George Castrataro, Vice President/Vice Chair
Born in New York, George moved to Florida in 1992 where he pursued his undergraduate degree at the University of South Florida, subsequently receiving a Masters Degree in Public Health. Following graduate school George worked extensively in the public health field both as a manager with the Florida Department of Health and later at the National American Red Cross in Washington, DC. While at Red Cross, George oversaw operations for one of the largest national disease prevention programs in the country. George has published research and numerous scholarly articles in the areas of public health and infectious disease.
In 2001, George founded Non-Profit Capacity Builders, Inc (NPCB) and simultaneously pursued his Juris Doctorate at Florida International University. During NPCB’s first year, it secured in excess of $2,000,000 in grant funding. After graduating law school, George accepted the role of supervising attorney for Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc. where he managed the Consumer and HIV Law section, and subsequently created the Human Rights section.
As an attorney, Mr. Castrataro is a nationally recognized expert in consumer law and foreclosure defense. His work in consumer law has been featured by the Associated Press, CBC Primetime News, and numerous local media sources. In 2007, he spear-headed the creation of a Blue-Ribbon Foreclosure Panel and cochaired the panel with County Mayor Lois Wexler. In 2008, George created the Law Offices of George Castrataro, PA where he provides legal services in a wide array of areas ranging from civil litigation, bankruptcy, discrimination, small business, and health law. George resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.