Over 45 years ago, a group of local parents and families came together with a common vision to create better living opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Built on the foundation of compassionate and quality care, CDS Life Transitions was born.
Why Work With Us?
We’re not afraid to step outside our comfort zone, and we face challenges with confidence
We are motivated daily by the people we assist
We work to understand the challenges faced by the people we assist and empower them to overcome these obstacles
We Embrace Innovation
We constantly seek out new and different approaches to meet our mission
We Build Community
We share common values, mutual respect, joint responsibility, and ownership of our mission with all stakeholders
We Exemplify Professionalism
We conduct ourselves with responsibility, integrity, and excellence while upholding the highest standard of professional behavior
Meet Our Senior Leadership
Andrew SewnauthAndrew Sewnauth, MBA, MDivPresident & Chief Executive Officer, CDS Life Transitions, Executive Director, CDS MonarchAndrew 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 WagnerKate WagnerExecutive Vice President of Operations, CDS Life TransitionsExecutive Director, Prime Care CoordinationKate Wagner started with CDS Monarch in 2012 as a registered nurse and worked her way up to Vice President of Operations for CDS Monarch and Warrior Salute Veteran Services. 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. She has a keen focus on the delivery of services to the individuals and families Prime Care Coordination serves and appreciates the role of PCC in their lives.
Sharon MarbleSharon Marble, MSMChief Operating Officer, iCircleSharon Marble has been with CDS since 1987. She has held a variety of roles in direct care and leadership of OPWDD services. Sharon was integral in forming and operationalizing iCircle. In 2014, she became the Chief Operating Officer of iCircle where she is responsible for oversight of all operational procedures, systems, and controls.
Richard FerrariRichard FerrariSenior Executive AdvisorRichard is a seasoned financial executive with a proven commitment to CDS Life Transitions’ perennial success and the individuals the organization serves.
Judy ConsadineJudy Consadine, CPA, MBAChief Accounting OfficerJudy Consadine earned a Bachelors of Science in Economics from the University of Rochester and a Masters of Business Administration in Accounting from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She joined CDS Life Transitions in 2000. She has 25 years of experience in finance, and hold a CPA license in the State of New York. Judy oversees all financial operations for CDS Life Transitions.
Tom DeRollerTom DeRollerExecutive Director, CDS Wolf FoundationTom DeRoller joined the CDS Wolf Foundation in 2017. He has over 10 years of experience in fundraising and development.
Meet Our Board of Directors
Greg GribbenGregory Gribben, Esq.Board ChairMr. Gribben is a Partner at Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP. He joined the Board in 2016.
Mark PetersonMark PetersonFirst Vice ChairMr. Peterson is the Rochester Practice Leader, Lawley Insurance. He previously served in 2016-2017. He rejoined the Board in 2021.
Jennifer CarlsonJennifer Carlson, MPASecond Vice ChairMrs. Carlson is CEO at Finger Lakes Area Counseling and Recovery Agency. She joined the Board in 2016.
Patrick ManuelPatrick ManuelTreasurerMr. Manuel is President/Partner at Novem group. He joined the Board in 2022.
Richard YarmelRichard YarmelSecretaryMr. Yarmel is a Partner at
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP. He joined the Board in 2016.
Bill WoodardWilliam WoodardMr. Woodard is a retired financial executive. He joined the Board in 2016.
Jean LoweJean LoweMs. Lowe is the a retired nonprofit executive. She joined the board in 2016.
Glenn PezzuloGlenn PezzuloMr. Pezzulo is a Partner at Barclay Damon, LLP. He joined the Board in 2019.
Timothy PopeTim PopeMr. Pope is CEO at
Ironwood Heavy Highway, LLC. and CEO, Terry Tree Service, LLC. He joined the Board in 2021.
Timothy ThaneyTimothy ThaneyMr. Thaney is a Partner at
DeJoy, Knauf & Blood LLP. He joined the Board in 2018.
Daryl TiffinDaryl TiffinMr. Tiffin is Manager of Compliance & Information Security, BCM One. He joined the Board in 2022.
“When my parents envisioned a better life for my younger brother, Carl, CDS Monarch was there. And more than 20 years later, CDS is still here! The whole spectrum of his care is managed by CDS-not just the care that he receives now, but in the future as well.”