HEALTH SERVICES &
Access healthcare, navigate the system, and advocate for your rights.
Obtain benefits—from Medicare to Metrocards, find community, and enjoy activities together.
Find South Asian staples, pulses, spices and more at our Flushing food pantry.
Sudha Acharya | Executive Director
Sudha Acharya has been serving as the Executive Director of SACSS since November 2002. She was a Project Manager in what is now Verizon and received the Technical Excellence Award for her work. She also served as a volunteer Chair of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women for two terms leading 200 organizations that were in Consultative Status with the United Nations. She received the Union Square Award for her work at SACSS in 2003, the Pravasi Bharatiya Community Service Award from GOPIO in 2006, the India Abroad Gopal Raju Award for Community Service in 2010, and the Sri Swami Vivekananda Award for Community Service in 2011. She has Master's Degree in English Literature and Financial Management and speaks Kannada, Hindi, and English.
Rehan Mehmood | Director: Health Services
Rehan has been working in the non-profit sector for the last 10 years. He directs all of the Health Services programs at SACSS. He has extensive experience in direct services and client relationships. He speaks Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, and English. Rehan has a Master’s Degree in Commerce.
Mary Archana Fernandez | Director: Family Support Services
Mary is the Director of Family Support Services. Mary is fluent in Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, and English. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.
Masuma Akter | Senior Program Manager
Adiba Chowdhury | Senior Program Manager
Sushmita Diyali | Program Manager
Mahbuba Akhter | Program Coordinator
Geraldine Phillip | Program Coordinator
Rida Tahir | Program Coordinator
Anjuman Ara (Eva) | Patient Navigator
Maria Ariza | Program Coordinator
Kumkum Ahmed | IT Manager
Tawhid Pranto | Outreach Worker
Hasmukhben Parekh | Program Assistant
Nasrul | Food Pantry Assistant
Jacques Oscar | Food Pantry Assistant
Mahalakshmi Moka | Office Assistant
South Asian Council for Social Services
143-06 45th Avenue, Flushing, New York 11355
(718) 321-7929 | email@example.com
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SACSS was created in 2000 with a mission to empower and integrate underserved South Asians and other immigrants into the economic and civic life of New York. We assist individuals and families in the areas of healthcare access, senior services, other benefits and civic engagement. We provide basic and advanced English and computer classes. SACSS runs the first South Asian food pantry in New York. All of our programs are free and are provided by culturally competent staff members who speak Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Nepali, Tamil, Telugu, and Spanish.
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