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     ABOUT THIS WEBSITE is a website dedicated to the memory and work of Dr. Leo A. Dal Cortivo.  Mr. Fusaro's goal was to develop a website which would house information about his Uncle and some history regarding cases he worked, provide links to toxicology and forensic associations his Uncle was affiliated with; and offer students or anyone interested in toxicology and forensic science the opportunity to learn about an individual who was well respected and admired by the toxicology and forensic science communities…His Uncle, Dr. Leo A. Dal Cortivo.                                            


                                                                                   About Vincent Fusaro

Mr. Fusaro is a Harvard Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellow (completing the fellowship in February 2016).   Mr. Fusaro has over 30 years of experience working with agricultural farmers, producers and distributors in both the Federal government and private sectors.  Mr. Fusaro joined the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2000 and has obtained a diverse array of experience from holding various positions.  He currently serves the USDA as Compliance and Enforcement Branch Chief for the Marketing Order and Agreement Division.  In this capacity, he oversees the compliance activities of 29 Federal marketing orders for fruits, vegetables and specialty crops and 14 related import programs and the U.S. Peanut Standards program.  Mr. Fusaro and his team provided technical guidance to the Department of Justice for a case which was recently argued before the United States Supreme Court.  Prior to his current position, Mr. Fusaro served as Deputy Director of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Compliance, Security and Emergency Planning Division.  In this capacity, he oversaw all Compliance reviews of agricultural industry members participating in cooperator and/or grant programs, and Private Voluntary Organizations participating in Food Aid programs administered by the Foreign Agricultural Service.  Mr. Fusaro also performed internal compliance reviews on agricultural offices located around the world in U.S. Embassies.   


In 2003, Mr. Fusaro received the USDA's highest award, the USDA Secretary’s Honor Award, for his role in developing the Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices Audit Verification Program from Secretary Ann Veneman.   

Mr. Fusaro is a native of Long Island, New York.  He currently lives with his wife and two children in Alexandria, Virginia.



Mr. Fusaro would like to thank those who assisted with the development of this website; contributed facts and information; offered to share links to this website to their respective websites; or provided support including, but not limited to the following:

- Patricia Dal Cortivo (Dr. Dal Cortivo's wife/widow).
- E. J. Wagner (Crime Historian and author of the book "The Science of Sherlock Holmes").
- Dan Anderson, MS, FTS-ABFT, D-ABC; Supervising Criminalist II-Toxicology Laboratory; Los Angeles County Department of Coroner and Current President of Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT); and SOFT members.
- Dr. Bruce Goldberger (Professor and Director of Toxicology, University of Florida College of Medicine.
- Jessica Washington (Co-designer of the original Website of Dr. Leo A. Dal Cortivo with Vincent Fusaro).
- Dr. Sigmund Menchel (Former Chief Medical Examiner for Suffolk County; Associate, friend and neighbor of Dr. Dal Cortivo).
- Dan Isenschmid, Ph.D. (Forensic Toxicologist; Vice-President, American Board of Forensic Toxicology {ABFT} and all ABFT Members).
- Jayne Thatcher (SOFT-Young Forensic Toxicologists (YFT) Committee Chair and all members of SOFT-YFT).
- Steven Hannigan (Doctoral Candidate in Chemistry at Boston University and Dr. Leo A. Dal Cortivo's Great Nephew).
- And the family of Dr. Leo A. Dal Cortivo.

Pictured Left:  Vincent J. Fusaro, creator of, with his Great Uncle Dr. Leo Dal Cortivo in 2009

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