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Lead an Independent
and Fulfilling Life.

Where It All Began

In 1977, a group of parents came together with the common goal to ensure quality services would always be available for their children, no matter their ages. Today, CDS Monarch has grown to fulfill the needs of more than 1,700 people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Our Mission

Creating safe and nurturing environments for the people we serve, to reach their goals and fulfill their dreams.

Ready to make a difference?

CDS Monarch is always looking for compassionate and dedicated individuals to join our growing team.

Our Team

Meet Our Senior Leadership

  • Andrew Sewnauth
    Andrew Sewnauth
    Andrew Sewnauth, MBA, MDiv
    Chief Executive Officer, CDS Life Transitions
    Executive Director, CDS Monarch
    Andrew Sewnauth joined CDS Monarch in 2005 when he began his career as a direct support professional and has served in numerous capacities since his start. He is the Executive Director of CDS Monarch, with responsibilities for all day-to-day operations as well as administrative functions. As Chief Executive Officer for CDS Life Transitions, he supports all affiliates through strategic leadership.
  • Dr. Joel Haas
    Dr. Joel Haas
    Joel Haas, M.D.
    Chief Medical Officer, iCircle & Warrior Salute Veteran Services
    Dr. Joel Haas joined iCircle and Warrior Salute Veteran Services in 2018 with more than 30 years of experience as a practicing physician and retired Medical Director from the Rochester V.A. Dr. Haas is responsible for oversight of medical and clinical review, he chairs numerous committees, and he monitors quality improvement activities.
  • Ashley Leonard
    Ashley Leonard
    Ashley Leonard
    Senior Director of Operations
    Ashley will work closely with Senior Leadership to ensure that person-centered services delivered are of the highest quality. She will also direct daily concerns, coordinate operational outcomes, and ensure compliance with all OPWDD standards.
  • Emily Fisher
    Emily Fisher
    Emily Fisher
    Director of Person Centered Services
  • Jayme Sharpe
    Jayme Sharpe
    Jayme Sharpe
    Director of Person Centered Services
  • Bob Carello
    Bob Carello
    Bob Carello
    Director of Property Operations

Our Board of Directors

Jennifer Carlson
Member since 2009
Vince Leo
Member since 2022
Mike McNaughton
Member since 2022
Rich Yarnel
Vice Chair
Member since 2004
Jean Lowe
Member since 2009
Dan Sulimowicz
Member since 2022
William Woodard
Member since 2012
Pat Manuel
Member since 2022
Jay Vanlandingham
Member since 2022
Chuck Fyles
Member since 2022
Jim McConeghy
Member since 2022


Sy Zelinski
Member since 2022

The Time to Start Living an Independent and Fulfilled Life, is Now.

Join the CDS Monarch family and celebrate the everyday of life.