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

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

evelopment/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


Finance Department: 631-930-9080



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