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, Board Member
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 Services Chair, Board Member

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, Fundraising Chair, Board Member
Lisa Emmerling is a native of Baltimore and has lived in Howard County for 32 years. She was an advertising art director for a number of advertising agencies in Baltimore City. She began her own graphic design firm when she moved to Howard County. Read More

Sharon Powdrill
Sharon Powdrill, Board Member
Sharon Powdrill lives in Columbia Maryland. Her back ground by profession is Social Work. She has heart and mind to serve the vulnerable population which includes the elderly, developmental disabilities and the homeless population. Read More

Claude de Vastey Jones, Board Member
Claude de Vastey Jones is an attorney at Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr, LLP in Columbia, Maryland.  Her practice focuses on cases involving litigation before federal and Maryland courts and administrative agencies, including business, commercial and personal injury matters. Read More