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Our Team

Alain Beret, J.D.


Alain J. Beret, C.E.O and in-house counsel, came to My Choice Programs in June of 2013. As head of the organization, Alain believes that his role is to provide an environment for talented, self-motivated, and engaging people who can think “outside the box” to create something new. He states: “My goal is to collaborate with our Board and talented staff to deliver services that are dynamic and relevant for anyone with intellectual challenges who is striving for a more meaningful, self-directed life”.  He is committed to making My Choice Programs the “first choice” for staff and consumers alike.

Chris Eckman


Chris Eckman began working at My Choice Programs in July, 2014, serving as the Executive Assistant. Knowledgeable and skilled in the area of information technology, Chris is widely considered by the My Choice staff as the in-house “info tech guru” and computer trouble shooter. Moreover, his artistic and graphic design capabilities add to Chris’ multi-dimensional contributions to the My Choice team.

John Lazzaro

Chief Operating Officer

John M. Lazzaro, started with the agency in 1984 as an Outreach Specialist.  John assumed the position of Director of Development and Operations in 2014. He states: “My greatest satisfaction is the experience of observing individuals gaining independent living skills to the extent that they grow to require less, not more services from paid supports. This is a true hallmark of successful service.”

Sherri Duquette, MS

Director of Employment Services

Sherri joined the team in October of 2017 and has over 20 years of experience in teaching, counseling, mentoring, and vocational rehabilitation. As Sherri sees it, “ role as a teacher and job coach has exposed me to people who learn in a variety of different ways. This has given me the skills and patience to get the task complete despite the learning styles of students.”

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