|PLAN of Maryland-D.C., Inc. Planned Lifetime Assistance Network||
Susan Victory, CFP®, ChSNC®
Susan joined PLAN in February of 2020. She has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and is passionate about helping families plan for their loved ones with special needs. Susan obtained her Certified Financial Planner ™ (CFP®) designation in April of 1998 and earned her Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC®) designation in October of 2019.
Susan began her career at Chevy Chase Financial Services, a subsidiary of Chevy Chase Bank (now Capital One Bank) in the mid-1990's as a financial services associate and supervisor in the discount brokerage area where she obtained various securities licenses and her CFP® designation. Upon getting married and moving to Illinois, she began to sharpen her skills as a financial advisor in the areas of investment, retirement, cash flow, and estate planning at Balasa, Dinverno, and Foltz LLC. When she moved back to the area, Susan’s roles and responsibilities grew as she worked at Raymond James Financial Services and Voso Financial Advisors as a financial planner. Most recently, Susan served as a lead financial advisor at Carmichael Hill & Associates where she gained valuable expertise completing financial plans for special needs families.
When not assisting clients, Susan enjoys hiking, skiing, and running as well as spending quality time with her husband and sons. She also enjoys volunteering as her son’s Destination Imagination (DI) team manager.
Marla Ker, LCSW-C
Marla happily joined the PLAN community part-time in late March 2009. She received a B.A. In English with a minor in Sociology from Connecticut College in New London, CT. After college she briefly attempted the corporate world in New York City as an assistant publicist at Little Brown but quickly realized that was not the path for her and chose to attend the Simmons School of Social Work in Boston, MA. Marla has had a myriad of experiences as a social worker, but has always chosen to be in the community utilizing community resources to help people meet their needs. She has worked with elders at risk, the Visiting Nurses, and Early Head Start. In 2019 she became PLAN's Clinical Director, the lead clinician, helping to ensure all our clients and families needs are met. Marla enjoys reading, being physically active and spending time with her two
CLINICAL CASE MANAGER
Stacy Bourque-Belt, LCSW-C
Stacy Bourque-Belt has worked at PLAN since 1992. She has a Masters in Social Work and an undergraduate degree in psychology. Stacy strongly believes in PLAN's mission and has seen firsthand how a client's life can improve with our help. Stacy has a great husband, three wonderful children, and one cat. When she has a moment to herself, Stacy enjoys reading and working on Sudoku puzzles. She also enjoys spending time at the beach and exploring lighthouses.
CLINICAL CASE MANAGER
Elynne T. Bunnag. LCPC
Elynne has worked at PLAN since 2002. She has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelors in Psychology. Elynne has worked in the mental health field for over 26 years and is very dedicated to helping people. She uses a bioppsychosocial approach in helping clients to maintain stability and achieve goals. Elynne is also a musician and a photographer. She greatly enjoys snowboarding, bike riding, hiking with her dogs, travel and has a strong interest in alternative medicine.
Sharon joined PLAN in June of 2021. She brought with her over 25 year of experience
in accounting for Non-Profits and a love for those with special needs.
Sharon received a B.S. in Communication Disorders (Teaching the Hearing Impaired)
from The Pennsylvania State University and has worked and volunteered with the
hearing impaired, language disabled, and children and adults with Down Syndrome. In
1994, she began working as a Bookkeeper in the Non-Profit sector and moved up to
Finance Manager in 2010, gaining much accounting and grant knowledge along the
When not working on spreadsheets and budgets, Sharon enjoys swimming, hiking,
reading and spending time with her daughter, son, and daughter-in-law.
Agnes Hatfield, PhD.
Past President, NAMI
E. Fuller Torrey, M.D.
The Stanley Med. Research Inst.
Hon. Chris Van Hollen
U.S. Senator, Maryland
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Steve Wallace, Ph.D President
Ann Wexler, Secretary
Peter Merrill Ph.D, Treasurer
Mariana Kastrinakis, MD
Mary Ellen Howarth
Stephanie Grogan, Esq.
Stephanie Grogan, Esq.