Saint Louis University

The Prison Program Advisory Board members are passionate about prison education, community service, and policy change. This Board has three primary goals to assist in the development, growth and sustainability of the Saint Louis University Prison Program:

  1. Visibility
  2. Community Engagement
  3. Resource Development

If you have any inquires about the board, or have fresh ideas that might assist its mission, please contact Ms. Julie O'Heir, Community Outreach Coordinator for the SLU Prison Program, at 314-977-3206.

Individuals and employers who represent the board are:   

  • Dr. Scott Berman, Academic Director, Saint Louis University Prison Program
  • Honorable Jimmie M. Edwards , Circuit Judge, 22nd Judicial Circuit 
  • Dr. Mary Gould, Director, Saint Louis University Prison Program
  • Mr. Ray Harter III, Civic Design, Inc.
  • Mr. Michael J. Heck, Managing Partner, Paramount Planning of St. Louis, L.L.C. 
  • Mr. Dennis J. Jacknewitz, Attorney, Jennings, Jacknewitz & Schrader, P.C.
  • Dr. Devin Johnston, Co-Director, Arts and Education Program, Saint Louis University Prison Program
  • Mr. Stacey Livingston, Graduate, Prison Program, Saint Louis University
  • Ms. Julie O’Heir, Community Outreach Coordinator, Saint Louis University Prison Program
  • Ms. Jan Rasmussen, Associate Executive Director, St. Patrick Center
  • Ms. Heather Rich, Associate Vice President for Advancement, Fontbonne University
  • Mr. Jason Sengheiser, Associate Circuit Judge, Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit
  • Mr. Bill Siedhoff, Director at Department of Human Services, City of Saint Louis (retired)
  • Ms. Laura Stobbs, Provident, Inc.

In addition to the board, we'd like to thank the following organizations for their support:

Hearst Foundations
The Saint Louis University Prison Arts and Education Program is sponsored by the Missouri Humanities Council with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.