Meet The Team
Founder & CEO
Calvin Garner is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Living With Purpose. Calvin began his professional journey at the age of 16 years old through a high school program which led him to hold many rewarding positions. Those positions led him to a career wanting to help others while servicing the public. Calvin has worked with children and adults living with developmental disabilities for several years, he has served as a teacher and program coordinator in the Saint Louis Public Schools and he has worked with Saint Louis City Courts and Criminal System as a Deputy Juvenile Officer and a Criminal Investigator. Calvin worked with Places for People for over 5 years supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health concerns. Calvin completed his AA in General Studies at Forest Park Community College and he completed his BA in Criminal Justice at Harris Stowe State University. Calvin holds certifications in CPR/First Aid, Mandt and Med Level 1 Aide.
Chief Financial Officer
Kimberly Jones, MAHE is the Chief Financial Officer at Living With Purpose. Kim has served as a professional tax preparer for over 12 years, investigator of child abuse and neglect with the State of Missouri and has worked as a manger in a large retail store for over 5 years. Kim began working with the public at the age of 16 years old and over the 20 years she has developed strengths as an educator, advocate, team player, critical thinker and effective communicator. Kim completed her BA in Human Services at Columbia College and she completed her MA in Health Education at Walden University. Kim holds certifications as a CPR/First Aid Instructor, Mandt, Med Level 1 Aide, Event Planning and several different financial certifications with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Denise Martin, BA is the Program Coordinator at Living with Purpose. Denise was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Denise obtained her BA in Criminal Justice from Harris Stowe University. Denise has over 20 years of experience servicing individuals with disabilities and/or mental illness through working with the Special School District as a teacher, a Program Specialist at Magdala Foundation and as a Case Manager for Places with People. Denise enjoys giving back to the community and helping individuals with disabilities develop and learn independence through their goals and informed choices.
Human Resources Director
Djuna Saddler is the Human Resources Director at Living with Purpose. She attended school for Childhood Education and Computer Science at Southeast State University. She previously served as a House Manager at Help at Home and a Support Tech Home Manager at Sunny Hill, Inc. She also worked at the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office in their Victim Services Unit.
Dr. Robert Porter
Dr. Robert Porter is the Behavioral Associate at Living with Purpose. He is a Behavioral Psychologist with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Porter has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a minor in Psychology from the University of Arkansas. He also has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The University of Missouri-St. Louis. Dr. Porter uses innovative and modern day techniques with a proven rate of success.
Halisi Muhammad has a Bachelor’s in Education from Harris Stowe State University, and a Master’s of Counseling from Chicago State University. As a former classroom teacher, and school counselor, he offers a wide variety of skills to work with youth, adults, and families.
Jasma Morris is a Provisional Licensed Practicing Counselor. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Missouri Baptist University in 2020 and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Saint Louis University in 2003. She provides counseling for individuals from a strength-based approach. She has 20+ years of experience in mental health by way of working for Juvenile Center for Autism (4 years), BJC-Independence Center (6 years), SSM Health (12 years), interning at Hopewell Center (1.5 years), and Ebony Therapy (1.5 years). Settings include residential, community support, inpatient psychiatric care, alternative treatments for mental illness inpatient psychiatric bed coordination, psychosocial rehabilitation services, outpatient substance use services, and individual counseling services.