Ann Zimmerman, a member of the SIRJ steering committee, is a licensed attorney, state-approved mediator, and past president of both Heartland Mediators Association and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Kansas Bar Association. She serves on the Kansas Supreme Court Dispute Resolution Advisory Council. She has mediated in the areas of families and children, victim-offender, probate, higher education, business, small claims, discrimination and attorney fee disputes. She facilitates public issues forums and business personnel conflicts. A graduate of Harvard Law School and Kansas State University, she is past president of the Salina League of Women Voters and an award-winning singer-songwriter and runs a horse-boarding stable with her husband.