Charlestown Board of Directors

An independent Board of Directors governs Charlestown on behalf of the best interests of residents.

Meet the current board members:

Charles Gamble

Charles Gamble is chairman of the Charlestown Board of Directors. He is the former president of Halkey-Roberts Corp., a major manufacturer of medical components. Mr. Gamble previously led operations for United Medical, Concept Inc. and Baxter International—each a manufacturer of medical products. After graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he served in the US Navy with the Civil Engineering Corps (Seabees). Mr. Gamble holds a master's from Harvard Business School.Back To Top

Richard A. Grove, Jr.

Richard A. Grove, Jr., is vice chairman of the Charlestown Board of Directors and chairs the Management Contract, Compensation and Budget Committee. He recently retired from Hearth & Home Technologies as Senior Vice President and is now active in real estate development with SMG Holdings, LLC. Mr. Grove is also a member of the Leadership Team for Glen Mar United Methodist Church. He resides in Ellicott City and is a C.P.A. and a graduate of the University of Delaware.Back To Top

Richard M. Barnes

Richard M. Barnes is a partner at the Baltimore law firm of Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP. His practice includes the representation of clients in complex commercial and products liability litigation with an emphasis on medical legal issues. Mr. Barnes is a magna cum laude graduate of McDaniel College and received his law degree, cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1981. He is active in various civic and charitable organizations.Back To Top

Charles H. Brown III

Charles H. Brown III currently serves as a Consultant with the Baltimore accounting firm of Ellin & Tucker Chartered. He had served as Tax Director since 1981. After graduating from Mount St. Mary’s College in 1968, Mr. Brown was with PriceWaterhouse for 13 years. Mr. Brown has served on various committees of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. In addition, he has served on the Boards of the Bon Secours Baltimore Health Corporation and the Bon Secours Health System. He presently serves on the Audit Committee of the Bon Secours Health System and is a member of the Board of Bon Secours Ministries.Back To Top

Janice Burnett

Janice Burnett is the Chief Financial Officer for the Bon Secours Health System, a role she has held since March 2012. As CFO, Ms. Burnett functions as a strategic partner to the CEO, managing the financial operations of the organization and leading managed care operations and the supply chain. She has over 20 years’ experience in health care finance, most recently with Ascension Health, a national not-for-profit health care system with 67 acute care hospitals in 20 states. Prior to her hospital finance career, Ms. Burnett worked for Ernst & Young and served in the United States Air Force. Ms. Burnett has a master of business administration degree from Maryville University, St. Louis, Missouri, and an undergraduate degree in accounting from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. In addition, she holds a C.P.A. from Ohio.Back To Top

Rev. David S. Cooney, Ph.D.

Rev. David S. Cooney, Ph.D., serves as the Senior Pastor at the Damascus United Methodist Church. He has 33 years of pastoral experience in local churches and has served on numerous United Methodist Conference and ecumenical boards and agencies. Rev. Cooney has taught at the University of Denver, the Iliff School of Theology and in the Course of Study at Wesley Theological Seminary. He holds a B.A. from McDaniel College, an MDiv. from Wesley Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the Iliff School of Theology.Back To Top

Charles I. Denton

Charles I. Denton is a resident of Charlestown and serves as a resident director. He retired after 40 years of working various positions with the Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Prior to his time at Westinghouse, Mr. Denton served for two years as a Lieutenant in the US Army Corp of Engineers in both Japan and Korea. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Mr. Denton has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University and an M.S. in Engineering from the University of Maryland. He currently serves on the Boards for the Glenelg Country School as a Trustee, and on the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America as a District Chairman and Scoutmaster. Mr. Denton is a six-year resident of Charlestown and previously served on the Residents’ Council as both President and Vice President.Back To Top

Lenwood Ivey, Ph.D.

Lenwood Ivey, Ph.D., is executive director of the Baltimore City Foundation. Dr. Ivey has served in executive capacities at the Urban Services Agency, the Community Action/Model Cities Agency and the Department of Public Welfare. He holds degrees from Hampton Institute, Howard University and the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of several boards including the Lyric Theatre Corporation, American Red Cross, Baltimore Museum of Art and the Bon Secours Health Corporation.Back To Top

Naomi McAfee

Naomi McAfee is a resident of the Charlestown Retirement Community and serves as a resident director. She retired as Manager of Enterprise Integration from Westinghouse Defense and Electronic Systems Center after 38 years in various engineering and management positions. She then joined International Management and Engineering Consultants as a Senior Partner for six years. She has served on the Advisory Boards to the Schools of Engineering at Princeton, Penn State, and Clarkson Universities. Ms. McAfee has served on the National Board of the Society of Women Engineers and currently serves with the Baltimore-Washington Section. She was appointed to the Army Science Board for three consecutive two year terms. She has been active at Charlestown serving on the Residents' Council for three years, one year as its president. She has a B.S. in Physics from Western Kentucky State College, Bowling Green, Kentucky.Back To Top

