Shari L. O’Neill
Counsel to the Commission
Shari O’Neill is Counsel to the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission where she conducts legal research, provides written memoranda on issues before the Commission, and supervises the work of student interns.
Prior to joining the Commission, O’Neill served as a judicial law clerk at the Ohio Twelfth and Tenth District Courts of Appeals and research counsel for a high-profile Columbus litigation firm.
She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, and also has Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in English Literature from UC.
Ms. O’Neill is a native of Cincinnati and lives in Gahanna with her husband and two sons.
Shaunte Russell is the Communications Director for the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission where she is responsible for educational and informational material and the coordination of public relations programs regarding Commission activities.
Before assuming her current duties, Russell was the manager of conference and event services at Central State University. Her background includes experience in communications, media relations, websites, social media, and event management.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and English from the University of Cincinnati, and a Masters of Arts degree in English: Composition and Rhetoric from Wright State University.
Ms. Russell is a native of Dayton and lives in Columbus.
Steven H. Steinglass
Senior Policy Advisor
Steven H. Steinglass is the Senior Policy Advisor to the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission where he provides technical and research assistance to the Commission on the Ohio Constitution.
Before assuming his duties, Steinglass served as the Dean and Professor of Law at the Cleveland Marshall College of Law in Cleveland.
He is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.
Steinglass is a native of New York City and resides with his wife in Cleveland Heights.
Jennie Long is the Administrative Assistant to the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission where she assists in the preparation of meeting materials for Commission meetings and performs office administrative tasks.
Prior to joining the Commission, Long served as a program specialist for the Ohio Judicial Conference, and worked for the Association of College and University Housing Officers, Ohio Job and Family Services Directors’ Association, and the County Commissioners Association of Ohio.
She has studied at Hocking College, the Ohio State University, and Capital University.
Ms. Long is a native of Athens County and resides, with her husband, in Bexley.