Brad Hibbard, Chief Program Officer

Brad has 35 years of experience in the Assistance Dog Industry.  He is an assessor with the International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF) and currently serves as the Chair of the IGDF Development Committee.

Brad’s initial experience in training working dogs was through his military service with the United States Air Force. He was an original member of the “Green Dog” team which innovated new ways of training Sentry, Patrol and Drug/Bomb detector dogs.  This unit ultimately evolved into today’s Dog Training Section at Lackland Air Force Base where military working dogs are trained for all branches of the military and Federal law enforcement agencies.

In his current role with the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs, Brad leads a dedicated group of Assistance Dog Instructors who provide guide dogs and service dogs for civilians, first responders and US Military veterans throughout the United States and Canada.  He is honored to serve those who have served and sacrificed for their country.

Brad and his wife Debbie share their home with two rescue cats on the north shore of Long Island, New York.