Camila Loúrdes Pretel
Manager of Restorative Justice & Youth Services
Camila is responsible for the management, development, and facilitation of Good Shepherd's Restorative Justice services and programming, including Circle Practice, Victim-Offender Conferencing, and Restorative Justice curricula. Camila also oversees the Juvenile Justice Diversion Program, a weekly trauma-informed workshop that uses circle process and cognitive behavioral therapy exercises to equip youth with self-advocacy skills, teach conflict management, and provide post-arrest emotional support. Camila is an award-winning Restorative Justice counselor, a trained mediator, an international speaker for geopolitical justice, and a popular education facilitator, whose expertise has been recruited across Europe, Latin America, and the United States.
Phoebe Sheftel, M.S.S., M.L.S.P.
Phoebe first got involved in mediation when she did an internship at CORA GSM as part of the Master of Law and Social Policy Program at Bryn Mawr College's School of Social Work in 1989. After receiving her training at CORA GSM, she went on to work for three years at Community Dispute Settlement (now Center for Resolutions) in Media, PA. There she helped create a custody mediation program in collaboration with Community Legal Services. She subsequently worked for nine years at Winsor Associates doing environmental and public policy mediation and facilitation, primarily managing public involvement on large transportation development projects throughout Pennsylvania. In addition to serving on the CORA GSM staff, she is also the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators, an officer of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution, and a United States Postal Service REDRESS mediator.
Sue Wasserkrug, Esq.
Sue Wasserkrug is responsible for overseeing all programming, and for assisting with training and fundraising. Previously Sue served as Mediation Coordinator and Director of Development at CORA Good Shepherd Mediation. Sue is an attorney with several years of experience advocating on behalf of vulnerable clients in Pennsylvania, at the Homeless Advocacy Project, People’s Emergency Center, and SeniorLAW Center. Her practice has focused on the areas of family law, elder law, and public benefits. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Oberlin College in Ohio, Master of Arts degrees in Journalism and in Anthropology from the University of Arizona, and a J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law, where she received an award for her human rights work. Her interest in mediation stems from the limitations of the legal system that she witnessed as a practicing attorney. Sue also has experience as a writer, researcher, photographer, entrepreneur and chef.
Ken Peeples, MSW
Ken Peeples has contracted with CORA Good Shepherd Mediation for over five years under the Juvenile Offenders Diversion Program. Ken has over 8 years of experience in a variety of settings and with diverse clients, including both long-term and brief interventions. Areas of expertise include high-risk youth and clients experiencing anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, relationship challenges, self-esteem, and trauma; working from a collaborative, strengths-based approach in assisting, supporting and empowering clients. Ken is also a clinical research & evaluation professional focusing on neonates to young adults who are syndromic and/or show abnormal physical examination and how that impacts anesthesia intubation. He received a B.A. in African American Studies & Political Science, an MSW in clinical social work, and an MPH with a concentration in global health from Temple University.
Lamya Broussard, M.S.S., M.L.S.P.
Lamya Broussard is a dedicated clinician whose been in the Social Services field for more than a decade. She’s honored to have worked with various populations including youth aging out of foster care, adjudicated youth with co-occurring disorders, LGBTQ & homeless youth, students impacted by compounded grief & loss, opioid laden communities and many more. Lamya is very passionate about working with at risk youth and young adults. As the Founder & Director of C.O.M.E. Coming Out More Equipped Consulting Services, Lamya has facilitated family conferences for youth seeking permanency, with DHS funded agencies, facilitated therapeutic support group for urban youth addressing police brutality & conflict resolution, with Philadelphia Police Department at city hall, and has provided clinical supervision to undergraduate and graduate level students seeking a career in social services. She’s earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Tuskegee University and her Masters in Social Services & Masters in Law & Social Policy from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work & Social Research with a specialization in Child & Family Wellbeing. Lamya finds her greatest joy and life purpose in helping individuals overcome their life challenges and navigate through their healing process