The Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board elected new officers during its September board meeting. The officers will serve in Fiscal Year 2014.
Dave Hemelright, Bruce Hicks, and Lisa Hagy will serve as chair, vice chair, and secretary respectively. The new officers presided over their first meeting Oct. 9 at the U.S. Department of Energy Information Center at 1 Science.gov Way in Oak Ridge.
Hemelright was the vice chair for FY 2013 and had been acting chair since his predecessor, David Martin, completed his term of service in July. He also served on the Finance and Process, Environmental Management, Public Outreach, and Stewardship committees.
Hemelright, who lives in Lenoir City, is the K–12 Facilities Specialist for Kaatz, Binkley, Jones and 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.
Hicks joined the board in July 2012 and has been an active member of the Finance and Process Committee and the Environmental Management Committee.
Hicks 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, where he served as director of the Air Resources Laboratory. He also worked for Argonne National Laboratory and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Melbourne, Australia. He resides in Norris.
Hagy was appointed to the board in January 2012 and has served on the Stewardship Committee.
An Alcoa resident, she is a financial services representative with First Tennessee Bank and 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.
ORSSAB is a federally chartered citizens’ panel that provides recommendations to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Environmental Management Program.
ORSSAB meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the DOE Information Center in Oak Ridge. Meetings of the board and its committees are open to the public, and notices are posted on the board’s web site: www.oakridge.doe.gov/em/ssab.