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Members & Students

Jimmy Bell Jimmy Bell
Jimmy currently provides consulting services to Egan, Fitzpatrick, Malsch & Lawrence, PLLC, a legal firm involved in environmental issues. Previously, he worked as a chemist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) from 1963 to 1995. Bell received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Berry College and his doctorate in physical chemistry from the University of Mississippi. Jimmy lives in Kingston.

First term: 7/1/11 - 6/30/13. Second term: 7/1/13 - 6/30/15

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Noel Berry Noel Berry
Noel is a resident of Knoxville and is a retired project management professional, with extensive experience in computers and related quality assurance issues. He has worked as a senior laboratory specialist and quality assurance/build programmer for IBM and as a quality assurance engineer contracted to Siemens USA. He received his A.S. in electrical engineering technology from Chattanooga State Technical Institute in Chattanooga, and his B.S. in computer science from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas.

First term: 7/1/13 - 6/30/15
Aditya Chourey Aditya Chourey
Aditya is a student representative from Oak Ridge High School. He is a member of the International Relations Club/Model United Nations and he leads the high school chess club. He is a musician and fills in when needed with the marching band playing clarinet and tenor saxophone.

Aditya also serves as a student representative on the Oak Ridge Environmental Quality Advisory Board.

He is concentrating on science courses in high school and plans to attend college, but has not yet decided on a school.
Alfreda Cook Alfreda Cook
Alfreda is retired from URS/CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR) after serving as the Waste Performance Integration Manager until January 2012. Over the past 20 years working as a data and systems analyst, she has been instrumental in compiling and reporting corporate waste disposition data for several DOE Oak Ridge environmental management contractors. She received her B.S. in Organizational Management from Tusculum College. She is a member of CASA of the Tennessee Heartland, an advocacy group for abused and neglected children. Alfreda resides in Oak Ridge.

First term: 7/1/12 - 6/30/14
Carmen DeLong Carmen DeLong
Carmen has worked in the nuclear industry since 1991 at several DOE sites such as Fernald, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Portsmouth, and Rocky Flats. She later worked on the decontamination and decommissioning of Buildings
K-29, K-31, and K-33 at East Tennessee Technology Park in Oak Ridge, which was the single largest nuclear D&D project in the history of the U.S. at the time. Her experience includes system designs and modifications for utility and waste management projects.

First term: 7/1/13 - 6/30/15
Jacqueline Hagy Lisa Hagy
Lisa is a financial services representative with First Tennessee Bank, and she participates in a variety of United Way activities. She has also served as a member of a professional women's organization, a domestic abuse shelter board, and the Chamber of Commerce. She attended the University of South Carolina. Lisa lives in Alcoa.

First term: 1/19/12 – 2/1/14
Bob Hatcher Bob Hatcher
Bob is primarily a research scientist in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and holds the position of Distinguished Scientist and Professor. He worked 14 years under a joint appointment between UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory as part of the UT/ORNL Distinguished Scientist Program. He received his B.S. in geology and chemistry and his M.S. is geology at Vanderbilt University. He earned his doctorate in structural geology from UT-Knoxville. He was the senior author of the early 1990s ORNL effort to produce a new geologic map and report on the geology of the Oak Ridge Reservation. He has also conducted geologic research in the Appalachians and other mountain chains for 45 years, resulting in more than 200 publications, including nine books. He received the highest honors in his profession when he was awarded the Geological Society of America Penrose Medal and the American Geological Institute Ian Campbell Medal, both in 2006. Bob and his family live in Oak Ridge.

First term: 7/1/09 - 6/30/10. Second Term: 7/1/10 - 6/30/12. Third term 7/1/12 - 6/30/14

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Mary Hatcher Mary Hatcher
Mary is a student at Pellissippi Technical Community College in Knoxville concentrating on business and law. She is working toward an A.S. in paralegal studies. Until 2006 she was the owner of a metal finishing and detailing business in Marshfield, Mo. She was a 911 operator for the Webster County Missouri Sheriff's Department and served on the board of directors of Southwest Missouri Legal Aid representing Webster County. Mary now lives in Louisville.

