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Kowetha Anna Davidson, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., Toxicologist, UT-Battelle, LLC., Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (chair)
Dr. Davidson has spent the last twenty-seven years living in Oak Ridge and working at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). She has a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Tennessee and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology, Inc. Dr. Davidson conducts human health hazard evaluations and chemical-specific risk assessments. She currently serves on the ORNL/ORAU Institutional Review Board and previously served on the National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors. In addition, Dr. Davidson facilitates and participates in community dialogue and discussion groups addressing racial reconciliation, hate crimes, and domestic violence. Dr. Davidson brings valuable technical information, as well as provide a link to the African-American community to the Subcommittee.

Peggy Mustain Adkins, Extension 4-H Specialist, The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, Maryville, TN
Ms. Adkins trains Tennessee’s 304 County Extension 4-H Agents and Tennessee’s 20,000 4-H volunteers in organization development, character development, curriculum development, and salaried and volunteer staff development. She was on the University of Georgia faculty for 13 years, has served on the faculty of the National Youth Developer’s Institute, consulted to industry, has worked with 32 states as a curriculum development trainer or consultant, and has created and taught three-year and two year faculty curriculum development certification courses at Louisiana State University and the University of Tennessee.

Willard Donald Box, Oak Ridge, TN
Mr. Box has lived in Oak Ridge for 50 years. For 10 years he was supervisor of the Troubleshooting Group (K-25) at the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion plant, and for 32 years was employed by ORNL as a Development Engineer in the Chemical Engineering Division. Mr. Box was director of the Drop Test Facility where large shipping casks are tested for safety. He has received the Advanced Technology Award for the International Inventors Club of America, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Invention Award and the Inventor of the Year Award in Robotics from Martin Marietta Energy Systems.

Herman Cember, Ph.D., Lafayette, IN
Dr. Cember is the author of “Introduction to Health Physics,” the most widely-used textbook in graduate level health physics programs. He is a Certified Health Physicist, a Registered Professional Engineer, and a Fellow in the American Public Health Association and in the Health Physics Society. His wide-ranging professional experience, including his research on lung cancer from inhaled radioactive aerosols, brings unique expertise to the Subcommittee. Dr. Cember was recently appointed as adjunct professor at the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana in the Nuclear Engineering Department to teach radiation dosimetry.

Robert Craig, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, RAMSAFE Technology, Oak Ridge, TN
Dr. Craig has lived and worked in the Oak Ridge area for the past twenty-five years. He has a Ph.D. in ecology and has worked as an environmental scientist, manager, and corporate officer for environmental companies. He is a member of the East Tennessee Economic Council, Chairman of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce for 2001, and interested in representing the economic development advocates for Oak Ridge and East Tennessee. Dr. Craig is sensitive to public concerns and has worked well with multiple constituencies in resolving different health concerns. Dr. Craig brings a balanced approach to the health issues and is a valuable contributing member of the Subcommittee.

Donald Anthony Creasia, Ph.D., Knoxville, TN
Dr. Creasia is a retired toxicologist with primary interest and experience in inhalation toxicology. He has a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Tennessee and an M.S. in toxicology from Harvard University. From 1970-1977, he was a Toxicologist at ORNL (lung cancer/air pollution) and from 1977-1983 was Director of the In Vitro Carcinogenesis program of the National Cancer Institute, FCRF, in Frederick, MD. He worked from 1985 to 1998 at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Ft. Detrick, Maryland. From 1983 to 1985, he was a Fellow with the National Research Council at the USAMRIID. He is well-versed in environmental hazards and toxic substances related to environmental health issues. As a former resident of Oak Ridge, Dr. Creasia is familiar with its history, operations, health concerns of the residents, and the issues related to toxic waste cleanup. Dr. Creasia makes a positive contribution to the activities of the Subcommittee.

Karen Galloway, Secretary, Operational Safety Services Division, UT-Battelle, LLC., Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
Ms. Galloway was born and raised in an area downstream from the Oak Ridge Reservation. Based on the Iodine-131 dose reconstruction by the State of Tennessee, Ms. Galloway meets the criteria of the high-risk group, a female infant living in the Bradbury/Jones Road area in the early 1950's. She has worked as a secretary for the past twenty-four years at ORNL and has been involved in technical and scientific document preparation and dissemination. She has extensive experience in working with committees and local community groups. Ms. Galloway represents the affected community, and the information she provides to the Subcommittee is invaluable.

George Gartseff, MPH, Oak Ridge, TN
Mr. Gartseff and his familiy are 12-year residents of Oak Ridge. He holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Auburn University and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Alabama School of Public Health. Mr. Gartseff has consulted to the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, and for various industrial clients. He currently provides independent business-to-business consulting services within the technical contracting community.

Jeffery Paul Hill, Environmental Safety & Health Representative, Atomic Trades and Labor Council, UT-Battelle, LLC., Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
Mr. Hill is a life-time resident of the area surrounding Oak Ridge Reservation. He has worked at ORNL as a millwright for the last twenty-five years. He has been an active member in the Carpenter's Union and the Atomic Trades and Labor Council his entire career, and for the last ten years, served as the Environmental, Safety, and Health Representative. As an avid sportsman, Mr. Hill used the river and reservoir downstream from the ORR to swim and fish for most of his life and currently lives along the Tennessee River. As the only labor representative of affected workers, Mr. Hill is a vital contributing member of the Subcommittee.

