Meet the Team


  • Janet Lyon

    Janet Lyon

    Executive Director

    Janet Lyon is an experienced Mediator with training in Advanced / Family Mediation, Child Protective Services (CPS), Elder Care mediation and Parent Coordinator. Janet is a member of the Texas Association of Mediators (TAM), Texas Mediator Credentialing Association (TMAC), Children’s Commission Mediation Workgroup and serves on the Texas Mediators

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  • Shelly Mathews

    Shelly Mathews

    Volunteer Coordinator/Case Manager

    Shelly Mathews is an actively practicing Parenting Coordinator and Credentialed Mediator in Central Texas. Shelly has training in Advanced Family Mediation, Child Protective Services, and Parenting Coordinator/Facilitator. Shelly is a member of the Texas Association of Mediators, Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts,

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DRC Executive Board

  • Anna Clark

    Board Chair  Anna Clark-Martinez has been an advocate for children and families in Waco since the early 1990’s. Serving as a conservatorship worker and supervisor for the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services (Child Protective Services) Anna learned to value the Dispute Resolution Center and its service of mediation Read More
  • Jonathan Olivarez

    Past Chair  Jonathan Olivarez is a native Wacoan who has spent his professional career advocating for the care and safety of youth and young adults, first at CASA of McLennan and Hill Counties and most recently at Methodist Children’s Home. He is a 2007 graduate of The University of North Read More
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DRC Board Members

  • Angela Cruseturner

    Angela Cruseturner

    Angela Cruseturner is the Senior Assistant Dean at Baylor Law School. In this role, she coordinates Baylor Law’s academic support, admissions, alumni relations, career development, information technology, and marketing efforts.


    Angela received a B.A. in history from Baylor University. She attended Baylor Law School and received her J.D. in

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  • Anna Futral

    Anna Futral


    Anna Futral is the Executive Director for CASA of McLennan County. She is a graduate of Baylor University, where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Taxation.  She built her career as a Certified Public Accountant at JRBT, where she worked for over

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  • Chris Jaeger

    Chris Jaeger


    Professor Chris Jaeger joined the Baylor Law faculty in Summer 2021, following two years of service as an Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering at NYU School of Law.  He teaches Contracts I and II. He joined the Board of Directors at the DRC the next year.

    The son of

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  • Cris Houston

    Cris Houston

    Cris Houston, Esq. obtained her Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2004 from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Finance in 2000 from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia.  Attorney Houston is a licensed attorney (since 2005) and a mediator (since 2018) in Texas.

    Attorney Houston

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  • John Palmer

    John Palmer

    John Palmer is a trial attorney, mediator and arbitrator. John’s diverse litigation practice ranges from a state law domestic and toxic tort litigation practice to federal district court cases. John serves as a mediator and arbitrator in probate, family, general civil litigation, personal injury, and employer/employee disputes at the state

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  • Michael Brown


    Michael is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a shareholder at Jaynes, Reitmeier, Boyd & Therrell, P.C., a CPA firm in Waco. He works in the firm’s Tax Department and leads the firm’s Business Valuation, Forensic and Litigation Services practice. Michael graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in

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DRC Advisory Council