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Raising Dollars to
Support Dreams

Who We Are

The CDS Wolf Foundation, named in honor of CDS Monarch founders, Lew & Phyllis Wolf – seeks donations to help support the growth and expansion of CDS Life Transitions’ community services and unfunded areas of need. Established in 2007, The CDS Wolf Foundation aims to help make a lasting impact on the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental  disabilities, seniors, and veterans.

Residential and community living services, temporary housing for veterans, affordable housing, clinical services, case management, special olympics, recreation activities and emergency assistance are some of the unfunded areas that the CDS Wolf Foundation supports.

Our Commitment

Named in honor of Our Founders, Lew and Phyllis Wolf, the CDS Wolf Foundation seeks donations to help support the growth and expansion of CDS Life Transitions’ community services and unfunded areas of need. Gifts to the Foundation go directly to providing critically needed, yet  unfunded, opportunities that provide support  to  people assisted  by CDS Life Transitions.

Our Team

Meet Our Senior Leadership

  • Sankar Sewnauth
    Sankar Sewnauth
    Sankar Sewnauth, MPA
    President & CEO
    Sankar Sewnauth serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of CDS Life Transitions. He began his career working for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as a direct support professional and has held a variety of leadership positions since joining the Agency in 1989. He is responsible for the overall strategic vision, growth, leadership and administration of more than 1,200 people employed across 36-counties in New York State. Under his leadership, CDS Life Transitions has grown into one of the largest, most diversified, high quality run not-for-profits in New York State.
  • Andrew Sewnauth
    Andrew Sewnauth
    Andrew Sewnauth, MBA, MDiv
    Chief Operating 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 Operating Officer for CDS Life Transitions, he supports all affiliates with strategic relationships and planning.
  • Tom DeRoller
    Tom DeRoller
    Tom DeRoller
    Executive Director
    Tom DeRoller joined the CDS Wolf Foundation in 2017. He has 10 years of experience in fundraising and development.

Meet Our Board

  • Jerry McCullough
    Jerry McCullough
    Jerry McCullough
    CDS Wolf Foundation Board Chair
    Mr. McCullough is the Vice President at Ryan Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Fire Protection. He feels connected to the mission because he has an uncle with a developmental disability.
  • Patrick Manuel
    Patrick Manuel
    Patrick Manuel
    Treasurer
    Mr. Manuel is a Financial Advisor at Novem group.
  • Andrew Napierala
    Andrew Napierala
    Andrew Napierala
    Secretary
    Andrew Napierala is the Sales Manager for Consumer Markets for BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.
  • Robert T. Dail, LTG Ret.
    Robert T. Dail, LTG Ret.
    Robert T. Dail, LTG Ret.
    Honorary Board Member
    Robert T. Dail retired in November 2008 after serving 33 years in the United States Army. He consults on a wide range of government business and industry, including Unistel Industries.
  • Chuck Fyles
    Chuck Fyles
    Chuck Fyles
    Secretary
    Chuck Fyles has a brother who lives in a CDS Monarch home, and utilizes day habilitation. Chuck is an active volunteer for all CDS events.
  • Lynne MacConnell-Franklin
    Lynne MacConnell-Franklin
    Lynne MacConnell-Franklin
    Lynne MacConnell-Franklin’s son, Bruce, lives in the CDS Monarch Culver Road residence.
  • Chad Monheim
    Chad Monheim
    Chad Monheim
    Chad Monheim is the Truck Business Rental Sales Executive at Enterprise Holdings.
  • Mark Wolf
    Mark Wolf
    Mark Wolf
    Mark Wolf is the son of CDS co-founders Lew & Phyllis Wolf, and his brother Daryl lived at the CDS Monarch Roxwell residence. Mark joined the CDS Wolf Foundation Board in 2017.
  • Robert Mixon
    Robert Mixon
    Robert Mixon
    Robert Mixon is Owner of Level Five Associates LLC and a Retired US Army, Major General.
  • Yvonne Sewnauth
    Yvonne Sewnauth
    Yvonne Sewnauth
  • Doug Gosnell
    Doug Gosnell
    Doug Gosnell
    Doug Gosnell is Vice President of National Sales at Idealease, Inc.
  • Deann Gosnell
    Deann Gosnell
    Deann Gosnell

Make a Difference

Your support makes our good work possible. Make an impact on the lives of others and help keep our mission to support our community alive.