Walter Perry, (865) 576-0885

January 4, 2005


The Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board recently welcomed three new members – (from left) Steve Dixon of Louisville, Sandy Reagan of Maryville and James Miller of Knoxville.

- The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the appointment of three new members to the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board.

The Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board (ORSSAB) is a federally chartered citizen’s panel that provides recommendations to DOE’s Oak Ridge Environmental Management (EM) Program.

“We are very pleased to welcome these new members to the board,” said Steve McCracken, DOE Oak Ridge Assistant Manager for EM.  “The SSAB plays an important role in providing public input on EM program activities at the Oak Ridge Reservation.  We appreciate that they are willing to volunteer to serve on this board.”

Appointed to serve on the board are James Miller, Sandy Reagan, and Steve Dixon.

James Miller is a manager with BNFL Inc. in Oak Ridge.  He is a certified National Registry Radiation Protection Technologist and has over 16 years managerial experience working with both commercial and governmental decontamination and decommissioning projects.

He also has served as the License User Representative for several local facilities operating under a Radioactive Material License governed by the State of Tennessee.  Miller is a Knoxville resident and an active member at Grace Baptist Church.

Sandy Reagan is vice president of Memphis-based EnSafe Inc. and works in Knoxville.  A resident of Maryville, she has been involved in the environmental field since 1977 and has extensive project management experience in environmental compliance.  She has also coordinated and negotiated all types of environmental compliance issues for both private sector and governmental organizations.  

Reagan holds a bachelor of arts degree in biology/chemistry.  She has a state of Tennessee teaching certification for biology, chemistry, physics, and general science.  And, she is an associate real estate broker.

Steve Dixon is the owner of Spectra Environmental Group, which provides environmental services to more than 1,000 small businesses in the region.  He has worked as the director of management for the Metro Knox Airport Authority and as the finance director for the Knoxville Community Development Corp.

Dixon received his bachelor of science degree in business from the University of Tennessee at Martin.  He has completed graduate-level course work in planning at UT-Knoxville and environmental and OSHA studies at Georgia Tech.  He is a Louisville resident and an 18-year member of the Blount County Chamber of Commerce.  He is a member of Ducks Unlimited and enjoys boating and working with Scouts and youth soccer.

The ORSSAB meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the DOE Information Center, 475 Oak Ridge Turnpike, in Oak Ridge.  Meetings of the board and its committees are open to the public.  The notices are posted on the board’s Web site,