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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.
Board member since 2012

Vice Chair
Thomas “Scott” Cehowski
Board member since 2012

Eileen Scanlan
Assistant Director of State Accounting
University at Albany
Board member since 2013

Cindy Hill
Board member since 2015

Board Directors

Crystal Bergmann
Board member since 2016

Rick Cook
Healthcare Association of NYS
Board member since 2018

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

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

Ryan Micklus
Creative Materials Corporation
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

Advocacy in Action

March 26, 2019

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CDPA in Action: Jocelyn

March 22, 2019

Jocelyn has been using Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA) since she graduated from High School in 2011. She lives in Schenectady with her ...

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