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1 SHORT BIOGRAPHY ALAN P. NELSON is a Senior Project Manager in the Nuclear Generation Division of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). NEI serves as the industry’s principal mechanism for conveying industry’s views, concerns, and policies to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and other government agencies as appropriate. Mr. Nelson is responsible for issues relating to decommissioning, dry cask storage, and emergency planning. Mr. Nelson graduated magna cum laude from Manhattan College with a B.S. degree in radiological and health sciences. He is a guest lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health. Previous work experience for Mr. Nelson includes six years as a Senior Program Manager in the Emergency Preparedness Department of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, two years at New York Power Authority, five years at Long Island Lighting Company, and three years at Consolidated Edison Company. ARTHUR SHANKS has a Masters of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the University of New Mexico, Masters of Science in Explosive Engineering with emphasis in Nuclear Weapons from New Mexico Technical Institute. Mr. Shanks is also a Certified Health Physicist, and has worked in Radiation Protection in a variety of specialties for more than 14 years. He has extensive experience in radiation measurement techniques, including field and laboratory measurement instruments as well as data interpretation. Mr. Shanks also has experience with conventional explosives, nuclear weapons, and effect of nuclear weapons. He is currently a manager of Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) Crisis and Consequence Management Department which responds to Nuclear/Radiological Emergencies and is the Chairman of the FRMAC Assessment Working Group. BERNICE W. ZAIDEL, Education Specialist, Emergency Management Institute, Emmitsburg, Maryland; began her current duties at the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) in May As an Education Specialist, she is responsible for the Radiological Training Series and the Management of Emergency Operations, Resource Management, and Performance and Needs Assessment in the Master Trainers Program. Formerly Ms. Zaidel served as the Training and Exercise Supervisor for the State of Missouri Emergency Management Agency; she was the Exercise Training Officer for the State for five years. Ms. Zaidel also was the Chief of Operations and Deputy Director for the Manatee County, Florida, Emergency Services Department during 1982 and Before this she was a regional contractor for FEMA Region V training and exercising in six States. She also held the position of Training Officer in Kentucky Department of Emergency Services from 1978–1980. Ms. Zaidel holds an M.S. in Geography and a B.A. in History from Western Kentucky University. CHARLES ADAMS, Environmental Manager, Florida Bureau of Radiation Control. Graduate of Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas with a degree in Chemistry. After graduation entered the Air Force and spent twenty years flying fighters. After retirement went to work for Pan American as a flight engineer and pilot until they folded. Went to work for the Florida Bureau of Radiation Control as a radiochemist and worked into my present job as manager of the Bureau’s emergency response program.

2 SHORT BIOGRAPHY CHARLES W. MILLER, Ph.D., Radiation Studies Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January He is currently Chief of the Radiation Studies Branch, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health. In this position, he develops goals and objectives that integrate organization and environmental public health programs on the potential effects of exposure to radiation and radiation- related health research, including providing leadership for the agency’s radiological emergency response and consequence management efforts. Previously, Dr. Miller worked with the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Anderson (Indiana) University. His primary area of expertise is the transport and dose assessment of radionuclides released to the atmosphere, and other facets of environmental radiological dose assessment. He has authored or coauthored over 100 journal articles, laboratory reports, and meeting papers. Dr. Miller is a member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, and he is a member of the Health Physics Society. Dr. Miller holds a B. S. in Physics/Math from Ball State University, a M. S. in Meteorology from the University of Michigan, and a Ph. D. in Bionucleonics (Health Physics) from Purdue University. COLLEEN TARA O’LAUGHLIN, Consequence Management / Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (CM / FRMAC) Program Manager; has worked for DOE/NNSA for 13 years the last 6 of which have been in the Homeland Security and Defense Division. She has participated in numerous radiological emergency response exercises and real world events. She is a member of all of the FRMAC Technical Advisory Groups: Health & Safety, Monitoring and Sampling, Laboratory Analysis, Assessment, and the Chairperson for both, the FRMAC Operations Technical Advisory Group and interagency FRMAC Mission Analysis Technical Advisory Group. CORINNE MACALUSO, serves as a Transportation Specialist in the Office of National Transportation, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM), U.S. Department of Energy. Ms. Macaluso has worked on the Program since 1989, on licensing issues with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, regulatory interpretation, and operational and institutional transportation planning. Prior to her employment with the Program, she worked as a consultant to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. She has over 20 years of regulatory and transportation experience. Ms. Macaluso continues to support the Program on issues related to the transportation of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. Her current areas of responsibility include emergency planning, coordination with other Federal agencies on emergency response training and general institutional support activities. Education: BS Biology, MS Environmental Science.

