Dear ACR Houston Members,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who were able to participate in our annual meeting last month. Also, I sincerely appreciate the vote of confidence you showed in selecting me as your 2022 Board of Directors president for ACR Houston. I also want to recognize those members who continue to serve on the board as well as our new 2022 board members and officers as indicated below. As volunteer board members, they will be dedicating numerous hours to ensure that the organization flourishes and meets member expectations. For that, I am truly grateful.

Dr. Diana Pino – President
Sheryl Jackson-Matthews – Vice President
Marilyn Myers – Treasurer
Kimberly Barahona – Secretary

Patricia Bastine – 2021/2022
Jeff Kilgore – 2022/2023
Brandi Munoz – 2022/2023
Mac-Arthur Pierre-Louis – 2022/2023
Angela St. Julien – 2022/2023
Dr. Barbara Sunderland Manousso – 2022/2023
Darcy Thompson – 2022/2023

Looking ahead, we strive to enhance member engagement and involvement to help influence the direction of ACR Houston programming, committees, and leadership. At the annual meeting, we posed the following questions to attendees, many of whom provided some wonderful suggestions and comments. We realize that not everyone was able to attend, so if you have not already done so, please feel free to provide feedback to the following questions by emailing your responses to

  1. What are you hoping to gain this year from your ACR Houston
  2. What kind of programming would you like to see in 2022?
  3. Would you be interested in sharing your relevant ADR expertise as a
    featured speaker?
  4. What other suggestions do you have to enhance membership
  5. Which, if any, of the following ACR Houston committees would you like to
    join? Committee descriptions may be found on our Chapter website.
    • Diversity and Equity
    • Membership
    • Peer Mediation Team
    • Website and Social Media

We are looking forward to the year ahead and intend to continue offering programming that will interest our members and provide valuable information, resources, and opportunities to engage our membership. We know that networking opportunities have been a huge benefit to members, and while we have worked hard to provide virtual programming during the pandemic, we realize that nothing replaces in person experiences. We will continue to monitor conditions, and hopefully will be able to resume in person programming later this year for those who prefer this format.

In conclusion, I would like to thank each and every one of you for being valued members of ACR Houston, and I hope you will share your experience with others to help grow our membership of distinguished professionals.

Diana Pino, PhD
2022 President, ACR Houston