Staff & Leadership

The Guide Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs would not be able to realize its mission without the dedication and hard work of our staff and Board of Directors.

Each director, manager, staff member, and board member plays a crucial role in helping each assistance dog team be successful and live without boundaries.  If you have a general message, or if you are unsure who to send your message to, please address it to or and we will promptly route it to the appropriate person.


John Miller
President and CEO

Marilyn LaRose
Executive Administrator

Grete Eide
Chief Canine Care Officer

Laura English
Chief Administrative and Financial Officer

Brad Hibbard
Chief Strategy Officer

Mike Rosen
Chief Marketing Officer

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David Locklin
Chief Program Officer

Executive Committee

Board of Directors 

July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024

The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc., and America's VetDogs are proud to have the following individuals serve on its volunteer Board of Directors.  Their hard work and dedication to our organizations is integral to our success.  

Members of the Board of Directors develop strategies and policies.  Directors also ensure that the Guide Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs has adequate resources to carry out its mission, monitor the finances of the organizations, its programs, and performance.  

Don Dea Board Chair
Co-Founder Fusion Productions
Rochester, NY

Travis Carey, CPA  
Board Treasurer
CEO of Carey LLC
Long Island, NY

Leslie H. Tayne, Esq
Board Secretary
Financial Attorney & Director of 
Tayne Law Group, P.C.
New York

Glenn Tecker
Vice-Chair Planning
Chairman & Co-CEO Tecker Int. LLC.
Yardley, PA

Alphonse Brown, Jr. ACFRE
Vice-Chair Development
Dir. of Development and Alumni
Relations, Stetson Univ. College of Law
Gulf Port, FL

Lachelle Smith
Vice-Chair Program
Program Dir. and Asst. Professor of the Personnel Preparation Program in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy - Salus University
Guide Dog Foundation Program Graduate
Philadelphia, PA

Joseph N. Campolo, Esq.
Managing Partner Campolo Middleton & McCormick LLP
Ronkonkoma, NY

Robert Madden
Vice-Chair Military & Veteran Relationships
Huntington, NY

Pamela Tate
Fmr President and CEO, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Oak Park, IL

Michael Troiano, Esq.
Attorney - Private Practice
Guide Dog Foundation Program Graduate
Brooklyn, NY

John Miller
President& CEO
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind &
America's VetDogs
  Long Island, NY

Board of Directors

Charlie Bonomo
SVP & Chief Information Officer
MSC Industries
Melville, NY

Gary Brown
Keller Williams Salesperson
Founder & President of 
Dream68 Inc.
Long Island, NY

Walter "Jay" Buckley
Frmr. Managing Dir. Credit, Agricole CIB
Centerport, NY

Kristen Chambers
Managing Director, J.P. Morgan
Manhasset, NY

Ming Chiang
President, Yu Shan Company
Founder, Casual Home Worldwide
Amityville, NY

Col. Teresa Fitzpatrick (Ret.)
Associate Director, ANG Intelligence & Cyber Effects Operations
America's VetDogs Program Graduate
Joint Base Andrews, MD 

Robert McInerney 
Fmr President - COO Kleinknecht Electric Co. Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Wendy Frigeria 
Strategic Comm.
   National Grid Hicksville, NY

Pamela Kaul Gresty
President, Association Strategies, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Max Rohn
Navy HM3 (Ret.)
America's VetDogs Program Graduate
Fallbrook, CA

Garth Jordan
CEO of the American Animal Hospital Association

Glenn Schneider

Celeste Lopes, Esq.
Guide Dog Foundation Program Graduate
Long Island, NY

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, or America's VetDogs, 371 East Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, New York 11787.  You can also email us at and and we will direct your message accordingly.