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Legislative Committee

Chair: John Northman, PhD

Deputy Chair: Deena Abbe, PhD

Recording Secretary: Anu Raj, PsyD

Committee Members:

Gayle Berg, PhD, Chair of PLL Corporation Subcommittee 
Sabrina Esbitt, PhD, Federal Advocacy Coordinator 
June Feder, PhD, Chair of Out of Network Benefits Subcommittee 
Jerry Grodin, PhD, DPA, (Ex Officio) 
Rafael Javier, PhD, Chair of CE Subcommittee
Dan Kaplin, PhD, NYSPA President (Ex Officio) 
Elizabeth Owen, PhD, Chair of Duty to Protect Subcommittee
Dinelia Rosa, PhD, Chair of Grassroots Subcommittee; Co-Chair of Equitable Discipline in Schools Task Force 
Les Schad, PhD, Chair of Bill Review Subcommittee 
Alexandra Stratyner, PhD, Rep from Council to LC 
Warren Spielberg, PhD, Co-Chair Equitable Discipline in Schools Task Force 
Virginia Waters, PhD, Chair of RxP Subcommittee 


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!


legislative forum

Recorded April, 22, 2020



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