Amy E. Urbanek
Amy serves as the Intake Coordinator for the DRC and is a Distinguished member of the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association. She provides a wealth of experience and expertise, as she is an experienced paralegal who has worked for law firms in Fort Bend and surrounding counties since 1999. Amy graduated from Troy State University in Dothan, Alabama with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, with accompanying studies in Psychology and Sociology.
Shelly Hudson, J.D.
Shelly has served as the Executive Director of the DRC since 1996. She is an experienced attorney who has practiced law in Fort Bend and surrounding counties for many years. Shelly is also a private practice mediator and is extensively trained in basic mediation and advanced Family Mediation skills, and has hundreds of hours of mediation experience. Shelly graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in History and is a graduate of the South Texas College of Law.
The DRC provides mediation and conciliation services through its volunteer third party neutral mediators, who bring the contending parties together to examine their differences and encourage them to explore common ground and find a mutually acceptable solution to their dispute.
The DRC accepts referrals according to predetermined guidelines from Justice of the Peace, County and District Courts within Fort Bend County, Social Services Agencies, Police Departments, Business Groups, the Bar Association, Private Attorneys, Religious, and other Community Organizations. The DRC also actively seeks self-referred mediations from the general public through advertising and public awareness education.