A Fairfax woman who was a leading expert for the National School Boards Association passed away recently.
Brenda Z. Greene was 70 years old when she passed away on Friday, Feb. 3. Mrs. Greene oversaw the NSBA’s health policies for nearly 25 years until her recent retirement, according to a press release issued by the association.
Mrs. Greene joined the Alexandria-based NSBA in 1983.
"Brenda was an extraordinary leader on behalf of school board members and children, and a tireless advocate for healthy students and healthy schools," said the organization’s Executive Director, Anne L. Bryant. "Starting more than three decades ago, she raised the issues few were willing to even discuss, such as HIV/AIDS, teen pregnancy, and tobacco use. Her presence will be missed."
According to a funeral notice by Jefferson Funeral Chapel in Falls Church, Greene leaves behind her husband Leon “Lee” Greene and children Nora Zanger and stepchildren Howard Greene, Robert Greene and Elizabeth Westendorf.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Capital Caring, Attn: Philanthropy Dept. 2900 Telestar Court. Falls Church, Va. 22042. Her funeral service was held on Sunday, Feb. 5.