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Board Members

Executive Officers

  • Susan Daniels, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Lorene Suidan, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Rod Haneline, Vice President and Chief Programs and Services Officer

Officers

  • Margaret Dimond, PhD, Board Chair
  • Greg Guidice, Vice Chair
  • William Carty, Secretary
  • Steve Guarini, Treasurer

Trustees

  • Franklin Carmona, DVM
  • Kathryn Davis
  • Paul Edwards, M.D.
  • Harold Gardner
  • Kim Gorman
  • Mark Guthrie
  • John Hebert
  • Paul Hemeryck
  • Justice Marilyn Kelly
  • Daniel Markey
  • Curtis D. Norenberg, PhD, PDG
  • Kevin O'Callaghan
  • Thomas O’Masta
  • Paul Preketes
  • Avril Rinn
  • Hendrik Schuur
  • The Honorable Paul Teranes
  • Douglas Wright

Honorary Trustees

  • Celia Domalewski
  • Lon Grossman
  • Tom Kimble
  • Bill Klingensmith
  • Stephen R. Polk
  • James Platzer
  • Tom Thompson, PDG
  • John Villa

Board Committees

In addition to the board members who serve on our committees, we also have a dedicated group of volunteer non-trustees. Volunteer non-trustees are professionals who have experience that they would like to share as a member of a board committee but who are not members of the Leader Dog board.

Alternative Revenue Task Force

The Alternative Revenue Task Force researches and develops strategies to increase alternative revenue sources per the organization's strategic plan.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee oversees the organization's annual external audit and its system of internal controls over financial reporting.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee conducts such business as is necessary or desirable during those periods when the Board of Trustees is not in session.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee oversees the fiscal accountability and budgetary affairs of Leader Dogs for the Blind.

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee establishes and maintains a dynamic, diverse, engaged and knowledgeable Board of Trustees that has received a comprehensive orientation and is fully aware of board responsibilities to enhance the quality and viability of the board on a consistent basis.

Mission Assurance and Quality Committee

The Mission Assurance and Quality Committee oversees performance metrics, outcomes, quality, continuous improvement and strategic plan progress and ensures alignment with the mission statement of Leader Dogs for the Blind.

Philanthropy Committee

The Philanthropy Committee oversees the development and fundraising activities of Leader Dogs for the Blind, ensuring that the case for support is strong, current and based on the organization’s mission and goals.

Technology Committee

The Technology Committee serves as a strategic partner for the Leader Dog team, focusing on the alignment of core business and technology so that the organization remains in the mainstream of continually evolving technology and IT solutions.

Leader Dog Foundation

The Leader Dog Foundation group manages the foundation fund.