Kay Marquet, Interim CEO

Kay Marquet joined Canine Companions for Independence in the fall of 2017. Kay is an award-winning CEO, fundraiser and community builder with more than 30 years experience in community foundations, private foundations and community benefit organizations.

Responding to community needs and opportunities are a hallmark of her work. Kay has worked to establish teen resources, homeless shelters and numerous art installations in her community.

Kay currently serves as an Honor Roll Trustee of Scholarship America, a national education service organization. She served nine years on the governing board, cochaired the Families of Freedom Task Force, serving the dependents of those killed and permanently disabled on 9/11, was treasurer and chair of the investment committee and audit committee. 

 Kay has been honored for excellence throughout her career and has received the following recognition: 

  • Appointed to the New England Board of Higher Education by Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis
  • Appointed to the Massachusetts Community Service Commission by Governor William Weld
  • Sonoma County Gold Award for Community Service
  • Jewel of a Woman Award, Sonoma County
  • Sonoma County Jefferson Award, for Volunteer Service

 Kay’s experience and knowledge will positively impact the growth and mission of Canine Companions as we match more assistance dogs with adults, children and veterans with disabilities.