Finding a New Normal

Finding a New Normal


FANN is providing resources to construct home modifications for families with disabled children while developing and optimizing daily living aides that support universal design.


Provide a broad spectrum framework to produce homes, products, and environments that are inherently accessible to people of all abilities.

  • Christie Coplen

  • Christie brings creative, entrepreneurial problem solving and product development to FANN by utilizing her fifteen years of leadership experience in progressive management and product development roles. With B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and an M.B.A., she has complementary technical and business acumen with proven ability to lead multimillion-dollar projects from concept to production […]

  • Ed Slattery

  • Ed was born and raised in New Jersey but spent his adult life in Idaho, Colorado, Missouri, Alabama and now lives in Lutherville, Maryland. Ed earned a Bachelors degree from Boise State University and Masters and Doctoral degrees at the University of Colorado. He spent most of the past twenty years teaching undergraduate economics at […]

  • Gloria Hess

  • Gloria brings diverse experience in business development and strategic marketing to the team by utilizing her leadership experience in account management and internal/external sales within the medical device and information technology industries. Her primary focus is on innovative business growth and developing strong relationships to foster success.

  • John Coplen

  • Coplen, co-owner and founder of Alter Urban, an architecture firm founded out of his thesis in 2002 which brought forth a founding belief that successful solutions are empowered by letting design lead. During his 15 years of design experience, he has developed a process that combines individual expression with community consciousness. The Alter Urban team […]

  • Steven Tuttle

  • Steven has spent the past 22 years in various leadership roles in the non-profit sector. The majority of that time has been in the health care sector. Steven spent 3 years as Executive Director the American Academy of Pediatrics- Maryland. He then joined KKI in 2003 as AVP of Development, left in 2008 to take […]

  • Tom Sawarynski

  • Toms career spans 13 years of diverse product development and manufacturing experience ranging from hardened military vehicles and high-horsepower supercars to consumer electronics and medical devices at companies sized 5 to 50,000 over all stages of corporate lifecycles. An engineering leader driven by organizational and product excellence, Tom is constantly eager to tackle any program task […]