For 50 years, Jack Crabtree has been helping young people, professional athletes, youth workers, and adults to understand and experience a purposeful life and authentic Christian faith. While serving as the Executive Director of Long Island Youth For Christ for four decades, initiating Youth Mentoring in the 1980's, Jack also spent many precious pre-game minutes encouraging the Mets, the Yankees, Giants and the Jets. His passion for sports was also personal as he rode his bicycle from Miami to Seattle at age 20 for the first time, and a second time at age 40, Jack biked from Los Angeles to Long Island.
His experience and wisdom proved to be immensely helpful to the Cycling for Change Team in 2015 as Jack coached the cyclists and support team on the challenges ahead of us as we prepared to bike from Seattle to Long Island in c4c's inaugeral year. One of many hightlights in Jack's career was leading the Long Island Billy Graham Crusade that broke the Nassau Coliseum attendance records. During this incredible journey, Jack authored books on working with Young Adults, and Jack presently serves as a teaching pastor at Shelter Rock Church in Syosset, New York. Among the many things Jack could brag about, he just celebrated 50 years of marriage to his high school sweetheart, Becky.
Michael Dowling is one of health care’s most influential voices, taking a stand on societal issues such as gun violence and immigration that many health system CEOs shy away from. As president and CEO of Northwell Health, he leads a clinical, academic and research enterprise with a workforce of more than 75,000 and annual revenue of $14 billion.
Mr. Dowling has received numerous awards, including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and a number of honorary degrees from Fordham University, University College Dublin (Ireland) and the prestigious Queen’s University Belfast. In 2017, he was served as the Grand Marshal of the Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC and he chairs the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Prior to joining Northwell in 1995, Mr. Dowling served in New York State government for 12 years, including leadership roles as director of health, education and human services, commissioner of social services, deputy secretary and a chief adviser to former Governor Mario Cuomo. Earlier, he was a professor of social policy and an assistant dean of Fordham’s Graduate School of Social Services.