David Harris Johnson, Knoxville, TN
Mr. Johnson is a community health advocate who collaborates with grassroot organizations to develop programs for youth and elderly clients. He also serves as the SouthEast Tennessee Coordinator for the Tennessee Minority Health and Community Development Coalition, Inc., a group that addresses health and welfare concerns of minorities. He is a life-long resident of eastern Tennessee and grew up there during the early 1950's when the Oak Ridge Reservation had its largest hazardous materials releases. Mr. Johnson is a community leader with extensive experience working with diverse groups and grassroots organizations to bridge communities and health advocate resources for a common goal. Mr. Johnson brings valuable community health concerns to the Subcommittee.

Susan Arnold Kaplan, President/CEO, KapLine Enterprises, Inc. (KEI); Founder and Executive Director, Institute for Technology, Social, and Policy Awareness, Inc. (ITSPA), Knoxville, TN
KEI is a consulting firm specializing in technical, business, and community communications and analysis. In addition to founding KEI, Ms. Kaplan founded ITSPA, a non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent community deterioration, worker displacement, and damage to the environment due to the development and use of technology and funding cuts to technology programs. Ms. Kaplan is President of the Karns High School Foundation. In that capacity she coordinates all activities of the foundation including fund-raising and dispersing of funds for academic programs at the school. She has lived on the Clinch River across from the ORR since 1987. She is a member of the Citizens Advisory Panel (CAP) for the ORR Local Oversight Committee and chairs the CAP's Economic Transition and Work Force Issues Subcommittee. As a former ORNL worker with a degree in chemical engineering, she is most concerned with health effects of workers and exposures to hazardous materials. Her knowledge of the ORR and contaminants of concern combined with her dedication to serve makes Ms. Kaplan a valuable member of the Subcommittee.

James Frederick Lewis, Oak Ridge, TN
Mr. Lewis grew up in the east Tennessee area and has spent the last twenty years in the Oak Ridge area. He is a retired mechanical engineer from TVA with more than twenty-seven years of experience in nuclear, fossil, and hydroelectric power production quality engineering inspection and procurement. Mr. Lewis supervised and brought to closure more than 600 Watts Bar Nuclear Plant welding-related employee health concerns to the satisfaction of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on their first review. He is actively involved in community outreach and specifically concerned with adverse health effects from OR to minority constituents. As a community health organizer and respected minority leader, Mr. Lewis is an asset to the Subcommittee.

Anthony P. Malinauskas, Ph.D., Kingston, TN
Dr. Malinauskas joined the staff at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in 1962; he held several positions at ORNL, including Director of Nuclear Regulatory Commission Programs, Director of the Office of Environmental Technology Programs, and until his retirement in 1998, Director of Environmental Programs Development. Dr. Malinauskas has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from M.I.T. His work in support of analyses of the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island Power Station merited him the E.O. Lawrence Award from the Department of Energy and a Special Award for Advancements in Nuclear Technology from the American Nuclear Society. He was also a key participant in analyses of the Chernobyl Reactor accident in Russia and in studies of the effects of terrorist attacks on spent reactor fuel shipments in the United States.

Lowell Peter Malmquist, D.V.M., Kingston, TN
Dr. Malmquist is a retired veterinarian who has lived and practiced in Roane County for more than twenty-five years. He lives on the Clinch River downstream from the ORR and is extremely concerned with the possible adverse health effects and contamination. Dr. Malmquist currently serves as Chairman of the Roane County Health Board and was a member of the Roane County Commission. He is highly regarded in the community and is knowledgeable as to the historical problems generated by the operations of the ORR and how it has affected Roane County and its citizens. With his veterinary medicine background, Dr. Malmquist is an added value to the proceedings of the Subcommittee.

LC Manley, Oak Ridge, TN
Mr. Manley lives in the Scarboro community, a predominantly African-American neighborhood less than a mile from the Oak Ridge Reservation. He retired from the ORNL after thirty years as a laboratory technician. He is actively involved in working with his community to learn more about the health conditions in Scarboro. Most recently, Mr. Manley served as a member of the Scarboro Advisory Committee for the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies to look into environmental health issues affecting their community. Mr. Manley, in his community outreach programs dedicated to improving the quality of life for minority residents in the Scarboro community, is a vital asset to the Subcommittee.

Donna Mims Mosby, Executive Director, Scarboro Day Care Center, Oak Ridge, TN
Ms. Mosby is currently the Executive Director of the Scarboro Day Care Center located in close proximity to the Y-12 Plant of the Oak Ridge Reservation. For the past fifteen years, she has been involved in community activities. Throughout the city she has networked and built rapport with parents regarding environmental, health and other issues surrounding the community. Ms. Mosby is committed to the health and well-being of children in the community. It is of utmost importance for the predominantly African-American community that Ms. Mosby represents them with the Subcommittee on minority-related public health activities.

Barbara Ellen Sonnenburg, Ten Mile, TN
Ms. Sonnenburg is a current representative of the Oak Ridge Reservation Local Oversight Committee, which represents the interests of local governments in Department of Energy's environmental management and operation of the Oak Ridge Reservation. She has been concerned for many years about the environmental issues and health problems of workers, former workers, and other city residents. Ms. Sonnenburg has a demonstrated involvement in public policy work relating to environmental health effects and is able to represent the interest of communities downstream from the site. As a respected community leader, Ms. Sonnenburg is a valuable member of the Subcommittee.

Charles Aultman Washington, Oak Ridge, TN
Mr. Washington is a former cold war worker as a research chemist who distinguished himself as a prolific inventor and contributor to the Department of Energy's weapon complex. As vice president of the local chapter of the NAACP and president of the local chapter for the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, he has always been an important advocate for the public health of minorities. Mr. Washington has numerous patents on inventions from Y-12 classified processes. He has been a member of the ORR Environmental Management Site Specific Advisory Board, and has an excellent working relationship with community members. As a technical and scientific expert, Mr. Washington is a vital asset to the Subcommittee.

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