3 SHORT BIOGRAPHY W. CRAIG CONKLIN is Chief of the Nuclear and Chemical Hazards Branch within the Preparedness Division in the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate within the Department of Homeland Security. He is the national lead for both the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program and the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program. He is the current Chairman of the Federal Radiological Preparedness Coordinating Committee and is the Chair of the Consequence Management, Site Restoration, Clean up and Decontamination Subgroup of the Radiological Dispersal Device/Improvised Nuclear Device Working Group. Mr. Conklin has approximately twenty-five years of experience in emergency preparedness and response programs in the Navy nuclear propulsion program, the commercial nuclear power industry and the Federal government. Prior to joining FEMA, Mr. Conklin spent over twelve years with the Office of Radiation and Indoor Air at the Environmental Protection Agency where he served as Chief of the Risk Modeling and Emergency Response Branch, Director of the Center for Radiological Emergency Preparedness, Prevention and Response and Senior Policy Advisor for Emergency Response. He is one of the principal authors of the current Federal Radiological Emergency Response Plan. He has represented the United States at meetings of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. In addition to his nuclear emergency experience, he has been significantly involved in Continuity of Government and Continuity of Operations activities and counter-terrorism efforts. Mr. Conklin has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Virginia Tech and a Masters of Science Degree in Health Physics from Georgia Tech. DALE M. PETROFF is a Sr. Engineer with Washington Safety Management Solutions LLC (WSMS) in Aiken SC specializing in Emergency Preparedness and Security. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy. During his military service, he was a Nuclear Biological Chemical Warfare Defense Officer, a Battalion Intelligence Officer, and a Military Police Company Commander. Mr. Petroff has worked in radiation protection and emergency management programs at Commercial Nuclear Reactors and DOE Facilities. He has conducted accident analysis and consequence assessments of radioactive material and hazardous chemical accidents for a wide range of DOE activities. He has been involved in the development of radiological drills and exercises for over twenty years to include commercial reactors, DOE laboratories, DOE nuclear material processing facilities, transportation of radioactive material, and terrorism events. He has developed a methodology for determining radionuclide source terms during decontamination and dismantlement of DOE facilities. Mr. Petroff is a technical evaluator for the FEMA REP program. He is currently supporting the DOE in the development of emergency preparedness guidance for facilities that handle biological agents and toxins.

4 SHORT BIOGRAPHY DAVID S. BURGIN is Salem & Hope Creek’s Emergency Preparedness (EP) Manager. David holds a Masters in Public Relations from Rowan University & two (2) undergraduate B.A.s in Communication (Journalism) & Education (Secondary Education) from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University). David is also a graduate of the Southern New Jersey Leadership Institute at Rutgers University. In addition to 20 years of emergency preparedness experience & 4 years of public affairs (federal, state & local) experience, David’s professional affiliations include the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) Industry Representative, New Jersey State Police (NJ) Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Industry Representative, NJ Radiological Emergency Preparedness Standing Committee Member, NJ Emergency Preparedness Association (Board), Salem County Emergency Services Emergency Coordinators Group, Cumberland County Emergency Coordinators Group, PSEG Political Action Committee, Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) EP Working Group & Task Force, NEI Emergency Communications Training Working Group, and numerous others including Today’s Sunbeam Newspaper Partners Program, along with assisting PSEG’s Estuary Enhancement Program. David lives in Mantua Township, NJ where he has served on the Mantua Township Board of Education & Sewell School Based Planning Committee, and in other organizations. DR. DAVID LEAVER is a principal of Polestar Applied Technology, Inc. an engineering and consulting firm for the commercial nuclear industry and the Department of Energy. Dr. Leaver has a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. He was a commissioned officer in the Naval Nuclear Program, and has been involved in accident analysis and risk assessment work for the nuclear industry for over 25 years.

