Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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January 10, 2014

United Way director will boost online presence


“Right now is a quiet time” at the office, according to the 37-year-old. There is not a huge need for volunteers at the moment, but she promises there will be opportunities in the future. “I have a fabulous volunteer, Sara Duffy, who heads up the Coats for Kids drive that just wrapped up. We collected approximately 75 coats and lots of hats and gloves that were distributed to children in the community. I am pleased with the number of coats collected. We’ve been able to match every child in need who we were aware of with a warm coat. A lot of them were brand new coats!”

Education: I graduated from Franklin County High School in 1995 and have a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations from Ball State University.

Proudest achievement: My marriage to Rob Bulmer, my high school sweetheart who grew up in Metamora; and my family, including children Jake, 8; Max, 5; and Josie, 8 months; and parents Randy and Debbie Mullins, Batesville, and RoseMary Stirn, Brookville, and the late Douglas Stirn.

Back home again: We’ve lived back home for six years now. We lived in Muncie for several years. My prior work with Lowes as a district operations manager took us to St. Louis for a couple of years. Having a family changed a lot of perspectives and we wanted to be closer to home and family. I got hired right away with the Indiana Department of Child Services as a regional foster care specialist when we moved back to Brookville. I was able to complete my degree while working there. I remember looking for work when we first moved home and saying, “I would love to be the executive director of the United Way!” so I was so surprised when the job was advertised. It was the right time for me to step down to part-time work. We just had our third child this spring. I had been back to work full time since July and it was hectic!

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