Social Worker, Adult Caregiver Support
Rick is a social worker at the Mount Sinai Care Givers Resource Center, helping to provide services, support, respite, education, and counseling to caregivers of people 18 years or older in upper Manhattan. Rick's interest in social work was inspired by the desire to make a difference in the wake of 9/11, combined with his personal life experiences. He is enthusiastic about his work: "What could possibly be better than advocating and being proactive for people who are overwhelmed by the system?" He looks back on his education at NYU for present-day insights: "I can reflect upon certain courses and professors I had at NYU.when I reach a fork in the road, I try to recall what they may have encouraged me to do." In addition to his social work career, Rick has been a successful disc jockey and stage performer in NYC.