Michael T. Bornemann

5005 Ross Road
Baltimore, MD 21214-2914
Home Phone: (410) 426-5817

Summary: I have enjoyed a varied and challenging career of providing and administering services for disadvantaged people. In October of 2000, a series of medical setbacks along with pre-existing diagnoses made it necessary for me to take long-term medical leave from employment. Still active as a writer and volunteer, I give of my time and talents to service organizations in my community that address the needs of people less fortunate than myself.


Residential Site Manager, November 1997 - October 2000
Francis X. Gallagher Services, 2520 Pot Spring Road, Timonium, MD 21093
Duties: Manage domiciliary residence for 10 adult men with developmental disabilities. Supervise full and part time staff. Conduct all staff evaluations and disciplinary actions. Hire and terminate staff. Manage fiscal operation. Write Individual Habilitation Programs (IHP's)and Behavior Management Programs (BMP's). Prepare management reports.

Day Program Coordinator, July 1992 - March 1997
Community Services of Maryland, Inc. (CSM), 1311-C Continental Drive, Abingdon, MD 21009
Duties: Manage Vocational and Day Habilitation Programs for 36 adults with multiple disabilities. Supervise staff of 12. Develop and implement program objectives, PR and publicity, initiate fundraising, develop business partnerships.

Executive Director, June 1990 - June 1992
East Baltimore Resources, (EBRI), 3501 East Federal Street, Baltimore, MD 21213
Duties: Manage $500,000 agency with Vocational Day Program serving 25 adults with multiple disabilities. Supervise staff of 15. Develop and implement budget, fund raising, publicity and public relations, recruit and coordinate volunteers.

Executive Director, September 1989 - March 1990
HARBEL Community Organization, Inc., 5807 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD
Duties: Manage $650,000 agency providing community services in northeast Baltimore City. Supervise 28 staff. Oversee fundraising and budget development.

Staff Specialist III, April 1986 - July 1989
Division of Rehabilitation Services, MSDE (DORS), 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218
(Formerly the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation)
Duties: Coordinate State agency participation in $2.1 million federally-funded program of community-based employment for severely disabled adults (i.e.Supported Employment).

Special Agent, September 1984 - April 1986
The Prudential Life Insurance Company, 64 West Padonia Road, Suite C, Timonium, MD 21093
Duties: Provide financial planning to businesses and individuals.

Executive Director, November 1980 - August 1984
The League for the Handicapped, Inc., 1111 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21239
Duties: Manage $2.1 million agency employing 32 staff.

Executive Director, June 1977 - November 1980
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maryland Chapter, 1055 Taylor Avenue, Suite 201, Towson, MD 21204
Duties: Manage $400,000 agency employing 8 professional staff.


Boards of Directors and Committees:
  • Epilepsy Association of Maryland, Inc. (former Board member)
  • Friends of the Maryland Rehabilitation Center, Inc. (Past President, former Board member)
  • Harford-Belair Community Mental Health Center, Inc. (Past President, Board member)
  • Opportunities for the Blind, Inc. (former Board member)
  • St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, Council Board, East Baltimore City District Representative
  • St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, St. Dominic Parish Conference, Secretary
  • Waltherson Improvement Association, Inc. (former Board member)


    Towson University, Towson, Maryland
    Masters Degree Program majoring in Rehabilitation Counseling

    Loyola College & Coppin State College, Baltimore, Maryland
    Completed 25 graduate credit hours with concentration in Rehabilitation Counseling

    St. Mary's University, Baltimore, Maryland
    Completed 9 graduate credit hours in Theology


    St.Mary's Seminary & Liberal Arts College, Catonsville, Maryland
    Bachelor of Arts degree conferred June 1970, Liberal Arts Major


  • Contributing written testimony to Epilepsy Across the Spectrum, a publication of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), 2012
  • Street smart, hard heart, The Baltimore Sun, City Diary, Opinion*Commentary, Page 11A, 1/16/02
  • A father's most precious moment, The Baltimore Sun, Opinion*Commentary, Page 3C, 6/17/01
  • The good, the sad, the loved, The Baltimore Sun, Perspective, Page 4C, 5/13/01
  • Sharing failures overcome cements kinship, The Baltimore Sun, Opinion*Commentary, Page 3F, 10/15/00
  • It's Labor Day so soon already?, The Baltimore Sun, 9/4/00
  • Learning to like riding the MTA, The Baltimore Sun, Opinion*Commentary, Page 11A, 7/18/00
  • Piggyback, The Baltimore Sun, Opinion*Commentary, Page 17A, 6/11/96
  • No one ever said Frank was dying of AIDS, The Evening Sun, 9/5/91
  • ...Like Son, The Evening Sun, 6/19/87
  • Wheat Pennies, The Evening Sun, Other Voices, Page A11, 12/15/86
  • Olympiads? They just make us older faster, The Baltimore Sun, 9/14/83
  • The Disabled, Drawing the Line, The Baltimore Sun, Opinion*Commentary, Page A19, 9/9/82
  • Dying at Home, The Baltimore Sun, Opinion*Commentary, Page A19, 8/28/81


  • Computer proficient in web site design, desk top publishing, and adaptive programming
  • Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional (QDDP)
  • Certifications currently or previously held include Management of Disruptive Behavior Instructor, First Aid, CPR, Medication Administration, and NASD


    I grew up in the New Brunswick and Trenton, New Jersey areas and came to Baltimore after high school in 1966 to study for the Catholic priesthood at St. Mary's Seminary and University. There I received a bachelors degree in Liberal Arts and left the seminary four years prior to what would have been ordination. I met my wife four years later. We have been married for 37 years and have lived in the Waltherson neighborhood of northeast Baltimore City since 1979. My wife Angela is editor of the Owings Mills Times. We have two boys who are recent university graduates.

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