Our Team


Gary M. Carter, Board of Directors President
Gary Carter has been interested in special education and developmental disabilities for over 30 years. He has volunteered for the Howard County Public School System and the ARC of Howard County. He joined the Board of Adaptive Living Incorporated in 2008 and beam the Board President in 2017. He is also Professor of Electrical Engineering at UMBC where he has been since 1988.

Mike Callison, Board of Directors Vice President
Mike brings 50 years of experience in healthcare from his military service and private industry. Mike spent 23 years of service in the United States Air Force, serving in both the Viet Nam war and Desert Storm. Read More

Karen Carter, Board of Directors Recording Secretary
Karen has been a resident of Ellicott City, Maryland for the past 30 years. As Recording Secretary she is responsible for maintaining ALI policies and helps in other areas as needed. Read More

Robin Phillips, Resident Advisor

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John Blake, Finance Committee Chair

John was elected as the ALI Member at Large in 2017. He is a strong advocate for children and adults with disabilities in Howard County. Before joining ALI, John was appointed to a five year term as a Commissioner for Disability Issues in Howard County. Read More.

Jimmy Schenk, Fund-Raising Chair
Jimmy has been on the ALI board since 1995 and has served as President, Vice President and now Fund-raising Chairperson. Read More

Susan Fauceglio, Program Director
Susan has worked with individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities from the ages of 3 to 70, and has been providing the services for the past 30 years. Her expertise at adaptive living has helped this organization grow over the past 24 years. She provides a strong mentoring program for all of our new resident advisors.

Lisa Emmerling
Lisa Emmerling, Resident Housing