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Integrated, Competency-Based,
Community-Focused Learning

Who We Are

The Allentoff Institute is a community training and event center located within the CDS Life Transitions’ Wolf Life Transition Center.

Our Commitment

The Allentoff Institute is dedicated to the empowerment of its students through integrated, competency-based learning. We provide life-changing educational opportunities to our employees and the community to help them advance personally and professionally.

Our Team

Meet Our Senior Leadership

  • Sankar Sewnauth
    Sankar Sewnauth
    Sankar Sewnauth, MPA
    Chief Executive Officer
    Sankar Sewnauth serves as the Chief Executive Officer of CDS Life Transitions. He began his career working for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as a direct support professional and has held a variety of leadership positions since joining the Agency in 1989. He is responsible for the overall strategic vision, growth, leadership and administration of more than 1,200 people employed across 36-counties in New York State. Under his leadership, CDS Life Transitions has grown into one of the largest, most diversified, high quality run not-for-profits in New York State.
  • Caley Ferguson
    Caley Ferguson
    Caley Ferguson
    Training Manager
    Caley Ferguson joined CDS Monarch
    in 2016. She became the Safety
    and Training Coordinator for all
    of CDS Life Transitions in 2018. She now
    oversees all internal and external trainings.

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