Interim Executive Director
Mr. Van Dyke first joined Sustainable Long Island in 1998, as part of the organization’s advisory committee. In that role, he was responsible for identifying areas of economic development and community revitalization, environmental health and justice, community health and wellness, and food access and equity issues island-wide.
Mr. Van Dyke received his BA in International Relations from Lake Forest College in Illinois and his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Prior to his graduate education, Mr. Van Dyke served in the Peace Corps in Central Africa for two years. Mr. Van Dyke was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer of Family Service League of Long Island, NY. He also served as the Interim Executive Director of the Mental Health Association in Nassau County, NY and of the Chinatown Manpower Project in Chinatown, NYC. Mr. Van Dyke is an active member of and has served on the Board of Directors of several organizations, including the New York State Association of Family Service Agencies, the National Association of Social Workers, Huntington Hospital, Suffolk Community Council, the Long Island Association of Business & Industry, and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.
Mr. Van Dyke’s professional awards include the President’s Leadership Award, National Association of Puerto Rican & Hispanic Social Workers, Executive of the Year, United Way of Long Island, 1992 & 2009, Honoree of the Year, Huntington Chamber of Commerce, Partnership Honoree, LI Business-School Partnership, Community Leader Honoree, Martin Luther King Celebration.