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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors at Consumer Directed Choices includes a diverse group of Consumers, Designated Representatives, professionals and others who are dedicated to the independent living philosophy and the rights of people with disabilities to direct and control their care.

Board Officers

Board Chair
Jane-Marie Schaeffer, Esq.
Herzog Law Firm, P.C.
herzoglaw.com
Board member since 2012

Vice Chair
Thomas “Scott” Cehowski
Consumer
Board member since 2012

Treasurer
Eileen Scanlan
Assistant Director of State Accounting
University at Albany
albany.edu
Board member since 2013

Secretary
Cindy Hill
Consumer
Board member since 2015

Board Directors

Crystal Bergmann
Consumer
Board member since 2016

Rick Cook
Retired
Healthcare Association of NYS
Board member since 2018

Grace Finley
Certified Public Accountant
Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte
tbccpa.com
Board member since 2015

Michael Lawler
Director of Catholic Charities
NYS Catholic Conference
nyscatholic.org
Board member since 2017

Ryan Micklus
President
Creative Materials Corporation
creativematerialscorp.com
Board member since 2013

James Shelffo
General Manager
The Springs
The Springs at the Saratoga Hilton
Designated Representative
Board member since 2014


CDChoices News & Events

CDChoices selected as the 2019 Nonprofit Organization of the Year!

October 1, 2019

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Empowering Independence Episode 4

August 20, 2019

Welcome to Episode 4 of the CDChoices Empowering Independence Podcast. Host Blaise Bryant, CDChoices' Communication and Outreach Associate, ...

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