Loraine Della Porta


Loraine M. Della Porta, J.D.

Email:  lmdellaporta@themediationgroup.org
Mediation, Arbitration, Organizational Development, Facilitation, Conflict Assessment, Coaching, System Design and Training, Workplace Investigations

Loraine M. Della Porta joins TMG as an experienced mediator, arbitrator, facilitator and trainer who specializes in labor and employment issues and resolving workplace disputes. Her public sector career spans over twenty-five years and reflects extensive experience in conflict prevention, conflict assessment, organizational development and training in both the state and federal sectors. Loraine has facilitated a number of public involvement processes and policy initiatives in the Commonwealth related to land use, agriculture, natural resources, environmental clean-up/restoration and health care. She has led facilitation teams for large-scale public engagement and consensus-building processes and training teams for agency-wide capacity building initiatives.  She has a great deal of experience mentoring affiliate practitioners and providing consultation and coaching for public officials, agency sponsors and convenors.

Prior to joining TMG, Loraine spent 12 years as Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration at the University of Massachusetts Boston (formerly known as MODR), a state agency that serves to facilitate and expand the use of dispute resolution in state government.

Loraine currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Roger Williams University School of Law and is a past President of the New England Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution (NE-ACR) and the Center for Mediation and Collaboration Rhode Island (CMCRI).

Loraine holds a Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Providence College and has studied extensively at Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.