JILL DAHLBURG, Co-Chair, is superintendent of the Space Science Division at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). In this Senior Executive Service position she leads conception, planning, and execution of space science research and development programs toward assuring robust access to space-based capabilities. Dr. Dahlburg served as NRL Senior Scientist for Science Applications from June 2003 to December 2007, with a focus on the highly multidisciplinary area of distributed autonomous systems. From 2001 to mid-2003, she left NRL to work for General Atomics (GA) in San Diego as the GA director of the Division of Inertial Fusion Technology and co-director of the Theory and Computing Center. Dr. Dahlburg began her federal career at NRL in 1985 as a research physicist investigating laser-matter interactions and radiation transport hydrodynamics. She holds a B.A. in liberal arts (1978) from St. John’s College in Annapolis and an M.S. in physics (1980) and a Ph.D. in plasma physics (1985) from William & Mary. Dr. Dahlburg is a fellow of the American Physical Society.
ROBERT SHEA, Co-Chair, is a principal at Grant Thornton LLP, an accounting and consulting firm. He is past chair of the National Academy of Public Administration and a member of the Commission on Evidence-based Policymaking. Before joining Grant Thornton, he was with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as associate director for administration and government performance, associate director for management, and counsel to the controller. Previously, he served as counsel to the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, legislative director in the Office of Representative Pete Sessions, and special assistant/professional staff member for the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight.
ELIZABETH CANTWELL is vice president for research development at Arizona State University and professor of practice in its School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy. She was previously the director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) Economic Development and Engineering Mission Development Offices and, before that, deputy associate laboratory director for the National Security Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Prior to joining Oak Ridge, Dr. Cantwell was the division leader for the International, Space, and Response Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Her career began in building life support systems for human spaceflight missions with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). She received an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.B.A. in finance from Wharton School, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
KEITH A. COLEMAN is currently assigned as a special project manager in Boeing Phantom Works working advanced weapon development. He has worked in the Boeing Military Aircraft production and Phantom Works advanced design organizations working production and prototype fighter and unmanned air vehicle aircraft and weapon systems for over 31 years. He was previously assigned as the division chief engineer for Boeing’s cruise missile systems and direct attack weapons within Boeing Defense Systems. Mr. Coleman recently worked in Boeing’s Special Pursuits Cell designing and building a special purpose Tier 2 class unmanned air vehicle. He was also the program manager for the Office of the Secretary of Defense Counter Electronics High Powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project Joint
Capability Technology Demonstration resulting in the world’s first successful air launched high power microwave cruise missile.
DONA L. CRAWFORD recently retired as associate director for computation at LLNL, where she was responsible for the development and deployment of an integrated computing environment for petascale simulations of complex physical phenomena. This environment includes high-performance computers, scientific visualization facilities, high-performance storage systems, network connectivity, multiresolution data analysis, mathematical models, scalable numerical algorithms, computer applications, and necessary services to enable laboratory mission goals and scientific discovery through simulation. Prior to her LLNL appointment in July 2001, Ms. Crawford had been with Sandia National Laboratories since 1976, serving on many leadership projects, including the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative, the Nuclear Weapons Policy Board, and the Nuclear Weapons Strategic Business Unit.
MARTIN C. FAGA is a retired president and chief executive officer of the MITRE Corporation. As a federally funded research and development center, MITRE’s governance has parallels with the governance of National Nuclear Security Administration facilities. Before joining MITRE, Mr. Faga served from 1989 until 1993 as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space, where he was responsible for overall supervision of Air Force space matters. At the same time, he served as director of the National Reconnaissance Office, responsible to the Secretary of Defense and the Director of Central Intelligence for the development, acquisition, and operation of all U.S. satellite reconnaissance programs. Mr. Faga is a member of the board of directors of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He served from 2006 to 2009 on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.
PAUL A. FLEURY is the Frederick William Beinecke Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Physics at Yale University. He is the founding director of the Yale Institute for Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering. He served as dean of engineering at Yale from 2000 until 2008. Prior to joining Yale, Dr. Fleury was dean of the School of Engineering at the University of New Mexico from January 1996, following 30 years at AT&T Bell Laboratories. At Bell Laboratories, he was director of three different research divisions covering physics, materials, and materials processing research between 1979 and 1996. During 1992 and 1993 he was vice president for research and exploratory technology at Sandia National Laboratories. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.
