Director of Operations (2000 - 2019)
Rich Greenaway joined Vaccinate Your Family (VYF) in July of 2000 as the Director of Operations and Special Programs and served in this capacity until his passing in August 2019. Rich oversaw the day-to-day operations of the organization and managed various aspects of both grant funded and general projects. He was the heart and soul of the organization and his loss left a deep hole both operationally and emotionally. Rich was an amazing, compassionate, loving person who truly lived the mission of Vaccinate Your Family. He is truly missed by many both near and far.
Rich was the VYF representative to, and Chair of ImmunizeDC, the Immunization Coalition of Washington, DC; VYF representative to the DC Department of Schools Immunization Task Force; VYF representative to the DC School Nurses Task Force; VYF representative to the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC) and represented VYF on Capitol Hill for both the 317 Coalition and AVAC. Rich served as the chair of the Advisory Panel that created the Bringing Immunity to Every Community Continuing Education offering for Nurses and other health professionals, a cooperative effort with the American Nurses Association. He was main point person to the Faith Based Working Group on Immunizations initiative, which was a collaborative effort with The Ecumenical Child Care Network. Rich served as VYF representative to the 2010 Vaccine Safety Writing Group under the Vaccine Safety Working Group of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC).
Rich obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. Prior to joining the VYF staff Rich worked as the Immunization Grant Manager for the Immunization Cooperative Agreement between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Nurses Foundation (ANF) while concurrently acting as Continuing Education Liaison between the ANF and the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Department of Continuing Education. Rich transferred to the ANF from the ANA where he worked as the Continuing Education Associate reporting directly to the ANA Director of Continuing Education.
Many of the staff continue to report dreaming of Rich – which shows the major impact he had on all of us. We loved him dearly and miss him daily.