MEET OUR TEAM

These dedicated individuals make up the Central West End NSI.

We would love to hear any feedback from the community!

JIM WHYTE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jim demonstrates a high level of enthusiasm to work with the residents and businesses of the Central West End to create the safest possible environment.  He has over 20 years of service with the Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department. The NSI Board of Directors is proud to have Jim Whyte as the director of its organization and is confident that he will continue the initiative’s successes in streamlining efforts, being a portal for reliable information, and driving down crime.

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SARAH WICKENHAUSER, DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Sarah joined the NSI August of 2010 while studying Criminal Justice at The University of Missouri St. Louis. As the Deputy Director, Sarah maintains administrative duties, prepares crime analyze reports and works closely with the SLMPD and supplemental patrols.

MADELINE OBERMAN, NEIGHBORHOOD COURT ADVOCATE

Madeline joined the NSI in June of 2018 after interning with Washington University Medical Center for year. She completed her Masters in Criminology in 2017 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She also holds two bachelor’s degrees from Truman State University, one in Classics and one in Justice Systems. Her interests include crime analysis, community development, and community outreach.

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Camera Project Manager

LYNDON CORNELL, CAMERA PROJECT MANAGER

Lyndon joined the NSI September of 2016. He retired from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department with over 17 years of service. During his career, he was assigned to District Three where he worked the Federal Weed and Seed Grant. He was later assigned to The Crime Suppression Unit, The Violent Offender Unit, and The Special Operations Unit. He’s been deputized as a Special Agent with the US Marshal Service as well as a Task Force Officer with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where his main focus was apprehending violent offenders. He oversees the camera project within the Central West End and ensures that the cameras are operational and all video that is relevant to criminal investigations is extracted and provided to the police investigators.

ALVIN FERGUSON, NEIGHBORHOOD OUTREACH

Alvin Ferguson joined the NSI in September 2021 after, retiring from St. Patrick Center, as our part time Neighborhood Outreach provider. He has 20 years of experience of PATH street outreach based on Harm Reduction Model, Mental Health & Substance Abuse, Veteran Outreach, case management, Housing 1st, De-escalation-Handle with Care/MANDT, CIT/NAMI Facilitator for the SLMPD. He believes in positive interactions of spirituality, empathy, and compassion to form healthy relationships to serve those in need. 

CWE NSI 2021 BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Bobbie Butterly- President, Yusef Scoggin- Vice President, Jim Dwyer- V.P. of Finance, Gina Heagney- Secretary, Jim Whyte- Executive Director, Sarah Wickenhauser- Deputy Director

Board Members: Bobbie Butterly, Jim Dwyer, Henry Edmonds, Kate Haher, Gina Heagney, Ashley Johnson, Bill Latz, Brian Phillips, Pete Rothschild, Yusef Scoggin, and Eric Weber.

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Picture taken December 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic.