Gay Culverhouse | Helmets Don’t Work and Never Will
Gay Culverhouse was a sought-out expert in the field of concussion and head injury prevention. She had a master's degree in mental retardation, and a doctorate in special education from Columbia University, and was on the faculty of the medical school at the University of South Florida.
She served as President of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, President of Notre Dame College of Ohio, and Executive Director of The Cooke Center for Learning and Development. Culverhouse was also the author of Throwaway Players: The concussion crisis from Pee Wee football to the NFL.
An advocate for many non-profits, Culverhouse served on twenty-four nonprofit boards in and around Tampa Bay, as well as on the boards of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, All Childrens's Hospital, Women's Hospital, and the Moffitt Cancer and Research Center
Gay Culverhouse died in 2020. Read her New York Times obituary here.