Appendix C

Biographical Data on Workshop Participants



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Building Consensus Through Risk Assessment and Management of the Department of Energy's Environmental Remediation Program Appendix C Biographical Data on Workshop Participants

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Building Consensus Through Risk Assessment and Management of the Department of Energy's Environmental Remediation Program Appendix C Biographical Data on Workshop Participants Elizabeth Averill is director of the Nuclear Workers Project for the Alice Hamilton College of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union. Formerly, she was director of health policy, research, and programs for the Workplace Health Fund, and served as an advisor to the Oak Ridge Y-12 Beryllium Worker Surveillance Program. She received her R.N. and M.S. in Nursing from Yale University. Mark M. Bashor is associate administrator for federal programs with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), U.S. Public Health Service. In this capacity, he has overall responsibility for ATSDR 's environmental public-health programs at federal hazardous-waste sites. He has a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Lewis R. Bendebaugh is director of the Site Engineering and Screening Division of the Bureau of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and is responsible for South Carolina's Superfund program. He formerly directed the bureau's enforcement

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Building Consensus Through Risk Assessment and Management of the Department of Energy's Environmental Remediation Program program. His educational background is in business and public administration. Robert L. Benedetti is EG&G, Inc., associate general manager for environmental restoration management at the Department of Energy Rocky Flats Plant, which encompasses the cleanup of 16 operable units. Formerly, he held positions with other companies that managed projects at Hanford and the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. He has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri. David Bennett is acting director of the Hazardous Site Control Division, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response (Superfund) of the Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. He leads the part of the Superfund program responsible for cleanup activities, site coordination, community involvement, and their improvement. Previously, he led Superfund 's human-health and ecological risk-assessment activities. He holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University in bioinorganic chemistry. Norman C. Boyter is vice president and general manager of the Solid Waste and Environmental Restoration Division for Westinghouse Savannah River Company. He is responsible for waste-management and environmental-restoration activities at the Department of Energy Savannah River Site. His academic background is in nuclear engineering. Patricia Buffler is dean of the School of Public Health and professor of public health and epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research activities have involved studies of a number of environmental agents to which communities are exposed and the effects of these agents on human health. She is president of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology. She received her Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Building Consensus Through Risk Assessment and Management of the Department of Energy's Environmental Remediation Program Marshall E. Drummond is president of Eastern Washington University. He has chaired several public advisory groups, including the Hanford Tank Waste Task Force and the Hanford Future Site Use Working Group. He received his doctor of education degree from the University of San Francisco. Bernard D. Goldstein is director of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, a joint program of Rutgers University and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He also chairs the Department of Environmental and Community Medicine at UMDNJ. From 1983 to 1985, he was assistant administrator for research and development at the Environmental Protection Agency. He is a physician and a member of the Institute of Medicine. Leonard D. Hamilton is head of the Biomedical and Environmental Assessment Group at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, an interdisciplinary group that assesses the health and environmental effects of environmental hazards. He is leading a collaborative effort on risk assessment at DOE sites. He is a physician and received his medical degree from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. in experimental pathology and hematology from the University of Cambridge. James O. Honeyman is manager for strategic planning and systems integration in the tank-waste remediation system for Westinghouse Hanford. In this position, he is responsible for the overall management and direction of long-term planning, strategic planning, and systems engineering and analysis for the tank-waste remediation system. His educational background is in chemical engineering. Ralph Hutchinson is coordinator for the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance, and pastor of Bethel Presbyterian Church in Dandridge, Tenn. He has served on the Oak Ridge Health

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Building Consensus Through Risk Assessment and Management of the Department of Energy's Environmental Remediation Program Agreement Steering Panel for the state of Tennessee, the Federal Facilities Environmental Restoration Dialogue Committee, and the Coordinating Committee of the Military Production Network. He received is D. Min. from Union Seminary in Richmond, Va. Joseph King is city manager of Richland, Wash., one of the Manhattan Project 's three “Atomic Energy Communities.” Formerly, he worked for the city of Oak Ridge, Tenn., where he coordinated a task force on the Department of Energy (DOE) proposed monitored retrievable storage facility. He is past chairman and current board member of the Energy Communities Alliance, a national coalition of a dozen local governments affected by DOE facilities. He has served on several public advisory committees related to nuclear-waste management. Mildred McClain is executive director of Citizens for Environmental Justice in Savannah, Ga. In addition, she is a senior consultant for Educational Enterprises providing advice to schools, organizations, businesses and national campaigns in the areas of organizational development, community development, grassroots organizing, crisis intervention, program planning, and many other areas. She is a former high school teacher and has directed community organizations on a variety of social issues. She received her doctorate of education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Daniel S. Miller is first assistant attorney general with the Colorado Department of Law in Denver, where he supervises the hazardous-waste and solid-waste unit, representing it on all RCRA, CERCLA, and solid-waste matters. He has expertise in environmental compliance at federal facilities, including Rocky Flats and Rocky Mountain Arsenal. He received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley. John B. Moran is director of occupational safety and health of the

