We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you and your community
Jamie Myers, M.Ed, LPC, NCC, MACSAPP
Working in the prevention field since 1990, Jamie Myers has provided leadership as the executive director of Prevention Consultants of Missouri since its inception in 1993. His work includes providing evidence-based training, strengthening prevention coalitions, establishing collaborative programs and administrative leadership to all agency services. In addition, his professional experience includes working as a licensed professional counselor in the behavioral health field. Supporting the positive efforts or community coalitions, professional organizations, families and individuals is the emphasis of his prevention work. He is an accomplished trainer, teacher and counselor. He has led the successful development and implementation of multiple programs and services in many communities created from proposals and applications he has authored.
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Mary Beth Myers, Ph.D, MACSAPP
Coordinator of Education and Training
Mary Beth Myers is the Coordinator of Education and Training at Prevention Consultants of Missouri. She received a doctoral degree from the California School of Professional Psychology. Her research in the area of women and self-esteem and women and victimology has been published in professional and educational journals as well as in popular literature. She has been working in the field since 1978.
Dr. Myers has many years of teaching experience in the social sciences as well as providing professional development workshops and training. She specializes in communication, self-esteem, parenting, children’s issues, suicide prevention, child sexual abuse prevention, and the psychology of women. She is available to do multiple workshops and training for agencies, schools, businesses, churches, and other organizations.
In addition to her work at Prevention Consultants of Missouri, Mary Beth is an instructor at Drury University and Webster University. She is the mother of two children.
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Jessica Lucas, MPH, MPS
Jessica is a Prevention Specialist with Prevention Consultants of Missouri. She graduated from The University Of Missouri-Columbia with a Masters in Public Health in 2013. She is available for training in substance use prevention, strategic planning, logic models, social media, mental health first aid, suicide prevention, how to read and communicate data effectively, and capacity building.
Jessica is an avid Missouri sports fan and is the person to a dachsund.
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Kathy Heflin, M.Ed
Mentoring Makes A Difference Coordinator
Kathy Heflin joined Prevention Consultants in the fall of 2015. She coordinates the Mentoring Makes A Difference program that matches at-risk children with caring adult mentors. Kathy is a retired educator with 32 years of teaching experience in public schools. She and her husband are the parents of three adult children and a proud grandmother.
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Bohannon graduated from Drury University in May of 2018 with a BS in psychology.
She joined Prevention Consultant of Missouri shortly after graduation and has enjoyed her time working closely with community organizations such as Phelps County Child Advocacy Network (PCCAN) and Drug Free Communities (DFC).
Bohannon’s full-time role is working as a Youth Mentoring Specialist. She is part of the after-school program “Mentoring Makes A Difference” which serves grades k-6th. Bohannon has also started a mentoring extension at the Rolla Jr. High which serves students in grades 7th and 8th. She stays busy in her free time by playing softball and hanging out with her dog Moose!
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Anita Carroll, MBA
Drug Free Communities Project Coordinator
Anita joined Prevention Consultants of Missouri in January of 2020. She graduated from Webster University with a Masters in Business Administration in 2009. Her previous work experience includes the role of executive director of a medical group and administrator of long-term care facilities in our area.
Anita Coordinates the Drug-Free Communities Project and assists administratively with the Overdose Data to Action and the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act grants. She is excited to be a part of these important initiatives to prevent youth substance use in our community.
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Beth Manion-Stacy, MA, LPC
Beth graduated with her masters degree in professional counseling in 2006. She has been counseling children and their families for over 13 years. Beth has been happy to serve families at Prevention Consultants of Missouri over the last 10 years.
Prevention Project Specialist
Jonni joined Prevention Consultants of Missouri in July of 2021. Her previous professional experience focused on efforts to assist at-risk youth as a Juvenile Officer for nearly 5 years in Cole County and a Court Appointed Special Advocate Supervisor of Volunteers in Phelps County for 2+ years. She graduated from Drury University in May of 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Jonni is currently working with the Overdose Data to Action project and is available to provide the Too Good For Drugs curriculum in schools, the Prevention Plus Wellness program with school-age groups, and the Generation Rx education to adult and student groups. She is also providing support to those individuals that are interested in seeking the Missouri Recovery Support or Peer Specialist credentials to increase the recovery support capacity in the region served by Prevention Consultants of Missouri.
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Prevention Project Specialist
Mallory graduated from Central Christian College of the Bible with her bachelor’s degree in Counseling in 2019. Her previous work experience consisted of working in higher education, in student life and student services. Mallory is excited about working with individuals and organizations that are seeking to improve their communities and helps others. She is passionate about mental health and substance use awareness and prevention.
Mallory started working with Prevention Consultants in June of 2021 on the Overdose Data to Action project. She is working with the communities of St. Francois County, Iron County and Washington County, and is available to teach several substance use prevention programs, including Too Good for Drugs, Generation RX, and Prevention Plus Wellness.
Mallory enjoys spending time with her amazing friends and family and being outdoors, enjoying nature, as much as possible.
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Lana Croft, M.Ed, Tammy Herpich, Ed.S, Bobbie Shelton, M.Ed
Bobbie, Lana, and Tammy are all retired teachers having a combined experience of 98 years in the classroom. They currently teach the evidence-based curriculum Too Good For Drugs in public schools for grades Kindergarten through 12th.
They are affectionately referred to as “The Drug Ladies” by students in their classes.
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Chloe Myers, MS
Chloe joined Prevention Consultants as a program facilitator in the fall of 2019, after completing her Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from Missouri State University. Since then, she has completed her Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Missouri University of Science and Technology and began focusing on public relations and outreach. She specializes in creating and carrying out media campaigns for the Drug Free Communities grant and the Overdose Data to Action grant.
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