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.

Thank you for joining us and click here to watch our May 14, 2022 Team Training Graduation on National Graduation Day!

May 14 at 2:30pm  ET!

man training a Canine Companions dog in park

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 | Debra MacKenzie, Senior Development Director | Dawne Alvarado, Development Director of Individual and Corporate Engagement | John Bentzinger, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator | Susan Parrinello, Volunteer Coordinator | AnnaMaria Jacobson, Community Events Coordinator | Denise Monaco, Development Associate | Debbie Knatz, 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, Senior Instructor | Gen Borrino, Apprentice Instructor | Alexis Dowling, Apprentice Instructor | Taylor Studley, Apprentice Instructor | Hailey Garner, Apprentice Instructor | Robin Liberty, Apprentice Instructor | Kristen Fitzpatrick, Apprentice Instructor | Jennifer Krill, Kennel Supervisor | Christina Bendetto, Kennel Technician | Sarah Baumann | Kennel Technician | Hailey Imhof, Kennel Technician | Ethan Mote, Kennel Technician | Angelica Papantonius, Kennel Technician | Dylan Sanvitale, Kennel Technician | Kyle White, Kennel Technician.

Northeast Region Board of Directors:
Jason Brewer | Jeffrey Brosi | James Cairo | Yvonne Dagger | Eva LaMere | Chris Libardi | John Libonati | Stacey Johnson-Lucchino | John Miller, Emeritus | Nick Pasquarosa | Lisa Vaccaro | 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 (deceased)

Contact us for information about volunteer opportunities, tours, presentations and more

staff and dogs with new sign

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

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