Federal 100: Anjella Vargas-Rosales
Senior Management Official
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The last piece of CDC’s strategy for providing the U.S. population with essential vaccines is now in place, thanks to Anjella Vargas-Rosales' management of a large and highly complex IT development.
The VTrckS system, which went live in December 2010, replaced a number of lumbering legacy systems and now allows for Web-based ordering of vaccines, which will strengthen the nation’s response to situations such as flu pandemics and provide an assured supply for child immunizations.
Vargas-Rosales had to bring all her management, communication and creative skills to bear to develop and complete a highly risky project. What’s more, she brought it in on time and within budget.
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Brian Robinson is a freelance writer based in Portland, Ore.