Mary Anne Belanger received her Nursing education at LeMoyne College/St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Syracuse, NY. She worked in the ICU of Upstate Medical Center for 13 years before moving to Wooster, OH in 1982. She was employed in the Emergency Department at Wooster Hospital for 25 years. In 1998, Mary Anne broadened her education to include the field of Forensic Nursing, and became a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner whose clinical area of practice was adults and adolescents who were sexually assaulted. She became nationally certified in this area by the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Mary Anne is responsible for setting up the SANE Program at Wooster Hospital as well as starting the Wayne County Sexual Assault Response Team. In 2001 she was awarded the Citizen of the Year for this accomplishment. In 2001, Mary Anne broadened her expertise to the clinical area of sexually assaulted/abused pediatric patients. She received her IAFN Certification for Pediatrics in 2013. She started working at the Wayne County CAC when it opened in 2004. To date, she has conducted nearly 600 medical Forensic exams, and has testified multiple times as an Expert Witness in Common Pleas Court, Municipal Court as well as Juvenile Court in Wayne, Medina, Holmes and Stark Counties. In 2016, she received the Wayne County CSB Advocate of the Year award.