Welcome to ICL! We’re excited to have you learn more about what we do to help New Yorkers of all backgrounds address their emotional, mental health and physical health challenges. Thanks to the dedication and commitment of our Board, staff, and community partners and supporters, we help thousands of adults, children, and families. And we’ve been at this work for more than 30 years!
Our mission, “People get better with us” is achieved because we help people make meaningful and sustainable changes to get them back on their feet. We understand the influence of traumatic experience on peoples’ lives and bring dignity and respect to our work with each of our clients. Our outcomes each year prove that what we are doing is making a very big difference in people’s lives.
Join us so that together we can fulfill this great promise.
Please send us a message through the contact form on our website. To find out how to access services for you or someone you care about, contact our Central Access team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (888) 425-0501.
Thank you and here’s to a healthy New York for all!
ICL President & CEO
David has led ICL in pioneering the use of person-centered, whole health care that leads to improved health outcomes and reduced health care costs. In 2018, this work culminated in the opening of one of the country’s largest and most comprehensive health centers, the East New York Health Hub. Under his leadership, the agency has become one of the country’s leading innovators in helping people with serious mental illness and substance use issues. David was 2018 recipient of the National Council on Behavioral Health Visionary Leadership Award. During more than three decades at the New York State Office of Mental Health, David served as Deputy Commissioner for Children and Families and secured the largest annual appropriation for children’s mental health services in the state’s history. David later served as CEO of Four Winds Hospital, a private psychiatric system in upstate New York.
When he joined ICL in 2011, Chris Copeland had more than 30 years clinical and administrative experience in the US and England. He received his social work degree in 1985, was involved in inner city projects and served as administrator for a psychiatric social work team at St. James University Hospital in Leeds. Moving to Maine in 1993, he served in various positions at Tri-County Mental Health Services becoming its CEO in 2005. Active on the state level, Chris served as President of the Maine Association of Mental Health Services. He blends an appreciation of standards of clinical excellence and fiscal responsibility and is an expert in transforming service systems to be trauma-informed.
Nikant Ohri joined ICL in 2013 as Associate Chief Financial Officer. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Albany. He is responsible for the management and performance of the financial, human resources, payroll, purchasing and entitlements departments and brings over 15 years of nonprofit experience to the agency.
Jeanie Tse serves as Chief Medical Officer and Vice President for Integrated Health. She provides psychiatric consultation to ICL clinics, school‐based mental health programs, shelters, and ACT teams, as well as to residential and case management programs. She leads ICL in advancing integrated health initiatives, including a Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration Project funded by SAMHSA (the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). Her overarching aim is to bridge the gap between academic psychiatry and the clinical challenges of disadvantaged communities. She serves on the faculty of the Columbia and NYU Public Psychiatry Fellowship Programs and is Assistant Professor at NYU School of Medicine.
Howard Goldberg joined ICL in 2002 as Vice President of Quality Assurance and in 2010 was appointed to his current position. Prior to coming to ICL, he managed numerous residential and day programs and quality assurance departments. Since 2006, Howard has been on the faculty of Hofstra University where he teaches in the Masters of Health Administration program and is a graduate school advisor. Since 2010 he has been an Administrative Surveyor for CARF International in multiple divisions. He received a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Psychology and Political Science and a Master of Arts in Health Administration from Hofstra University.
Deborah Rose joined ICL in 2017 as Deputy Chief Operating Officer. Previously she oversaw Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) as Director of HARP at Healthfirst. Earlier in her career, Deborah worked with New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation as Director of Health Home Services and was Deputy Executive Director of Urban Pathways. She has a strong background in healthcare program development and operationalizing new initiatives. Deborah earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at LIU/CW Post and BA from Adelphi University.
David oversees management of 1,500 units of supportive housing and works closely with teams of staff to create the most effective care for all individuals serve. His encouragement of the use of a strengths‐based approach has resulted in people successfully moving through the continuum of housing across the five boroughs. As Chief Clinical Officer together with ICL’s Chief Medical Officer, David is responsible for setting clinical standards across the agency An expert practitioner and teacher, David specializes in working with young adults newly diagnosed with mental illness. A frequent speaker and published author, David is Adjunct Associate Professor at New York University Silver School of Social Work and Program Surveyor for CARF.
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Michael V. Balistreri
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Michael McGarvey, MD
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