Mediator's Profile

Ron Heilmann

Business Name: Mediation Network of Syracuse

Ron Heilmann received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Indiana University in 1970, and has been working as a Clinical Social Worker with a specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy since 1981. Since 1983 Ron has been in private practice working with individuals, couples and families.

Ron is also the creator and Director of the Mediation Network of Syracuse, an organization which provides mediation services for divorcing partners, families, and family businesses. He has been an adjunct lecturer at Syracuse University, teaching divorce and family mediation.

Ron is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist by the State of New York Department of Education, a Diplomat in Clinical Social Work, Fellow of the Society for Clinical Social Work Psychotherapists, Clinical Member of the Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Senior Practitioner Member and approved consultant of the Association For Conflict Resolution; and an Accredited Member of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation. He is a Board Certified Diplomat by the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work, Inc. He is a Diplomat in the National Association of Social Workers.

For 20 years he worked part-time for Crouse Hospital and SUNY Upstate University Hospital as a Medical Social Worker at the Spina Bifida Clinic for disabled children. He has been state President of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation and has been coordinator for the Children 1st program; a parent education program for separating parents co-sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Onondaga County. Ron is a founding member of the Central New York Collaborative Family Law Professionals as a “Mental Health Facilitator” and “Collaborative Mediator.”

Unique Features

Ron specializes in family relational issues especially during times of transitions: Divorce, parental separation, disabling medical conditions, loss of loved one, among others. He integrates emotional, physical, financial and legal experience in a Holistic practice.


  • Indiana University, M.S.W., 1970
  • Wheaton College, B.A., 1968

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