First term: 7/1/13 - 6/30/15
Dave Hemelright David Hemelright
David Hemelright, who lives in Lenoir City, is the K–12 Facilities Specialist for Kaatz, Binkley, Jones & Morris Architects, Inc, specializing in Tennessee public school planning, design and construction. He has 20 years of construction management experience in commercial, retail, and food service construction, and 10 years in maintenance management for retail and K–12 public schools.  He currently serves on the board of the Tennessee School Plant Management Association and has served on the Loudon County Planning Commission.

First term: 7/1/11 - 6/30/13. Second term 7/1/13 - 6/30/15

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Bruce Hicks Bruce Hicks
Bruce is the sole proprietor of MetCorps, which provides consulting services to several agencies on issues related to the ways in which components of the environment interact.He retired in 2006 from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. From 1980 to 1990, he served as the director of the NOAA Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division in Oak Ridge, and from 1990 to 2006 as director of its parent organization, the Air Resources Laboratory, headquartered in Washington, DC.Earlier, he worked for Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Melbourne, Australia.Bruce received his B.Sc. in physics and mathematics from the University of Tasmania and his M.Sc. in meteorology from the University of Melbourne. He is active in community affairs in Norris, Tenn., where he lives, and is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the American Geophysical Union.

First term: 7/1/12 - 6/30/14
Howard Holmes Howard Holmes
Howard is a physician with Tennova and was the owner/operator of Physician’s Clinic P.C. in Lenoir City from 1993 to 2010.  He has worked in the medical field since completing his internship/residency in 1986. Howard received his B.S. in microbiology and his M.S. in natural sciences from the University of Arkansas. He received medical training in general medicine from St. George’s University and internal medicine from East Tennessee State University. Howard is a founding member and current board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Lenoir City, and a member of the Heritage Foundation, the U.S. Naval Institute, and Mercy West Hospital.  He resides in Lenoir City.

First term: 7/1/11 - 6/30/13. Second term: 7/1/13 -6/30/15
Jennifer Kasten Jennifer Kasten
Jennifer Kasten is a retired nuclear/environmental engineer, most recently employed from 2000 to 2005 at the Tennessee Valley Authority Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant. Previously, she worked in the Nuclear Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee (UT) from 1997 to 2000. She also worked for 12 years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on gaseous diffusion plant safety issues and radioactive waste research. Jennifer received a B.S. in biology from Valparaiso University in Indiana, a B.S. in civil/environmental engineering from UT, and an M.S. in nuclear/radiological engineering from UT. She is a member of the American Nuclear Society, is involved in various fundraising activities, and supports Random Acts of Flowers, which distributes floral arrangements to nursing homes, hospices, assisted living homes, and shelters. Jennifer lives in Knoxville.

First term: 7/1/12 - 6/30/14
Jan Lyons Jan Lyons
Jan Lyons is a former adjunct professor of risk management at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where she worked in the Engineering Management, Information, and Systems Department. Previously, she was employed by Lockheed Martin Corporation as a staff systems engineer, cost research manager, risk oversight manager, and information technology manager. Jan received her B.A. in economics from the College of William and Mary, her M.S. in systems engineering from Clemson University, and her doctorate in industrial and systems engineering and engineering management from the University of Alabama. Jan is active in a number of organizations, including Community Shares, where she serves on the Board of Directors, in programming and outreach for Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning. Jan spends a lot of time as a Division I intercollegiate tennis umpire.. She lives in Oak Ridge.

First term: 7/1/12 - 6/30/14
Fay Martin Fay Martin
Fay retired in 1996 from ORNL, where she worked as an environmental toxicologist. She received her B.S. in chemistry/botany/zoology from the University College of the West Indies, an M.S. in biology from McMaster University, and her doctorate in environmental toxicology from the University of Tennessee. She is the vice chair of membership of the American Association of University Women, Oak Ridge Branch, vice president of the Oak Ridge Garden Club, and member of the Steering Committee of Women's Interfaith Dialogue. Fay resides in Oak Ridge.

