Jane Doe Advocacy Center (“Jane Doe”) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our tax ID number is 45-4922853.
Mailing Address: 209 Clarkson Executive Park, Ellisville, MO 63017
Phone: 314-329-5339 / Fax: 314-558-2626
Mission Statement: The mission of Jane Doe Advocacy Center is to improve the state of public health with a focus on assisting and empowering survivors and those at-risk of sexual violence through providing legal services and education about the legal process.
Vision Statement: Jane Doe Advocacy Center will focus on using legal services to create long-term solutions to the challenges faced by survivors and those at-risk of sexual violence. Through collaboration with mental health and healthcare professionals, Jane Doe Advocacy Center seeks to provide practical, knowledgeable, and innovative legal services that supplement existing programs in the field of public health.
Rachna Goel, Esq.
Executive Director and Staff Attorney
Rachna has focused her career on working with children and families. She holds a passion for helping individuals attain justice through the legal system. Her experience includes work at the Milton A. Kramer Health Law Clinic at Case Western Reserve University, the Family Court Project at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, and the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office in the Division of Children & Family Services. Rachna has also worked with private attorneys at solo practices and large firms on issues related to family law including divorce, child custody and visitation, and estate planning. In addition to traditional litigation, Rachna works to resolve conflicts and legal disputes through negotiation, mediation, and collaboration. During the course of her education and professional experience, Rachna noticed the lack of legal and general advocacy services focused on non-domestic sexual violence. She crafted Jane Doe as a source of long-term legal services focused on safety and recovery for survivors of sexual violence. Rachna provides a unique line of services at Jane Doe including interdisciplinary collaboration and holistic services for clients of all ages regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, or income level. Through such comprehensive services, Rachna provides compassionate, valuable service to her clients and the community at large.
J.D. 2011, Case Western Reserve University
B.A. 2008, Washington University in St. Louis
Audrey has a unique background in community development, collaboration, and problem solving. She has worked extensively with immigrant and refugee populations to help fill social and organizational gaps in assimilation and acclimation. She also serves as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher and performed in-depth research on prisons and incarceration rates in Ferguson, MO. As a professional ballet dancer, Audrey developed and started the St. Louis Central Dance Collaborative, a partnership between dance teachers, dancers, and studios to keep the spirit alive during off season months. After successfully completing an internship at Jane Doe, Audrey joined the staff to continue using her sincere dedication and creative problem solving skills to help address problems related to sexual abuse in her community.
B.S. 2015, Washington University in St. Louis
Board of Directors
Amy Rebecca Johnson, Esq.
Before going to law school, Amy worked as a freelance film producer and event coordinator. She then became a lawyer and ran a successful solo law practice for five years focusing primarily on family law issues. Amy now works for the Family Law group at Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal in St. Louis. Amy’s practice areas include divorce, child custody, paternity and adoption. As a certified Guardian ad Litem, Amy also represents the rights of children in contested family law cases. Amy strongly believes in giving back to the community by helping the work of small non-profit organizations. She joined Jane Doe to make a real difference in an area of need she sees in her day-to-day work. She was elected president of the board in June 2017.
J.D. 2009, Saint Louis University
B.A. 2001, Webster University
Matthew Nagel, Esq.
Matt is the founder and managing partner of the BiState Law Center. He uses his experience as a trial attorney to help business owners in the St. Louis Metro area and people that have been hurt at work or in car accidents. Matt’s prior experience includes representing underprivileged women and children who were survivors of domestic violence through the nationally ranked Washington University Civil Justice Clinic. Matt has been recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorney in Missouri and Illinois by a number of national organizations. Matt also uses his legal experience in the classroom by teaching classes at Washington University School of Law, Maryville University, and Ranken Technical College. Matt is still an avid soccer player and works with professional soccer players to further their careers. He volunteers with SPENSA and the St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts.
LLM 2008, Washington University in St. Louis
J.D. 2007, Washington University in St. Louis
Christopher Finney, Esq.
Chris focuses his practice on personal injury at Mutrux Finney, P.C., where he strives to help people who need access to the remedies of the legal system. After several years interning with the National Sports Agency, practicing criminal law at the Circuit Attorney’s Office, representing insurance companies at a large insurance defense firm, and working for a family practice, Chris decided to focus his legal career on helping people attain justice. His history includes countless small claims cases as well as multi-million dollar lawsuits where he fought for his clients and what he believed was right. Chris comes to Jane Doe to continue his mission of helping people attain justice through the tools of the legal system.
J.D. 2010, Saint Louis University
Lorraine Bond, CPA
Lorraine first learned about Jane Doe when she worked for a corporate tax company and spoke with the founder about the tax implications of starting a non-profit organization. Since then she has been a loyal supporter who believes in the important work of the organization to help survivors. She has been independently advocating for the cause among friends and family members since the organization’s founding. Now, as a small business owner in private practice, Lorraine loves using her skills as a CPA to assist people to help reduce the stress of tax preparation and audits. She developed an urge to participate in Jane Doe’s work to a greater degree than she could do through regular donations. Lorraine joined the board to become a part of the change she has observed in the community as a result of Jane Doe’s work.
B.A. 1987, Drury University
Jane Doe’s Board of Directors is responsible for the financial health and growth of the organization. All board members play an active role in fundraising. We are seeking dedicated, connected individuals to join the board.
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Questions before applying?
Call Jane Doe at 314-329-5339 or email any of the board members above!
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis to be reviewed at quarterly meetings on or around January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 of each calendar year.