Meghan graduated from Crossroads in 1989 and went on to earn her BS in communications from Loyola University, New Orleans in 1993. Meghan returned to St. Louis and worked in public relations before entering Saint Louis University School of Law. Meghan earned her JD in 1997. After clerking at the Missouri Appellate Court, Meghan worked as a prosecutor at the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office. Before retiring from law, Meghan worked in private practice at the O’Brien Law Firm where her husband, Bart, is a partner. They live in University City with their two children. Meghan has volunteered at New City School, Crossroads College Prep and in the Pershing Elementary School garden.
Riisa has served in leadership positions and as an independent consultant for various nonprofits in the St. Louis Region since relocating to the area in 2004. She has more than 10 years of experience in cultural competence and stigma reduction, integration of primary care and behavioral health, and positive youth development. Riisa currently serves as an Assistant Teaching Professor and Program Coordinator for the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program of the School of Social Work at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Riisa received her BA in political science and social work from Loyola University Chicago and her MSW from Washington University in St. Louis. Her daughter, Nadia, is in the Crossroads class of 2022.