Energizing the Lives of Seniors in Perry Hall, MD

2021-2022 Officers
Jim Lightner
Vice President:                   Ed Konig
Treasurer:                           Gene Laytar           
1st Asst. Treasurer:           Carol Parks
2nd Asst. Treasurer           Walt Wujek
Recording Secretary          Edie Dietrich
Coresp.  Secretary: Penny Brown
Sgt. At Arms:
Betty O'Carroll
Past President: Nancy Bach
Members at Large: Wayne Knowles & Gina Wheeler


Kathleen Young, Center Director

Kathleen has worked for Baltimore County Department of Aging since 1998. Kathleen has a bachelor's degree in Public Health Administration and a certificate in Gerontology. She began her career as an Assistant Center and was promoted to Center Director in 2000. Kathleen has been fortunate to work at a variety of senior centers in Baltimore County including Cockeysville, Bykota, Essex and Ateaze Senior Center and has a wealth of knowledge and experience planning programs and providing services for older adults. Kathleen transferred to Seven Oaks in December 2012 as the Center Director and lives in the Perry Hall community.

Courtney Gonce, Assistant Center Director

Courtney has worked for BCDA since 2007. She started as a Support Planner in the Community Options Waiver Program and worked in the Parkville Senior Center until 2017 when she came to Seven Oaks as the Assistant Director. Courtney has a BA in psychology from the College of Notre Dame of MD. Prior to coming to work at BCDA she worked for Mosaic Community Services as a Service Coordinator in a Psychiatric Day program. Courtney enjoys working with seniors and is happy to be working at Seven Oaks Senior Center.

Judy Seechuk, Activities Specialist

Judy began at Seven Oaks as a full time 40 hour a week volunteer in 2018 when she was injured on the job working for Amtrak. Eventually Judy retired from Amtrak and was hired as the Activities Specialist at Victory Villa Senior Center. When the position was created for Seven Oaks Judy transferred to Seven Oaks in April 2021. 

Jessica Pontown, Community Outreach Specialist

Jessica has worked as the Community Outreach Specialist at the Seven Oaks and Overlea senior centers for 9 years. Prior to working with the Department of Aging, she worked for mental health agencies in the Baltimore area and the homeless population. Jessica has a degree in Family Studies. She finds working with older adults to be an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Jessica, her husband of 7 years and their 3 dogs live in Harford County. She enjoys reading, traveling and watching cooking shows.

Our Executive Board

The Seven Oaks Executive Board are center members who are elected by the center council/ membership to hold office and make decisions on behalf of the membership. The center council and executive board work to assist staff in accomplishing the center's mission. Elections are held in June and officers are sworn in our annual council meeting. All center members are highly encouraged to attend the bi-monthly council/membership meetings to share their ideas, express their opinions and vote on financial matters. A lunch is usually served at Noon followed by the council meeting at 12:30 pm. All attendees are eligible for a $50 restaurant gift card which is raffled off at the end of each meeting. Consider making a difference at Seven Oaks and join our executive board! The board meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at 1:00 pm. Interested in running for the board?
Talk with staff or the council president.