Northwell Health President and CEO Michael J. Dowling was among those honored by the homeless and domestic survivors advocacy group HELP USA at its annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon.
The group recognized Dowling for his public service and commitment to the community, along with three other civic leaders: Dr. Judith Rodin, former president of The Rockefeller Foundation; Leecia Eve, Verizon’s vice president of State Government Affairs for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut; and Kevin M. O’Connor, president and CEO of Bridgehampton National Bank.
Dowling received the inaugural Mario M. Cuomo Excelsior Award. He served under Cuomo as state director of Health, Education and Human Services and also commissioner of the state Department of Social Services.
“Mario Cuomo was my greatest mentor and a dear friend for more than 30 years,” said Dowling. “Much of the success I have achieved in my career can be attributed to the 12 years I spent working with him.”