Board of Directors

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. Meet our Board of Directors.

Management

  • Susan Ludwig
    Susan Ludwig Controller
  • 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
  • Elena Consalvo
    Elena Consalvo Senior Director of Development
  • Rebekah Cross
    Rebekah Cross Special Gifts Officer
  • Rana Liebert
    Rana Liebert Foundation Relations Officer
  • Bill Totten
    Bill Totten Director of Digital Marketing

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
  • Marianne Coiro, R.N., Lead Nurse
    Marianne Coiro, R.N., Lead Nurse Student Health Services
  • Ben Cawley
    Ben Cawley Director of Training
  • Nick Lehrer
    Nick Lehrer Residential Services Manager
  • Jessy DiNapoli
    Jessy DiNapoli Director of Admissions

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, CDC 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
  • Dell Rodman
    Dell Rodman Director of Operations, Canine Development Center
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