Last Updated on August 7, 2022
Election Results for Residents’ Council 2022
Election for Term 2022-2025
Married to Mark for 55 years, we have 2 children and 5 grandchildren. I worked for 2 defense contractors as Facility Security Officer and CEO for a not-for-profit outdoor education facility. I served in several leadership roles for an International Women’s Ministry for 30+ years and volunteered at The Howard County Conservancy. Since moving to Charlestown in June of 2021, Jim Herman and I have organized Herb’s Heroes, a group of volunteers that use a fun activity cart when visiting Wilton Overlook, and I am a Sales Resident Ambassador. I have also joined the League of Women Voters and Fireside Artists of Charlestown.
Carl (Joe) Carrick
Denise, and Sasha and I moved to Charlestown in May of 2021, from Linthicum. My BS Degree in Accounting from the University of Baltimore enhanced my Department of Defense 36-year career with many challenging opportunities. I also used this formal education in my self-employed accounting business which lasted 37 years. Prior community activities included coaching youth sports, serving lunches weekly in the school kitchen, treasurer on the Phoenix Society Board of Directors, developing spending affordability plans for Anne Arundel County, and strategic environmental positions for the Linthicum community. At Charlestown, I have taken Sasha to visit the Wilton Overlook residents, delivered furniture for Treasures Unlimited, done apartment clean-outs, gathered with Ravens fans on game day, and volunteered for the Treasure Sale.
James V. Fitzsimmons
Starting as an instructor in language arts in the Baltimore City Public Schools, I later volunteered and served in the US Air Force as an administrative officer and as commander of security police units. My civilian career was with the Maryland Division of Vocational Rehabilitation as a vocational rehabilitation specialist. I retired as both a certified public counselor and a certified rehabilitation counselor. I received an AA in Liberal Arts, an AB in Philosophy, an MEd in Counseling, and CASE certification in Psychology. In my home parish prior to Charlestown, I served both as member and president of the Pastoral Council and sang in the choir. Current activities at Charlestown include Harmonizers, VFW, and the weekly sing-along in Memory Care.
I spent my professional career as a Clinical Virologist, working in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Along the way, I volunteered for many small non-profit organizations, political groups, and church-related organizations. I am currently the president of the Maryland Conservation Council (www.mdconservationcouncil.org), secretary/treasurer of Maryland United for Peace and Justice (www.MUPJ.org), treasurer of my church (https://ctkepiscopal.org), Trustee of the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), and member of the state Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities (CEJSC), among others. I grew up in Catonsville and know the area well. I am familiar with the political process and our elected officials.
Bonnie Walsh Lomonaco
I have been a resident of Charlestown since January 2021. I am a master’s level retired teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), having taught for 40 years. Now, I enjoy volunteering at the Treasure Chest, watercolor painting, and studying/speaking Italian, Spanish and French. I also enjoy traveling as the COVID pandemic permits. More importantly, if elected, I am interested in Charlestown’s maintaining the fine quality of life that it offers its residents and improving conditions according to circumstances and resident concerns. I also realize that it is necessary to respond promptly to those concerns by offering feedback.
I moved from my home of 25 years in Catonsville to Charlestown in August 2021. My career spent with the federal government helped me to develop skills in software and program management and to learn the need for pragmatism in decision making. I also held many offices in the Faithful Circle Quilters Guild. I was very active in the two homeowners’ associations in the last 35 years. I look forward to learning more about how Charlestown supports its residents, listening to each other, and helping make Charlestown the best place in which to live.
New to Charlestown in 2021, I have joined the Quilting and Fiber Arts group and the Benevolent Fund committee and am a frequent user of pool aerobics and gym. After receiving a Ph.D. in nursing, I have served as a Staff Nurse, Director of Nursing, and Clinical Editor for RN magazine. I also was on the faculty of Seton Hall University and Rutgers University. I have experience as an officer and board member on the NJ branch of the American Heart Assoc., NJ State Nurses Assoc., Stone Harbor, NJ Realty Owners Assoc., Women’s Civic Club, and Garden Club. I have a home in Florida and will spend some time there in October-November and February-March.
Born and raised in Rhode Island, I moved to Maryland in 1978 with my husband and young sons. I spent more than 30 years as a technical editor/writer supporting NASA contracts and eventually moved into managing and writing proposals for government contracts. We lived in Catonsville for 38 years, so my move to Charlestown was quite easy. In fact, my oldest son played soccer on the field here while it was still part of the seminary. I am an avid reader and love to cook and bake. I have recently started attending meetings of the Genealogy Club, DIB group, and several ELLIC classes.
I moved to Charlestown three weeks before The Great Covid Shutdown of 2020. Since then, I have been active with Conservative Voices and was recently appointed the group’s contact person. My byline has appeared 2,500+ times (Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore/ Washington Business Journals, Warfield’s, McCall’s, Redbook, etc.), and I have “ghosted” hundreds of articles for professionals in national/international technical/trade publications. I designed/taught writing-related courses for community colleges and tutored college/ high school students. A USA Today bestselling author, I have 138 award-winning novels in print (18M in circulation), 7 book-to-movie options, have appeared on local/national radio and TV programs, and am a frequent speaker for writers’ groups in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.