Unit (SMU), including Sandia’s strategic initiative on nuclear security. This initiative focuses on all aspects of nuclear security including nonproliferation, technology support to arms control activity, global nuclear security and threat reduction, nuclear asset protection and detection and response to weapons of mass destruction. Most recently the director of Homeland Security and Defense Systems at Sandia’s Livermore, Calif., site, she has been with Sandia for more than 25 years. She has served as Sandia’s director of materials and engineering sciences, where she was responsible for materials research and development and microsystem fabrication and performance. Over the course of her Sandia career, she has also been actively engaged with nanoscience research, hydrogen storage, solar energy research, mechanical component design, thermal analysis and microfluidics. Jill is a member of the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology of the National Academies.
Dr. Anna Johnson-Winegar served as the deputy assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Chemical and Biological Defense Programs) from 1999 until her retirement in 2003. She acted as the single focal-point within the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) responsible for oversight, coordination, and integration of the chemical/biological (CB) defense, counterproliferation support, chemical demilitarization, and Assembled Chemical Weapons Assessment (ACWA) programs. She represented the Department of Defense on multiple interagency and international groups addressing chemical and biological issues. She provided Congressional testimony on numerous occasions during this time. She also participated as a biological weapons inspector in Iraq for the United Nations under UNSCOM. In 1998, she received the lifetime achievement award from Women in Science and Engineering. Upon her retirement from civil service, she received the Department of Defense Meritorious Service Award (with bronze palm), Presidential Rank Award as a Meritorious Executive in the Senior Executive Service, the gold medal from the National Defense Industrial Association, and numerous other recognitions. In 2006 she received the Distinguished Alumna Award from Hood College, her alma mater. She currently is engaged in private consulting work for industry, academic, and government clients.
Dr. Charles E. Kolb is the president and chief executive officer of Aerodyne Research, Inc. He joined Aerodyne as a senior research scientist in 1971. At Aerodyne, his personal areas of research have included atmospheric and environmental chemistry, combustion chemistry, and the chemical physics of rocket and aircraft exhaust plumes. In the area of atmospheric and environmental chemistry, Dr. Kolb initiated Aerodyne’s programs to develop and utilize tunable infrared laser spectrometers and aerosol