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.
Rosemary E. Aguirre | Director of Membership & Programs
Rosemary E. Aguirre is a Jill-of-all-trade’s with management experience in nonprofit operations and programming geared to engineering, healthcare, and education. Through her years working in the nonprofit sector, she has gained extensive experience in program development, grant writing, budget and forecasting, meeting planning, website management, report preparation, marketing and social media, outreach, membership management, interaction with government agencies and management assessment. She has the ability to manage multiple projects, train others, problem solve and possesses excellent written and oral communication skills, in English and Spanish. Rosemary holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Arlington with emphasis in Engineering, Physical Science, and Business.
Crystal Parsons | Executive Assistant
Crystal Parsons has over six years of experience in home health aide and is certified as H.H.A., P.C.A., and T.B.I.. Crystal has over four years of experience in hospitality working as a front desk associate and sales representative. Crystal has worked for the Guilderland Nursing Home as a receptionist and administrative assistant in 2015.
Gabby Knizek | Grant Assistant
Gabrielle Knizek holds a BA in sociology with a double minor in criminal justice and psychology from University at Albany. In addition to her studies at the university, Gabrielle is a founder and member of the Andrew Izzo Memorial Fund, an organization that preserves the memory of a Galway High School student, as well as promotes suicide awareness and prevention within the community. She also is an active volunteer with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. At NYSPA, Gabrielle is responsible for providing administrative and financial advice, as well as support services to designated grants and program staff, recipients, and donors throughout the life-cycle of a project.
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.