MEET THE TEAM - Family Mediation Station


Family Mediation Station’s team are dedicated to helping separating couples reach agreement. Below are some of the team who work so hard to to help couples through family mediation.

Marie Fedorov


Marie Fedorov is the Founder of Family Mediation Station.

She is a hard-working, caring family lawyer with almost 15 years’ experience. Determined to help couples dissolve their marriages and defacto relationships without the need to face court, whenever possible.

Marie is renowned for taking an innovative, caring and personal approach. Her experience as a Family Lawyer, Collaborative Practitioner and Mediator working with hundreds of couples means that she understands the need to lessen the emotional and financial burden of divorce. As a wife and mother to two young boys, she is not only eager to support couples wanting to move on with their lives, she is also focused on helping separating parents to develop plans that work out arrangements for the care of their children. She believes this is one of the most important parts of her professional role.  

Marie recognises that while everyone’s situation is different, all people who are separating from their partners need a friendly ear, trusted support through their separation journey and expert advice provided in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

Balance is important to Marie and when taking a break, she enjoys cooking, keeping fit and travelling with her family.

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Joanna Burnett

Separation Consultant

Joanna Burnett is a professional counsellor receiving her undergraduate degree in Social Work in 2003 from Deakin University in Melbourne. Joanna worked for a few years in the NSW local magistrate’s courts supporting people experiencing domestic violence and supporting young families in the Tweed Shire in a non-government agency.

She began working in her own private practice across NSW/QLD border as a counsellor in 2006 from northern NSW to the Gold Coast with families, individuals and couples. Joanna continued to work in her counselling practice part time and in 2005 worked in a psychiatric facility, counselling inpatients with depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mental health issues for over 10 years, whilst completing a Masters in Forensic Mental Health in 2013 with Griffith University.

Since 2017, Joanna has been working to support separating couples in collaboration with a family law firm and researching issues for separating families in mediation for the Family Mediation Station. She works in the mediation program as a Mediation Mentor and is undertaking a PhD in family law mediation and social work with Southern Cross University.

Jarrod Preiksa

Client Services Officer/Business Development Manager

Jarrod began working for Family Mediation Station following his desire for helping others through difficult times. He believes the best interests of the child should always come first, and whenever possible will try to help ex-couples avoid messy and often expensive court proceedings which can negatively impact on a child’s future.

In his spare time, Jarrod can be found hiking, on the beach or playing soccer.

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Tessa Hankey

Client Liason Officer

Tessa is one of our Client Liaison Officers at Family Mediation Station.

Tessa is there to hold our clients hands every step of the way so that they feel completely supported and ready for Mediation. Tessa explains step by step what to expect so that our clients are ready for Mediation and are empowered and confident to have a voice.

After work and on the weekends Tessa enjoys exercising and being with her family.

Irene Desiatov

Client Liaison Officer and Administration Support

Irene is one of our amazing Client Liaison Officers, and is there to answer your questions every step of the way. She enjoys helping people recognise that Mediation is for them as they want a say in what will happen with their children and property.

On weekends Irene enjoys catching up and relaxing with friends and family for a coffee and good food. Loves the beach, markets, cooking and keeping active.

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