JoAnne Donner

JoAnne Donner

JoAnne Donner holds a Masters Degree in Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University. A conflict management specialist with significant expertise in conflict communications, she is a trained, certified and registered mediator and arbitrator for divorce, civil and workplace issues.

A skilled and experienced communicator, she also excels as a mediation coach, preparing disputing parties for the pressures and possibilities of a mediation session. She is a firm believer that pre-mediation preparation can make the difference between a successful outcome at the mediation table or years of wishing something different had been decided on mediation day.

An award-winning interviewer and writer, JoAnne has played an active role in Atlanta’s professional community for more than 25 years. She is strongly committed to the power of the mediation process and its ability to resolve disputes in a financially-affordable, non-litigious setting. She is also an advocate for divorce arbitration, which gives couples who cannot settle at the mediation table another alternative for resolution before having to withstand the stress and strain of going to court.

In addition to her work with divorcing couples in mediation coaching, mediation and arbitration, JoAnne is certified to conduct mediations and conflict management training in the workplace. Workplace programs include training employees to handle low-level disputes themselves before they escalate and training managers in fundamental mediation techniques for times when managerial intervention is necessary.

JoAnne is named in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in the Registry of Business Leaders, Who’s Who in the Media and Communications and Personalities of America. She is also a member of the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame for Cleveland Heights High School in Cleveland, Ohio.

Community Involvement

  • Co-chair of the Board of Directors of Visions Anew (2011-12), a non-profit organization that supports and educates people going through divorce.
  • Volunteer at The Link Counseling Center, a nationally-recognized facility for psychological counseling located in metro Atlanta.
  • A variety of volunteer projects focusing on the elderly and developmentally-disabled.

Professional Associations

  • Affiliate Member of the Atlanta Bar Association
  • (Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections)
  • Affiliate Member of the American Bar Association
  • (Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections)
  • Association of Conflict Resolution, national chapter
  • Association of Conflict Resolution, Georgia chapter
  • Georgia Coach Association
  • Georgia Mediators Association, Inc.
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Conflict Resolution Articles Written:

  • “When Does Mediation Really Start?”
  • “Mediation’s Most Common Mistake”
  • “How to Create a Conflict-Conscious Workplace”


One Mediation

70 Lenox Pointe NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30324

Phone 404-720-0599
Fax 404-920-0401