About Genesis Mediation of Indiana
Genesis Mediation of Indiana LLC was born out of observing people experience financial and emotional exhaustion from high-conflict legal proceedings over family matters. Unfortunately the traditional courtroom setting immediately puts individuals in adversarial roles rather than fostering an environment of cooperation. This tends to be counter-productive towards reaching amicable, affordable and lasting agreements.
Janetta M. Coleman, MS, LSW, President of Genesis Mediation of Indiana LLC, is a Registered Domestic Mediator and a licensed Social Worker with 25 years of experience assisting children and families. She is the author of Surviving Foster Care: A Journey of Self-Discovery, and has been a registered Domestic Mediator since 2016.
She is currently on the board of the Indiana Association of Mediators (IAM) and a member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM). She has also served on various boards within the community such as the Indiana Association on Adoption and Child Care Services, Youth As Resource (YAR) through the United Way, and as the Region 7 Representative for the National Association of Social Workers for Indiana (NASW). She is also a co-trainer offering domestic mediation training courses to judicial officers, attorneys, social workers and other professionals. The course is certified by the Indiana Supreme Court and it qualifies participants to be registered as divorce mediators.
Alfreda Singleton Smith, MSW, LSW is a registered Domestic Mediator and a licensed Social Worker with the state of Indiana. She holds an MSW from Indiana University School of Social Work. She has have more than 40 years of experience working with vulnerable families and children in education and child welfare in the public and private sectors. She has specific experience in the areas of foster care, kinship care and domestic and international adoption.
Most recently, she served as the DCS Ombudsman Bureau Director during the Pence and Holcomb administrations. As DCS Ombudsman, she was responsible for responding to consumer complaints regarding DCS actions, and to ensure adherence to child welfare laws, rules, policies and best practices.
Alfreda is a certified Resource Adoptive Parent Trainer (RAPT) with the state of Indiana, DCS Ombudsman Bureau Director 2013 - 2020, certified Adoption Competency Trainer, and National Association of Social Workers (NASW) member.