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Candidates for Residents’ Council 2018
Mary and I have been here for almost a year having spent over 40 years in Reisterstown MD. I graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Restaurant/Hotel Management. I was discharged as a Captain in 1967 after serving four years in the USAF in Texas, Vietnam and Thailand. I have had a 50 career managing private Clubs, 41 years at the Johns Hopkins University Club at Homewood. I am a member of the Harmonizers, a Dining Ambassadors, serve on the Dining Services Committee, and volunteer at OLOA. I hope to be able to share my experience in the hospitality industry for the benefit of residents at Charlestown.
Having lived in Maryland since 1976, serving in Community Associations in Olney and Baltimore City, I have enjoyed a 45-year career as a cell biologist focused on diabetes at NIH where I continue as a volunteer. Laurie, my spouse of 53+ years, Dougall, our Scottie, and I moved to Charlestown in October, 2015. We have three daughters and six grandchildren, including Lily and Daisy, well known at the Refectory. I am a Charlestown Resident Ambassador, Dining Ambassador, Harmonizer, co-organizer of the Thursday morning Journal Club/Discussion Group, and now a member of the Pollination organizing committee. If elected, I would focus on the governing relationship among residents, management, and the Board of Directors.
I have been residing here for 3 1/2 years with my husband Charlie, and for 2 ½ of those years, I have been on the Council chairing the Benevolent Care Fund Committee. I am eligible for election to the Council because I was an alternate who replaced a member that passed away. Prior to coming to Charlestown, I lived locally for about 40 years. My career was in Accounting and Payroll Management for a large national company. I firmly believe in Charlestown’s residents’ commitment to Philanthropy and enjoy volunteering to support the Benevolent Care Fund and the Treasure Sale.
About a year ago my husband died after a prolonged stay at the care center. Although I miss Al, my two children continue to provide loving support. My degrees are Sociology (BA) and Policy Sciences (MA). I enjoyed my career with Maryland’s Medicaid Program as well as directing the planning and capital budget for Maryland’s Health Department. Now that I am no longer a care-giver, I am able to participate in the abundance of activities available throughout Charlestown. And I look forward to the opportunity to work with the Resident Council, however I am needed, to promote
I am a diploma nurse graduate of Harlem Hospital nursing school, received a BSN from the University of Maryland and a MS in Adult Education from Johns Hopkins. In 1961, I became charge nurse and later Head Nurse of the Metabolic Research Center at the University of Maryland Hospital. In 1972 I became a DHMH educator retiring in 1992. My husband and I moved to Charlestown in 2009 becoming active as Ambassadors and members of the Harmonizers. I also worked pricing and packing medical donations for the Treasure Sale. As a member of the Resident Council I would work diligently to seek out opportunities to continue to fulfill its mission.
My name is Jackie Graham and I have been a resident of Charlestown for 5 years. Before retiring, I was a Senior Medical Claims Analyst. I have worked for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and the Johns Hopkins Healthcare System. Since moving here, I have participated in various activities, am active in the volunteer programs and have previously been elected to the Resident Council. My hobbies are reading, adult coloring, crafts and music.
Mary Ann Hallisey
I am a graduate of Towson and Johns Hopkins Universities. I moved to Charlestown in April, 2017. I was a member of the Board of Directors of my homeowner’s association for over 20 years and served on many parish committees. I retired from Baltimore County in 2007 after a thirty-five year teaching career. While teaching, I was an active member of the teacher’s association serving as a building representative, on the Board of Directors, and a contract negotiator. I volunteer in pastoral care as a lector in the chapel, eucharistic minister, and rosary leader at Caton Woods and I volunteered
at Winter Putterland this year.
I came here from a townhouse community where I served on its Board for five years, ending as its Chair. I developed its website and headed its communications committee. Professionally, I worked for the Army for 32 years as an educator, developing technical and management training in Signals Intelligence. Later, I worked with Internet communities helping people use the Internet, including work with my wife Hope Tillman training librarians. We both wrote Internet books. My hobbies include music and theatre, which I brought to Channel 972, Little Theatre, and the Harmonizers. I serve on the Communications, Website, and Concert Committees.
I have been a resident at Charlestown for a little over a year, am very happy here and wish to be able to contribute. I taught in elementary and high school and was an assistant principal in an elementary school. I served as a Treasurer of a religious community that included reviewing/ monitoring budgets for several elementary schools and religious houses. My nursing career included management positions at Hospice of Prince George’s County, Adventist Home Care, VNA 0f Maryland, Heartland Home Care and Healthways. Prior to moving to Charlestown I served on the Board of Directors of Gatherings at Jefferson Place. Volunteer activities include Lansdown Elementary School, Treasure Sale and the Health Committee.
I moved from Carroll County to Charlestown in July 2017. When asked to run for the Resident Council, it seemed like an excellent way to have a positive impact here. I’ve had a wide range of experiences over the years starting with being a mother of three, a Grandmother of seven and 5 years ago become a widow. I’ve worked as an Office Manager Assistant, Insurance Adjuster, Substitute Teacher, a Department Manager and Retired as a Medical Secretary from a local hospital. I hope to use these experiences on the Council for the betterment of our community and am looking forward to this challenge.
My career was in libraries, ending as Library Director at Babson College in Massachusetts, where I managed a large budget. I have been active in professional associations at the state and national level including as President, Special Libraries Association 2001-2002. An early technology adopter, I have developed websites since the 1990’s and now Chair the Charlestown Residents Website Subcommittee. My husband Walt Howe and I started the Genealogy Club, and we teach an ELLIC class on “Safe Internet Surfing.” My personal website is: www.hopetillman.com. I’m happy to run for Council, as I believe it is important to contribute wherever I live.