Debra Drelich, LMSW, CMC, CADDCT
Founder & President
Debra Drelich, LMSW, CMC, CADDCT, founder and president of New York Elder Care Consultants, is a NYS licensed social worker and has been a leader in the field of geriatrics for over 30 years.
Debra received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Hunter School of Social Work and two post master’s certificates in individual treatment and in health care management. She is also a certified Health Coach, and completed her training at the Institute for integrative Nutrition. Debra is a Certified Dementia Trainer, by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, and is a certified Care Manager by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers and is a Fellow of the Leadership Academy of the Aging Life Care™ Association.
Additionally, Debra has served as the President of the Aging Life Care™ Association‘s New York Chapter, and on the Executive Board of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (now known as the Aging Life Care™ Association).
IIana Gordon, LMSW
lIana Gordon has dedicated herself to caring for seniors for over twenty years at multiple social service agencies serving the elderly in NYC . She is a passionate advocate who assists seniors and their families to maintain their independence by supporting their unique situation. IIana has enjoyed working as a Geriatric Care manager with NY Elder Care Consultants for over three years and her connection to Debra the founder who was her instructor and mentor goes back many years.
IIana is a certified Dementia Care specialist, and a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She has a BA from Stern College, Yeshiva University, a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University, and a Post Masters certificate in geriatric care management from the Brookdale Center on aging of Hunter College. Ilana has enjoyed working as a Geriatric Care manager with NY Elder Care Consultants for over three years.