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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.


Lori Cote
NYSPA Account Associate

 Lori continues her time with NYSPA joining the Jaffe Management team. As always Lori believes in the mission of NYSPA and believes NYSPA will become strong organization again.   She is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with NYSPA members.   Lori will be the Membership, Division and Committee liaison with NYSPA.  Also, she is the contact person for events, listservs, advertising and website management.  Lori will also now be publishing the Friday Flash, DPA Dispatch and Eblasts.