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Meet Our Team


Tim Kemery, LCSW

Clinical Director, Family Mediation and Divorce Center
Registered Mediator
Certified Parent Coordinator
Family Reintegration Therapist
Supervised Visitation Coordinator and Therapist

Tim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing in the New Orleans area for over 45 years. He received his Master’s degree in Social Work from Tulane University in 1975 and has since received advanced training in mediation, parent coordination, child custody evaluations, therapeutic supervised visitation and parent plan development. The courts of New Orleans and Jefferson Parish and The Louisiana Bar Association have recognized him as an expert in these areas. In 1986, Tim established Family Care Inc. to provide mental health services to the Greater New Orleans community. After his extensive work with couples, families, and children, Tim founded Family Divorce and Mediation Center. After Tim separated the two companies, he restructured the Divorce and Mediation Center and re-named the company Family Mediation and Divorce Center.


Nicole Mingledorff, MFT

Program Director, Family Mediation & Divorce Center

Supervised Visitation Coordinator
Co-Parenting Educator, Consultant and Coach
Parenting Educator
Adjustment Coach

Nikki received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Tulane University in 2000 and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego in 2004. She is EMDR certified and has had extensive training in Child Parent Relationship Therapy, Play Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She began working as a Mental Health Professional in Mental Health Rehabilitation in 2005 then took a hiatus to concentrate on raising her three sons. Currently, Nikki is the Program Director of Family Mediation and Divorce Center as well as the Co-Parenting Educator, Parenting Educator, Parenting Consultant and Coach, Adjustment Coach, and supervised visitation coordinator. She is also the Founder of Learning Through Play, LLC, which focuses on family, parent, marital and child enrichment and education.


Shawnta Gardener, LPC

Co-Parenting Educator and Coach

Adjustment Coach

Family Therapist
Supervised Visitation Therapist

Shawnta Gardener received her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University in 2012. She became a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Louisiana and a Licensed Mental Health Professional at Family Care in 2018. Shawnta has over 15 years working with families in the New Orleans metro area through her experience as a Jefferson Parish Juvenile Probation Officer, In Home Family Consultant and Program Director of Boys Town residential homes. Shawnta has experience with teaching social skills to kids and she has been certified in Common Sense Parenting from her previous position at Boys Town. For Family Mediation and Divorce Center, Shawnta will be providing adjustment coaching, co-parenting services, counseling and therapeutic supervised visitations.


Glenn Tregre, LPC

Divorce Mediator

Glenn has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2009. He attended Nicholls State University, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and his Master’s degree in Psychological Counseling. In 2006, he began working at Family Care; there, Glenn served as a clinician for the MHR program, for the US Probation program and was the Director of Quality Improvement. He was also the counselor at a local Catholic high school for 12 years. At Family Mediation and Divorce Center, Glenn will be providing mediation as well as individual, couples and family therapy.


Christy Waters

Supervised Visitation Coordinator 

Supervised Exchange Monitor

Co-Parenting Educator

Christy has worked in the New Orleans area for over 30 years.  In 1989, Christy graduated from Tulane University with her Master’s degree in Social Work and gained her Social Work licensure in 1992. During her career, she has worked as a therapist and program director with Associated Catholic Charities before accepting employment with the U.S. Probation Office. There, she worked as a Mental Health Specialist before she was promoted to the position of Supervisory Probation Officer in 2001. Christy has worked with adolescents and their families, supervised offenders with moderate to severe psychiatric issues, monitored offenders’ compliance and progress, taught social skills training and cognitive behavioral classes, coordinated treatment services, and supervised officers, monitoring their caseloads. At Family Mediation and Divorce Center, Christy is a supervised visitation coordinator and monitor, providing supervised visitations, facilitated supervised visits, supervised exchanges as well as co-parenting educational services.


Katelyn Barnett

Supervised Visitation Monitor

Supervised Exchange Monitor

Katy received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Dillard University in 2017 and completed her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2019. Her work history includes working at The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, the San Antonio Behavioral Health Hospital, The Guidance Center, Greenpath International, Inc. and Elite Therapy. She has worked as a behavioral therapist, where she helped children with their social and communication skills, and as a clinical counselor, where she focuses on the treatment of mental health disorders and behavioral issues. Katy is a New Orleans native, and was happy to return home after finishing her masters program. Currently, she continues to work at Greenpath International, Elite Therapy, and at Family Meditation & Divorce Center, where she is a Supervised Visitation Monitor who provides supervised visitations and supervised exchange services.


Jessica Leonard

Supervised Visitation Monitor

Supervised Exchange Monitor

After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2020, Jessica moved to New Orleans to reunite with her family and get back to her roots. Since graduating, she has gained significant experience in the healthcare field, specifically the care of children, and the mental and physical health care of families and individuals of all ages. Currently, she works as a medical assistant at LCMC Health at Tulane Medical Center in addition to her work at Family Mediation and Divorce Center. At Tulane, her focus is on specialized pediatric, geriatric, and neurologic patient care. Here at Family Mediation and Divorce Center, Jessica is a supervised visitation monitor who provides supervised visitation and supervised child transfer services.

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