ROSE MARY HATEM BONSACK (1933-2020)
Democrat, District 34, Harford County
Member of House of Delegates, 1991-99, representing District 34 (Harford County). Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 1991-94; Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 1993-99. Vice-Chair, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1994-99. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 1995-99 (tax & revenue subcommittee); Special House Committee on Rail Mergers, 1997. Chair, Harford County Delegation, 1994, 1998-99.
Member, Medical Advisory Board, Motor Vehicle Administration, 1982-2020; State Board of Medical Examiners, 1985-88. Member and Executive Secretary, Commission on Medical Discipline of Maryland, 1985-88. Executive Secretary, State Board of Physician Quality Assurance, 1988-90. Member, State Council on Cancer Control, 1991-93. Board of Trustees, Harford Community College, 1998-2003.
Born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, October 24, 1933. Attended Havre de Grace High School, Havre de Grace, Maryland; Washington College, B.S., cum laude, 1955; University of Maryland Medical School; Medical College of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1960. Physician. Member, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland, 1961-2020; Harford County Medical Society, 1961-2020 (past member, board of directors). Chair, Maryland Cancer Society, 1975-76, 1979-85. Member, Hypertensive Council of Maryland, 1980-82; Maryland Academy of Family Physicians, 1980-2020 (president, 1988-89); American Academy of Family Physicians, 1980- 2020 (board of directors, 1996-97; chair, commission on continuing medical education, 1996-97). Member, Democratic State Central Committee, 1986-90. Member, The Visitors and Governors of Washington College in the State of Maryland, 1993-96. Board of Visitors, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Member, St. Joan of Arc Council. Trustee Emeritus, Board of Directors (ex officio), John Carroll High School (past chair). Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club of Aberdeen, Maryland. Past member, Board of Directors, Cal Ripken Foundation. Service Above Self Citation, Havre de Grace Rotary, 1976. Certificate of Merit for Service, Maryland Cancer Society, 1977. Outstanding Community Service Citation (for 5-state region), Harford County Medical Society, 1979. Women Helping Women Award, Soroptimists of Harford and Cecil counties, 1983-84. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 1997. Lifetime Achievement Award, Maryland Academy of Family Practitioners, 2003. Married; five children, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Died in Havre de Grace, Maryland, September 27, 2020.
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