Welcome to Integrated Living Opportunities!



In 2013, Maedi founded Integrated Living Opportunities (ILO) with a group of five families from Montgomery County Maryland. ILO is a 501c3 nonprofit incorporated in Washington DC for the Montgomery County, Maryland and Washington, D.C. area. Maedi is the President of the Board and the Corporate Executive Officer. ILO focuses on creating communities of support for adults with developmental disabilities and their participating families. These communities consist of teams of paid and unpaid individuals working to assist the adults with developmental disabilities as they move into their own residences, learn new skills, maintain the ones they have and live full lives.  Participating Families learn how to create community partnerships by participating in Center for Independent Futures® New Futures Initiative training. Maedi is the facilitator of the New Futures Initiative Training, representing Center for Independent Futures® for the east coast. Once ILO is running at capacity, Maedi will train other family groups on Center for Independent Futures® New Futures Initiative training on the east coast. M&L blogs have information of progression of ILO.

In 2011 Ms. Fickenscher retired from Montgomery County Public Schools.  An educator for over 30 years, Ms. Fickenscher served in many capacities from class room teacher to central office administrator. Since the late 1990s Mrs Fickenscher has been active in Special Olympics in Montgomery County, MD.  She manages the 10-pin bowling program which operates most of the school year and involves about 90 athletes each of its two sessions.  She was the assistant coach for the bowling team that represented Maryland in the 2014 USA Special Olympics Games. Ms Fickenscher has been trained in the administration of the Skills Inventory by the Centers for Independent Futures.  She is one of the founding members of Integrated Living Opportunities. She has twins, one with Tourette Syndrome and the other with Down Syndrome. Education: Extensive post graduate work in education at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.  M.A.T. from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.  B.A. from Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.

Gerald Dorros provides expertise to companies in the federal technology solutions marketplace. Gerald was instrumental in CoVant’s 2008 acquisition of A-T Solutions, Inc., the leading pure-play government services provider focused on the global anti- and counter-terrorism markets, and their 2014 acquisition of LGS Innovations from Alcatel-Lucent.

Prior to CoVant, Gerald was Vice President of Corporate Development for Anteon International Corporation where he was responsible for Anteon’s acquisition program. He led many acquisitions, helping the company to grow to $1.7 billion in revenue which resulted in the sale to General Dynamics for $2.2 billion in 2006.

Christopher Snowber is the co-founding principal of Hamilton Snowber Architects in Washington DC, a residential design firm with new homes and renovation projects in the metropolitan area, as well as other locations on the east coast and Midwest. He co-founded the firm with his wife, Cynthia Hamilton, in 1990, after working as a Project Manager at Hartman-Cox Architects from 1988-1990, and at Martin & Jones Architects from 1984-1988. Chris is licensed to practice architecture in Washington DC and Virginia, and has been a member of the American Institute of Architects since 1986.

Matt Hoffman directs Enterprise’s efforts to remain on the leading edge of delivering new products, programs and policies to address the challenges facing the affordable housing and community development industry. His responsibilities include fostering a culture of innovation at Enterprise, providing research and development capacities to evaluate ideas that are advanced by employees and partners, providing business planning structure and discipline to the exploration of innovations, evaluating outcomes and taking successful innovations to scale.  Matt joined Enterprise in 2008 after spending five years developing residential and commercial real estate in downtown Baltimore at a firm he co-founded. Prior to that, he spent seven years working with senior executives in the public and private sectors addressing business and policy issues critical to their organizations. After serving as a policy advisor to U.S. Secretary of Commerce William Daley and directing the U.S. Secretariat for Electronic Commerce, …

Jonathan Hudis is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Quarles & Brady LLP. He helps clients of all sizes establish and grow trademark and copyright portfolios, design and implement procedures to protect their intellectual capital, resolve foreign and domestic disputes, preserve trade secrets, and formulate company-wide IP strategies and policies. He counsels clients in copyright, trademark, trade secrets, and unfair competition matters, as well as related matters pertaining to the Internet. He prosecutes and litigates a full range of these matters before the federal courts, the Register of Copyrights, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Glen Lazovick is the Senior Vice President of Business Development at Apex Home Loans, Inc. Lazovick first joined Apex Home Loans,  Montgomery County’s largest independent mortgage banker in July of 2013. He holds the Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (CMPS) designation and brings more than twenty six years of mortgage and lending experience to Apex Home Loans.

Previously, Mr. Lazovick served as the SVP of Business Development and Chief Sales Officer at the Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union (MAFCU). Mr. Lazovick first joined MAFCU, in 2007.

Since February 2016, Ian Paregol has been the Executive Director of DC Coalition of Disability Service Providers in Washington, DC. Vested with overall strategic and operational responsibility for DC Coalition; advocacy; governmental relations and public policy initiatives; and the execution of the organizational mission, Ian’s focus is to strengthen the Coalition and its members by developing partnerships, collaborating with stakeholders, advancing public policy positions, and creating educational programs that enhance the quality of services and operational sustainability of the provider community.