Vincent Gattullo, former Chairman, President and CEO of APDA

It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Vincent Gattulo, our former Chairman, President and CEO who passionately served the organization and the Parkinson’s community for more than thirty years, passed away on September 12, 2017.

Mr. Gattullo began his service to APDA in 1986, first as a member of the Board of Directors and then as President and CEO and Chairman of the Board from 2001-2008.  He remained on the Executive Committee until January 2016 when he resigned and was named Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors. Vincent was an instrumental leader who helped APDA raise millions of dollars to fund much-needed research, education and support to assist those impacted by Parkinson’s disease throughout the United States.

A biologist and experienced educational leader, Mr. Gattullo served as director of the Staten Island Zoological Society for 25 years after his retirement from the New York City Board of Education.  He also was assistant professor of biology for three years at the New York City University College of Staten Island. In addition to being an author and editor for several professional publications, he developed science programs that received six National Science Foundation grants.

Vincent is survived by his wife, Virginia; two children, Caryn and Steven; three grandchildren, Maribel, Madison and Lyndsey; daughter-in-law, Diane; son-in-law Edward Clark, and brother, George.

We send our condolences to his family on behalf of all the families he faithfully served.

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