Guide Dog Foundation

About Us

Board of Directors 

July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

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.  

Donald Dea, Chair of the Board  

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

Deborah Firestone, Vice Chair – Program

Lucas Matthiessen, LCSW, CASAC, Vice Chair – Planning

Travis J. Carey, CPA, Treasurer

Barbara J. Kelly, Esq. , Secretary

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

Executive Committee:

James C. Bingham, Immediate Past Chair

Lynn Bissonnette

Robert S. Madden 

Jim Mayer 

Glenn Tecker 

Board of Directors:

Laura Casale, AIA

CSM Gretchen G. Evans

Lee Hornstein

Arnold Lesser, VMD 

Chris Montagnino

Edward P. Nallan Jr.

LTC John J. O’Brien

Warren Palzer 

Mary Porter, DO

Jack Sage

Bernard Sarisohn, Esq.

Dona Sauerburger, COMS

Robert T. Stratford, Jr. 

Michael F. Troiano, ESQ

Heidi Vandewinckel, LCSW

MAJ Peter Way

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


 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.