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Leadership

NYSPA is governed by an Executive Committee and a Council of Representatives, which represents NYSPA's varied interests and concerns. Members of Council are listed with their respective positions on Council.

Executive Committee

January 1, 2017- December 31, 2017
The Executive Committee serves on the Council of Representatives and consists of the following officers:
• 5 members elected by membership – President, President-Elect, Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer
• 2 members elected by Council from Council– Members at Large
• 3 members in non-voting positions appointed by the President – Parliamentarian
• 2 APA Council Rep(s) – elected by APA apportionment ballot

President (2017)
Herbert Gingold, PhD
Member since 1995

Past President (2017)
Roy Aranda, PsyD, JD
Member since 2008

Parliamentarian (2017)
Rochelle Balter, PhD, JD
Member since 1996

President-Elect (2017)
Patricia Dowds, Phd
Member since 1999

Member at Large (2017-18)
Jean Lau Chin, EdD
Member since 2008
 
APA Rep (2015-17)
June Feder, PhD
Member since 1988
 
Secretary (2017-19)
Adriana DiMatteo, PsyD
Member since 2010
 
Member at Large (2016-17)
Julie Shaw, EdD
Member since 2009
 
APA Rep (2015-17)
Peter Kanaris, PhD
Member since 1989
 
Treasurer (2015-17)
Alan Hack, PhD
Member since 1995

Consultant (2017)
Dianne Polowczyk, PhD
Member since 1993
Director of Professional Affairs
Jerry Grodin, PhD
Member since 1991
Executive Director
Deborah Martinez
Staff since 2017

 

Past Past President (2015)

Leonard Davidman, PhD
Member Since 1984

 

Division Representatives

Each division has representation based on the number of members of that division. Division representatives to Council serve three-year terms.

Academic (2015-17)
John D. Hogan, PhD
Member since 1983
 
ECP (2015-17)
Sabrina Esbitt, PhD
member since 2010
 
OCW (2017-19)
Carol Goldberg, PhD
Member since 1969
 
Addictions (2017-19)
Teresa Lopez-Castro, PhD
Member since 2014
2nd Term
 
Forensic (2016-18)
Claude Schleuderer, PhD
Member since 1991
 
 
Psychoanalysis (2016-18)
Julie Lehane, PhD
Member since 2006
2nd Term
 
Adult (2015-17)
Julie Shaw, EdD
Member since 2009
 
Group (2016-18)
Suki Montgomery Hall, PhD
Member since 2016
 
Psychoanalysis (2017-19)
Susan Warshaw, EdD, ABPP
Member since 2004
 
Clinical (2015-17)
Dianne Polowczyk, PhD
Member since 1993
 
IPD (2015-17)
Deborah Barbiere, PsyD
Member since 2011
 
School (2015-17)
Alexis, Kahan, PhD
Member since 2010
 
Clinical (2016-18)
Frank Corigliano, PhD
Member since 2007
 
IPD (2017-19)
Robert Raymond, PhD
Member since 2007
2nd Term
Social (2017-19)
Marianne Jackson, PhD
Member since 1984
 
CBT (2016-18)
Deena Abbe, PhD
Member since 2008
 
 
Neuropsychology (2015-17)
Bonnee Price-Linden, PhD
Member since 2009
 
 
Women's Issues (2017-19)
Jean Lau Chin, EdD
Member since 2008
2nd Term
 
DCRE (2015-17)
Dan Kaplin, PhD
Member since 2011
NYSPAGS (2017)
Ashu Kapoor
Member since 2014

 

 

Regional Representatives to Council

Each region has representation based on the number of members of that division. Regional representatives to Council serve three-year terms.

Brooklyn (2015-17)
Christopher Sbaratta, PhD
Member since 2011

 
Nassau (2017-19)
Shane Owens, PhD
Member since 2005
2nd Term
 
Rockland (2015-17)
Tracey Polizzi, PhD
Member since 2004
 
 
Central NY (2017-19)
Bernice Gottschalk, PhD
Member since 2013
2nd Term
 
PANNY (2015-17)
Susan Cox, PhD
Member since 1992
 
 
Suffolk (2016-18)
Sagit Vishnia, PsyD
Member since 2014
 
 
Genesee Valley (2015-17)
Mark Grey, PhD
Member since 1992
2nd Term
 
PAWNY (2015-17)
Elvira Aletta, PhD
Member since 2013
 
 
Westchester (2015-17)
Vacant
 
 
 
Hudson Valley (2017-19)
Miriam Lacher, PhD
Member since 1982
2nd Term
 
Queens (2015-17)
Sharon Brennan, PhD
Member since 1989
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Manhattan (2016-18)
Jim Rebeta, PhD
Member since 1990
2nd Term
Richmond (2016-18)
Giovanna Sinanian, PhD
Member since 2008