Traci Barnett comes to the Middletown Community Foundation with over 20 years of nonprofit experience at the executive level.  Most recently she served as President and CEO of the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland where she spearheaded the fundraising initiatives, which enabled the foundation to distribute research grants to local institutions and patient assistance grants to dialysis patients.  Prior to her role at NKF Traci held executive positions at Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake and Girls Scouts.  She holds an MBA degree and a bachelor’s degree in communications.  In 2012 Traci was named Innovator of the Year by the Daily Record and was inducted into the Maryland Top 100 Women Circle of Excellence.  Traci and her husband Mark reside in Middletown and have been renovating the Sorg Mansion for the last four years.

Meet Our Staff

Executive Director - Traci Barnett


Finance Officer - 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.

Program Officer  - Amy Berlean
Amy Berlean was hired as 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.

​​Office Manager  – JoAnn Wagner 
JoAnn joined the staff at the Community Foundation in June 2016. Previously, she had worked at United Theological Seminary in Dayton 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.