Caitlin Bentley, BSW, LSW
Director of Statewide Programming
Caitlin comes from Kentucky and began her career as a volunteer in Lexington with the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center (now called Ampersand Sexual Violence Resources Center of the Bluegrass) in 2009. She went on to serve in the position of Volunteer Coordinator, after graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Social Work in 2012. She recently served as the Sexual Assault Program Manager at YWCA Dayton, after moving to Ohio in 2017. At YW Dayton she developed policies, procedures and trainings to bring YWCA into compliance with standards of accreditation as a rape crisis center.
Janet doolan, bs, ba, ra, ca
Janet Doolan, BS, BA, RA, CA, is a Registered Advocate with Senior Standing through the Ohio Advocate Network and an Advanced, Comprehensive Credentialed Advocate through the National Advocate Credentialing Program. She attained a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts in the fields of Psychology, Criminology, and Women’s Studies from The Ohio State University. She has been able to work with providers to improve best practices, trainings, resources, and victim’s rights and services throughout Ohio in the 15 years that she has been working in the advocacy field. Janet has advocated and worked with individuals within the mental health and substance abuse treatment, legal, shelter, and community systems. Janet has volunteered with the Ohio Crisis Response Team and CARE Community Trauma Response Team and is certified in the NOVA and CISM models of crisis management and psychological first aid. She has completed The Tristate Trauma Network’s Certification series as well as other trauma responsive care courses and is focused on improving trauma responsive services for victims, survivors, and providers and reducing trauma in our communities.
Kellie cripe, LMSW
Kellie Cripe was born and raised in Florida. She started her career in child maltreatment after receiving her BS in Psychology from the University of Florida. Following her undergraduate work, Kellie worked in child protective investigations for several years. Her experience in investigations lead her to pursue a MSW from Florida State University. After obtaining her MSW, Kellie continued her career in child maltreatment. The subsequent years were spent working as a forensic interviewer for a child protection team. Her time as an interviewer inspired her to learn more about the relationship of non-offending caregivers in child sexual abuse cases. Kellie went on to research this topic while a PhD student at University of Tennessee. Over the next several years she worked as an adjunct instructor at several universities and has provided supervision for numerous social work graduate students. Since relocating to Michigan in 2017 she has worked as a domestic violence survivor advocate and most recently as a crisis counselor and therapist at a child advocacy center. Kellie just led the work for re-accreditation of her center. Kellie’s passion is to improve the response to and outcome of all child sexual abuse cases and hopes to do so in partnership with child advocacy centers across Ohio.
Director of Data & Innovative Techniques
Seth Boughton graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008 with a BA in Psychology and completed his MSW degree in 2013. He is currently working on completing his PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Social Work with a focus on Innovative Human Trafficking Profiling, Intervention and Response Techniques. Prior to joining ONCAC on January, 16th 2018, he had worked as an on-call, on-site field mental health crisis professional – providing mental health screenings for youth presenting with suicidal/homicidal ideation and/or severe psychotic features. He has also served as a research intern for the National Children’s Alliance assisting in the development of their State-by-State, Regional, and National Census Reports.
Seth is proficient in a number of statistical methods and software. His doctoral training focuses on descriptive statistics, longitudinal database construction, and predictive modeling. In conjunction with data projects and technical support with individual CACs; he also produces annual OMS Reports, County Factbooks, and Community Risk and Resiliency Reports. By utilizing large-scale data tools, ONCAC membership is empowered to chart a path forward that capitalizes on both field/practical wisdom and concrete data regarding best practices and community impact.
Seth is highly focused and passionate regarding anti-trafficking efforts and the improvement of services for survivors of human trafficking. He has provided advanced trainings statewide and hosted the ONtarget Webinar Series twice, bringing together key innovators and practitioners in the field of Anti-Human Trafficking. His experience as a published anti-trafficking researcher and specialization in big-data analysis, in combination with his field experience as a crisis worker – including direct practice with youth survivors of human trafficking – inform his cooperative efforts to further expand services and build capacity within the Ohio CAC Network when identifying and working with child/youth survivors of human trafficking.