Alyssa Spina Promoted to Upstate Cerebral Palsy Associate Vice President of Development & Partnerships

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Alyssa Spina, MPA, has recently been promoted to Associate Vice President of Development and Partnerships of Upstate Cerebral Palsy. Previously, Ms. Spina served as the Grant Writer of Upstate Cerebral Palsy and affiliated non-profit organizations. In her new role, she will head Upstate Cerebral Palsy’s Department of Communications and Donor Engagement, with oversight of Development, Fundraising, Events and Marketing activities. She will work with the leadership of Upstate Cerebral Palsy and affiliated organizations to develop short and long range planning as it relates to development and partnership opportunities, while continuing to serve as the lead grant writer for the agencies.


Prior to working at Upstate Cerebral Palsy, Ms. Spina was a Manager of Research and Evaluation for a consulting firm in Washington, DC. In this position, she worked with federal agency clients, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to conduct program and policy evaluations. Ms. Spina received her Master in Public Administration (MPA) with a concentration in Non-Profit Management at American University as a Merit Scholar and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

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