Meet Roseann

Roseann Vanella, Professional  Mediator

Roseann Vanella Professional Mediator Greater New York AreaRoseann’s experience and credentials alone set her apart from other professional mediators. But Roseann is truly passionate about her work because she has personally benefited from the advantages of mediation.

A graduate of St. John’s University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing management, Roseann began her career more than 25 years ago with a Global Fortune 100 firm. She specialized and excelled in negotiating complex contracts – a skill that goes to the heart of her work as a mediator. Meanwhile, Roseann has also been a successful entrepreneur and local business owner.

Mediation requires a delicate balance: The neutral third party must be firm yet compassionate, knowledgeable yet creative.

Roseann is all of the above. She deftly handles difficult divorce and family issues with one goal in mind: A resolution that benefits everyone.

She believes in the power of mediation because she’s been there. Roseann experienced a successfully mediated divorce that allowed her to move on with her life. She also has been through a lengthy family dispute involving elder care. She fully understands how much families benefit when they mediate – and suffer when they don’t.

Roseann is a recognized expert on divorce and her words of wisdom have appeared in the Huffington Post. She has channeled her vast experience and understanding of family issues  into a weekly radio show. She has hosted “Family Affaires,” which reached a worldwide audience. Roseann believes that by offering education to the community, families can make educated decisions which will help families thrive.

Roseann is also the Publisher of, a worldwide online community offering education and support in the areas of Special Needs Parenting, Divorce, Health Crisis and Aging Family Members.  In this community experts and every day people offer their support through education and sharing of personal stories. Roseann’s passion of helping families in transition is the driving force behind this wonderful resource.

Roseann brings a rare level of expertise to her profession. She received her certification training in family/divorce mediation and elder mediation from the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators. Roseann is among the few mediators in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to receive formal training in elder mediation. She is also an active member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators and the Academy of Professional Family Mediators. Roseann also was inducted into the Cambridge Who’s Who list of executives, professionals and entrepreneurs.

Fluent in Italian, Roseann is a world traveler with unique insight and understanding into many other cultures.

Resources for Extra Support

During the course of mediation, clients sometimes want to reach out to other professionals such as attorneys, counselors or financial advisers. Advanced Mediation Solutions can recommend clients to trusted sources in the fields of law, family counseling, elder care and more. While we are not directly affiliated with these professionals, we have a history of working with them and value their professional expertise.

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Speaking of Roseann……….

Roseann Vanella is an engaging, energetic public speaker who is a natural in front of an audience – whether it’s a group of 20 or 2,000. Because of her background in both corporate business and mediation, Roseann can speak on a wide range of topics. She addresses corporations about the value of alternate dispute resolution in the workplace. Roseann’s expertise is also valuable to school counselors and educators. She can steer them toward alternative resources for children and families who need extra support.  Learn more……..

As Featured In

A place for Mom
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Courier Post
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Burlington County Times

Counseling, advice make life after divorce an easier transition

Divorcing couples seeking more mediation


Listen to Roseann on WHYY/NPR Radio Show “Voices in the Family” Children & Divorce

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