Governing Body

The leadership of the Working Dog Foundation is made up of volunteers from the community and is determined by its annual election in May.

Board of Directors

Executive Director
Patti Ferland
Executive Director
Phone: 603.234.1162

Lt. George Joy
Barrington Police Department
Barrington, NH

Priscilla MacInnis
Hampton, NH

General Legal Counsel
Corey MacDonald, Esq.
Portsmouth, NH

Peter Goodman (Alky)
Greenland, NH

Academy Director
Officer John Usher (RET)

Vice Chairman
Christian Johnson
Alton Police Department
Alton, NH

Jason Page
Seabrook, NH

Kevin Chabot
Wells Police Department
Wells, Me.

Jason Palmer
Milford Police Department
Milford, NH

Honorary Board Members

Dr. David "Lou" Ferland
Associate Professor, Mt. Washington College
Portsmouth, NH Police Chief (RET)

Buzzy Hanscom
Madbury, NH

Rebecca Mansfield-Hester
Portsmouth Police Department
Portsmouth, NH


Grant Committee
George Joy, John Usher

K-9 Academy
Head Trainer and K-9 Information including demo requests.
John Usher