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Meet the Staff



Jerry Grodin, PhD
Director of Professional Affairs 

Dr. Jerry Grodin has a long history with NYSPA, being a member since 1991, serving as President of NYSPA in 2010, and leading many initiatives and projects as a committee chair, regional association leader and active mentor.
Jerry works with the Executive Director, the Legislative Committee Chair and our lobbyist to build relationships with legislators, their staff and state agency officials. He is available to participate in hearings, testify on behalf of the profession and serve on active committees to be sure that psychology is "at the table." Jerry produces a bi-weekly newsletter for members, the DPA Dispatch.


Diane "Dee" Fisher-Golden
Interim Executive Director

Dee has been with NYSPA for over 25 years and has held numerous roles with the organization including membership, communications, information technology and public affairs.

As Associate Director, Dee reports to the Executive Director and maintains governance structure and communications.  She oversees staff and manages the day-to-day operations of NYSPA.



Lori Coté
Executive Assistant

Lori provides administrative support to the Executive Director and Associate Director. She processes membership and event registrations, manages NYSPA list serves, and maintains NYSPA databases.





Sara Wheeler
Membership and Communications Specialist

Sara is responsible for assisting the coordination of NYSPA's social media profile, digital and printed communications as well as membership recruitment and retention.

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