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Seyfarth’s Marie Bullamore Joins DBL’s Regional Advisory Board – Northeast

By August 16, 2023September 7th, 2023No Comments

FALMOUTH, MA ‒ In early August, Dogs for Better Lives’ (DBL) Regional Advisory Board – Northeast welcomed Marie Bullamore, Data Services Manager at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, as its newest member. From Massachusetts, Marie joins a growing board that is now nearing ten members from across the northeast region.

“We’re excited to have Marie joining the RAB – Northeast,” stated RAB -NE chair Beth Cincotta. “With her strong ties to the sporting community, legal sector, and healthcare field, this will certainly help us with advancing our advocacy initiatives.”

Marie Bullamore with her black Labrador Tally, enjoying the outdoors in Massachusetts’ Cape Cod.

As DBL continues to grow and expand on its mission to better the lives of those with disabilities, pairing them with an amazing Assistance Dog, they are cultivating in tandem the next generation of leaders in Northeast region, and across the country. The Regional Advisory Board – NE was established in 2021 and while continuing to grow in size, is now beginning to create impact and awareness while further championing DBL’s advocacy and outreach efforts.

“We’re pleased to have Marie join our Regional Advisory Board – NE and know with her professional background and community building experience, and passion for the mission, she will help to elevate DBL’s presence in the region to the next level,” stated CEO, Bryan Williams. “We love the fact that she’s already a puppy transport volunteer.”

DBL’s Regional Advisory Boards (RAB) are comprised of like-minded professionals who have a passion for the organization’s mission, see the intrinsic value that service dogs play in the lives of those with disabilities, and wish to be a part of something much bigger than themselves.  Members are primarily engaged in helping to promote DBL’s mission through outreach opportunities, raise awareness for its puppy raising program, as well as planning and fundraising through a variety of initiatives.

With the support and guidance of DBLs’ Regional Advisory Boards across the country, including the Pacific Northwest and California chapters, they annually play a leading role in promoting National Service Dog Month in September. Each RAB leads on organizing “Barks & Brews” events in their region, to raise awareness and donation support of DBL and the puppy raiser program, among promoting other volunteer opportunities.

Marie Bullamore
Marie has more than 25 years experience in legal operations and global mobility.  At Seyfarth, one of the country’s leading law firms, she manages a team of 10 data and system analysts dispersed around the country in support of a nationally ranked law practice. Serving clients in the Fortune 500, higher education institutions, and research hospitals, she partners with her legal colleagues to drive solutions that tap the power of people, process, and platform.

She first came to New England from her native Baltimore to study at Harvard College (’97, Engineering Sciences) and for more than 15 years has called both Cape Cod and the Northern Berkshires home.  A lifetime animal lover and outdoor enthusiast, in recent years Marie has discovered that hiking, camping, kayaking, skiing, and hunting are even more fun with a dog!  In 2021, looking to serve the local community and spread the joy of canine companionship, she and her black lab Tally trained to become a therapy dog team for hospital visits.  Marie and her partner Peter were thrilled in April to add a brand new pup to the pack  – Thistle, Tally’s cousin.

“It’s such an honor to join this group of dedicated and visionary northeast RAB members,” stated Marie. “My weekend warrior ways take me all over – I’m eager to help spread the word of DBL’s mission and its growing east coast presence from the mountains of New Hampshire to Boston, to Western Mass, and into the mid-Atlantic.”

In addition to further growing the Northeast, Pacific Northwest, and California chapters, DBL is looking to add chapters in Florida and Texas over the next year.

To learn more about the Regional Advisory Boards and/or to submit your application for consideration, please visit…  https://dogsforbetterlives.org/regional-advisory-board/.

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