Paige Mazzoni, CEO

A smiling woman with a yellow lab puppy in a yellow puppy vest sitting on a bench outside among some flowersPaige Mazzoni joined Canine Companions for Independence as CEO in 2018 and brings more than 25 years of professional experience, concentrated in corporate strategy and management, strategic initiative development and marketing implementation, including directing product and company positioning.

Prior to joining Canine Companions, Paige was the chief marketing officer at VIP Petcare. Her experience also includes management roles at Oracle, Sybase, Fair Isaac and Nelson Family of Companies. She has also served on the executive committee of several non-profit fundraising boards, including the Buck Cardinal Board at Stanford University, her alma mater.

“I’m honored to be working with Canine Companions, continuing the great work that has been done since its inception in 1975,” Mazzoni states. “I am eager to further the exceptional work of serving people with disabilities and work together to bring the organization to even greater heights.”  

Paige’s extensive experience in the for-profit and non-profit sectors, including the animal care field, will enable Canine Companions to continue as the leader in the assistance dog industry.

“I am inspired by the genuine passion my colleagues at Canine Companions have for the organization’s mission,” says Paige. “I look forward to building on the life-changing work of the organization across the country while maintaining the heritage, guiding principles and commitment to the highest standards that have shaped Canine Companions into an organization of excellence.”