The Persons Unit prosecutes child physical and sexual abuse, child endangerment, assaults, sexual assaults, rapes, violations of orders of protection, physical elder abuse and domestic violence cases. The Special Victims Unit attorneys are:
Nathan joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office as a Senior Assistant in October of 2012. Nathan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Denver, majoring in psychology and sociology. While in college Nathan was a member of the Men's Swimming and Diving team and voted team captain his senior year. He received his Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2008. Upon graduation, Nathan worked for the Johnson County Prosecutor's Office. There he handled felony cases including murder, sexual assault, crimes against children, drug trafficking, and driving while intoxicated. Since joining the office Nathan has been a member of the Persons Unit prosecuting physical and sexual abuse against children, adult sexual abuse, domestic assaults, and child pornography.
Sarah Donelan joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in January of 2016. She received her undergraduate degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. In 2010, Sarah received her Juris Doctor and Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. During law school, Sarah completed internships with the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking in Thailand and with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. From 2010 to 2012, Sarah clerked for the Honorable William W. Francis, Jr. at the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District. Prior to joining our office, Sarah worked at Legal Services of Southern Missouri as the Managing Attorney of the Family Law Unit. She represented victims of domestic violence in a variety of areas including family law, orders of protection, and immigration.
Elizabeth joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in August of 2015. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri in 2008. In 2015, Elizabeth received a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law. While in law school, Elizabeth was a member of the National Moot Court team, the Trial Advocacy team, and the Journal of Dispute Resolution. During her last year of law school, Elizabeth served as Chair of the Board of Advocates. Elizabeth was named to the Order of Barristers, which recognizes students who excel in oral and written advocacy and professionalism. Elizabeth also completed internships at the Federal Public Defender in Jefferson City, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, and a private civil firm in Columbia.
John joined the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney's Office in August of 2014. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, majoring in Political Science. In 2014, John received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Law. In law school, John was on MU's mock trial team and was elected president of the Criminal Law Association. John has interned with the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office, the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, and participated in MU's Criminal Prosecution Clinic with the Boone County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.
Mel joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in June of 2015. In 2009, Mel graduated Cum Laude with an Honors College certificate from the University of Missouri, majoring in Journalism with minors in Spanish and Business. She received her Juris Doctor and Certificate of Dispute Resolution from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2012. In law school, Mel was the Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Dispute Resolution. Upon graduation, Mel worked as an associate attorney for a local general practice law firm. There she practiced civil litigation, criminal defense, and also served as the Bolivar Municipal Prosecutor.
Dane started working at the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in January of 2015. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 2009 with a degree in theatre with an emphasis in performance. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2013, graduating Order of the Barrister. While in law school Dane served as the Chairman of the Board of Advocates as well as captaining and coaching multiple mock trial teams. During law school Dane worked for a solo attorney who focused on bankruptcy and criminal law and interned with the Jefferson City Municipal Prosecutor. Dane is licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois as well.
Amanda joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in March of 2018. Amanda received a B.A. in Journalism and a B.A.Ed. in Secondary English Education from the University of Arizona in 2011. She then received her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2014. While in law school, Amanda served as the Managing Editor of the Missouri Law Review. After graduating law school, Amanda completed a two-year clerkship for the Honorable Paul C. Wilson at the Supreme Court of Missouri. Prior to joining the prosecutor’s office, Amanda was a civil attorney in St. Louis, practicing in the areas of business litigation, product liability, mass tort, and appellate services.
Dara joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in January of 2017. She received her undergraduate degree from Missouri State University with a degree in Business Administration and Psychology. She then received her Juris Doctor with honors from Drake University Law School where she also earned a Criminal Law Certificate. During law school, Dara interned at the United States Attorney’s Office, Polk County Prosecutor’s Office, and Drake Legal Criminal Defense Clinic. She received the Academic Achievement Award for Criminal Motions Practicum, and she was also a member of Drake’s mock trial and negotiations team. Prior to joining this office, Dara worked at the Missouri State Public Defender’s Office in St. Louis County defending indigent clients.
Paul Rebar began working for the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in August of 2016. He previously served as an intern with the St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Paul graduated cum laude from Truman State University in 2013 with a dual degree in English and Communication. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2016 where he also completed a concentration in criminal justice. While in law school, Paul served on the executive board of Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity. He also participated in the Landlord/Tenant clinic where he represented indigent clients in civil housing matters.