Guide Dog Foundation

About Us

Board of Directors 

July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014

The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc., is proud to have the following individuals serve on its volunteer Board of Directors.  Their hard work and dedication to the Foundation is integral to our success.  

Members of the Board of Directors develop strategies and policies. Directors also ensure that the Foundation has adequate resources to carry out its mission and monitor the finances of the Foundation, its programs, and performance.  


  James C. Bingham, Chair of the Board 

Alphonce J. Brown, Jr., ACFRE, Vice Chair – Development

Deborah Firestone, Vice Chair – Program

Lucas Matthiessen, LCSW, CASACVice Chair – Planning

Donald Dea, Treasurer

Jack Sage, Secretary

Wells B. Jones, FASAE, CAE, CFRE, Chief Executive Officer 

Executive Committee:

Barbara J. Kelly, Esq.

Arnold Lesser, VMD

Robert S. Madden

Heidi Vandewinckel, LCSW

Colonel E. David Woycik, Jr. (Ret), Esq.

Board of Directors:

Lynn Bissonnette

Laura Casale, Architect 

Lee Hornstein

Curtis Jensen 

Elizabeth Kirkland

Celeste V. Lopes, Esq.

Jim Mayer 

Edward P. Nallan Jr.

Warren Palzer

Bernard Sarisohn, Esq.

Dona Sauerburger, COMS

Robert T. Stratford, Jr. 

Glenn Tecker

 If you would like to contact one of these Board members,
please direct your correspondence to that person,
c/o Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, 371 East Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, New York 11787.