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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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,
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
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.