Alan WhiteApril 2, 1950 - March 30, 2016
Alan White was the former headmaster of Richmondtown Preparatory. He served here for 25 years, 15 of which as headmaster, before retiring in 1998 to pursue another career in the field of Alzheimer’s.
Mr. White was involved with Alzheimer’s and age related diseases for over 20 years since serving on the board of trustees of the Staten Island Alzheimer’s Association from 1990 till 1994. Upon leaving Richmondtown Preparatory, he became a private consultant for the NYC Department for Aging’s Alzheimer’s and Long Term Care Division from 1998 to 2004 where he served as a director for special Administration on Aging grant programs and services. He edited and co-authored informational books on Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving and legal and financial care issues. He also developed curricula for Alzheimer’s patients’ caregivers and social service professionals.
Since 2004, he was Executive Vice President of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation which supports research facilities at both The Rockefeller University and NYU Langone Medical School. As Executive Vice President, Mr. White was responsible for all operations of the foundation. He was active in acquiring and administrating new funding sources and in spearheading programs to increase public awareness about the disease and the urgent need for research to find a cure.