Past NYSPA Presidents

Years  Name Position
1986 -  1988 Solan Chao, M.D. (deceased)
Chairman, Ob/Gyn; St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital
1988 - 1989 L. Stanley James, M.D. (deceased)
Director of Perinatology; College of Physicians & Surgeons; Columbia University
1989 – 1990  Elizabeth Cooper, CNM, Ed.D. Nurse; Midwife; Strong Memorial Hospital; Rochester, NY
 1990 – 1991 Donna O’Hare, M.D.  Project Director; Maternity Infant Care Health Planning Projects/MHRA; NYC
 1991 - 1992 Thomas Foels, M.D. Pediatrician; Buffalo, NY
1992 – 1993 Richard Olson Informatics; Computer software; Syracuse, NY
1993 – 1994 Rita Harper, M.D. Chief, Perinatal Medicine; North Shore University Hospital
1994 – 1995

Iffath Hoskins, M.D.

Chief of Obstetrics; Director, Perinatal Diagnostic Unit; Bellevue Hospital/NYU Medical Center
1995 – 1997  Paul B. Yellin, M.D. Senior VP for Medical Affairs and Graduate Medical Education, New York Downtown Hospital
1997 – 1999  Donna M. Cashman, PHN
Regional Maternal Child Health Nurse Consultant - NYS Department of Health, Syracuse, NY
1999 – 2001  Wayne Mitteer, RN, MS
Director of Planning; Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, NY
2001 – 2002Elizabeth Walker, RN,CCERegistered Professional Nurse
2003 – 2004Richard Aubry, M.D. (deceased)Director - Central New York Regional Perinatal Center
2005 – 2006Debbie C. Lis, MSN, PNPAssistant Vice President and Chief Learning Officer - Lourdes Hospital
2007 – 2008  Bernadette Hoppe, MA, JD, MPH
Attorney - Buffalo, NY
2009 – 2011Janet Press, RNC, BSN, CTCoordinator - Perinatal Bereavement Services, Crouse Hospital Syracuse, NY
2011 – 2013Luba Djurdjinovic, MSExecutive Director - Ferre Institute
2013 – 2015Caren FairweatherExecutive Director - Maternal-Infant Services Network
2015 – 2017A. Garry Finkell, MSPresident - Perinatal Data Solutions Inc.
2017-2019Joy L. Henderson, PhD, RNC-NIC, CPNPManager, Regional Perinatal Centers
2019-2021Adriann Combs, DNP, NNP-BCWinthrop University Hospital
2021-2023LuAnne Brown, R.N. BSN, USNBuffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network

Shetal I Shah, MD

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