Our Staff

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. Michelle is trained in Beyond the Silence, Advanced Forensic Interviewing, Forensic Interviewing for Individuals with Disabilities and Child Sex Trafficking Forensic Interviewing. Throughout her 17-year career, Michelle has completed well over 1,000 forensic interviews. 

Joey Kline
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.

McKenna Bowman
Coordinator of Case Management/Victim Adovate