Kim Bruns

Get to know Van Wert’s Area Manager

Kim joined Liberty with more than two decades’ worth of experience in the healthcare field. She is a current member of the Executive Board of Trustees for the United Way of Van Wert, Ohio, and was also a finalist for the Van Wert County Foundation’s R.K. Thompson Self Reliant Award. Kim received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a minor in Psychology from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. 

We spoke with Kim to get an inside look into who she is and why she chose to join Liberty: 

1. Where is your hometown? 

My home town is Van Wert Ohio! 

2. How long have you lived in your region? 

My whole life, I was born in Lima (Allen County), raised in Van Wert, went to college in Bowling Green (Wood County, and returned home to Van Wert. I been here ever since! 

3. Why did you want to be the Area Manager for your region? 

I heard about Liberty and got really excited. I felt like this great transportation idea could really improve the lives of many people in small communities by offering them opportunity for transportation that some of us take for granted. My personal saying is I may not change the world but I can make a positive difference in my corner of the world and I truly believe that Liberty has the ability to make a huge positive difference in our world and I can do my part in my corner!! The passion and excitement that is at the core of Liberty is contagious!! 

4. If you could be a superhero, which one would you be and why? 

I would want to be Charles Xavier/X-Men, so I could read other’s minds! That would make life so much easier!! 

5. What is one fact that few people know about you? 

I have no musical talent (which everyone knows), but I took lessons and learned to play the piano as a gift for my mother on Mother’s day one year. 

6. What is your favorite success story/outcome in your region so far? 

Liberty helping a gentleman get to and from work with the help of a social service organization for 6 weeks. In that time period, he was able to get his license back and get a car. He is now able to get back and forth to work independently. Helping others and improving lives, that is what it is all about for me!! 

7. What do you see is the biggest need for increasing mobility in your region? 

Finding the right Community Partners that are willing to invest in the start up for Liberty 

8. What is your best knock-knock joke? 

Knock Knock. 

Who is there? 


Boo Who? 

Don’t cry, it is just me!! Hehe. 


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