Carmel has been actively involved in social ministries in the Hunterdon County area for the past 25 years. Carmel started the St. Vincent DePaul program at St. Magdalen de Pazzi RC Church in 1999 and continues to support the ministry to this day. She is a recipient of the 2002 Division of Youth and Family Services Award for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. In 2003, she became a founding member and continues to serve on HCMAP, which has provided over $3 million in free prescription medications for uninsured individuals. In 2005-2006, she was a member of the Catholic Charities Advisory Board of Hunterdon and Warren Counties. Carmel was honored by the Diocese of Metuchen in 2010 and received the Immanuel Award. Currently, Carmel serves on the Executive Board of the Hunterdon Interfaith Outreach Council (HIOC), Flemington Area Food Pantry Board, Leadership Hunterdon Alumni Board, One Voice Steering Committee, and is a member of the Central Hunterdon Kiwanis Club and Safe Communities Coalition. Carmel has been a Hunterdon County resident for 26 years.