5 SHORT BIOGRAPHY DR. DAVID R. SIMPSON has over twenty years experience in various aspects of radiological emergency preparedness. After spending five years as a radiation safety engineer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dr. Simpson worked for twelve years with Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), where he frequently lectured for the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/ Training Site (REACT/TS), a Federally funded group within ORAU. The staff of REAC/TS are on 24 hour/day call for medical response to radiation accidents. Dr. Simpson served as lead health physicist for REAC/TS from After leaving ORAU for academic positions, Dr. Simpson continues to lecture for REAC/TS. His work with REAC/TS has included presentations to medical staff along the routes of transportation for radioactive materials being transported to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, presentations to emergency responders in cities that received the “Domestic Preparedness” training on weapons of mass destruction conducted by the Federal government, and lectures at the REAC/TS training facility for medical and health physics personnel on response to radiation events involving personnel exposure and/or injury. Dr. Simpson is one of nineteen Extramural Faculty currently used by REAC/TS for their classes. Dr. Simpson is Associate Professor in the Physics and Engineering Technology Department at Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg PA, where he teaches courses in health physics and radiation safety. GEZA MACSUGA, has 20 years of experience in Nuclear Engineering. In 1985 he joined the Budapest Atomic Energy Research Institute, and was involved in operation and reconstruction of the Budapest Research Reactor. In 1994 he joined the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (HAEA – the Hungarian Nuclear Regulatory Body), involving in licensing and periodic safety review of the Hungarian Nuclear Facilities, elaboration of Nuclear Safety Requirements for the Hungarian nuclear facilities, emergency preparedness. In 2004 he became the head of the Technical Department at the HAEA. Areas of responsibility include coordination of the R&D activities, nuclear safety assessment, training of HAEA inspectors, emergency preparedness and response.

6 SHORT BIOGRAPHY JOSEPH A. JONES is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff in the Environmental Decisions Department at Sandia National Laboratories with over 20 years experience primarily in radioactive materials management both nationally and internationally. He has recently published NUREG/CRs on evacuation analyses and evacuation time estimates and is currently leading an NRC effort in evaluation of protective action recommendations. Mr. Jones is also involved in homeland security projects dealing with radiological dispersal devices supporting consequence management and response activities. He has recently established the Radiological Source Registry and Tracking (RSRT) system for the Department of Energy (DOE) creating an inventory of high-risk radioactive sealed sources within DOE. Mr. Jones has managed a wide-range of projects throughout his career, including design and construction of radioactive waste processing facilities in the U.S. and Russia, and management of radioactive materials activities across the DOE complex. KATHLEEN “CASS” KAUFMAN has worked for the Los Angeles County Radiation Management program since 1980, & has been the Director of the program since She provides technical and administrative supervision for a staff of 19 people that inspects users of X-ray equipment and radioactive materials to verify compliance with State and federal regulations, and responds to emergency events. Los Angeles County has approximately 18,000 X-ray tubes, 325 radioactive materials licenses, and 215 mammography facilities. She is a Certified Radiologic Technologist, and holds a B.S. degree in Radiologic Sciences from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. KENNETH CHIN, has been with FEMA since 1988 most of it in the disaster programs until 2001 when he moved over to the Technical Hazards Programs in the National Preparedness Division. His duties and responsibilities are to manage the radiological and hazard materials programs for FEMA, Region IX. Prior to FEMA, Ken worked in the income maintenance field on both state and federal levels in positions with Social Security, AFDC, Food Stamps and Welfare/Work programs. Ken holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University with graduate studies at Rutgers and San Francisco State University.

