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OUR VISION

WHAT WE CAN DO

The Association for Conflict Resolution - Houston (ACR Houston) is a 501.c.3 organization dedicated to promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and conflict management, supporting and developing ADR professionals, and educating our community about the many uses and benefits of ADR. We foster peaceful conflict resolution for all ages.

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We offer opportunities for professional development and building alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the Houston community.

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Add your contribution to the peacemaking efforts of ACR Houston.

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OUR VISION

WHAT WE CAN DO

The Association for Conflict Resolution - Houston (ACR Houston) is a 501.c.3 organization dedicated to promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and conflict management, supporting and developing ADR professionals, and educating our community about the many uses and benefits of ADR.

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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Membership Year is January 1 to December 31 annually

ACR Houston membership benefits include:

  • Professional development and skilled-based seminars
  • Frequent networking opportunities
  • Discounted registration at selected ACR Houston events
  • Exclusive access to available Job Postings online
  • Public directory of conflict resolution professionals listing
  • Increased visibility and referral opportunities

ACR Houston Website benefits include:

  • Provides a wealth of information about conflict resolution
  • Updates on major developments in the field
  • Ongoing news about members and activities
  • Searchable online directory for colleagues
  • Interaction with other practitioners
  • Access of important resources for members only
  • Public search of membership for conflict resolution professionals

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ACRHOUSTON FAQ

What is ACR Houston

The Association for Conflict Resolution is the international organization for Alternative Dispute Resolution professionals, a professional organization dedicated to the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution.

The Association for Conflict Resolution – Houston Chapter (ACRH), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and conflict management, supports and develops professionals, while educating our community about the many uses and benefits of ADR. ACRH is comprised of:

mediators
lawyers
arbitrators
doctors
facilitators
counselors
human resource
employee relations professionals
administrators
psychotherapists
psychologists
peacemakers
ombudspersons
negotiators
academics
business owners
police officer
and other professionals who practice, teach, and promote dispute resolution.
Part of our communication strategy is to be active through a variety of resources. To stay up-to-date with everything, check out our Facebook page and our Twitter activity! Like us and follow us to stay tuned in!

2024 Board of Directors & Officers

Board of Directors
OFFICERS 2023
President – Angela St. Julien
Vice President – Diane Guillerman
Treasurer – Marilyn Myers 
Secretary – Rozina Ramzanali
Immediate Past President – Sheryl Jackson-Matthews
Membership Chair – Darcy Thompson


DIRECTORS AT-LARGE (2- YEAR TERM)

Doyin Ayeni – 2024 & 2025

Willie Harris – 2024 & 2025

Diversity Chair – TBA

 

ADVISORY BOARD (non-voting position)
Dr. Barbara Sunderland Manousso
Mac-Arthur Pierre-Louis, Webmaster

 

ACR Houston Past Presidents
Achille Arcidiacono

Melissa Back McAlpine            
Connie Barnaba
Fran Brochstein
Randall Butler
Rick Cagney
Tonya Sampson Canepa
James Gibson
Clara Gomez
Don Graul
Carol Hoffman

Sheryl Jackson-Matthews
John Kenyon  
Eileen Miggins Holt
E. Wendy Trachte-Huber
Walt Kudrop
Lori LaConta
Dr. Barbara Sunderland Manousso
Marilyn MyersKathy Bivings Norris
The Honorable Josefina Rendon
Mark Sherman
Glen Spencer
Deborah Henshaw Urbanski
Meg Walker

2024 Committees

Programs and Events
Objective: To deliver quality events, training and social opportunities that meet the needs and expectations of ACRH members.
Chairperson: Dr. Barbara Sunderland Manousso

 

Diversity and Equity
Objective: To make sure that all programs and committees reflect the diversity of society. 
Chairperson: Sheryl Jackson-Matthews

 

Membership
Objective: To get to know our members so that the Board can meet their aspirations, harness their enthusiasm and develop future Board members.
Chairperson: TBA

 

Peer Mediation Team
Objective: To make increase peacebuilding efforts across age levels. 
Coordinator: Darcy Thompson

Members: Sheryl Jackson-Matthews, Angela St. Julien, Marilyn Myers

 

Website and Social Media
Objective: To expand the ARCH Website to provide additional services to our members and become a portal for the public to find conflict resolution information and practitioners.    
Chairperson: Mac-Arthur Pierre-Louis
Members: Darcy Thompson (Website Support), H. Adil Gokturk (Social Media), Nova Abu (Tech Support)

Resource Links To Other Organizations

American Arbitration Association


American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section

Association for Conflict Resolution

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution, South Texas College of Law

Harris County Dispute Resolution Center

Houston Bar Association

Houston Bar Association – ADR section

Institute for Study of Transformative Mediation

Key Bridge Foundation – US Dept Of Justice ADA Mediation Program

Labor and Employment Relations Association

Mediate.com

Montgomery County Dispute Resolution Center

National Academy of Arbitrators

Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School

Southern Methodist University, Conflict Resolution

State Bar of Texas

Texas Association of Mediators

Texas Mediation Credentialing Association

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Mediation Program

Univ of Texas Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution

University of Texas School of Law

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