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Hongwei Zhang, promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations

Zhang Hongwei

Goals? Exceeded. Deadlines? Met. Strategy? Executed. Hongwei Zhang is a force to be reckoned with, a skilled leader with a keen eye for detail and a ravenous appetite for rising to the challenge. Her approach is simple but highly effective: Identify objectives. Create plan. Execute and achieve. Rinse and repeat. CDChoices would not be able […]

Mark Kepner-Clough named Director of People Operations and Risk

CDChoices is excited to share Mark Kepner-Clough’s promotion from Program Manager to Director of People Operations and Risk! From the inception of Mark’s voyage with CDChoices, he encountered unexpected challenges, including the absence of a Director of Programs position that would have formally guided and integrated him. Yet, Mark approached this challenge with grace and […]

Kristina Hunter named Director of Programs

CDChoices is delighted to announce former Program Team Lead Kristina Hunter’s well-deserved promotion to Director of Programs! Since joining us in October 2022, Kristina has consistently proven herself a dynamic change agent, embracing innovative technologies to streamline processes and ensure top-notch service delivery for our consumers, and personal assistants. Her ability to dive deep into […]

Christopher Graber Of Consumer Directed Choices On Five Things We Must Do to Improve the U.S. Healthcare System

Jake Frankel of Authority Magazine interviewed Chris Graber, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CDChoices, in an interview series called “5 Things We Must Do To Improve the U.S. Healthcare System.” Chris spoke about his journey with CDChoices, joining in 2006 as a bookkeeper, working his way up to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2011, and […]

CDChoices named Best Place to Work

On June 8, 2023, CDChoices was awarded Best Place to Work at the 2023 Chamber Business Awards. CDChoices is honored and thrilled to be presented with this award by the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce. It has only reinforced our commitment to providing our employees a positive and fulfilling work environment. Success as a company is […]

CDChoices CEO, Chris Graber, named one of 25 winners of the Empire Whole Health Heroes Awards

CDChoices CEO, Chris Graber, is one of 25 winners of the 2021 Empire Whole Health Heroes Awards, an award honoring Capital Region leaders who reflect the dedication of Empire BlueCross to demonstrate a commitment to public safety and wellness in our state. Chris says, “I am proud to look back and see that, despite the trying circumstances the […]

CDChoices Announces Appointment of Interim CEO

The Consumer Directed Choices (CDChoices) Board of Directors wishes to thank outgoing CEO Elizabeth Martin for her many years of outstanding service.  Elizabeth came in to CDChoices as Chief Operating Officer, and took over as CEO when our founder, Constance Laymon, passed away unexpectedly in 2012. Earlier today, Living Resources announced that Elizabeth Martin has […]

CDChoices selected as the 2019 Nonprofit Organization of the Year!

CDChoices is honored and excited to share the news that we have been selected as the 2019 Nonprofit Organization of the Year by the Capital Region Chamber! We are fortunate to work with some wonderful Consumers who employ dedicated Personal Assistants. It is our privilege to empower independence for more than 1,000 people with disabilities […]