Podcasts/Audio

An archive of select radio and podcast interviews featuring NEADS.

Wealth Beyond Riches: An Interview with Cathy Zemaitis

This week on Wealth Beyond Riches, Abaris Financial Group LLC CEO Abbey Henderson, CFP® spoke with Cathy Zemaitis, Chief Development and Programs Officer at NEADS, about its mission, how you can contribute, and much more.

Listen on Apple Podcasts here.

Cape & Islands NPR: Service Dogs

Mindy Todd, The Point

WOODS HOLE, MA (WCAI) — Service Dogs are essential in the day to day life of many people- individuals who are blind or low vision, those who have difficulty hearing, or remembering to take medication. Service Dogs can even alert people before they have seizure or if their blood sugar is getting too low. Not only are the dogs trained to perform tasks for their handlers, they create opportunity for independence, and provide companionship. Today we talk about service dogs, how they’re different from therapy or emotional support animals, and what it takes to train and pair a dog with an individual.

Kara Milotte, Client Services Manager for NEADS, joins the conversation along with Lynn Stas, Region Coordinator for Guiding Eyes for the Blind Eastern Massachusetts, Doe Zottoli, a puppy raiser for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, and Amy Bower, Senior Scientist and physical oceanographer at WHOI, who has used service dogs for 20 years to assist as she has lost most of her vision due to retinal degeneration.

Listen to the interview here.

NEADS Service Dogs Hop On A Boston Duck Tour For Training

Suzanne Sausville, WBZ NewsRadio

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Service dogs from NEADS World Class Service Dogs took a duck boat tour around Boston on Sunday as part of their public transportation training.

NEADS is a non-profit established in 1976 to train service dogs for people with a variety of physical, mental, and emotional disabilities.

“They’re highly trained service dogs who can perform up to 50 or 60 different tasks and commands,” said Cathy Zemaitis, who is the chief development and programs officer at NEADS. Continue reading... or listen below.

NightSide with Dan Rea: NEADS Assistance Dog JD

WBZ Radio's Dan Rea talks with Beth Johnson, Tantasqua Regional Senior High School Assistant Principal and handler of NEADS Assistance Dog “J.D.”

 

WBUR: Radio Boston goes to the dogs

Tiziana Dearing, host of WBUR's Radio Boston, looks into the world of Service Dogs with Cathy Zemaitis, Director of Development at NEADS, and KateLynne Steinke, former Paralympic rower for team USA, who has a NEADS Service Dog, Jones. Listen starting at minute 12:40 here:

Sisters in Service: Interview with Katie Hanna

This week Sisters in Service interviews Katie Hanna, retired Army officer and Veterans Service Representative for NEADS World Class Service Dogs. Katie served on both Active Duty and as a Reservist in the Army Medical Service Corps. Katie explains the mission of NEADS, who provides highly trained service dogs at no-cost to Veterans.

Veterans on the Move: Interview with Katie Hanna

This week Joe is joined by Katie Hanna, retired Army officer and Veterans Service Representative for NEADS World Class Service Dogs. Katie served on both Active Duty and as a Reservist in the Army Medical Service Corps. Katie shared her unique transition story and how she overcame challenges throughout her military and civilian careers. Katie continues to serve, connecting Veterans with service dogs trained by NEADS. She explains the mission of NEADS, who provides highly trained service dogs at no-cost to Veterans. Listen here.

Veterans’ Voice: Interview with Katie Hanna

NEADS Client Services Specialist Katie Hanna US Army (Ret) discuss NEADS® World Class Service Dogs and the veteran community with Veterans' Voice Network.

Racing for Heroes: Interview with Katie Hanna and Katy Ostroff

NEADS Client Services Specialist Katie Hanna US Army (Ret) and Katy Harrison Ostroff, Manager of NEADS Client Services discuss NEADS® World Class Service Dogs and the veteran community.

103.3: Boston Outlook Talks with NEADS

Big 103.3's Boston Outlook interviews NEADS Trainer Tyler Gribi and NEADS Volunteer Manager Kate Sullivan.

 

Magic 106.7: Cathy Zemaitis & Katy Ostroff on Exceptional Women

Interview with Cathy Zemaitis, NEADS Director of Development, and Katy Ostroff, NEADS Client Services Manager on Exceptional Women with Sue & Kendra, Magic 106.7.

Racing for Heroes: Interview with Kevin Lambert

Kevin Lambert of NEADS World Class Service Dogs speaks about service animals for the veteran community.

WBUR: Franklin The Service Dog ‘Provides A Real Calm’ At Medfield School

Lisa Mullins, WBUR: There's a celebrity at Ralph Wheelock School in Medfield. He has his own mailbox, he gets extra recess time, and he's Mr. Popularity. His name is Franklin. He's a 3-year-old golden retriever-yellow lab mix.

You can read Franklin's story here, or listen to it now:

WBUR: NEADS Assistance Dog Bailey Graduates From Service Dog Training