7 SHORT BIOGRAPHY KENNETH L. MILLER, M.S., CHP, CMHP, is Professor of Radiology and Director, Division of Health Physics at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of the Pennsylvania State University in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Ken received his B.S. in Education with majors in Mathematics, Physics and General Science in 1965 from the Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. In 1970 he received his M.S. in Radiological Health at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is comprehensively certified in health physics by the American Board of Health Physics and in medical health physics by the American Board of Medical Physics. In 1971 he was appointed Director of Health Physics and Research Associate at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of Penn State University. Since moving to the Hershey Medical Center he has authored over 480 presentations, scientific exhibits and publications (including 11 books). In 1995 he was elected to the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (Reelected in 2001 for a second six year term) and is a member of Scientific Committee 46. He serves on numerous federal, state and local advisory committees and he is a member of various professional societies. In 1982 he received the Elda E. Anderson Award; in 1998, the Fellow Award; in 2004, the Founders Award from the Health Physics Society. From 1994 to 2000 he was Editor-in-Chief of Health Physics. Since 1998 he has been Editor-in-Chief of Operational Radiation Safety. LOU BRANDON, CHP, is the Nuclear Facilities Unit Chief within the Waste and Hazardous Materials Division of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). Mr. Brandon had been involved in the state radiation control programs since 1993 and has participated in FEMA evaluated drills and exercises every year since then. He has worked very closely with Michigan State Police, since 1999, focusing on emergency response for nuclear power plants. Before State service, Mr. Brandon taught physics and physical science at several high schools and at Ferris State University. His experience with radioactive materials began in 1977 when he worked as an engineer for Schlumberger Well Services performing down hole surveys on oil wells. Mr. Brandon holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in physics from Michigan State University and he is a Certified Health Physicist by the American Board of Health Physics. MICHAEL GINN is an Emergency Planning Coordinator at Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant. Mike has over 20 years of experience working in the nuclear energy industry including 15 years in Emergency Preparedness. He has also served in various public safety areas for a number of years, as a volunteer with the American Red Cross, as an Auxiliary Officer with the State Highway Patrol and as a volunteer firefighter serving his community. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.

8 SHORT BIOGRAPHY MICHAEL E. HENRY began his career in radiation protection almost 35 years ago at Gamma Industries in Baton Rouge, La., where he served as marketing manager and radiation safety officer. The company specialized in the manufacture of industrial radiography exposure devices and encapsulation of sealed radioactive sources for the nondestructive testing industry. He then became one of the founders of Source Production and Equipment Co, Inc. in Kenner, LA, gaining experience in the construction of hot cells, ventilation and filtration systems, and QA programs. As Vice President and Radiation Safety Officer, he taught radiography safety training and offered source retrieval services. After about 8 years, Mr. Henry left to assume the duties of radiation safety officer with a nondestructive testing company, specializing in offshore pipeline crawler radiography. In 1987, Mr. Henry joined the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s Nuclear Energy Division. As a regulator, he has served in all aspects of radiation protection, including inspection, enforcement, licensing, and emergency response. He presently serves as Senior Environmental Scientist in the newly formed Emergency and Radiation Services Division, where he serves as public information officer for radiological events. He is Louisiana’s commissioner to the Central Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact; he also is the state’s representative on the Southern States Energy Board, and the State Liaison Officer for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. NADER L. MAMISH serves as the Director, Emergency Preparedness Directorate, Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). His Directorate is responsible for developing emergency preparedness policies, regulations, programs, and guidelines for both currently licensed nuclear power plants and potential new nuclear power plants. Mr. Mamish joined the NRC in 1992 as a Reactor Radiation Specialist in the former NRC Region V. Since that time, Mr. Mamish has held a number of technical and management positions including Senior Enforcement Specialist, Office of Enforcement; Regional Coordinator, Office of the Executive Director for Operations; Chief, Operations Section, Incident Response Operations; and Chief, Coordination Section, Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response. Prior to joining the NRC, Mr. Mamish worked at several nuclear power plants in a variety of positions including Supervisor, Health Physics Operations, Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point Nuclear Station; and Supervisor, Dosimetry Laboratory, Yankee Atomic Electric Company. Mr. Mamish earned a B.S. degree in Health Physics and an M.S. degree in Radiological Sciences and Protection both from the University of Massachusetts. ONALEE GRADY-ERICKSON is a senior radiological emergency preparedness planner for the Department of Public Safety’s division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Her project areas include: coordinating responses from public information officers, State Patrol, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and school districts within the 10 mile emergency planning zone surrounding each nuclear generating plant; planning and logistics of stockpiling and distributing potassium iodide; and developing the radiological geographic information system. Onalee has worked as a consultant in state and local government for over twelve years. She has a degree in biology from the College of St. Benedict.

