Our Team

NVMS Staff Members

Arleen Ramirez Borysiewicz, MPA, She/Her/Hers
Executive Director
Office hours: 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday
703.865.7260, aborysiewicz@nvms.us

Arleen has 25+ years of nonprofit experience, with expertise in management, fundraising, external affairs, community relations, board development, and branding and marketing. Her prior work includes serving as director of development and communications at United Community, a direct service agency supporting low-income families in Alexandria, Virginia. Before that, she was the primary fundraising officer at Ayuda, a Washington, D.C.- based legal immigration services nonprofit, and the vice president for external affairs at The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, also based in Washington, D.C. Arleen earned her Master of Public Administration from The George Washington University. She holds professional certifications in nonprofit management from Georgetown University, and in association management and diversity and leadership from the American Society of Association Executives. Arleen serves on the Board of Directors of Resolution Virginia. She is also a member of the Ayuda Advisory Council.

Megan Borishansky, MA, She/Her/Hers
Senior Family Programs Manager
Office hours: 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday
703.865.7263, mborishansky@nvms.us

Megan Borishansky, our bilingual Senior Family Programs Manager, is experienced in facilitation, project management, and community outreach.  She previously served as head of the Charlottesville Area Association of Volunteers, in addition to coordinating large scale volunteer events involving over 2,000 volunteers with the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area in Charlottesville, VA. Megan also provided Spanish/English Interpretation services extensively in conjunction with the International Rescue Committee, in Charlottesville’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, school systems and clinics. She holds a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Virginia, and an MS in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University. 

Abigail Blatt, Esq., She/Her/Hers
Court and Community Programs Coordinator
Office hours: 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday
703.865.7262, ablatt@nvms.us

Abigail, our Court and Community Programs Coordinator is a conflict resolution practitioner, mediator, and attorney who has completed over 150 hours of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) training. Before joining NVMS Conflict Resolution Center, Abigail served as a Guardian ad Litem in Greensboro, NC. Abigail completed ADR internships with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC, where she mediated EEO Complaints for the federal government; Resolution Systems Institute in Chicago, where she helped create a Pilot Family and Divorce online dispute resolution program; and with the Peace Factory in Tel Aviv, Israel, where she wrote for its international peacebuilding publication. Abigail completed her B.A. in Mass Communication at Principia College and her Law degree at Elon University School of Law. Abigail is a licensed attorney in the state of Kentucky.

Wind, They/Them/Theirs
Training Program Coordinator
Office hours: 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday
703.865.7261, wind@nvms.us

Wind (They/Them/Theirs) is Training Program Coordinator at NVMS Conflict Resolution Center. They will provide critical assistance in scheduling our training offering for VA mediation certification, stewarding our dedicated trainer, and supporting our training participants. Wind is a certified Supreme Court of Virginia mediator who focuses primarily on landlord-tenant and small claims cases. They are also certified as a restorative justice practitioner facilitating cases involving youth. They are trained as an ombudsperson through the Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombuds Program, which focuses on just treatment in elder care at assisted living facilities. Wind has a B.A. in conflict analysis and resolution from The Carter School at George Mason University. In their spare time Wind creates collages, enjoys nature, and is learning the guitar solo to Stairway to Heaven.

NVMS Contractors

Chris Paris, He/Him/His
Restorative Justice Coordinator
Office hours: Part-time Contractor
908-752-5875, cparis@nvms.us

Christian Paris is the Restorative Justice Program Coordinator here with NVMS. His official journey into the world of restorative practices began in 2019, when he received his certification in Restorative Justice Facilitation through training offered by NVMS.  He owes the education and mentorship he received for inspiring his life’s passion for RJ. Since then, Chris has facilitated dozens of restorative circles, co-leading over 15 trainings in restorative practices for various organizations around the Washington, DC area. Prior to his entry into RJ, he served as a dialogue facilitator internationally and domestically, including time as a program leader and designer in northern India for American, Canadian, and Tibetan activists discussing the intersection of nonviolence and democracy. Outside of his professional life, Chris serves as a restorative justice facilitator and trainer with the DC Peace Team and is an active member of their unarmed civilian protection unit. He holds a Masters in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University. 

Melanie Macatangay, She/Her/Hers
CEO & Founder of 365BooksPro – Accounting Firm
Office hours: Accounting Contractor

NVMS CRC has partnered with 365BooksPro to manage our accounting operations. The CEO & Founder, Melanie Macatangay, has 9+ years of experience helping small to medium size businesses with their accounting and bookkeeping. In addition to having her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, she is a Certified Professional Bookkeeper, QuickBooks Specialist from Universal Accounting, and a Professional Tax Preparer. She is devoted to providing the best quality financial services to our clients and enjoys helping businesses succeed along the way. She is a true profit and growth expert at heart.

Georgina Salguero, She/Her/Hers
Operations and Fundraising Coordinator
Office hours: Part-time Contractor
703.865.7272, gsalguero@nvms.us

Georgina Salguero is a seasoned professional with experience in project management, community outreach, event planning and fundraising. At NVMS she works with the executive director to manage NVMS operations and the annual campaign.  Additionally, she serves as Zoom producer for NVMS’s training programs.  She most recently served with the United Way of the National Capital Area as a project manager overseeing multiple fundraising campaigns and volunteer events. Prior work includes serving as director of sponsorship at Unidos US, one of the largest Hispanic-serving nonprofits and as a community outreach manager at Ford Motor Company Fund.