Gina M. Vitrano, Mediator
Gina is an experienced family mediator. She is an outstanding listener and has a knack for making people feel comfortable in stressful situations. She is also an expert with numbers and holds a professional certification from the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers.
She earned her Bachelor's degree in Communications in 1991 and then embarked on a career in the corporate world before pausing to raise two children. She worked as a manager in human resources, communications, and marketing positions in the banking and manufacturing industries. Today, in addition to her work as a mediator and the business manager of the firm, she operates an independent bookkeeping firm.
Gina is a firm believer in giving back to her community. She has served as the PTSA Treasurer for the elementary and middle schools that her children attended, a volunteer in the youth and Brown Bag ministries at Hope Lutheran Church, an in-court mediator with Carolina Dispute Settlement Services, and a longstanding member of the board of the North Carolina Association of Professional Family Mediators.
In her free time, you can find Gina in a comfortable chair reading historical fiction or walking the family dogs, Miki and Tank. She also enjoys hiking and taking cycling classes and yoga at the YMCA.
Sean P. Vitrano, Mediator and Attorney
Sean is a mediator and collaborative attorney who helps individuals resolve family disputes out of court. He is certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission as a family financial mediator. He maintains an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
He is a past president and longstanding member of the North Carolina Association of Professional Family Mediators, an organization that provides quarterly advanced-practitioner training to family mediators. He is a founding member of Triangle Collaborative Divorce Professionals, a multidisciplinary collaborative practice group. He serves on the North Carolina Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Council. In addition to working directly with divorcing couples, he mediates in the Wake County Family Court.
Sean is also an experienced state and federal appellate attorney. He is a member of the Fourth Circuit Criminal Justice Act Panel, the Appellate Defender's roster for criminal appeals, and the Parent Defender's roster for appeals involving termination of parental rights and abuse, neglect, and dependency. He also has more than 19 years of experience representing indigent defendants in federal district court, including at trial.
He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom in 1993 and his law degree from Penn State's Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 2001.
When he is not working, Sean enjoys reading, cycling, and riding his motorcycle (a Triumph, naturally). He is passionate about environmental issues, including particularly the problems caused by waste and overconsumption.