About GVPA

The Genesee Valley Psychological Association (GVPA) began in 1931 at the University of Rochester as a way for local psychologists to informally discuss matters of common interest and attend academic presentations when noteworthy individuals visited the area. Over the years, numerous topics were presented to the group by esteemed professionals including Clark Hull and Carl Rogers (one of the early presidents of GVPA). The organization has been intimately involved in several important matters pertaining to the practice of psychology including increasing community awareness about the work of psychologists and securing our right to work in areas which had been previously prohibited.

Today, GVPA remains a great venue for networking with psychologists in the Rochester area with a broad range of interests, keeping informed about issues pertinent to the profession, and furthering your professional development. Programming includes an annual day-long conference as well as dinner and breakfast meeting featuring local psychologists, which are held on a quarterly basis. The GVPA Psychologist, our quarterly newsletter, keeps members up to date on issues impacting the profession as well as local happenings. Through the various committees, such as the newsletter, program and insurance, members have the opportunity to utilize various skills, explore professional interests, and contribute to the association.

Members of GVPA are diverse, spanning from those who have been working in the profession for decades to many who are just beginning their careers. Our members also practice psychology in many realms, including private practice, academia, community, and research.

Our Officers

Bryan Harrison, Ph.D.

Bryan Harrison, Ph.D.

President
(585) 274-8740
bryanharrisonphd@gmail.com
Erin Stronach, Ph.D.

Erin Stronach, Ph.D.

Treasurer
(585) 248-8740
erin@erinstronachphd.com
Cara Regan, Ph.D.

Cara Regan, Ph.D.

Secretary
(585) 586-8550
n/a
Kelley Yost, Ph.D.

Kelley Yost, Ph.D.

Past President
(585) 755-9850
kelleyyost@mac.com
Miri Arie, Ph.D.

Miri Arie, Ph.D.

Program Committee
(585) 857-9394
miri@socialendeavors.net
Ann Altoonian, Ph.D.

Ann Altoonian, Ph.D.

Insurance Committee
(585) 467-5930
altoonian@earthlink.net
Carol Reinhardt, Ph.D.

Carol Reinhardt, Ph.D.

Membership Committee
(585) 678-4773
cireinhardt@rochester.twcbc.com
Ann Altoonian, Ph.D.

Ann Altoonian, Ph.D.

NYSPA Council Representative
(585) 467-5930
altoonian@earthlink.net
Mark Grey, Ph.D.

Mark Grey, Ph.D.

NYSPA Alternative Council Representative
(585) 752-3329
mgrey2@rochester.rr.com