Business Management.

John Cameron is a founding partner in Neutral Ground, LLC with Susan Towle and also maintains a law office and mediation practice in Laconia, New Hampshire where his focus is on assisting adverse parties to understand and resolve their conflict without litigation. John has studied the effects of divorce and conflict on children and has had articles published regarding parental rights and responsibilities and parenting coordination. John is the training program director for Neutral Ground's Family Mediation Certification Training and has been mediating and training for more than 15 years. He is an advanced practitioner member of the national Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR). He has conducted workshops at the ACR's Family Section national conferences in Massachusetts and Utah and for the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, as well as topic-specific mediation skills workshops in New Hampshire. John is certified in New Hampshire as a Family Mediator and as a Guardian ad Litem and is a member of the New Hampshire and Maine bar associations. John also is a parenting coordinator and a collaborative law attorney. Prior to turning to the practice of law and mediation, John designed and conducted numerous workshops and trainings in military, corporate and non-profit environments, nationally and internationally. John also leads Neutral Ground's co-parenting workshops with Susan. He holds a BS degree from the University of New Hampshire, a Masters in Business from Northeastern University and a JD degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law.

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