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! 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

Adult Guide in Harness with Puppy 



Executive Office: 631-930-9010

Wells B. Jones, FASAE, CFRE, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, Bio, 631-930-9001 

Pam Vitale, Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer, 631-930-9003  

Training/Canine Care: 631-930-9075 

Grete Eide, Chief Canine Care Officer, 631-930-9067 

Brad Hibbard, Director of Training, 631-930-9076  

Ken Kirsch, Director of Service Dog Training, 631-930-9078 

Pat Glines, Manager of Guide dog/Orientation and Mobility Programs

Hallie Wells, Puppy Program Manager, 631-930-9064 

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

Sheila O'Brien, Director of External Relations,  631-930-9005 

Karen Greis, Consumer Services Manager,  631-930-9071 

Janice Washburn, Consumer Services Application Coordinator, 631-930-9074 - Fax # 631-930-9075 

Development/Fundraising: 631-930-9050 or 866-282-8045

Katherine Fritz, Director of Development, Corporate and VSO Relations, 631-930-9057 

Jaime McGrade, Community Fundraising/Event Manager, 631-930-9054 

Karen Accardi,  Grant Specialist, Puppy Sponsorship Coordinator, 631-930-9053  

Human Resources: 631-930-9040

Loretta Quis, Director of Administrative Services, 631-930-9031

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

Andrew Rubenstein, Director of Marketing, 631-930-9091 

Bill Krol, Communications Manager, 631-930-9034  

Rebecca Eden, Internet Marketing Coordinator, 631-930-9035 

Finance Department: 631-930-9080

Laura English, Chief Financial Officer, 631-930-9081 



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