Welcome to NYSPA Foundation
As I begin my first year at NYSPA, I welcome both the opportunity and the challenge of serving as the Executive Director of the organization and of the foundation. I have a deep commitment and appreciation toward the organization’s mission of to advance the science and practice of psychology as a means of promoting human welfare.
This year one of the major goals is to develop a new operational framework that supports our mission. This goal will play an instrumental role in shaping the future of the NYSPA Foundation. Even as our industry faces new challenges, we plan to continue to grow and expand the NYSPA Foundation.
I humbly accept my role with a strong sense of determination to exceed all of our goals. I know that we can be successful if we apply our resources and talents to the task at hand. We have a great deal of work ahead, and you can expect that I will rely heavily on my team, board members and most importantly our members. If we have everyone’s involvement and support, surely we will succeed.
We have a tremendous responsibility as well as a unique opportunity to educate, communicate and share our knowledge with our community along with others. Working together, we can enhance the value of your profession while improving the opportunity for others.
I look forward to a wonderful year ahead.
Leadership Institute – January 2018 Meeting
Photos from the Leadership Institute Meeting held Sunday, January 28, 2018.
NYSPA Launches 2018 with Dr. Patricia C. Dowds as President
Albany, N.Y., Dec. 29, 2017 – Dr. Patricia C. Dowds will serve as President of the New York State Psychological Association for 2018. Duly elected by the NYSPA membership Dr. Dowds brings to the position a career of 35+ years as a New York state psychologist working with families and agencies, supporting and encouraging them to identify their personal and organizational goals.