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Nominate Your PA by November 6!

The Fausto Romero Distinguished Personal Assistant award was founded in 2022 to forever honor Fausto, and personal assistants like him, who go above and beyond their job duties to support and empower a consumer in New York’s Consumer Directed Personal Assistance program.

If you would like to nominate a Personal Assistant for this award, please complete the nomination form. If you would like to submit video or photos to go along with the nomination, please send them to or call 518-813-9537 x4.

The Fausto Romero Personal Assistant Award will be dedicated at CDANY’s Gala on December 7, 2023 at the Roundhouse Beacon.

December 7: CDANY Second Annual Gala

Winter Wonderland Gala 12/7/23 at the Roundhouse in Beacon, NY 6-9 PM

Winter Wonderland Gala – December 7, 2023

Tickets & Sponsorships Now On Sale!

CDANY’s 2nd Annual Gala, “Winter Wonderland,” will be held December 7, 2023 at the Roundhouse Beacon.

Buy tickets or sponsor the gala today and support Self-Directed Power.

Consumer Directed Action of New York invites you to our second annual winter gala, Winter Wonderland, on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at The Roundhouse Beacon from 6:00 to 9:00 in the evening. 

To purchase tickets to this special event, click here.

Your gala ticket includes open bar (beer & wine), passed hors d’oeuvres & stations, entertainment, raffles, and an awards ceremony recognizing three of New York’s most important self-directed power champions:

Sally Johnston Award for Advocacy
Agnes McCray

Constance Laymon Excellence in Leadership Award
Assembly Member Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas

Fausto Romero Distinguished Personal Assistant Award
Carmen Delgado (Concepts of Independence)


Champion Sponsor: Caring Professionals Inc. Friend Sponsors: Independent Home Care Inc and Brown & Weinraub. Ally Sponsor: Ideal Home Health. Supporter Sponsors: MJHS elderplan homefirst, AARP NY, United Spinal Association of NYC, Consumer Directed Choices.

Honorary Committee: 
Denise DiNoto

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