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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







Erika Wiggins
IT Support

Erika has over 10 years of experience in the administrative field. She has transitioned to providing website and tech support to clients in the nonprofit, government, and private sector. Some of her tasks are email account management, content updates on websites, and setting up email marketing campaigns. She is able to deliver quick results and is innovative when it comes to problem solving.