The Guiding Eyes team is dedicated to advancing the organization’s mission of connecting exceptional guide dogs to individuals with vision loss for greater independence. Please click here to meet our Board of Directors.

Management

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

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

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

Veterinary Services

  • Dr. Beth Brenninkmeyer, DVM
    Dr. Beth Brenninkmeyer, DVM Chief Veterinary Officer
  • 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
  • Dr. Marla Nance, DVM
    Dr. Marla Nance, DVM STAFF VETERINARIAN

Guiding Eyes Canine Development Center

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