our leadership team

Jessica Meyers

Jessica is a Board Member in the Project as well as a doctoral student in public policy. She has experience advocating for victims of all types of violence and also brings a passion for creating and giving trainings on victim issues and needs.

Wolf Smith, J.D., M.S.W.
Wolf serves as the Interim Executive Director of the Project, and works tirelessly to help us grow.  Ze has a passion for ending the many types of violence LGBTQ+ people experience.

The Saint Louis Anti-Violence Project

Foundation History

Only together can we stop the violence

Landon Brownfield
Landon is a Board Member and advocates for Queer and Trans people through marketing and PR.

Erin Pohl

​​Erin is President of the Board of Directors of STLAVP as well as a passionate advocate for not only victims rights, but human rights. She is motivated by identifying opportunities to educate the community on how to eliminate oppression and injustice.

2010 - A group of local activists come together to end Sexual and Domestic Violence in LGBT Communities

2012 - The group grows and becomes the St. Louis LGBT Anti-Violence Task Force

2013 - The Task Force does a community survey that reveals the need for increased survivor support resources for LGBTQ+ folks.

2015 - The Task Force incorporates into the Saint Louis Anti-Violence Project.


We are always looking for new volunteers!  If you are looking to volunteer, click here.

mission & vision

... To raise awareness of Relational Violence within and to LGBTQ+ Communities.  We focus on education, advocacy, and outreach.

recent programs

We are currently expanding our education programming for local survivor support resources.