Hudson Valley Mediators
PO Box 3732 • Kingston NY 12402 • Phone 845-338-9638

Who We Are

Meet the Mediators

Ide Katims, Ph.D.
Principal, Hudson Valley Mediators
Phone: 845-338-9638

Dr. Katims’ practice focuses on divorce, eldercare and healthcare decision-making mediation.  She has over 30 years of experience in college teaching and practiced as a community health nurse and nurse educator working with families confronting illnesses, disability, and other challenging life events.  As a mediator, her special interest remains working with families confronting difficult life transitions and events such as divorce, separation, eldercare, and family conflicts surrounding health care decisions.  Dr. Katims is Professor Emerita of the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she taught family and community health nursing for 25 years.  Dr. Katims is an experienced mediator trained in divorce and eldercare mediation, and is a member of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation and the New York State Dispute Resolution Association. 

Offices in Kingston NY, Highland NY and Albany NY.

Eileen M. Rowley
Collaborating Mediator
Phone: 845-876-6100

Ms. Rowley attended Antioch College and studied in the Master's Degree Program in Conflict Resolution under the late Dr. John M. Haynes, who was a pioneer in the field of alternative dispute resolution.  Ms. Rowley has nearly 20 years of experience in divorce, family and other community and workplace mediations.  She has 17 years experience as Agency Director for a number of New York State court-funded community mediation programs, specifically for the counties of Saratoga, Washington, Warren, Putnam and Ulster, where she trained and supervised other mediators.  She continues to serve as certified mediation trainer under New York State Unified Court System’s Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Court Improvement.  In addition, she is a Lemon Law Arbitrator, a Part 146 Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Arbitrator, and a mediatorfor the U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Court’s Southern District of New York State.

Offices in Rhinebeck NY, and throughout the Hudson Valley by special arrangement.

William P. Pape
Collaborating Mediator, Attorney at Law
Phone: 845-943-6400

Mr. Pape has extensive experience in divorce and custody mediation, as well as small claims mediation.  His law practice includes matrimonial and family law, bankruptcy and foreclosure, and advising and assisting individuals who wish to represent themselves in court.  Mr. Pape has 30 years of experience working in the New Jersey court system.  He is admitted to the New Jersey, New York, and federal district court bars and has been appointed to the law guardian panel in New York.  Mr. Pape is president of the Ulster County Magistrates’ Association.  He graduated from Princeton University and the Rutgers School of Law.

Offices in Rosendale NY and Central New Jersey.
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