​​​Finance and Scholarship Manager - Kristen Mulligan 
​Kristen Mulligan was hired in September 2013 after four years as accounting clerk at Sonshine Products. She also has been co-owner and manager of her own business, Bella -- a unique boutique, in Middletown. Previously, she served as executive director of the Middletown Historical Society and an internal auditor at The Kroger Company.

Development Officer - Amy Berlean
Amy Berlean was welcomed as our Development Officer in June 2017. For the previous couple of years, she ran the one-person office of the Southwest Ohio Hemophilia Foundation as its executive director. Previously, she served as the community information manager for the City of Kettering for about a decade, and prior to that worked as development director for both St. Joseph Home in Cincinnati and St. Joseph Charities in Dayton.


Administrative Assistant – JoAnn Wagner 
JoAnn joined the staff at the Community Foundation in June 2016. Previously, she had worked at United Theological Seminary in Dayton for 14 years including time as the assistant to the vice president of advancement, director of communications, and senior assistant to the president. Prior to that, she worked as assistant to the president at a healthcare consulting firm, director of research and design at a health care consulting firm, and assistant lifestyle editor of a daily newspaper.


Ready! Coodinator - Elaine Garver 
For 47 years, since she graduated from Miami University in 1968 with a degree with special education, Elaine Garver has played an integral role in the Middletown business community and nonprofit organizations.  Her fingerprints, and more importantly, her passion for people, can be detected throughout Butler County.  She has taught preschool, served as patient representative at Middletown Regional Hospital, and development director at Abilities First, Hospice Care of Middletown and Middletown Community Foundation.

Meet Our Staff