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ADINA – North America


Welcome to the Assistance Dog International North America (ADINA) web area. In 2007 ADI was divided into regional areas to better individualize the business of advocacy, local training and addressing access issues on the North American Continent. The ADINA regional chapter is one of several of the other worldwide regions. It is our hope that the ADI NA regional organization will offer individualized services to the members of this professional association.

Sheila O’Brien
Interim President


ADINA came into existence when ADI created a new federal structure in 2007. The region is active in a number of areas of work representing the interests of assistance dog programs in the United States and Canada.


  • Sheila O’Brien, Interim President
  • Laura Watamanuk, Secretary
  • Rick Hairston, Treasurer
  • Rod Haneline
  • Sally J Irvin
  • Sheri Stoles

Access and Laws

View ADINA – North America’s Access and Laws

Contact ADINA

View contact details for ADINA


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