Garden City, N.Y. (March 21, 2022) – Dr. Jeffrey L. Reynolds, President and CEO of FCA, a leading health and human services organization on Long Island, has been elected to the Board of the Long Island Association (LIA), the region’s leading non-profit and non-partisan business organization that represents all of Long Island and amplifies the voice of its business community. Dr. Reynolds is a highly regarded public health professional and leading voice advocating for underserved populations in the region and the state.
FCA offers community-based programs for struggling families, at-risk adolescents, vulnerable seniors, and adults with substance use disorders. Founded more than 135 years ago as an orphanage, today, FCA is one of Long Island’s largest nonprofit organizations, serving more than 30,000 families and individuals with an annual budget of $22 million, 360 staff, 200 volunteers and 40+ programs.
As President and CEO of FCA and throughout his career serving Long Island’s most vulnerable individuals and families, Dr. Reynolds has forged strong relationships with elected and appointed government officials at all levels across the State, in Nassau and Suffolk counties and in Long Island’s many towns and villages. He regularly meets with state representatives in the Assembly, Senate and Governor’s office, as well as members of the House of Representatives and the United States Senate.
Dr. Reynolds has helped secure more than $12 million in new funding and launched several innovative services, including three new recovery centers. He also re-branded and modernized the agency’s identity and during COVID, spearheaded a move to a new 30,000 square foot headquarters.
“Jeff is a strong leader representing the nonprofit sector, advancing its status as important employers and forces for community betterment,” said Lawrence Waldman, Chairman of the Long Island Association. “His perspective and advocacy will be valuable to both the LIA board and the communities he represents.”
“A dynamic, articulate leader, Jeff has a deep knowledge of the social issues that underpin the quality of life of all Long Islanders,” added Matt Cohen, President and CEO of the LIA. “He is an important voice for our most vulnerable populations and will be a great asset to our board.”
Strongly committed to the ongoing battle against substance abuse disorder, Dr. Reynolds currently serves on New York's Heroin and Opioid Task Force, the Executive Committee of the Nassau County Heroin Prevention Task Force, Suffolk County’s Heroin/Opiate Epidemic Advisory Panel, the board of the New York State Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, Nassau's Family Violence Task Force, Suffolk County’s Welfare-to-Work Commission and he co-chairs the Huntington Town Opioid Task Force. He serves as a board member and treasurer of Lightning Warriors, a youth triathlon team.
A tireless advocate for FCA and related Long Island nonprofits, Dr. Reynolds is Vice Chair and remains the longest serving member of the NYS AIDS Advisory Council, first appointed by the NYS Senate Majority Leader in 1994 and reappointed five times since then. Dr. Reynolds has also served on the NYS Governor’s Recreational Marijuana Task Force, been chair of Nassau County’s Youth Board, co-chaired Nassau County Comptroller's Non-Profit Steering Committee and served on the transition teams for County Executives Laura Curran (D) and Bruce Blakeman (R).
Dr. Reynolds holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Dowling College (1988), a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) with a specialization in health administration from Long Island University (1997) and a doctorate from Stony Brook University’s School of Social Welfare (2007). Dr. Reynolds is also a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP).
A lifelong Long Island resident, Dr. Reynolds is an avid marathon runner and triathlete, a passion he’s used to raise much-needed funds for FCA, United Way of Long Island and other local charities. He lives in Garden City.
FCA is a not-for-profit agency helping more than 30,000 Long Islanders each year. For the last 137 years, the organization has worked to protect and strengthen vulnerable children, seniors, families and communities on Long Island.
FCA believes in the potential of Long Island - a place where no child, senior, family or community is left to struggle alone with barriers to health care, education, employment or economic prosperity. Long Island continues to be one of the greatest place in the world to live and raise a family for many; FCA exists to ensure that be the case for all.
For more information about FCA, visit FCALI.org.