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Legislative Committee

Chair: John Northman, PhD
Vice Chair: Roy Aranda, PsyD, JD

 Gayle Berg, PhD, PLLC  
 Tom Caffrey, PhD, Duty to Protect  Shane Owens, PhD, ABPP SAFE ACT
 June Feder, PhD, Out of Network  Dinelia Rosa, PhD, Grassroots
 Barbara Fontana, PhD, PAC  Jeanette Sawyer-Cohen PhD, Child Policy
 Jerry Grodin, PhD, DPA  Les Schad, PhD, Bill Review
 Dan Kaplin, PhD, Council Rep  Julie Shaw, EdD, Council Rep
 Maury Lacher, PhD, FAC  Virginia Waters, PhD, RxP

The Legislative Committee (L/C) is the "advocacy arm" of NYSPA. The primary purpose of the L/C is to seek enactment of legislation favorable to psychology and block legislative initiatives unfavorable to the profession. By working directly with governmental units responsible for implementing laws, the L/C also seeks to bring about changes in policy through regulations. The L/C works directly in collaboration with the NYSPA lobbyist.

The legislative committee meets four times a year. Discussion is lively, stimulating and at times even provocative. Meetings are held on Saturday mornings from 10-1. Meetings are open to any NYSPA member.

Come to where the action is and help shape your professional future!