Promotion at Upstate Cerebral Palsy

Alyssa Spina has recently been promoted to associate vice president of development and partnerships of Upstate Cerebral Palsy.

Previously, Spina served as the grant writer of UCP and affiliated nonprofit organizations.

In her new role, she will head UCP’s Department of Communications and Donor Engagement, with oversight of development, fundraising, events and marketing activities.

She will work with the leadership of UCP 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 UCP, 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.

Spina received her Master in Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management at American University as a merit scholar and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

Photo: Spina