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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.
  • Kate Wagner, CDS Monarch
    Kate Wagner, CDS Monarch
    Kate Wagner
    Executive Vice President of Operations, CDS Life Transitions
    Kate Wagner joined the agency in 2013 as a Registered Nurse, bringing a clinical perspective and driving efficiency. Ms. Wagner has overseen the care and support of more than 1500 people with IDD, gaining expertise in administration and leadership, nursing and clinical services, facilities, quality management and driving systemic improvements.
  • Joseph Lynch
    Joseph Lynch
    Joseph Lynch, MSHA
    Vice President of CDS Monarch
    Joseph comes to CDS Monarch with many years of experience in operations for healthcare and senior living. He works closely with CDS Monarch’s Executive Director and Senior Leadership team to ensure high quality and supports for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Ashley Leonard
    Ashley Leonard
    Ashley Leonard
    Senior Director of Residential 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.

Our Board of Directors

Jennifer Carlson
Member since 2009
Chuck Fyles
Member since 2022
Jay Vanlandingham
Member since 2022
Rich Yarmel
Vice Chair
Member since 2004
Vince Leo
Member since 2022
Amy VanWuyckhuyse
Member since 2024
Pat Manuel
Member since 2022
Jean Lowe
Member since 2009
William Woodard
Member since 2012
Doug Gosnell
Member since 2022
Jim McConeghy
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.