Saint Louis Polonia, Inc.
Board of Directors



Jarek Czernikiewicz
Jarek is a licensed professional engineer specializing in civil and structural engineering. Jarek is a Chief Design Engineer at the City of St Louis Board of Public Service , where he manages engineering contracts for City’s capital improvement projects on City’s roads, bridges as well as 160 buildings, parks, and support facilities including major regional landmarks like Forest Park, Eads Bridge, the Gateway Transportation Center, the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, and St. Louis City Hall, plus nine City Recreation Centers, 30 Fire Houses, and St. Louis Police Department facilities.
Jarek is graduate of Warsaw University of Technology (Poland) with M.Sc. Degree in Civil Engineering. Jarek was born and grew up in Warsaw, Poland. He lives in St. Louis since 1985. His favorite pastime is bike riding, music and architecture of St. Louis.

Eva Dyk
Eva works as a Business Administrator at the medical practice P.T.Dyk Nephrology,Inc. She is also involved in local philanthropic and educational initiatives. Ewa has served as a St. Louis representative for Gift from the Heart Foundation/Dar Serca Foundation. Eva grew up in Gdańsk (Poland). Prior to immigrating to the United States in 1984, Ewa worked as Personal Assistant to Lech Walesa – then Solidarity leader who became later President of Poland. Ewa holds MA Degree in Special Education and Clinical Psychology from University of Gdansk Poland. She is an avid reader, traveler, and very loyal fan of National Public Radio. Ewa’s favorite past time includes skiing and ballroom dancing, but above all spending as much time as possible with her family and close friends, both in St. Louis as well as in Poland. Eva is resident of University City.

Adam Czernikiewicz
Adam Czernikiewicz is an attorney in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins. He joined the firm in 2017 after graduating magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Illinois Law Update. Adam is a graduate of St Louis Priory and the University of Illinois Champaign with B.S. degree in French and French Commercial Studies.

Philip Boehm
Philip Boehm is an American playwright, theater director and literary translator. Born in Texas, he was educated at Wesleyan University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the State Academy of Theater in Warsaw, Poland. Boehm is the founder of the Upstream Theater in St. Louis, which has become known for its productions of foreign plays. Fluent in English, German and Polish, he has directed plays in Poland and Slovakia. His own written work includes several plays such as Mixtitlan, Soul of a Clone, Alma en venta, The Death of Atahualpa and Return of the Bedbug.
Boehm has translated over thirty novels and plays by German and Polish writers, including Herta Müller, Franz Kafka, and Hanna Krall. Nonfiction translations include A Woman in Berlin and Words to Outlive Us: Eyewitness Accounts from the Warsaw Ghetto. For these translations, he has received fellowships from the NEA and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, as well as several awards including the Schlegel-Tieck Prize, the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize, and the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize.