Department Heads

Michelle Breitigan

Michelle Breitigan
Michelle Breitigan

 

Carolyn Wynk

Carolyn Wynk – Director of Central Services

Carolyn is a graduate of Celina City Schools and graduated from University of Northwestern Ohio with a Diploma in Word Processing.  Carolyn started with Allen County Juvenile Court in the Detention Center in 1990 as the weekend Typist.  She then went full-time in 1991 and has held various positions in the Court.  In 2009 she was transferred to the Central Business Office where in 2012 she became Interim Business Office Director and became Director of Central Services in January of 2017.

Central Services handles payroll, accounts payable, on-boarding of new employees, switchboard operations, filling out Affidavit of Indigency, inventory control and other duties as designated.

 

 

 

Jacqueline Epps

Jacqueline Epps
Jacqueline Epps – Chief Deputy Clerk, Probate Division

Jacque Epps currently serves as the Chief Deputy Clerk with the Allen County Probate Court. She began her career with Allen County Probate Court as a Deputy Clerk in August, 1989. She was promoted to Deputy Clerk and Assistant Court Administrator in July, 1998. In May, 2008, Jacque received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Northwestern Ohio. In May, 2011, she received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Northwestern Ohio.  In November, 2011, Jacque achieved the status of Certified Court Manager from the National Center for State Courts Institute for Court Management. In July, 2012, she was promoted to Senior Deputy Clerk in addition to being the Assistant Court Administrator. In August, 2017, Jacque was promoted to the position of Chief Deputy Clerk. In September, 2017, she achieved the status of Certified Court Executive from the National Center for State Courts Institute for Court Management.

 

Chelsea Hankinson – Chief Deputy Clerk, Juvenile Division

Chelsea Hankinson- Chief Deputy Clerk, Juvenile Division
Chelsea Hankinson – Chief Deputy Clerk, Juvenile Division

Chelsea Hankinson has been an employee of Allen County Common Pleas Court, Juvenile Division since November, 2015. Ms. Hankinson began her position as Chief Deputy Clerk in January, 2019.  Ms. Hankinson earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Eastern Michigan University in the field of Paralegal Studies in 2014, and her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Northwestern Ohio in 2017. Ms. Hankinson is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Associates of Ohio, a member of the Lima Young Professionals Group and a member of the local League of Woman Voters. Ms. Hankinson is currently seeking the Certified Court Manager’s credential through her participation in the Court Management Program, Class of 2021 through National Center for State Court’s.  Ms. Hankinson supervises the clerk’s office and manages all statistical reporting for the court.

Alison Sites – Director of Detention Services

Alison Sites
Alison Sites

 

 

Dr. Thomas Hull – Clinical Director

Dr. Thomas Hull
Dr. Thomas Hull – Clinical Director

As the Clinical Director of treatment services in the Allen County Juvenile Detention Center, I provide three different modalities of services: administrative, educational and intervention.  Administratively, I have worked in multiple levels of supervision at the Allen County Juvenile Court starting off as a Program Coordinator in 1986 and now working in my current position as a Clinical Director.  I also worked as a Program Coordinator for Rhodes State College for 11 years before rejoining the juvenile court.  Educationally, I have taught at the associates, bachelors, masters and doctoral level for approximately 25 years reaching the level of a full professorship at Rhodes State College.  Throughout my career, I have designed and provided training in individual and group counseling, assessment, crisis management and mental health issues in a multitude of agencies, both private and public.  Clinically, I have been providing assessment and intervention services since 1984 in both the public and private sector.  In the field of social services, I hold three different licenses with the state of Ohio: Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Social Worker and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  Educationally, I have a Bachelor of Science Degree from St. Joseph’s College, Masters in Social Agency Counseling from the University of Dayton, a clinical endorsement from the University of Dayton and a Doctoral of Clinical Psychology from the Union Institute.