over 125 conference presentations. In 2004, she was honored with the Society of Women Engineers Distinguished Engineering Educator Award. Dr. Lighty has served previously on the National Research Council Committee on Technologies for Cleanup of Mixed Wastes in the DOE Weapons Complex.
James P. Pastorick is president of UXO Pro, Inc., a technical consulting firm in Alexandria, Virginia, that specializes in providing technical support to state regulators in munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) project planning, management, and quality control, including chemical warfare material MEC. Since retiring from the U.S. Navy as a diving officer and explosive ordnance disposal technician, he has worked for over 20 years in managing MEC investigation and removal projects. He is certified by the American Society for Quality as a manager of quality and organizational excellence (CMQ/OE). Mr. Pastorick has served on several National Research Council committees: the Committee to Review Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives Program Detonation Devices, the Committee on Review and Evaluation of International Technologies for the Destruction of Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel, the Committee on Review and Assessment of the Army Non-Stockpile Chemical Demilitarization Program: Pine Bluff, the Committee for Review and Assessment of the Army Non-Stockpile Chemical Demilitarization Program: Workplace Monitoring, and the Committee for the Review and Evaluation of the Army Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Disposal Program.
Jean D. Reed is a consultant and Distinguished Research Fellow of the National Defense University’s Center for Technology and National Security Policy, where he focuses on chemical–biological defense and the integration of research and development and national security policy. He is also a senior fellow of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. He received a B.S. and an M.S. in physics from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s of military art and science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He did postgraduate studies in physics at Georgtown University. He is a graduate of the Army War College and the National War College and was a chief of staff Army fellow at the Army’s Strategic Studies Institute. Appointed to the Senior Executive Service in December 2005, Mr. Reed served as deputy assistant to the secretary of defense (DATSD; Chemical Biological Defense–Chemical Demilitarization) in the Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Chemical and Biological Matters until April 2010. He exercised overall oversight, coordination, and integration of all aspects of the Department of Defense chemical and biological medical and nonmedical defense program, which totaled about $1.5 billion a year, and of the program for destruction of the U.S. stockpile of lethal chemical agents and munitions, which also totaled about $1.5 billion a year. Before assuming his position as DATSD, Mr. Reed served for 15 years as a professional staff member of the Committee on the Armed Services in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he had principal staff responsiblility for oversight of the Department of the Navy research and development program, defensewide science and technology, and selected programs of other military services and defense agencies, including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; the Defense Threat Reduction Agency; joint experimentation, test, and evaluation; and chemical demilitarization and chemical–biological defense.
William R. Rhyne is a retired risk and safety analysis consultant to the nuclear, chemical, and transportation industries, He has over 30 years of experience associated with nuclear and chemical processing facilities and with the transportation of hazardous materials. From 1984 to 1987, he was the project manager and principal investigator for a probabilistic analysis of transporting obsolete chemical munitions. From 1997 to 2002, he was a member of the National Research Council Committees for the Review and Evaluation of Alternative Technologies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons I and II. More recently, he has served on committees examining chemical stockpile secondary waste issues. Dr. Rhyne is the author or a coauthor of numerous publications on nuclear and chemical safety and risk analysis and is the author of Hazardous Materials Transportation Risk Analysis: Quantitative Approaches for Truck and Train. He received a B.S. in nuclear engineering from the University of Tennessee and an M.S. and a D.Sc. in nuclear engineering from the University of Virginia.
Tiffany N. Thomas is an environmental consultant for Tetra Tech, Inc. She has extensive experience in designing and executing novel scientific research in atmospheric chemistry, environmental geochemistry, and materials science– crystal growth chemistry. She has multiple publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presentations at various international academic conferences. For the last 5 years, she has worked for Tetra Tech on various projects, including multiple Department of Defense (DOD) sites contaminated by chemical materiel and explosives, geochemical modeling of metals releases from mining sites, and optimization of chlorinated-solvent treatment. She received her Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of California, Davis and her B.S. in environmental chemistry from Northern Arizona University. Dr. Thomas has worked with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Savannah River National Laboratory, the Department of Energy, DOD, and multiple state and local agencies.
William J. Walsh is an attorney in the Washington, D.C., office of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Before joining Pepper Hamilton, he was section chief in the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Enforcement. His legal experience includes environmental regulatory advice and advocacy and