Northeast Training CenterServing New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania,
Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Massachusetts,
Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
The Northeast Region of Canine Companions for Independence 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 | Cathleen Garry, Development Director of Individual and Corporate Engagement | John Bentzinger, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator | Amanda Cody, Volunteer Coordinator | Melissa Nocco, Community Events Coordinator | Denise Monaco, Development Associate | Lauren Ferraioli, Graduate Program Manager/Senior Instructor | Debra Knatz, Puppy Program Manager | Stacie Sodano, Puppy Program Administrative Assistant | Jessica Reiss, Participant Program Manager | Laura Ann Dubecky, Training Manager | Dan Moody, Facilities Manager | Rachelle Izard, Officer Manager | Bonnie Stinson, Caretaker | Amanda Otteni, Instructor | Marissa Guidoboni, Instructor | Kim Furino, Instructor | Leah Jacobson, Instructor | Liz Vacchiano, Apprentice Instructor | Susan Porteous, Apprentice Instructor | Colleen Reilly, Apprentice Instructor | Gen Borrino, Apprentice Instructor | Sarah Freer, Apprentice Instructor | Jennifer Krill, Kennel Supervisor | Christina Bendetto, Kennel Technician | Dylan Sanvitale, Kennel Technician | Katy O'Loughlin, Kennel Technician | Kristen Fitzpatrick, Kennel Technician | Kyle White, Kennel Technician | Angelica Papantoniou, Kennel Technician
Northeast Region Board of Directors:
Nattavadee Hillegass, Board President | Yvonne Dagger | Eva LaMere | John Libonati | Barbara Liguori | Stacey Johnson-Lucchino | John Miller, Emeritus | Nick Pasquarosa | Javier Robles | Lisa Vaccaro | Susan Winters | Marc Wortsman | Col. E. David Woycik, Jr.
Miller Family Campus Honorary Founders Board: Patricia Griesmeyer | Nancy McGraw | Bari Taylor