Michael DowlingFordham Trustee Michael Dowling, GSS ’74, has been inducted into the Crain’s New York Business 2019 Hall of Fame.

Dowling is president and CEO of Northwell Health, the largest health system in New York state. He spent 12 years in state government, including seven years as state director of health, education and human services and deputy secretary to the governor.

A member of Fordham’s Board of Trustees since 2018, Dowling has served as a professor of social policy and assistant dean at the Graduate School of Social Service and director of the Fordham campus in Westchester County.

He talked to Crain’s about leaving Ireland for New York, the Affordable Care Act, and the optimism immigrants bring to the country. Read the interview here.



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