Southeast Training Center

Serving Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina,
Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana

The Southeast Region of Canine Companions for Independence has been making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities since 1989. The Southeast Region Training Center, an 8-acre campus, opened on Independence Day, July 4, 2000, and serves the states of Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. The campus, named in recognition of Anheuser-Busch/SeaWorld's million dollar gift, consists of four buildings with a total of 32,000 square feet. It is a state-of-the-art facility where training, education and caring come together.

Southeast Region Staff:
Cathy Gooden, Executive Director | Jeanne Cooley, Director of Development, Donor and Corporate Engagement | Melinda Sowers, Program Director | Lee Miller, Office Manager | Kathleen Sipio, Sr. Development Director | Yuclemia Ware, Community Events Coordinator | Martha Johnson, Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator | Jen Hanes, Participant Program Manager | Ashton Roberts, Puppy Program Manager | Adele Moses, Training Program Manager | Amanda Overend, Puppy Program Assistant | Caitlyn Bradley, Development Assistant

Southeast Region Board of Directors:
Judy Albertson | Deborah Angerami | Ashley Bacot | Nancy Baumann | Scott Cassidy | Fonda Cerenzio | Trish Chard Walsh | Chris Dold | Cathy Fischer | Bill Gordon | David Isaacson | Mary Taylor Jacobs | Victoria Krutzer | Monica Laliberte | Francesca Lee | Jay Lemoine | Paul Richards | Robin Sanchez | Bill Sarantis | John Saunders | Bill White

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SER campus sign

Southeast Training Center

Canine Companions for Independence
8150 Clarcona Ocoee Road
Orlando, FL 32818
(407) 522-3300 Voice
407-522-3347 Fax
800-572-BARK (2275) Toll-free

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