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Managing Director

Amber Carpenter joined the NYSAPLS Headquarters Office in 2002. As the current Managing Director, Amber works closely with the association's executive officers, committee chairs and the board of directors to implement strategic plans, while managing office staff and day to day operations.  Amber has an Associates Degree in Business Management from Mildred Elley College. She graduated from the Association Leadership Certificate program at The College of Saint Rose in 2013.

Phone: (518) 432-4046



Heather L. Firetog
Director of Membership


Heather Firetog joined NYSAPLS in 2013, starting as a Membership Services Assistant and was promoted to Director of Membership. As Director of Membership she works closely with the committee chairs to implement membership initiatives and coordinate continuing education classes for NYSAPLS membership throughout the year. She graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Art History, and then received her Master's Degree in Communication Arts from New York Institute of Technology. 

Phone: (518) 432-4046



sharon E. o'brien
administrative assistant

Sharon O'Brien joined the Association in August of 2019. Prior to coming to NYSAPLS, Sharon was the Office Manager for a Chiropractic Office for 3 years and 11 years as an Administrative Assistant for Education & Conference Planning for the New York State Health Facilities Association & The New York State Center for Assisted Living. In her role, she is responsible for supporting the Managing Director and the Director of Membership. In her free time, Sharon enjoys Biking and Kayaking with her husband and spending time with her cats Suki, Chunky Monkey and Shadow.


Phone: (518) 432-4046



146 Washington Avenue
Land Surveyors Building
Albany, NY 12210
518-432-4046 -- (f) 518-432-4055

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