Daniel F. Moore

Daniel F. Moore, Sulpician Father, is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. He is an alumnus of St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore (1984) and a priest of the Diocese of Memphis. Fr. Moore entered the Society of the Priests of Saint Sulpice on July 1, 2000, after serving 16 years as a diocesan priest—notably as a president/principal of a diocesan high school and middle school, a pastor, secretary to presbyteral council and member of the college of diocesan consultors. He is also an alumnus of the Pontifical University Gregorian, (Rome) earning his doctorate at the university in 2006. His dissertation, "Jesus, An Emerging Jewish Mosaic, Jewish Perspectives, Post-Holocaust" was published by T & T Clark (Continuum International) in 2008 as Volume 2 in their series, Jewish and Christian Texts in Contexts and Related Studies. Fr. Moore has served as the Director of Discernment and Admissions for the Sulpicians in the United States since 2009. He is also the Provincial Secretary of the U.S. Province (since 2011, working and residing in Baltimore). Prior to his appointment to Baltimore, Fr. Moore served on the formation faculty of Theological College, the University Seminary at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, and as an adjunct lecturer at the School of Theology and Religious Studies. He served as the Vice Rector of the Seminary and Chief Operating Officer 2007-2011.Back To Top

Laura Ostroff

Laura Ostroff is currently the Vice President of Benefits and HRIS for Bon Secours Health System, Inc. Ms. Ostroff is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources Designation (SHRM) with human resources experience in profit and nonprofit, union and non-union environments in manufacturing, health care, research and insurance industries; single site and multi-facility employers, multi-state systems; and corporate and local system leadership. She is a senior leader in the strategic development and implementation of HR programs and plans that improve employee satisfaction, reduce turnover and improve health and well-being and employee engagement. She received her bachelor of business administration degree from the Aldelphi University, Garden City, New York, and master's in Legal and Ethical Studies from the University of Baltimore. Ms. Ostroff is also a published writer and speaker.Back To Top

Bonnie Phipps

Bonnie Phipps is currently the President and CEO of Saint Agnes Healthcare in Baltimore, a member of Ascension Health. Ms. Phipps is also an Ascension Health Ministry Market Leader for the Mid Atlantic area. Prior to joining Saint Agnes in January 2006, she served as President and CEO of Saint Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. Bonnie also served as President and CEO of PROMINA Health System and as Chief Financial Officer at DeKalb Medical Center and Egleston Children's Hospital, also in Atlanta. Ms. Phipps holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from Georgia State University and a Masters in Professional Accountancy also from Georgia State University. She is a certified public accountant, certified managed care professional and a fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). She served as National Chairman of HFMA in 1992-1993 and received the Morgan Award, the highest award given by HFMA, for individual contributions to the industry in 1996. She was inducted into the Georgia State University Business Hall of Fame in 2005. Ms. Phipps was named as one of the Top 100 Women in Maryland in 2008 and 2010.Back To Top

Joanne Pollak, Esq.

Joanne Pollak, Esq. is vice president and general counsel for The Johns Hopkins Health System. At Hopkins she is a member of the senior leadership team for Johns Hopkins Medicine, a collaboration between the Johns Hopkins Health System and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Ms. Pollak lectures and writes in the health care field and serves on the board of advisors for the University of Maryland School of Law. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she graduated magna cum laude from Dickinson College and with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law.Back To Top

Mark Weigman

Mark Weigman is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. He is the head of the Investment Counsel Group and a portfolio manager in the US Equity Division. Mr. Weigman is also a vice president and Investment Advisory Committee member of the Tax-Efficient Equity Fund. He joined the firm in 1984 after earning both a bachelor's of business administration and a master's degree in finance from Loyola University, Maryland. Mr. Weigman has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Investment Counselor designations. He is a past president of the Baltimore Security Analysts Society, serves on the Board of Sponsors for Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger Business School and is a member of the investment committee for the university. He is also a member of the Board of Directors and the investment committee of Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland, serves on the investment committee of The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen parish in Baltimore and is a member of the Leadership Advisory Council for Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore.Back To Top

Sara Janet Shaw

Sara Janet Shaw retired from the US Civil Service after working 28 years in various positions for the Department of Defense, Housing and Home Finance Agency, War Claims Commission, and the Central Intelligence Agency. Previously she taught high school. She has been active at Charlestown serving on the Resident Advisory Council for seven and a half years, twice as its president. She has a B.A. degree from New York State College for Teachers and an M.A. in education from the University of Kansas. Mrs. Shaw now serves as an honorary resident member of the Charlestown Board.Back To Top

Karline K. Tierney

Karline K. Tierney retired as manager of environmental protection from CIBA-Geigy Corporation after 20 years' work in hazardous waste management. Currently she serves on the board of Southern Mutual Help Association in Louisiana, which works with the rural poor. Mrs. Tierney has served on the national board of the American Association of University Women and currently serves with the Baltimore branch. She has served on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations and holds a B.S. degree from Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y. Mrs. Tierney now serves as an honorary resident member of the Charlestown Board.Back To Top

Stanley W. Elwell

Stanley W. Elwell is the former president, trustee, and CEO of Episcopal Hospital in Philadelphia. He was active in state and regional health affairs during that time. He served on the staff of Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., where he earned his master's degree in hospital administration. He is also an officer and director of the Presbyterian Children's Village in Philadelphia and continues with other health care-related business activities. Mr. Elwell now serves as an honorary member of the Charlestown Board.Back To Top