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Richard Greene serves as Senior Deputy Assistant to the Administrator in the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Bureau for Food Security. He began his career as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Ivory Coast (1978 - 80) where he provided assistance to the national immunization program. He joined USAID in 1984 and served overseas in Sudan (1984-6), Burkina Faso (1986-1990), Cameroon (1990-94), and Bangladesh (1994-9) as a health development officer. From 1999 to 2011, he served in the USAID Washington Global Health Bureau, the last eight as Director of the Office of Health, Infectious Diseases, and Nutrition. From July 2011 through September 2013, he returned to Bangladesh as USAID Mission Director. He has also worked short-term in more than 20 countries around the world.
Richard's education includes a Masters in Public Health and a Masters of Art in History, both from the University of California, Los Angeles.
In addition to awards received from USAID, Richard was the 2008 recipient of the Partnership for Public Service's Federal Employee of the Year award for his work on the President's Malaria Initiative. Richard was also a recipient of the 2009 Meritorious Senior Foreign Service Presidential Rank Award.
Richard is married and has two sons.
Last updated: February 14, 2014