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Legislative Committee

Chair: John Northman, PhD
Deputy Chair:Jeanette Sawyer-Cohen, PhD

Recording Secretary: Anu Raj, PsyD


Committee Members:

 Gayle Berg, PhD, PLLC  Dinelia Rosa, PhD, Grassroots
 Thomas A. Caffrey, PhD, Duty to Protect  Jeanette Sawyer-Cohen, PhD, Child Policy
 June Feder, PhD, Out of Network  Les Schad, PhD, Bill Review 
 Jerry Grodin, PhD, DPA Virginia Waters, PhD, RxP
 Dan Kaplin, PhD, Council Rep  Rafael Javier, PhD, Continuing Education
 Maury Lacher, PhD, FAC


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!