Rick Greene, M.S.W.
Rick Greene, M.S.W., started his career in aging at the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.
developed health promotion programs for the elderly and a comprehensive network of supportive services for family caregivers of the elderly.
also administered many federal and foundation grants.
work with family caregivers was partly the model for the National Family Caregivers Support Program
As a result of his successes in New Jersey, the U.S. Administration on Aging selected Mr. Greene in 2000 to be the first Director of the NFCSP.
In this capacity, he
was responsible for developing training materials and workshops, overseeing special grants, and managing funds of approximately $150 million to the states.
In 2009, he
transferred to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
, where he
implemented the Medical Foster Home Program, expanded home-based primary care in rural areas, and developed programs for Native American veterans.
He currently serves as an Executive Advisor to the National Alliance for Caregiving, and supports the International Alliance of Carer Organizations.