What We Do

Our Mission is to nurture abused and neglected children through collaboration, advocacy, treatment, and prevention.

We are a child-oriented facility, which serves as a centralized location for interviewing and examining children who are victims of physical and sexual abuse.
Our main focus is the health and wellness of the child. Members of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) help the child and family cope with the abuse and begin the recovery process.

The Children's Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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Reporting Abuse


If you suspect a child is being abused, it should be reported to Medina County Job and Family Services (MCJFS) at



If a child is in immediate danger, please call 911.


The longer abuse continues, the greater the potential for serious and long-term emotional and psychological difficulties are for the child. 

Our Team


Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)
The multidisciplinary team helps the child and family cope with the abuse and begin the recovery process.
Our multidisciplinary team combines expertise and professional knowledge for a more complete understanding of case issues and a more supportive response to the child victim and non-offending family members. The team is composed of those interviewers; child protective services, prosecuting attorneys, law enforcement officers, mental health workers, victim assistance and Rape Crisis, medical professionals and clinical staff manage the cases.

Multidisciplinary Team Members:

Medina County Job and Family Services, Child Protective Services

Medina County Prosecutor

Medina County Prosecutor Victim Assistance Prog

Cornerstone Comprehensive Psychological Services 

Akron Children's Hospital 

Medina County Health Department

All Medina County Law Enforcement Agencies

Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties

Medina County SPCA

Rhonda Wurgler, MPA
Executive Director

Shannon E. Collins
Case Manager/Victims Advocate
Shannon Ricchiuti
Forensic Interviewer

Anna Guy-Leach
Development Director

Kristen Minichello
Program Support Specialist

Robyn Silves, LPN


Board of Directors   

The Children's Center is governed by a Board of Directors that consists of members from our community who volunteer their time and efforts towards increasing the support and services available to the children who need us.  
Brian CullenPresident

Chief Terry Grice, Vice President

Jill D. Michalski, CPATreasurer
Tonia Fisher, 
Allison Allen

Elizabeth M. Bux, Esq.

Joseph Chubb

Kristine Quallich, Ph.D.

Kimberly Marshall

Diane L. Meckes

Nicole Moehring

Michelle R. Reese, Esq.

Heather Roberts, CTP

Sarah Toman, PhD

We are always searching for community members willing to serve on our board.  
Please fee free to contact the Children's Center if you are interested in filing an important role in our community.

Amy Cox
Pam Flora

Cassie Starr
Susan West
Debbie Zaranec

If you are interested in volunteering at the Children's Center, please take a moment to complete and return the Volunteer Packet.   Completed Applications may be faxed at (330) 764-8893 or mailed to The Children's Center of Medina County at 200 Highland Drive, Medina OH 44256.

Once applications are received, we will contact you and schedule a time to meet you and for you to tour the facility. 

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