First term: 7/1/11 - 6/30/13. Second term: 7/1/13 - 6/30/15

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Donald Mei Donald Mei
Donald Mei is a retired engineer who was employed from 1986 to 2007 by Duke Energy in Charlotte, N.C. During that time, he was the supervising engineer and technical manager in the Radiation Dosimetry and Records Department and the senior engineer/nuclear production engineer in the Radiation Protection Section. Before working at Duke, he worked in the Health Physics Division of the Institute of Nuclear Energy Research in Taiwan. Donald received his B.S. in physics from Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan, his M.S. in health physics from UT, and his doctorate in nuclear engineering from Kansas State University. His professional affiliations and activities include: diplomate of the American Board of Health Physics (1991-present), Health Physics Society plenary member (1975-2008), Nuclear Energy Institute Task Force on Radiation Protection Recordkeeping and Dosimetry (1994-2007), Taiwan Radiation Protection Association Advisory Committee (1992-present), and American Board of Health Physics (1995-1999). Donald lives in Oak Ridge.

First term: 7/1/12 - 6/30/14
Scott McKinney Scott McKinney
Scott is a senior vice president of Oil and Gas with Groundwater & Environmental Services, Inc., which provides environmental assessment and remediation services. He has 25 years of experience performing all phases of project management, from site characterization through remediation and closure. Scott received his Associate of Engineering Technology degree from the State Technical Institute in Knoxville and his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee. He is a member of the Knoxville Business Association, the Bentley Park Homeowners Association, and the Gettysvue Country Club Advisory Board. Scott lives in Knoxville.

First term: 7/1/11 - 6/30/13. Second term: 7/1/13 - 6/30/15
Greg Paulus Greg Paulus
Greg retired as the president/owner of Metalite Industries, Inc., which produces and modifies products for persons with mobility disabilities. He is retired from the U.S. Air Force, where he was a lieutenant colonel. He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Marquette University and his Master of Business Administration from the Central Michigan University.  Greg is a resident of Rockwood. 

First term: 7/1/11 - 6/30/13. Second term: 7/1/13 - 6/30/15
Belinda Price Belinda Price
Belinda is a senior hydrogeologist with Alliant Corporation. She has more than 25 years experience in environmental investigation and environmental remediation as a geologist, hydrogeologist, and task/project manager. Belinda received her B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Bristol, U.K., and her M.Sc. in Hydrogeology from University College London, U.K. She is a Certified Professional Geologist in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, and she is a member of the Geological Society of America and the East Tennessee Geological Society. She is a past-Associate Editor of Groundwater Journal. Belinda lives in Knoxville.

First term: 2/22/13 - 6/30/13. Second term: 7/1/13 - 6/30/15
Claire Rowcliffe Claire Rowcliffe
Claire is a student representative from Hardin Valley Academy. She is the captain of the swim team and is a mentor in the HVA Talons, a group of students who mentor incoming 8th graders. She is a member of the National Honor Society and is involved with Project U, a club that stands against bullying.

Claire plans to study biology or forensic science in college.
Wanda Smith Wanda Smith
Wanda lives near Rockwood and is the owner of a convenience store in Pine Orchard. She is a graduate of Harriman High School and is a former member of Head Start, the Morgan County Industrial Board, and the Morgan County Civil Service Board. She is a former vice president of the Morgan County Democratic Women's Club, and the former co-chair of the Morgan County Airport Planning Commission.

First term: 7/1/13 - 6/30/15
Corkie Staley Coralie (Corkie) Staley
Corkie retired as a teacher from the Oak Ridge City Schools in 2011. She is a past president of the Oak Ridge Education Association and a past member of the Tennessee Education Association Board of Directors. Corkie is a member of the Woodland Elementary School Retired Teachers and serves on the Center of Oak Ridge Oral History. She received her B.A. in education from West Virginia State College and her M.S. degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Tennessee. Corkie served on the board for one term from 2000 to 2002. She lives in Oak Ridge.

Second term: 1/19/12 – 2/1/14
Scott Stout Scott Stout
Scott Stout is the acting director of the Office of Emergency Services for Roane County, Tennessee. He received his BA in liberal arts from Tennessee Wesleyan College and his Hazmat Specialist Certification from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. Scott lives in Rockwood.

First term: 7/1/12 - 6/30/14



Updated 5/22/14