Kathy Ulm Fund

The Kathy Ulm Fund for Clinical Advancement reflects the passion and work of Kathy Ulm. Gifts made to this fund support Rushford staff’s continuing education.

Through contributions, client services will be enhanced so that clients may continue to receive affordable, accessible services of proven effectiveness and high quality that embrace the most current research in prevention, innovative treatments and recovery.

Kathy Ulm began working at Rushford in 1985 as a substance abuse counselor and rose through the ranks at Rushford. In 1989, she became a Certified Alcohol Counselor (CAC), soon taking the role of Program Manager. She became Clinical Director of Substance Abuse Services in 1997. In 2005, she began overseeing all clinical services, including Rushford's growing mental health programs. In 2007, she took the role of Vice President of Behavioral Health Services, which included management of all mental health, substance abuse and child and adolescent services. Kathy retired in September 2013 as Vice President of Mental Health Services.

Kathy can be credited with being a key player in the development of Rushford’s continuum of care; being an active champion for the creation of Rushford at Stonegate and bringing its core curriculum – The Seven Challenges® – to Connecticut; developing many of Rushford’s outpatient services, including the hospitalization program, intensive outpatient program and the Middlesex County Mentally Ill Substance Abuse (MISA) project; brining electronic medical records to Rushford; assisting in the merger of programs from both MidState Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

If you would like to make a donation to The Kathy Ulm Fund for Clinical Advancement, please visit the "Donate Now!" page and enter the following under Tribute Information: "In Honor Of" Kathy Ulm