A native of Zanesville, Danielle is an alumna of The Ohio State University where she completed undergraduate degrees in Political Science and International Studies Security and Intelligence. Prior to taking this new role, Vandegriff served as the Chief Legislative Officer for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) where she advocated on behalf of ODNR to local governments, the Ohio General Assembly, the Governor’s Office, and the U.S. Congress. Her previous positions include Director of Business Development and Government Relations at Columbus Springs, and Regional Director for U.S. Representative Steve Stivers.
Danielle is passionate about serving child victims of abuse and growing the Children’s Advocacy Center movement. In her spare time Danielle enjoys volunteering and spending time outside with her dogs Lincoln Oliver and Theodore Thomas
Director of Data and Innovative Techniques
Seth Boughton, MSW
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 continued his graduate coursework and professional study with 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.
A native of Columbus, Patrick is an alumnus of Franklin University, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Business Psychology. He previously worked as the Civilian Alcohol and Drug Control Officer for The Ohio Army National Guard’s Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Program. He specialized in delivering targeted prevention training to Ohio Army National Guard units with a population struggling with suicidal ideation or substance abuse. As a part of the Army Substance Abuse Program, he worked with soldiers to find community resources to help treat substance abuse and combat mental illness. Before becoming a federal contractor, Patrick served in the Ohio Army National Guard from 2002 to 2010, serving one tour of duty in Europe for Operation Enduring Freedom and one combat tour in Iraq during Operation Iraqi freedom.
Patrick is passionate about serving the community and child victims of abuse and growing awareness across Ohio and ONCAC partners. Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife and eight-year-old daughter in his free time, hiking, and traveling.
Director of Statewide Programming
Celeste is an alumna of Marietta College where she completed undergraduate degrees in Psychology and International Leadership Studies as well as a graduate degree in Psychology. She is currently working on a PhD in International Psychology through the Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a concentration in trauma services. She previously worked with Washington County Children Services as a protective caseworker for traditional, alternative, and specialized cases of child abuse and neglect and forensic interviewer. She also worked at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as a forensic interviewer and trafficked and exploited youth caseworker.
Celeste is passionate about serving child victims of abuse and is very excited to be working with ONCAC to make an impact on this important movement. Celeste enjoys figure skating, reading, and time with her cats and dog in her free time.
Accreditation and Multidisciplinary Team Outreach Coordinator
Jessika Holmes, MSW, LISW-S
Jessika is an alumna of the Ohio State University where she completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work with an emphasis on children and families. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Ohio University. Jessika possesses an active professional license in the State of Ohio as a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervisory Designation (LISW-S) and has prior experience providing trauma informed clinical supervision.
Jessika has a combined 12 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and families across a variety of different settings in Ohio, Virginia, and South Carolina. Prior to taking this new role, Jessika was employed as a Family Advocacy Clinician II (Forensic Interviewer/Mental Health Advocate) with The Center for Family Safety and Healing and as a Victim Witness Assistant with the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office co-located at The Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Jessika is passionate about serving child victims of abuse and their families while growing the Children’s Advocacy Center Movement. In her current role, Jessika is excited to collaborate with newly developing and existing children’s advocacy centers around the state to provide ongoing assistance and support through a variety of comprehensive and unique services tailored to the development, function, and oversight of Multidisciplinary Teams and in the preparation for each center’s NCA accreditation/reaccreditation process.
In her spare time, Jessika is a certified Advanced Usui Reiki II Practitioner and enjoys thrifting, traveling, and spending time outdoors.