North Central Training Center

Serving Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Western Pennsylvania

little boy in wheelchair next to a woman, petting a Canine Companions dogCanine Companions North Central Region has been enhancing the lives of children, adults and veterans with disabilities since 1987. The North Central Regional Training Center, located just outside of Columbus in New Albany, OH  serves 13 and a half states: everything west of Pittsburgh, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. The North Central Region also serves our graduate teams living in eastern Canada.

**Canine Companions is closely monitoring developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are taking precautions to limit its effect on our operations, including cancelling, postponing or going virtual with our events and non-essential activities, including most travel, public campus tours and on-campus large group activities. Our campus is currently non open to the public at this time. Please be patient with us as we reschedule appointments and activities. We look forward to being able to see you and serve you in our usual fashion as soon as possible!**

North Central Region Staff:
Meredith Harrison, Community Events Coordinator | Megan Koester, Executive Director | Matt Levering, Senior Development Director |  Kristina Skarupa, Volunteer Coordinator | Andrew Snouffer, Development Associate | Nancy Whetstone, Development Director, Donor & Corporate Engagement | Stephanie Stanavich, Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator

Gwen Dudek, Program Director/Senior Instructor | Sophia DaCunha, Puppy Program Assistant | Sherry Ehret, Caretaker |  Kathryn Eland, Apprentice Instructor | Eric Fatka, Graduate Program Manager/Senior Instructor | Zach Frye, Kennel Technician | Renae Gerchow, Kennel Technician | Tonya Halford, Senior Instructor | Natalie Koeritzer, Apprentice Instructor | Colleen McBride, Instructor | Sara Miller, Kennel Supervisor | Erin Rich, Applicant Program Manager/Instructor | Bailey Schull, Kennel Technician | Suzanne Sliclen, Puppy Program Manager/Senior Instructor | Jenn Smith, Apprentice Instructor Adrena Spreacker, Training Manager/Senior Insturctor | Brett Straubinger, Kennel Technician

North Central Region Board of Directors:
Todd Bailey, President |  Chad Utrup, Vice President | Tom Clements | Kevin Cullen, Colonel, USAF |  Mike Cvengros | Beth Hawkins | Kathy Hostetter | Carolyn Hrach | Mike Jarvis | Nancy Riggs | Rex Riggs, DVM | Peter Schwab | Ron Wuerth | John Sabo

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