Appendix A
Committee Biographies

Jacqueline Michel (Chair)

Research Planning, Inc.

Jacqueline Michel received her Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in Geochemistry in 1980. Currently, Dr. Michel is the President of Research Planning, Inc. Dr. Michel is an expert in oil and chemical response and contingency planning. She has been the program manager providing specific support to NOAA’s Hazardous Materials Response and Assessment Division since 1978. Dr. Michel is a member of the Committee on Oil in the Sea: Inputs, Fates, and Effects and was a member on the Committee on Marine Transportation of Heavy Oil.

Jack Anderson

Columbia Analytical Services

Jack Anderson received his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California, Irvine in 1969. Currently, Dr. Anderson is a Principal Scientist in the Technology Department at Columbia Analytical Services, Inc. Dr. Anderson has over 29 years of experience investigating the fate and effects of petroleum hydrocarbons and other pollutants on the marine environment and marine organisms. Dr. Anderson has published numerous papers, book chapters and books on the effects of contaminants on marine organisms, and has also developed a new method of testing toxic and carcinogenic compounds in samples of water, tissue, soil and sediments.



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Spills of Emulsified Fuels: Risks and Response Appendix A Committee Biographies Jacqueline Michel (Chair) Research Planning, Inc. Jacqueline Michel received her Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in Geochemistry in 1980. Currently, Dr. Michel is the President of Research Planning, Inc. Dr. Michel is an expert in oil and chemical response and contingency planning. She has been the program manager providing specific support to NOAA’s Hazardous Materials Response and Assessment Division since 1978. Dr. Michel is a member of the Committee on Oil in the Sea: Inputs, Fates, and Effects and was a member on the Committee on Marine Transportation of Heavy Oil. Jack Anderson Columbia Analytical Services Jack Anderson received his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California, Irvine in 1969. Currently, Dr. Anderson is a Principal Scientist in the Technology Department at Columbia Analytical Services, Inc. Dr. Anderson has over 29 years of experience investigating the fate and effects of petroleum hydrocarbons and other pollutants on the marine environment and marine organisms. Dr. Anderson has published numerous papers, book chapters and books on the effects of contaminants on marine organisms, and has also developed a new method of testing toxic and carcinogenic compounds in samples of water, tissue, soil and sediments.

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Spills of Emulsified Fuels: Risks and Response Charles F. Bryan U.S. Geological Survey and Louisiana State University Fred Bryan received his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Louisville. Currently, Dr. Bryan is a Leader in the Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit of the U.S. Geological Survey/Biological Resources Division at Louisiana State University. Dr. Bryan specializes in synoptic surveys on water quality, plankton, benthic invertebrates, and larval and adult fishes in the lower Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers, and the northern Gulf of Mexico. William Lehr National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration William Lehr received his Ph.D. in Physics from Washington State University in 1976. Dr. Lehr was formerly Spill Response Group Leader and is presently Staff Senior Scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hazardous Materials Response Division (NOAA/HAZMAT). Dr. Lehr is an expert in the fate and behavior of oil spills, being past chairman on the International Oil Weathering Committee and author of computer models and many publications on this subject. Dr. Lehr provided technical consultation for a joint NOAA/ HAZMAT and U.S. Coast Guard research project into tanker leakage rate for heavy oils, including Orimulsion®. Malcolm MacKinnon III MSCL RAdm. Malcolm MacKinnon III, U.S. Navy, Retired, received his M.S. in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from MIT in 1961. He is currently the President of MSCL, Inc. RAdm. MacKinnon is an NAE Member, serves on the Marine Board and was a member on several NRC committees, i.e., Committee for Naval Hydromechanics Science and Technology and Committee on Marine Transportation of Heavy Oil. James R. Payne Payne Environmental Consultants, Inc. James R. Payne received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1974. Currently, Dr. Payne is the President of Payne Environmental Consultants, Inc., which specializes in oil and chemical pollution studies for government and industry. Over the twenty-five years of his professional career, Dr. Payne has been involved in numerous projects dealing with marine-and-water pollution issues. Dr. Payne was a member of the NRC Committee on Effectiveness of Oil Spill Dispersants.

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Spills of Emulsified Fuels: Risks and Response Gary A. Reiter Westcliffe Environmental Management Gary Reiter received his M.A. in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Southern Colorado. He has worked in the pollution response field for the past twenty-five years. In 1991, he retired as a Commander from the U.S. Coast Guard with the majority of his time spent in its Marine Environmental Response Program. He served as both an Executive Officer and a Commanding Officer of the Pacific Strike Team and as an Assistant Branch Chief of the Pollution Response Branch of the U.S. Coast Guard. Since retiring he has worked in industry as a Response Manager for BHP Petroleum, Executive Vice President of O’Brien’s Oil Pollution Service, and for the past four years has served as President of his own firm - Westcliffe Environmental Management, Inc. John N. Sacco New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection John Sacco received his M.S. in Ecology from North Carolina State University in 1989. Currently, Mr. Sacco is the natural resource damage assessment coordinator for the Office of National Resource Restoration at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Mr. Sacco has 13 years of experience in the ecological risk and natural resource damage aspects of environmental regulations. Mr. Sacco has responded to over 30 oil spills and chemical discharges. Part of his duties included coordinating field and laboratory data collection and analysis, negotiating damage settlements with responsible parties, and overseeing restoration of injured resources.