The U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management recently appointed three new members to its advisory board.
The agency appointed Noel Berry, Mary Hatcher, and Wanda Smith for two-year terms to the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board, or ORSSAB, a federally chartered citizensâ€™ panel that provides independent advice and recommendations about cleanup conducted throughout the Oak Ridge Reservation.
The boardâ€™s Deputy Designated Federal Officer Susan Cange introduced the three to the public at ORSSABâ€™s September meeting. â€œThank you for volunteering your time to serve on the board,â€ she told them. â€œIt is certainly appreciated by DOE and your fellow board members.â€
Berry, a resident of Knoxville, 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. In addition, he served as a quality assurance engineer contracted to Siemens USA. Berry received his A.S. in electrical engineering technology from Chattanooga State Technical Institute and a B.S. in computer science from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas.
Hatcher is a student at Pellissippi Technical Community College in Knoxville, where she is working toward an A.S. in paralegal studies. Until 2006, she owned a metal finishing and detailing business in Marshfield, Mo. Hatcher lives in Louisville.
Smith lives near Rockwood, and she owns a convenience store in Pine Orchard. Smith 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 the former vice president of the Morgan County Democratic Womenâ€™s Club and the former co-chair of the Morgan County Airport Planning Commission.
ORSSAB meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Office of Science and Technical Information, 1 Science.gov Way in Oak Ridge. The boardâ€™s meetings and committees are open to the public. Notices are available on the boardâ€™s website atÂ www.oakridge.doe.gov/em/ssab.