Who We Are

ICAN is a Health Initiative of the Community Service Society of New York (CSS).

The Community Service Society of New York (CSS) has worked with and for New Yorkers since 1843 to promote economic opportunity and champion an equitable city and state. We power change through a strategic combination of research, services, and advocacy to make New York more livable for people facing economic insecurity. By expanding access to health care, affordable housing, employment, opportunities for individuals with conviction histories, debt assistance, and more, we make a tangible difference in the lives of millions. Join us at www.cssny.org.

ICAN consists of staff at CSS, as well as a network of other nonprofit organizations around New York state. Our network includes the following outstanding organizations, selected for their proven track record of educating and advocating for older adults and people with disabilities.

When you call ICAN, you may reach an expert health counselor at CSS or any of these other organizations. Our network of organizations helps us reach people throughout New York state, as well as support ICAN by developing educational materials, conducting community education programs, and providing technical assistance to health counselors.

ICAN’s staff at CSS are:

  • Amy Torres, Helpline Manager
  • Brian Salazar, Health Counselor
  • David Silva, Program Director
  • Jane Scollan, Quality Assurance and Network Manager
  • Madelyne Hidalgo, Health Counselor
  • Michelle Chu, Associate Supervising Attorney
  • Nancy Castillo, Health Counselor
  • Nerisusan Duliepre, Health Counselor
  • Omar Tavarez Felix, Health Counselor
  • Vladimir Levin, Health Counselor

The ICAN website was created and is maintained by Imaginary Office.

Note: ICAN is not part of the New York State Medicaid program or any other government agency. The opinions, results, findings and/or interpretations of data contained on this website are the responsibility of CSS and do not necessarily represent the opinions, interpretations or policy of the State.