Maedi Tanham Carney
Founder, President and CEO
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 DC 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 Family learn how to create community partnerships by participating in Center for Independent Futures® (CIF) New Futures Initiative/Integrated Living Opportunities training.
Since 1992, Maedi Tanham Carney CFP®/CWIC has provided financial planning, investment advice and insurance services to corporations and individuals throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Maedi is a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®), Registered Investment Advisor with Chesapeake Investment Management, LLC, and a Certified Work Incentive Coordinator (CWIC). Beginning in 2009 Maedi decided to focus exclusively on special needs planning by founding M&L Special Needs Planning, LLC. In 2011, Maedi received her Certified Work Incentive Coordinator (CWIC) certificate. This advanced degree acknowledges Maedi’s wealth of knowledge in understanding the complexities of Social Security Benefits, and at M&L helps families in all areas of benefit counseling.
At M&L Special Needs Planning, LLC Maedi assists families to create their own Comprehensive Special Needs Financial Life Plans, understand and become eligible for government benefits and consults in all areas of special needs planning. In addition, Maedi provides workshops on Social Security and Benefit Counseling, the importance of creating a Comprehensive Special Needs Financial Life Plan, and upon request gives seminars on other areas of special needs planning. Weekly blogs are written on all areas of special needs and posted on M&L Special Needs Planning’s website www.specialneedsplanning.net. M&L Special Needs Planning, LLC is located in Washington DC, and Maedi works nationally in all areas of service.
Maedi received her Bachelors of Science in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Denver in 1983. She worked for the commercial real estate firm Studley, Inc in Washington DC from 1984 – 1991. In 1992, Maedi received her Certified Financial Planning License and her Certified Work Incentive Coordinator certificate in 2011. Maedi is the parent of two girls. One of Maedi’s daughters was born with a syndrome, is intellectually disabled and a self-advocate of ILO.