The Guiding Eyes team is dedicated to expanding horizons for people who are blind or visually impaired – by empowering them with the freedom to achieve life’s goals.

Board of Directors

Chair – Wendy Aglietti
Vice Chair – Mary J. Conway
Treasurer – Robert Druskin
Secretary – Jane Adams

Wendy S. David
John L. Donnelly
David Fein
Paul Holland
Curt J. Landtroop
Eduardo Andrade

Jane C. Parker
Cory Shields
Matthew E. Zames
Thomas McC. Souther
Susan Litwer

Administration

  • Jane Russenberger
    Jane Russenberger Senior Director of Genetics and Breeding
  • Kathryn Zubrycki
    Kathryn Zubrycki Vice President of Training Programs
  • Jennifer Schell Podoll
    Jennifer Schell Podoll Chief Development Officer
  • Susan Ludwig
    Susan Ludwig Controller

Development

  • Gail Resnikoff
    Gail Resnikoff Director of Planned Giving
  • Kimberly Benson
    Kimberly Benson Director of Special Gifts
  • Kimberly Haywood
    Kimberly Haywood Senior Director, Development

Training, Admissions & Student Services

  • Nick Lehrer
    Nick Lehrer Residential Services Manager
  • Ben Cawley
    Ben Cawley Director of Admissions
  • Marianne Coiro, R.N., Lead Nurse
    Marianne Coiro, R.N., Lead Nurse Student Health Services
  • Becky Barnes
    Becky Barnes Manager of Consumer Outreach & Graduate Support
  • Gerald Brenninkmeyer
    Gerald Brenninkmeyer Director of Canine Program Development
  • Ellin Purcell
    Ellin Purcell Director of Special Needs
  • James Gardner
    James Gardner Director of Home Training
  • Graham Buck
    Graham Buck Assistant Director of Training

Veterinary Services

  • Dr. Beth Brenninkmeyer, DVM
    Dr. Beth Brenninkmeyer, DVM Chief Veterinary Officer
  • Dr. Kathryn Ball, DVM
    Dr. Kathryn Ball, DVM Staff Veterinarian
  • Dr. Shannon Matthies, DVM
    Dr. Shannon Matthies, DVM Staff Veterinarian
  • Valerie Quick
    Valerie Quick Training School Kennel Manager
  • Dr. Rachel Albert DVM
    Dr. Rachel Albert DVM STAFF VETERINARIAN

Guiding Eyes Canine Development Center

  • Jennifer White
    Jennifer White Whelping Kennel Manager
  • Ellen Mitchell
    Ellen Mitchell Volunteer Services Manager
  • G-Lee Bridges
    G-Lee Bridges Early Socialization Manager
  • Kerry Lemerise
    Kerry Lemerise Puppy Program Manager
  • Maria Lazzaro
    Maria Lazzaro Director of Operations Canine Development Center Campus
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