Northeast Training Center
Serving New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania,
Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Massachusetts,
Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
Thanks for joining us virtually for our May Service Dogs for Veterans Team Training Graduation!
Click here to watch graduation ceremonies that were held on Friday May 26, 2023 at 12pm ET.
Canine Companions 2023 Team Training Graduations:
August 11, 2023 – 12:30 p.m.
November 3, 2023 – 12:30 p.m.
The Northeast Region of Canine Companions was founded in 1989 and was located on the SUNY Farmingdale Campus in Farmingdale, NY. The Northeast Region serves New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
In 2008, the Northeast Regional Training Center moved to a state-of-the-art facility, the Miller Family Campus located in Medford, NY. The 11-acre, 39,000 square foot Canine Care Center features 38 kennels, exercise yards, a wellness clinic and grooming facility, along with separate kennels and play yards for puppies. The Hagedorn Team Training Residence Hall has 11 spacious fully handicapped accessible dorm rooms for training participants and their families. Bogie’s Bistro provides a community space with an accessible kitchen, dining room and lounge. There are five training rooms that are utilized for Team Training, professional training, puppy classes, as well as community meetings.
Northeast Region Staff:
Debra Dougherty, Executive Director | Ellen Torop, Program Director | Susan Parrinello, Volunteer Coordinator | Tam Guilliams, Development Associate | John Bentzinger, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator | Denise Monaco, Development Associate | Sharon McComb, Puppy Program Manager | Emily Tullo, Puppy Program Administrative Assistant | Jessica Reiss, Client Services-Graduate Program Manager | Katy O’Loughlin, Applicant Program Manager | Laura Ann Dubecky, Training Manager | Dan Moody, Facilities Manager | Rachelle Izard, Officer Manager | Bonnie Stinson, Caretaker | Marissa Guidoboni, Senior Instructor | Kim (Furino) Doyle, Senior Instructor | Winona Fuller, Instructor | Alexis Dowling, Apprentice Instructor | Kristen Fitzpatrick, Apprentice Instructor | Hailey Garner, Apprentice Instructor | Alexandra Hutchinson, Apprentice Instructor | Robin Liberty, Apprentice Instructor | Taylor Studley, Apprentice Instructor | Jeannine Vestuto, Apprentice Instructor | Jennifer Krill, Kennel Supervisor | Christina Bendetto, Kennel Technician | Sarah Baumann, Kennel Technician | Hailey Imhof, Kennel Technician | Amber Meston, Kennel Technician | Angelica Papantoniou, Kennel Technician | Dylan Sanvitale, Kennel Technician | Kyle White, Kennel Technician | Sophie Fisher, Kennel Technician.
Northeast Region Board of Directors:
Jason Brewer | Jeffrey Brosi | Yvonne Dagger | Robert Goldfarb | Eva LaMere | Chris Libardi | John Libonati | Stacey Johnson-Lucchino | Denise Michaels | John Miller, Emeritus | Nick Pasquarosa | Wendy Valentino | Susan Winters | Marc Wortsman | Col. E. David Woycik, Jr.
Miller Family Campus Honorary Founders Board: Patricia Griesmeyer | Nattavadee Hillegass | Nancy McGraw | Javier Robles | Bari Taylor.
Contact us for information about volunteer opportunities, tours, presentations and more!
Canine Companions for Independence
Miller Family Campus
286 Middle Island Road
Medford, NY 11763
(631) 561-0200 Voice
(631) 561-0230 Fax
(800) 572-BARK (2275) Toll-free