We are pleased to welcome Maureen Mellett to our training department. Maureen will join forces with Caroline and assist in the training of our dogs in our Formal Training and Dog Placement Programs, as well as support our Foster and Puppy Raising Programs.
Maureen began her dog training career in 2004 as a guide dog instructor, placing expertly trained dogs with men and women with vision loss. She then spent seven years working with Caroline McCabe-Sandler training service dogs for children with autism.
Prior to training dogs, Maureen was a middle school science and math teacher for five years. She worked in a variety of classroom settings including teaching children with special needs and with behavioral challenges. She received a BA in Biology from Cornell University. Maureen lives in Patterson, NY with her released service dog.