North Central Training Center

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

Canine Companions for Independence 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 Delaware, OH, opened its doors in 1990 and 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.

North Central Region Staff:
Megan Koester, Executive Director | Mary Ellen Hannah, Community Events Coordinator | Laurel Marks, Senior Development Director | Danielle Scerbovsky, Development Director, Donor & Corporate Engagement | Molly Schulz, Public Relations & Marketing | Kylee Smith, Office Manager| Morgan Veach, Development Associate | Todd Wurschmidt, Campaign Gift Officer

Gwen Dudeck, Program Director/Senior Instructor | Sophia DaCunha, Kennel Technician | Eric Fatka, Graduate Program Manager/Senior Instructor | Zach Frye, Kennel Technician | Renae Gerchow, Kennel Technician | Courtney Hale, Kennel Technician | Tonya Halford, Senior Instructor | Ashley Kittell, Release Dog Program/Instructor | Colleen McBride, Apprentice Instructor | Sara Miller, Kennel Supervisor | Devin Ortiz, Apprentice Instructor | Jessica Prather, Puppy Program Assistant | Marrisa Radick, Apprentice Instructor | Suzanne Sliclen, Puppy Program Manager/Senior Instructor | Adrena Wilhelm, Applicant Manager/Senior Instructor

North Central Region Board of Directors:
Tom Clements, President | Todd Bailey | Mike Cvengros | Tom Flynn | Beth Hawkins | Carolyn Hrach | Sarah Irvin | Nancy Riggs | Dr. Rex Riggs, DVM | Peter Schwab

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North Central Regional Friends:

AEP The Basement Doctor

Cardinal Health

Columbus Foundation
Discover L-Brands
Land Grant Brewing Company Met Life
Piper Jaffray Rosen Hyundai
Steiner Easton Tails in the City
Teleservices Direct  

North Central Training Center

Canine Companions for Independence
4989 State Route 37 East
Delaware, Ohio 43015
(740) 833-3700 Voice
(740) 363-0555 Fax
(800) 572-BARK (2275) Toll-free

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