North Central Region

The North Central Regional Center of Canine Companions for Independence®, located in Delaware, Ohio, provides highly trained assistance dogs to adults and children with disabilities in 14 states including Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas.

Currently, the region has more than 300 dedicated volunteers including 130 active volunteer puppy raisers ensuring our organization continues to provide “Exceptional Dogs for Exceptional People®.”

Once per month the North Central Region provides scheduled facility tours. During the tour, you will learn more about Canine Companions for Independence, the training facility, assistance dogs and assistance dog etiquette. Call today to inquire about the next available tour date.

Canine Companions' staff and volunteer speakers are also available for meetings and events throughout the region. A presentation may be done with or without a dog and can educate your guests about Canine Companions.

If you would like more information about tours or speakers, please call the North Central Regional Center at (740) 833-3700.

North Central Staff:

Megan Koester, Executive Director
(740) 833-3777
Laurel Marks, Development Director
(740) 833-3702
Gwen Dudek, Program Manager
(740) 833-3710
JP Petersen, Director of Individual Giving
(224) 221-6196
Eric Fatka, Instructor/Graduate Program
(740) 833-3708
Katie Goussetis, Community Events Coordinator
(740) 833-3731
Tonya Halford, Instructor
(740) 833-3709
Lori Hamlin, Volunteer Coordinator
(740) 833-3703
Ashley Kittell, Instructor/Release Dogs
(740) 833-3713
Ashley Koehler, Public Relations Coordinator
(740) 833-3704 
Sara Miller, Kennel Supervisor
(740) 833-3707
Suzanne Sliclen, Instructor/Puppy Program Manager
(740) 833-3711
Kylee Smith, Office Manager
(740) 833-3701
Morgan Veach, Development Associate
(740) 833-3705
Adrena Wilhelm, Instructor/Applicant Program
(740) 833-3706 


  Contact us at:
Canine Companions for Independence
North Central Regional Center
4989 State Route 37 East
Delaware, Ohio 43015

(740) 833-3700 Voice
(740) 363-0555 Fax
(800) 572-BARK (2275) Toll-free

For driving directions, please click here.

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