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Meet the Staff

Marcia Spector, MS
Interim Executive Director

Marcia Spector, our Interim Executive Director, is a Health and Human Services expert with over 25 years’ experience as an Executive Director and Interim Executive Director. Her leadership skills include complex organizational assessment/change, transition management, governance, board and staff development, collaborative relationship building, and strategic planning.  As an Interim Executive Director, she has helped several organizations navigate successfully through challenging periods of transition and crisis.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Community Health and Health Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources.


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.


Lori Cote
NYSPA Coordinator of Special Projects

 Lori has returned to NYSPA after a short leave.  She is happy to be back because she believes in the mission of NYSPA and believes NYSPA can become strong organization again.   She is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with NYSPA members once again.   Lori will be working on Membership, Divisions and Committees with NYSPA.  Also, she is the contact person for events, listservs and website management.