Our Team

NVMS Staff

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

Beginning as Executive Director on July 15, 2020, Arleen envisions strengthening the reach and breadth of NVMS’ programs, services, and training to assist individuals in resolving conflicts using non-adversarial approaches. 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.

Izabela Solosi, MEd., CPTD
Senior Manager of Training and Development
Office hours: 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday
703.865.7261, isolosi@nvms.us

Izabela Solosi is a trainer, facilitator, and certified mediator. She works with a roster of over 30 experienced conflict resolution practitioners to provide clients with training and facilitation services. She has presented for a variety of audiences including professionals, adults with disabilities, foreign visitors, and is a recurring speaker at conferences such as the Federal Dispute Resolution (FDR) Conference, the Training Officers Consortium, Virginia Mediation Network (VMN), and the Department of Defense Alternative Dispute Resolution Day. Izabela is a certified Help Increase the Peace Program (HIPP) facilitator, a Total SDI trainer, and a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD). She is a past VMN board member and leader of the Instructional Design Community of Practice, DC Chapter of the Association of Talent Development. Izabela holds a BA in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and an MEd. Curriculum and Instruction, both at George Mason University.

Megan Borishansky, MA
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. 

Amorkor Armar
Court and Community Programs Manager
Office hours: 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday
703.865.7262, aarmar@nvms.us

Amorkor Armar has been closely affiliated with NVMS in various capacities since 2016. She is currently the Program Manager for the Court & Community Programs, as well as a VA Supreme Court certified civil mediator. In addition, she is a strong advocate for and trained in Restorative Justice facilitation. Amorkor is passionate about creating a level playing field for people from all walks of life and backgrounds. Prior to joining us on a full-time basis, she served as a Patient Service Representative and Mentor in the healthcare system. Amorkor holds a BA in Psychology, with minors in Criminal Justice and Social Welfare Sociology. She was actively involved in community work and integration during her undergraduate studies and looks forward to continuing that initiative through NVMS.

Michele Beier
Office hours: 9am-1pm, Tuesday and Thursday

Michele Beier is an experienced accountant, having worked as an auditor in one of the top accountancy firms, a controller in a high-tech company and treasurer of a co-operative preschool and of a PTA Board. She is responsible for all bookkeeping and accounting functions of the organization.  She works closely with other staff members to ensure the timely processing of receipts and disbursements.  She holds a BBA in accounting from the College of William and Mary and MBA in finance from Virginia Tech.