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Patricia Arcese Promoted to Executive Vice President of Corporate Compliance at CDS Life Transitions

May 10, 2024

Webster, N.Y. – May 10, 2024 – CDS Life Transitions announces the promotion of Patricia Arcese to the position of Executive Vice President of Corporate Compliance.

In this role, Patricia (Patti) will lead all compliance activities across the organization and partner with business unit leaders to address emerging areas of risk. She will continue to serve as CDS Life Transitions’ Corporate Compliance and HIPAA Privacy Officer, and also work to strengthen quality management and risk management programs and strategies to further increase service quality throughout the agency.

“Patti is an exceptional listener, planner, and leader. Her positive attitude and breadth of experience make her uniquely qualified to take on new responsibilities, as the agency grows and expands to new markets,” says Andrew Sewnauth, CEO of CDS Life Transitions.

Patti began her career at CDS Life Transitions in 2014. She has served the agency in many roles, including Director of Quality Assurance and most recently Vice President of Quality and Compliance. Reflecting on those past 10 years, Patti says she has “had the pleasure and privilege to work with an amazing group of people who are truly mission-based and committed to the people we serve throughout our businesses.”

Patti is “honored and grateful for this opportunity” and is looking forward to tackling the challenges the new role presents and working with her dedicated team.


About CDS Life Transitions
In 1977 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 (I/DD). Built on the foundation of compassionate and quality care, CDS Life Transitions was born. CDS Life Transitions is comprised of several affiliate organizations that provide services to individuals with I/DD, seniors, Veterans, and families. CDS Life Transitions takes an innovative approach to championing our diverse community of organizations in providing compassionate, holistic, and exceptional support for the people we serve. For more, please visit and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.


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