SDS Professional Staff Team

All Staff Members can be reached by calling the New Society Office at (518) 580-4071.  The Office email is [email protected]

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Mark R. Nelson, PhD, MBA, CAE
Executive Director

[email protected] 


Roberta L. Spencer
Special Projects 

[email protected]


Michael Breslin




Donna Johnson, CMM, CMP
Director of Conferences & Meetings




Laura Graffeo
Social Media & Communications




Jeff Boss
Staff Accountant




Tara Thomas
Graphic Design 




Babak Bahaddin
Doctoral Student Assistant




Paula Madia
Membership Services


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