At ICAN, we utilize an Independent Practice Association (IPA) for many of our services and programs.
The IPA is a network of contracted partner agencies who provide supportive services, including (but not limited to) behavior management, clinical services, substance abuse, mentoring and peer supports to the community. These services are provided on a fee-for-service basis through contracts developed between the IPA and ICAN.
Peggy has been a part of ICAN’s IPA for over 12 overs! She began as a part time provider in our Provider Network in 2006, providing mainly mentoring when she began. Through the years, she has become a full- time staple in our network, providing the whole gamete of non-clinical home and community-based services including but not limited to behavior management, rise and shine, parent aide and recreation. She has previously work with our Kids Mohawk Valley program as well as facilitated educational and recreational groups for youth in Madison County. Peggy currently is the agency head for Palaka Services, LLC and has been since 2010. She employs a staff of 10, including 3 clinicians and holds a full caseload of services in Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties and has expanded to include Adult and Children’s Health Homes services.
- Peggy is a volunteer firefighter and EMT for McConnellsville Volunteer Fire Department in her free time
- Peggy is proud of her education in that she did not graduate from highschool, but went for her GED and then worked on her Bachelor’s degree as an adult as a single mom working 2 jobs. She feels that her experience gives her insight into the individuals she works with and feels she can be an example that you can achieve your goals when you put your mind to it!
- Peggy feels that the best part of being a par of the ICAN IPA is the Strength-based Approach and that you can teach folks that there are positives in even the most difficult times, and they can use that and expand on it to succeed.
Definition of Services
Throughout the scope of our services and programs that we offer and describe on this website, deeper definitions and explanations are required in some cases.
Join the IPA
Any Agencies, Municipalities, Private Practices, School Districts or Managed Care Organizations interested in utilizing our services provided through our IPA for their consumer needs should fill out and submit the form below, or contact: Director of IPA Operations Matt Buono, (315) 731-2641, and IPA Operations Manager, Geoff Stewart, (315) 731-2623. Individuals, agencies and private practices can also join our IPA as a provider of services!