The Persons Crimes 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 Persons Crimes Unit attorneys are:
Stephanie Wan - First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Stephanie joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in August of 2007. Stephanie received her
undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, majoring in Women's Studies and English. She
received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2006. Upon
graduation, Stephanie worked for the Missouri Attorney General's Office as Assistant Attorney
General in the Criminal Division. There she handled criminal cases on appeal writing appellate
briefs and making oral arguments before the Court of Appeals for both the Eastern District and
Southern District of Missouri. Stephanie has been a member of the Person's Unit her entire time
in our office. Stephanie was promoted to Senior Assistant in 2011 and then to First Assistant
in 2013. As the First Assistant of the Persons Unit, Stephanie is responsible for supervising
the Persons attorneys and paralegal and well as handling her own case load. Stephanie prosecutes
child homicides, physical and sexual abuse of children, and physical and sexual abuse of adults.
In addition to her official duties, Stephanie is also a certified instructor at the Springfield Police Academy and is also responsible, specifically, for teaching "Evidence-Based: Investigating and Prosecuting Domestic Violence Cases Without the Victim" to the Springfield Police Department Academy and the Drury Law Enforcement Academy. Stephanie is one of twelve attorneys from the State selected to participate in the Missouri Bar Leadership Academy for the 2013-2014 academy class.
Nathan Chapman – Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
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.
Olivia McNair – Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Olivia joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office on April 1, 2013 as a Senior Assistant in the Persons Unit. She is a 2004 graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and received her law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law in December of 2009. Prior to joining the Greene County Prosecutor's Office, Olivia was an assistant prosecutor in the Taney County, Missouri Prosecutor's Office, where her caseload consisted of primarily domestic violence crimes. Before prosecuting crimes against persons, Olivia worked with victims of domestic violence on civil matters such as orders of protection, divorce, and custody. Olivia worked as a victim advocate at the Rose Brooks Center domestic violence shelter in Kansas City, Missouri before becoming an attorney. Olivia prosecutes domestic assaults, sexual abuse of adults, sexual and physical violence of children, and failure to register as sex offenders.
Emily Monroe – Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Emily joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in December of 2012 as a Senior Assistant in the Persons Unit. A proud graduate of Glendale High School, Emily grew up in Springfield. In 2000, Emily received her Bachelor of Arts from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, with a major in Political Science and a minor in Urban Studies. While at Rhodes, she was part of an award-winning mock trial team. She graduated from Columbia Law School with her Juris Doctorate in 2003. During her time in New York, she participated in the Environmental Law Clinic and the Human Rights Law Review. After finishing school, Emily gained substantial jury trial experience as a Senior Assistant Public Defender in Champaign County, Illinois. She also worked with victims of domestic violence as a Staff Attorney at Prairie State Legal Services in Bloomington, Illinois. When she moved back to her hometown, she worked for the Missouri State Public Defender and represented juveniles accused of delinquency. Emily prosecutes domestic assaults, elder abuse, failure to register as a sex offender, and adult sexual abuse.
Nathan Taylor - Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Nathan joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in January of 2011 as a member of the General Crimes Unit. Nathan received his undergraduate degree from Missouri State University with a degree in Business. Nathan attended the University of Tulsa School of Law where he was the Managing Editor of the Energy Law Journal and involved in moot court competitions. He received his Juris Doctorate in May of 2010. Nathan joined the Persons Unit in June of 2012 and was promoted to Senior Assistant in January 2013.