Our Team

Mary Anne Ehlert, president/founder of LifeCare Design Studio LLC., & Protected Tomorrows Inc., a national leader in care planning, is actively involved in developing strategies encompassing consideration of financial, education, residential, healthcare, govt. benefits etc. for the special-needs communities in USA.

www.protectedtomorrows.com www.ehlertfinancialgroup.com  www.lifecaredesignstudio.com


  • Vice Chair: National Disability Institute, Washington, DC
  • Vice Chair: Special Olympics of Illinois
  • Member: Arc of Illinois
  • Member: National Council on Aging

Ramesh Gulatee is a seasoned architect with leadership level roles on a multitude of projects in USA, Canada, and international settings. Since 1997, Ramesh has been focusing on the design of healthy & barrier free built environments, including advocacy efforts before academia, regulatory & professional bodies to improve accessibility provisions under the ADA.



  • Member & former Vice-Chair: ICC Sustainability Council    www.iccsafe.org
  • Committee Member: ICC ANSI A117.1 (accessibility upgrades)
  • Steering Committee: Illinois ADA Project


  • 2008 AIA National
  • 2008 AIA Illinois Leadership Institute