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Building Consensus Through Risk Assessment and Management of the Department of Energy's Environmental Remediation Program Laborers Health and Safety Fund of North America. Formerly, he held positions at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and was director of the division of safety research at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. He is a co-chair of the EPA-Department of Labor Superfund Task Force and a member of EPA's Federal Facility Environmental Restoration Dialogue committee. His background is in engineering. Robert H. Neill is director of New Mexico's Environmental Evaluation Group, which performs independent evaluations of the health and environmental impacts of the WIPP Project in New Mexico. Previously, he served in the Bureau of Radiological Health of the U.S. Public Health Service. He has served on a number of advisory panels related to nuclear-waste disposal. Lance E. Nielsen is chief of the Remediation Bureau of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. He is a member of the Superfund co-implementation task force of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials, has led state negotiations for the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory federal-facility agreement, and has implemented that agreement over the last 2 years. His educational background is in forest-resources management. Gilbert S. Omenn is professor of medicine and of environmental health and dean of the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a director of Rohm & Haas. His Ph.D. in genetics is from the University of Washington. Glenn Paulson is research professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. The first chairman of the Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Advisory Committee, he has served on Office of Technology

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Building Consensus Through Risk Assessment and Management of the Department of Energy's Environmental Remediation Program Assessment advisory panels on radioactive waste and the DOE cleanup program and has held top management positions in state government and nonprofit environmental organizations. He has also been directly involved in the assessment and cleanup of some 100 superfund sites. He has a Ph.D. in environmental sciences and ecology from the Rockefeller University. Mary Riveland is director of the Washington State Department of Ecology, the state 's primary environmental agency for management and protection of air, land, and water resources. Previously, she directed several other state agencies. Randall F. Smith is director of the Hazardous Waste Division of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 10, Seattle, where he is responsible for Superfund and RCRA implementation in the Pacific Northwest. In 1989, he led EPA's negotiations for the 30-year cleanup of the Department of Energy's Hanford site. Before joining EPA, he worked for 4 years on problems of nuclear-waste disposal for Battelle. He has a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard. Mervyn L. Tano is general council and senior environmental programs manager for the Council of Energy Resource Tribes based in Denver, Colo. In this position, he advises and assists tribes on high-level radioactive-waste issues, including community relations; legal, administrative, and technical system requirements; and environmental, health, and safety implications. He also advises the Department of Energy and nuclear-negotiation officials on tribal jurisdictional issues related to high-level waste management and transportation. He received his law degree from Brigham Young University. Robert G. Thomas is a consultant to Argonne National Laboratory. Beginning in 1973, he held a variety of radiobiology positions at Argonne and Los Alamos National Laboratories before retiring

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Building Consensus Through Risk Assessment and Management of the Department of Energy's Environmental Remediation Program as program coordinator for the environmental research division at Argonne in 1993. He chaired the task group on biological effects of radiation on the lung for the International Commission for Radiological Protection, and was a member of the OSTP Committee on Interagency Radiation Research and Policy Coordination. He received his Ph.D. in radiation biology form the University of Rochester. Curtis C. Travis is director of the Center for Risk Management at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He recently chaired an Office of Science and Technology Policy task force on risk analysis in federal agencies, and he has served on numerous scientific advisory boards related to environmental and risk issues. His Ph.D. is in applied mathematics form the University of California, Davis. Victoria J. Tschinkel is senior consultant for environmental issues at the law firm of Landers and Parsons in Tallahassee, Fla. From 1981 to 1987, she was secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation, serving as the agency's chief administrative and policy officer. Currently, she is a member of the board of directors of Phillips Petroleum Company, the German Marshall Fund, Resources for the Future, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, and the National Commission on the Environment. She has been on numerous national advisory councils, including the National Environmental Enforcement Council and the Energy Research Advisory Board. Chris Whipple is vice president of ICF Kaiser Engineers in its Oakland, Calif., office, where he conducts risk assessments for both private clients and government agencies. He has served as technical manager for environmental-risk analysis at the Electric Power Research Institute and has served on numerous committees dealing with health and ecological effects and risk perception and communication. He holds a Ph.D. in engineering science from the California Institute of Technology.

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