Kris Donley, M.Ed.
Kris came to the DRC twenty three years ago as Executive Director. Within that role, she has mediated a variety of civil disputes, victim/offender issues and facilitated large group public policy endeavors, taught professionals and students interested in topics of conflict resolution, consulted in a variety of work and civic settings on related field topics and assisted groups with strategic planning endeavors. Kris also participated in the St. Edwards University’s launch of the Graduate Studies in Conflict Resolution by serving on the initial Advisory Board and teaching related undergraduate and graduate courses. Providing statewide leadership, she served as a past Chair of the Texas DRC Directors’ Council for four years and has now served as Treasurer of the Council for the past fourteen years. Additional professional service duty includes serving as a past public member representative of the State Bar Of Texas ADR Council (1996-1999) and (2007-2010), an appointed Regional Trainer for the National Association of Community Mediation, Washington DC 1996-1999, a founding board member for the Companion Flag, a peace promoting non-profit based in Seattle, WA and a 1996 Fellow at the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at the University of Texas Austin Law School. She currently resides in Southwest Travis County and is an active supporter of the performance arts and live music scene of Austin.
Lisa joined the staff in 1989 and has served the DRC in a variety of roles: including Case Manager, Program Director, Office Administrator, a coach in the Basic (40 Hour) Mediation Training, and a mediator. She has served as Finance Director since 2000. Lisa received her BS in education from Texas State University.
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Director of Case Management & Volunteer Services
David was born in Taiwan and raised in Panama. He received his BA in business from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. He has been with the DRC since August, 1995. In addition to his duties as Mediation Coordinator, he serves as a mediator and a coach for training. David is bilingual and enjoys music, Latin dancing, and traveling.
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Susan taught students in special education for 19 years, and then became a grants manager for Service Learning Texas for nine years, traveling across Texas to encourage students to serve their community and learn while doing it. In the process, she received two masters degrees, one in Education and one in Human Services, majoring in Conflict Resolution. She has volunteered as a mediator at the DRC for 12 years. She loves dogs, cats, humans and travel. She is a Case Manager at the DRC.
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Rita joined the DRC as Office Administrator in June, 2005. She is originally from Ohio, where she attended Kent State University and Cleveland State University as a psychology major. She moved to Austin in 1979 and has raised two daughters here. Rita’s interests include comedy (especially improv), reading, alternative health, and metaphysics.
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Annita is a semi-retired administrative assistant with 35 years experience. She worked five of those years with the Austin DRC and the balance as an executive assistant in the convenience store industry and various entrepreneurial ventures of Susser Holdings in Corpus Christi, Texas. Annita has two grown children and one grandson (whom she adores). Her interests include computers, music, movies, reading and traveling plus shopping adventures with her sister.
Case Manager Assistant
Mindy began her service at DRC in 1992 as Receptionist and had transitioned to Office Administrator by the time of her departure in 1998. After raising a family and managing a land surveying office, she is happy to be back at DRC as Case Management Assistant. Mindy will be assisting Case Managers in handling inquiry and intake, mediation space setup and a variety of evaluative and statistical reporting for quality assurance to our public.
Marketing and Social Media Consultant
Arlaine Decrevel, MBA, SHRM-CP, PHR, CAM is the Executive Director Client Services for Evins Personnel Consultants, Inc., a full service human resource consulting, recruiting, and staffing company headquartered in Austin, Texas. She is a TMCA Credentialed and Volunteer Mediator with several certifications from the University of Texas at Austin including Human Resource Management, Transformational Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Communication and Success Skills for Small Business. For over 20 years, Arlaine has led, coached, and mentored others during her career with Fortune 500 companies, small to medium sized businesses, and not-for-profit associations. She is the founder and former owner of A.D. Collaborative Solutions, Inc, a strategic management, human resources, marketing, and mediation consulting business. She holds three degrees in Business Administration and Certificate of Human Resource Management from the University of Texas at Austin.
Arlaine is a Marketing and Social Media Consultant for the Dispute Resolution Center, a former Board Member/Social Media Chair for the Texas Association of Mediators 2014-2015, AHRMA Co-VP Marketing/Public Relations 2014-2016, AHRMA President Elect 2017, and AHRMA President for 2018.
Volunteer Mediator Representative
Hannah Temple is an attorney-mediator and founder of Nine Dots Mediation, LLC. Her training in conflict resolution began at Pomona College, where she was a volunteer for the Alternatives to Violence Project, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching conflict resolution skills in a variety of settings. After practicing law for many years, Hannah decided to pursue additional conflict resolution training opportunities. To that end, she completed her basic mediation training at the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution and the Advanced Family Mediation Course and the Elder Mediation Training at the Dispute Resolution Center, where she is a regular volunteer mediator. She is a TMCA Credentialed mediator and a member of the Association of Attorney-Mediators, the Austin Association of Mediators, and the Texas Association of Mediators.
Hannah currently serves on the board of directors of Balcones Resources in Austin and the T.L.L. Temple Foundation in Lufkin. She is also the former chair of the Development Council and the current chair of the board for Breakthrough Central Texas and is a member of the Children’s Trust of Dell Children’s Medical Center. She previously served on the board of directors of St. Stephen’s Episcopal School and the Dell Children’s Medical Center Foundation as well as on the steering committee for the capital campaign to build a new children’s museum in Austin (the Thinkery).