9 SHORT BIOGRAPHY PATRICK MULLIGAN has been employed by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection in the Radiation Protection and Release Prevention Program since He is assigned to the Nuclear Emergency Preparedness Section (NEPS) of the Bureau of Nuclear Engineering. His primary responsibilities include plan review and revision, nuclear exercise development, maintaining nuclear emergency facilities, training state, county and local nuclear emergency responders, and reviewing and commenting on federal and industry guidance documents. He also provides technical assistance for the NJOEM for the review and revision of the state’s plan, procedures, and training program. Pat is the lead trainer within the state for radiation and health physics related topics. Mr. Mulligan holds an Associates Degree in Radiological Technology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiation Physics from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Prior to coming to the state, Pat served as a member of the Fairleigh Dickinson University faculty, teaching courses in Biomedical Ethics, Radiation Physics, and Radiographic Anatomy. As part of his continuing education, Pat has attended courses and seminars on Power Plant Operations, Emergency Management, Incident Response, and a host of technical training courses related to radiological accident assessment, environmental monitoring, and health physics. He is currently the Chair of the Council of Radiation Program Director’ Committee on emergency Response Planning. He also serves as an advisor to several federal committees working on reviewing and revising both regulation and guidance for REP programs. RHONDA HOPKINS is a Senior Scientist with the Remote Sensing Laboratory at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. She has been a member of the Department of Energy's Nuclear/Radiological Emergency Response teams for over 13 years. These teams include the Aerial Measuring System (AMS), Accident Response Group (ARG), Nuclear Emergency Search Team (NEST), and Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC). She has been the lead planner on several full field exercises including Handshake I, Display Select, and most recently Operation Synergy in southern California, Summer She is currently working for Bechtel Nevada as the manager of the Project Execution Section and as the Task Lead for the Nuclear Nonproliferation Second Line of Defense activities. ROBERT AUGDAHL has 15 years of experience in the field of operational health physics at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) and is currently a team captain for Region 7, Team 3 Radiological Assistance Program (RAP). Bob also serves as an Operations Specialist and Field Team Supervisor for the Federal Radiological Management and Assessment Center response team. Duties at NTS have included radiological control technician (RCT), RCT and radiological operations supervisor, radiological training coordinator and sealed source program administrator.

10 SHORT BIOGRAPHY RONALD G. FRAASS is currently the Director of EPA’s National Air and Radiation Environmental Laboratory in Montgomery, Alabama. He recently assumed this position after serving as the Executive Director of the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors. His prior professional experience includes ten years with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and twenty years with the United States Air Force. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, and a Master of Science degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology. TRACEY VARDAS is currently an emergency Services Coordinator for San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Service where she is responsible for coordinating drills and exercises related to the Diablo Canyon Power Plant and providing training to a variety of county departments on their role in a Nuclear Power Plant incident. Most recently, in December 2004, she was involved with a federally evaluated three-day plume/ingestion pathway exercise. Prior to transferring to County OES she managed the Bioterrorism Program for the County Public Health Department. Before relocating to San Luis Obispo County in 2003 Tracey was the manager of the Hazardous Materials Unit for the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) in California, where she oversaw multiple hazardous materials related projects for OES, including the, California Accidental Release Protection Program, the Hazardous Materials Business Plan program and the Spill Notification program. Tracey received her B.S. degree in Environmental Toxicology from the University of California at Davis in Her first job out of college was with Pharmavite Corporation; the makers of Nature Made vitamins, as an Environmental Specialist in charge of business and chemical safety plan development. WENDY C. SWYGERT is a Senior Technical Specialist with Washington Safety Management Solutions LLC (WSMS) in Aiken SC specializing in Emergency Management and Hazard Analysis. She is a graduate of Clemson University. Ms. Swygert is an evaluator for the FEMA REP program. She has participated in the development of numerous radiological and chemical emergency response drills and exercises. Ms. Swygert has developed Emergency Preparedness Hazards Assessments for a number of DOE nuclear and chemical facilities at the DOE’s Savannah River Site. Ms. Swygert also developed consequence assessments (radiological and chemical) for facilities at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. She has conducted accident analysis and consequence assessments of radioactive material and hazardous chemical accidents for a wide range of activities to include terrorism (RDD’s), hazardous waste management, transportation, and decommissioning. Ms. Swygert recently participated as an evaluator in a Weapon of Mass Destruction Exercise conducted by the State of South Carolina and a Bioterrorism exercise conducted by the State of North Carolina. Ms. Swygert is currently supporting the DOE in the development of emergency preparedness guidance for facilities that handle biological agents and toxins.


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