ICL welcomes its new COO, Pamela Mattel

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David Woodlock, President and Chief Executive Officer of ICL, today announced the appointment of Pamela Mattel, LCSW as Chief Operating Officer. Mattel has worked in the non-profit sector for more than 35 years, with a focus on integrating primary and behavioral health care. ICL, a premier mental health organization serving more than 10,000 clients, has been a leader in providing integrated care for years.

“I am thrilled that Pam is bringing to ICL her deep experience, innovative leadership and commitment to treating the whole person,” Woodlock said. “On behalf of our dedicated staff and the people we serve with mental health challenges, developmental disabilities and substance misuse issues, I look forward to working with her to help more people get better with us.”

“Pam has an accomplished track record in the non-profit sector, and I am delighted that she will continue her impressive career at ICL,” Board Chair Mary Harrison said. “I know she will help us continue to grow and adapt to best serve our clients.”

 “I am grateful for the opportunity to join such a world-class organization that does so much to help so many,” Mattel said. “My mission is to participate in the ongoing design of whole person health care and social services that is more inclusive, well designed, and aligned with value-based approaches. I am looking forward to joining current and future collaborative efforts where social justice and equity are drivers enabling multiple pathways to improve population health.”

Prior to joining ICL, Mattel was the Chief Program Officer at Public Health Management Corporation, a non-profit that managed more than $300 million in revenue with 3,000 employees. Mattel oversaw a diverse and comprehensive service delivery system consisting of primary and behavioral health care, health promotion, child welfare, social services, education, nursing national advocacy, and research and evaluation delivered through the parent corporation and a family of subsidiary organizations.

Previously, Mattel served as the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of Acacia Network, the nation’s leading Hispanic non-profit, serving more than 75,000 people annually through open access to bilingual care. In this role, Mattel oversaw the Acacia Health Neighborhood, a comprehensive integrated continuum of care including six Federally Qualified Community Health Centers, 32 behavioral health outpatient and residential treatment programs, a Medicaid certified health home, a skilled nursing home for people living with HIV/AIDS, numerous federal, state and local grants, licensed day care and academic achievement after school programming, workforce development, and the transitional and supportive housing division encompassing more than 4,700 housing units.

Mattel was an active participant on the New York State Medicaid Redesign Team, and has led efforts in Medicaid reform and the Bronx Collective Impact Project in response to the opioid epidemic. She has taught at Hunter College, York College and Adelphi University’s School of Social Work. Mattel graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and holds certificates in several post-graduate programs.

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