Our Staff

Dawn Cazzolli
Executive Director

Dawn Cazzolli graduated from Kent State University in 1996 with a Bachelor’s degree in Individual/Family Studies.  For over 7 years Dawn worked as an Investigator and On-going Case Worker at Wayne County Children Services.  After a brief break from child welfare, Dawn was offered the opportunity to be a part of a community response to child sexual abuse as the Case Manager at Wayne County Children’s Advocacy Center.  Over the course of 4 years, Dawn witnessed repeated instances of child sexual abuse cases that were preventable.  Dawn recognized another passion- PREVENTION!  Dawn received training and provided numerous Stewards of Children prevention trainings for professionals and parents in community.  In 2010, Dawn accepted a position that allowed her to embrace child abuse prevention, Initiative Coordinator of the Ohio Initiative:  Child Sexual Abuse Prevention for the Ohio Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers.  This position was funded by grant dollars that unfortunately were cut at the end of 2012.  However, this offered Dawn the opportunity once again embrace child welfare, but this time in the form of administration and program development at the Wayne County Children’s Advocacy Center, where she is currently the Executive Director. 
On a personal note, Dawn resides in Doylestown, Ohio with Andy, her husband of 16 years and their two children, Greyson and Sophia.  

Michelle Budzinski
Forensic Interviewer

Michelle Budzinski graduated from Kent State University in December 2003 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Family Life Education.  For over 6 years Michelle worked as a Protective Services Caseworker & Investigator at Wayne County Children Services.  During that time, Michelle received Forensic Interviewer Training and became an investigator in the specialized sexual abuse unit conducting forensic interviews of children with allegations of sexual abuse.  Michelle found her niche and passion in the field of child sexual abuse.  In 2010, Michelle accepted a position at the Wayne County Children’s Advocacy Center as the Coordinator of Case Management and transitioned to the Forensic Interviewer position in 2016.  Michelle continues to embrace her passion by providing forensic interviews and working with the Multi-Disciplinary Team.  Throughout her 13 year career, Michelle has completed well over 300 forensic interviews of children at the Wayne County Children’s Advocacy Center. 

Cheryl Lefebvre
Bookkeeper
Mary Anne Belanger
WATCh Coordinator

Mary Anne Belanger received her Nursing education in upstate New York, and worked as an ICU nurse for 13 years before moving to Ohio in 1982.  She was employed at Wooster Community Hospital in the Emergency Department for 25 years.  In 1998  Mary Anne broadened her education to the field of Forensic Nursing, and became a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner whose clinical area of practice is  adolescent and adult patients who were sexually abused or assaulted.  In 2001 she became certified in Pediatrics and became employed at the Wayne County Children's Advocacy Center in 2004.  Her youngest patient was eight months of age and the oldest, 85 years of age.   Mary Anne is responsible for setting up the SANE Program at Wooster Hospital as well as the Wayne County Sexual Assault Response Team.  In 2001 she was awarded the Citizen of the Year for this accomplishment.  Recently Mary Anne became the Coordinator of the Wayne County Human Trafficking Coalition, WATCh, where she will be working alongside experts in the field to set up a protocol for victims who fall prey to this heinous crime.