Guide Dog Foundation

About Us

Guide Dog Foundation Staff

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc.
371 East Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, New York 11787-2976
Phone: 631-930-9000
Toll-free: 800-548-4337
Fax: 631-930-9009

Thank you for your interest in the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind.
If you have a question or a comment about our services, we'd love to hear from you!

Note: If you have a general message, or if you are unsure who to send your message to, please address it to and we will promptly route it to the appropriate person.
Guide Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs share services.
If your question involves several departments at the Guide Dog Foundation,
please send the message to to prevent duplication of efforts. Thank you.

Adult Guide in Harness with Puppy


Executive Office: 631-930-9010

Training/Canine Care: 631-930-9075

  • Grete Eide, Chief Canine Care Officer, ext. 1268, or direct 631-930-9067
  • Anne Mercer, Director of Training, ext. 1276 
  • Kenneth Kirsch, Lead Trainer America's VetDogs, ext. 1278

Consumer Services: 631-930-9070 or 866-282-8047

  • Sheila O'Brien, Director of External Relations, ext. 1105, or direct 631-930-9005
  • Karen Greis, Consumer Services Manager, ext. 1171, or direct 631-930-9071
  • Janice Washburn, Consumer Services Application Coordinator, ext. 1174.  Direct Fax # 631-930-9075
Development/Fundraising: 631-930-9050 or 866-282-8045

Human Resources: 631-930-9040

  • Loretta Quis, Director of Administrative Services, ext. 1131

Marketing/Public Relations: 631-930-9091 or 866-282-8048

  • Andrew Rubenstein, Director of Marketing, ext. 1191, or direct 631-930-9091
  • Bill Krol, Communications Manager, ext. 1134, or direct 631-930-9034 
  • Rebecca Eden, Internet Marketing Coordinator, ext. 1135

Finance Department: 631-930-9080



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