WELCOME TO OHIOKAN

Region 4

Please learn about our region, our partners and services, and all of the resources we have available for you.

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We proudly serve kinship and adoption families throughout the state. Our OhioKAN Region 4 team specifically serves families in our area and is dedicated to making sure you get the resources you deserve.

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COUNTIES SERVED

Ashtabula


Columbiana


Geauga


Lake


Mahoning


Portage


Stark


Trumbull


 

REGION 4 STAFF

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Jessica Ross

DIRECTOR

Jessica Ross

Director, Region 4

Jessica most recently served as a Licensed Professional Counselor with Greentree Counseling Center in Warren. With a specialization in trauma therapy, she provides support to adults, children, and families and supervises Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST) and Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) staff. Previously, Jessica was a Violence Prevention and Outreach Specialist with Townhall II, worked as an advocate for victims of violent crimes, hospital liaison, and psychoeducational support group facilitator, and supervised and trained a large team of volunteers providing 24-hour support to victims of violent crimes. Jessica is so excited to be a part of OhioKAN as the Director of Region 4!

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Sarah Mighell

COORDINATOR

Sarah Mighell

Regional Coordinator (Region 4)

Sarah has worked with families in a variety of roles throughout her career. She provided quality services to families and staff as a Daycare Administrator, co-taught a second grade class, and was most recently a Navigator with OhioKAN. Her favorite part of her job as a Navigator was letting people know they are heard, valued, and cared for. Sarah holds a bachelor’s of History from the University of California, Davis, where she studied the history of adoption in America. She is proud to combine her love of research with her excitement for helping families as an OhioKAN Regional Coordinator in Region 4!

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Chelsea Semple

COACH

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Chelsea Semple

Coach, Region 4

Before joining OhioKAN, Chelsea was a CPST worker for 10 years at Greentree Counseling Center in Warren, OH. There, she led activities and interventions that increased the capacity of families and individuals to positively impact their environment, providing community resources and support, and collaborating with therapists to evaluate the mental health and behavioral needs of children and families. For many years, Chelsea has participated in The Buddy Walk, which celebrates the successes of people with Down Syndrome, such as her uncle. She holds a bachelor’s in Psychology from Kent State University. Chelsea is thrilled to serve as the Region 4 Coach!

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Sarah Moreton

NAVIGATOR

Northeast Ohio Adoption Services

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Sarah Moreton

Navigator, Northeast Ohio Adoption Services (Region 4)

Before joining OhioKAN, Sarah was an Ongoing Caseworker at Portage County Children Services. There, she worked with delinquent teenagers and their families. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Justice Studies from Kent STate University, and is a master’s candidate in Family Life Education at Concordia University, St. Paul. After obtaining her master’s degree, Sarah will be a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) and plans to pursue a License in Social Work. She is thrilled to apply her passion for children and family service as a Navigator at Northeast Ohio Adoption Services in Region 4!

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Catreese Discerni

NAVIGATOR

Northeast Ohio Adoption Services

Catreese Discerni

Navigator, Northeast Ohio Adoption Services (Region 4)

Catreese comes to OhioKAN from the Trumbull County Community Action Program, where she was a Family Advocate and Preschool teacher. In that role she managed a caseload of 60+ families each school year, helped families identify their strengths, goals, and needs, and referred them to resources as needed. Catreese also volunteers in outreach at her church and teaching Bible study classes to children ages 5-12. She has a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Child and Family Services and a credential in Family Development from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA. She is to start making a difference in the lives of OhioKAN families!

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Michaela Thomas

NAVIGATOR

Cadence Care Network

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Michaela Thomas

Navigator, Cadence Care Network (Region 4)

In her role as OhioKAN Navigator, Michaela assists kinship and adoptive families with an abundance of resources. She is a registered Behavior Technician and has a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Slippery Rock University. Michaela is excited to help a variety of families and be able to see their growth along the journey they take together!

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Victoria McDorman

NAVIGATOR

Cadence Care Network

Victoria McDorman

Navigator, Cadence Care Network (Region 4)

Before OhioKAN, Victoria worked as a Family Advocate at TCAP Head Start in Trumbull County. There, she completed home visits with families, offering them resources and helping them set and accomplish goals. She also previously worked as an Advocate at Help Me Grow in Mahoning County and was a volunteer for the Crisis Text Line. Victoria has an Associate’s degree in Human Services from the University of Phoenix, a Family Development Credential from the University of Connecticut, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s in Psychology. She’s ready to continue to serve families in Region 4!

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Bradley Gamlin

NAVIGATOR

Cadence Care Network

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Bradley Gamlin

Navigator, Cadence Care Network (Region 4)

Bradley comes to OhioKAN with a wealth of experience in the developmental disabilities realm, most recently serving as a Behavioral Health Case Manager with Cadence Care Network. Before working at Cadence, he advocated for those with developmental disabilities as a Protective Service Representative (PSR) at Advocacy & Protective Services, Inc, and worked as a Sign Language Interpreter for the Community Center for the Deaf. Bradley grew up in the deaf community as his mother is deaf, and he currently holds a B.A. in American Sign Language with a certificate in Disability Studies and a M.Ed. in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. He currently serves as a school board member for a district in Northeast Ohio, volunteers in the special needs ministry at his church, and is a Trustee for the St. David’s Society of Youngstown, a group working to preserve Welsh history. Bradley is so excited to be joining Region 4 in the role as Navigator, along with joining the OhioKAN family statewide. He hopes to make a difference in the lives of kinship and post-adoptive families by drawing on his extensive professional skills and experiences. 

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Serving all families

We are 100% committed to making sure every kinship and adoption family in Ohio who is looking for support will get it. No matter who you are or what your circumstances may be — contact us because we are here for you!