Northeast Training Center

Serving New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania,
Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Massachusetts,
Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Join us in-person for our next graduation ceremony on National Graduation Day:

Friday February 9, 2024, 12:30 p.m. ET

The Genesis Center

28A Industrial Blvd., Medford, NY 11763

Or, join us virtually via our livestream!

The Northeast Region of Canine Companions 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 training a Canine Companions dog in park

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 | Dorian Stern, Director of Philanthropy | Susan Parrinello, Volunteer Coordinator | Michelle Restrepo, Community Events Coordinator | John Bentzinger, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator | Denise Monaco, Development Assistant | Sharon McComb, Puppy Program Manager | Emily Tullo, Puppy Program Administrative Assistant | Jessica Reiss, Client Services-Graduate Program Manager | Katy O’Loughlin, Applicant Program Manager | Laura Ann Dubecky, Training Manager | Eli Gerard, Program Field Representative | Dan Moody, Facilities Manager | Rachelle Izard, Officer Manager | Bonnie Stinson, Caretaker | Marissa Guidoboni, Senior Instructor | Kim (Furino) Doyle, Senior Instructor | Winona Fuller, Instructor | Robin Liberty, Instructor | Alexandra Hutchinson, Apprentice Instructor | Taylor Studley, Apprentice Instructor | Jeannine Vestuto, Apprentice Instructor | Kaitlyn Brennan, Instructor Assistant |  Collen Buckley, Instructor Assistant | Cory Garcia, Instructor Assistant | Jennifer Krill, Kennel Supervisor | Christina Bendetto, Kennel Technician | Kristen Fitzpatrick , Kennel Technician | Megan Hisek, Kennel Technician | Hailey Imhof, Kennel Technician | Amber Meston, Kennel Technician | Angelica Papantoniou, Kennel Technician | Dylan Sanvitale, Kennel Technician | Kyle White, Kennel Technician.

Northeast Region Board of Directors:
Jason Brewer | Jeffrey Brosi | Yvonne Dagger | Robert Goldfarb | Eva LaMere | Chris Libardi | John Libonati | Stacey Johnson-Lucchino | Denise Michaels | John Miller, Emeritus | Nick Pasquarosa | Wendy Valentino | Susan Winters | Marc Wortsman | Col. E. David Woycik, Jr.

Miller Family Campus Honorary Founders Board:  Patricia Griesmeyer | Nattavadee Hillegass | Nancy McGraw | Javier Robles | Bari Taylor.

Contact us for information about volunteer opportunities, tours, presentations and more!

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Canine Companions

Miller Family Campus
286 Middle Island Road
Medford, NY 11763
(631) 561-0200 Voice
(631) 561-0230 Fax
(800) 572-BARK (2275) Toll-free

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