Our Board

Board of Directors Laura Catone-Tarcea , Accredited Family Mediator (AccFm), Founder and President Jonathan Himelfarb, Treasurer Eva Di Giammarino , J.D., ADR CERT., Director Uday Jaswal, Deputy Chief, DRPS, Director Marty Klein, Family Lawyer, Mediator, Deputy Judge, Director Special thanks for their continuous support  and guidance: Dr. Desmond Ellis, Fields of interest: Conflict (theory/practice); Violence Against Women; Domestic Violence (risk assessment) Dr. Ruxandra Luca,  Cognitive Psychology and Consumer Behaviour.

Laura Tarcea, Hons. B.A. (Psych), LL.M (c)
Accredited Family Mediator, AccFM (OAFM)
Certified Specialist in Family Mediation, FDRP MED (FDRIO)

Laura's private practice, Family Mediation Group, has been helping families with all divorce and separation matters. She specializes in guiding couples create equitable agreements as the groundwork for new family systems and positive post-breakup lives.

It is Laura's conviction that access to justice should not be limited by access to finances. This is one of the reasons why she founded FMRC and dedicated many hours volunteering and helping families transition through divorce or separation.  Laura places great emphasis on fairness and effectiveness of her mediation process. She is a strong believer that “one size does not fit all” and works with families to achieve optimal results for their unique circumstances.

Laura helps parents with matters, such as custody & access, child support, development of comprehensive parenting plans and linking with appropriate local resources.

Reaching a settlement is just the beginning of a new process of adjustment – for the parents and for the children. Laura is committed to working with families to safeguard their emotional wellbeing when going through and after separation or divorce.

Website: www.familymediationgroup.ca
Podcasts: https://familymediationgroup.ca/podcasts/
Spoken languages: English, Romanian

Eva Iole DiGiammarino is a lawyer dedicated to working with families experiencing high conflict divorce and separation. 

For many years, Eva volunteered as a community mediator for youth living in the Jane and Finch area of Toronto. Inspired by the power of mediation to resolve conflicts peacefully, Eva obtained her law degree so that she could assist individuals locked in legal disputes. 

Eva's unique background as a sexual assault support counsellor allows her to have the special skills necessary to work with clients who have experienced physical and emotional trauma. 

Eva works as both a litigator and mediator in Vaughan, Ontario. She practices family law, civil litigation and wills & estates. Eva  also offers services in fertility law.