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NYSPA Welcomes New Executive Director

Deborah W. Martinez has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the New York State Psychological Association’s (NYSPA).  She will officially begin on June 2, 2017.  

Ms. Martinez has an extensive background in the nonprofit management arena with over 20 years of experience.  Previous positions include executive director, advisor and senior management.  Her work focused on establishing management and organizational structure with clear governance protocols, building fundraising relationships, developing strong corporate and community partnerships, and creating educational and collaborative opportunities with underrepresented and mainstream populations.

Prior to joining NYSPA she served as the Managing Director of Covenant Business Solutions in Washington, D.C., a disabled veteran-owned business who provides management services to non-profits, government, and for-profit companies.   In addition, Ms. Martinez served as the Executive Director for the International Ultraviolet Association a non-profit in Washington, D.C. focused on the use of ultraviolet technology for public health and the environment.   She also served as the Director of Programs for Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math and Science, Inc., where she was responsible for collaborating with grant organizations to advance STEM educational opportunities for under-represented and disadvantaged students.  She has managed several major grants from National Nuclear Security Administration, NASA programs, and Department of Energy to name a few.  She has also held positions with Howard University, the American Dental Education Association and the American Cardiology Association (SGC). 

A native of Washington, D.C., Martinez’s career has spanned the nonprofit education and healthcare sectors.  She holds certifications and training in nonprofit management from ASAE and Howard University.

NYSPA 80th Annual Convention

Thank you to all who have made NYSPA's 80th Annual Convention a success!

You can view our Convention album here

NYSPA Lobby Day 2017


Thank you to all who have made Lobby Day a success!

Click here to view Legislative Chair, Dr. John Northman's Lobby Day recap

Click here to view Dr. Roy Aranda's Lobby Day recap

You can view our Lobby Day 2017 photo album here

NYSPA and Health Assets

As one of your member benefits, you have access to Health Assets with your billing/insurance problems. They will provide up to an hour of consultation and help to each member.

Health Assets has, on their website, the 2017 Medicare reimbursement rates. Access to this information is free of charge to NYSPA members.

View the press release on instructions on how to access the 2017 Medicare reimbursement rates.

Thanks to Health Assets for this beginning of 2017 bonus.

Click here to view the press release

NYSPA Webinars Available to Download 

The following webinars are available to download:

  • Risk Adjustment Audits of Psychology Practices by Commercial Insurers
  • Delineating Alternative Practice, Legal and Financial Models for Integration
  • ICD-10: Being Ready for the October Deadline
  • Is Tele-Mental Health Right For Your Practice?

Click here for download information

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