Dr. Yvanka Pachas has been the Medical Director of ICS’s Alicia M. Ferrer Mental Health Clinic as well as its Comprehensive Outpatient Addiction Program for over 24 years. After receiving her M.D. degree from San Marcos University, Dr. Pachas completed a Post-Doctoral Residency under the supervision of the Department of Psychiatry of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (NYS Psychiatric Institute/The Presbyterian Hospital). Dr. Pachas also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Columbia University. In addition to working at ICS, she was an Attending Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital for over two decades.
As an IRS 501 (c)(3) free standing community-based and community-guided not-for-profit organization in the heart of Inwood, ICS has survived financially over the past 36+ years through essentially three sources of revenue:
- Government contracts attained through rigorous RFP (Request for Proposal) processes
- Medicaid, Medicare and insurance fees for ICS's professionally-licensed clinical services
- The generosity of community residents and other ICS supporters
This last category of support enables ICS to enhance certain of its programs and activities and also offset the costs of what have become ICS traditions: the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Fund and the annual ICS Christmas Holiday Toy Drive.
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