DAVID GRAHAM is deputy division director in the Strategy, Forces, and Resources Division at the Institute of Defense Analyses (IDA). Since 1995, Graham has led several dozen studies addressing post-Cold War national security roles, responsibilities, and organizations for a variety of sponsors. His work on the Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapons complex includes coauthoring IDA’s 1996 “120-Day Study” of the organization and management of the Nuclear Weapons Program; participating in Admiral Hank Chiles’1999 Presidential Commission on Nuclear Expertise; co-authoring the Chiles’ studies of DOE security in the early 2000s; and serving as a member of the 2008 Defense Science Board Panel on nuclear deterrence skills. Graham served for four years (1999-2003) as the IDA study lead for the Panel to Assess the Reliability, Safety, and Security of the U.S. Nuclear Stockpile (the “Foster Panel”). In 2013-2014, he served as the executive director for the congressionally mandated Augustine-Mies Panel and assisted in preparing their 2014 report and testimony. Most recently, Graham led a congressionally mandated study on the management of security operations at DOE’s Category I nuclear sites.
WILLIAM MADIA is a vice president at Stanford University and chairman of the board of overseers for the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Until 2008, he was in charge of the Battelle Memorial Institute’s Laboratory Operations business, including the management or co-management of five DOE
national laboratories: PNNL, Brookhaven, Idaho, ORNL, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Department of Homeland Security National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center. Previously, he served as the director of ORNL from 2000 to 2003 and, before that, of the PNNL. Before leading those national laboratories, Dr. Madia was the director of the Battelle Columbus Laboratories and president of Battelle Technology International, with major laboratories across Europe.
KATHLEEN A. PEROFF is president of Peroff and Associates and former deputy associate director of OMB’s National Security Division. In that position, she served as OMB’s senior career official responsible for the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, the intelligence community, and DOE’s nuclear weapons programs. She is a recognized expert in the field of national security budgetary and fiscal policy. Her previous positions with OMB include deputy associate director for Energy, Space, Science, and Water Division (responsible for DOE, NASA, and the National Science Foundation) and positions with the Housing Branch and the Division of Special Studies. Prior to joining OMB, she served as a deputy division director and visiting university fellow in Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Policy Development and Research and as assistant professor of political science and public policy at the University of Maryland.
BARBARA ROMZEK is dean of American University’s School of Public Affairs and a professor of public administration and policy. Before joining American University, she held faculty and senior leadership positions at the University of Kansas, the last being interim senior vice provost for academic affairs. Dr. Romzek is recognized for her expertise in the area of public management and accountability with emphases on government reform, contracting, and network service delivery. Building on her research on formal accountability structures and processes, her recent work focuses on informal accountability in collaborative network settings. Her research has encompassed complex federal work settings, including NASA, Congress, and the U.S. Air Force, as well as state agencies, local governments, and nonprofit agencies. Dean Romzek has received research awards from the American Society for Public Administration and the American Political Science Association (APSA). Most recently, she received the John Gaus Award from APSA for lifetime achievement in political science and public administration. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Texas, Austin.
TAMMY P. TAYLOR is chief operating officer of the National Security Directorate at DOE’s PNNL. Prior to joining PNNL in 2013, she was acting deputy associate director for chemistry, life, and earth sciences at LANL and, prior to that, division director for nuclear engineering and nonproliferation at LANL. In 2007-2010, she was assigned to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She began her LANL career as a postdoctoral researcher in 1999, advancing to group leader by 2004. Dr. Taylor holds a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Georgia Tech. She is also a professional engineer and has authored over 70 papers, reports, and proceedings.
MERRI WOOD-SCHULTZ is a retired fellow and guest scientist at LANL. She is currently a member of the Nuclear Forensics Science Panel for the Department of Homeland Security, and in that capacity she is a part-time consultant for Noblis. Her work at LANL included the physics design of thermonuclear weapons, nuclear weapons-related laboratory experiments (above-ground experiments), the development of concepts and methods for certifying nuclear performance (the effects of code calibration on predictions and the quantification of margins and uncertainty), and nuclear intelligence. Before the end of nuclear testing, Dr. Wood-Schultz was responsible for the conceptual and physics design of numerous nuclear tests and add-on experiments. She holds a Ph.D. in physics from Georgia Institute of Technology.