OUCCAS logo. Ohio's university consortium for child and adult services

Ohio’s University Consortium for Child and Adult Services (OUCCAS) is the state training coordinator for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program (OCWTP) and the Ohio Human Services Training System (OHSTS). OUCCAS oversees the strategic development of all OCWTP and OHSTS program activities, manages the OCWTP and OHSTS trainer and coaching pools, manages the OCWTP and OHSTS Learning Management System (LMS) and website, and provides fiscal administration. 


OUCCAS is a team of professionals from three Ohio public universities and includes staff and faculty from the following four programs:

  • The School of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati
  • The Department of Social Work at Ohio University
  • The School of Social Work at the University of Akron
  • The Department of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati
  • Kellana Hindert and Associates, LLC

OUCCAS’ goal is to provide Ohio’s child and adult protective workers and resource families an array of innovative learning opportunities to achieve the knowledge and skill needed to ensure the safety, permanency, and well-being of vulnerable children and adults.

Sally Fitch


Steve Howe


Stacey Saunders-Adams

Stacey Saunders-Adams
Alexis Parsons
Family and Protective Services Division
Laura Patrasso
Rachel Wooddell
Anna (Snyder) Stormer
Chris Malcolm
Melissa Flick
Substitute Care and Permanency Division
Kelley Gruber
Sarah Tornichio
Amanda Schranghamer
Laura Friedhoff
Adult Protective Services Division
Kristina Allwood
Christopher Parsons
Skill Building
Janie Rhoads
Alison Nowak

Xan Boone


Trainer Development

Denise Orchard


Eddie Lebron


Cacy Pena (Recruitment)


Liaison and CEUs

Gina Callender

Learning Management System (LMS)