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

Director of Development and Operation

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.”

John Piselli, MA CAGS CRC.

Director of Employment Services

John Joined the team in September of 2016 and has over 22 years experience in vocational rehabilitation, counseling, mentoring and coordination of services. As John sees it, “Leading community vision has all to do with listening and appreciation. It begins with an invitation that is open and ongoing... and stimulated by discussion and sharing experiences.”