Rick Surpin (ex-officio, voting)

ICS Founder and Strategic Consultant

Rick is the founder of three affiliated organizations in New York City committed to transforming the quality of care provided to adults with physical disabilities and frail older adults, as well as the quality of direct-care jobs. He founded ICS in 2000 as a nonprofit organization offering specialized care management services for people with spinal cord injuries, MS, Cerebral Palsy, dementia and other disabilities and chronic conditions. Over two decades ICS has become widely known for its innovative care supporting the unique needs of people with disabilities.

Rick developed an influential blueprint for reform of New York State’s Medicaid-funded home- and community-based managed care system prior to the State’s commitment to Medicaid Redesign. He is a past recipient of the Business Enterprise Trust Award for Social Responsibility for “courage, integrity and social vision in business.” Rick has been recognized as an “Outstanding Social Entrepreneur” by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship that was created by the founder of the World Economic Forum, and honored by the Medicare Rights Center for his visionary leadership in healthcare.