About Us

The Portsmouth (PORTS) Environmental Management (EM) Site Specific Advisory Board (SSAB) operates as part of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) Site Specific Advisory Board (SSAB). The EM SSAB was developed to involve stakeholders more directly in DOE EM cleanup decisions. While only one Federal Advisory Committee Act chartered EM SSAB exists, eight local Boards under the EM SSAB umbrella have been organized for EM activities at Hanford in Washington State, Idaho Falls in Idaho, Los Alamos in New Mexico, Nevada, Oak Ridge in Tennessee, Paducah in Kentucky, Portsmouth in Ohio, and Savannah River in South Carolina.

Under the EM SSAB charter, the SSAB is a stakeholder board that provides the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Environmental Management, and designees, with advice, information, and recommendations on issues affecting the EM program at Portsmouth site. These issues include: cleanup standards and environmental restoration, waste management and disposition, stabilization and disposition of non-stockpile nuclear materials, excess facilities, future land use and long-term stewardship, risk assessment and management, and cleanup science and technology activites.

Lisa A. Bennett (Ross County).  Ms. Bennett is a teacher at the Chillicothe City Schools.  She received a Master of Education from Ashland University and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio University.  Ms. Bennett has an interest in environmental and public health issues.  She resides in Chillicothe, Ohio, and was appointed to the board in June 2014. Lisa is serving as the Board Co-Vice Chair.

Robert Berry (Scioto County).  Mr. Berry is a quality control specialist for the Desco Federal Credit Union in Portsmouth, Ohio.  Mr. Berry serves as treasurer for Friends of Shawnee State Park.  Mr. Berry has an Associate’s degree in Accounting from Shawnee State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ohio University.  He has an interest in economic development and business issues.  Mr. Berry resides in Portsmouth, Ohio, and was appointed to the board in June 2014. Bob is serving as the Board Chair.

 

 

Bradley Burns (Pike County).  Currently retired, Mr. Burns previously worked as a project manager in plant maintenance at Williams Service Group.  He is a former president of the board of directors at Goodwill and serves on the Ross County Shrine Club.  Mr. Burns has an interest in labor and environmental issues.  A high school graduate, he has certifications in asbestos and lead abatement.  Mr. Burns resides in Waverly, Ohio.

Maddeline C. Caudill (Scioto County).  Ms. Caudill is a retired OSHA Assurance Specialist.  She previously worked at Goodyear Atomic Corporation, Martin Marietta Energy Systems, DOE and the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) in various capacities.  She is a former member of the Portsmouth City Council and current board member of Compass Community Health.  Ms. Caudill has an interest in civic and environmental issues.  A high school graduate, Ms. Caudill resides in Portsmouth, Ohio, and was appointed to the board in June 2014.

Carlton L. Cave (Scioto County).  Currently retired, Mr. Cave previously worked as a state-certified electrician for the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility.  He is currently an associate grand chaplain at the Prince Hall Masons.  He has an interest in economic development and minority issues.  He resides in Portsmouth, Ohio, and was appointed to the board in June 2014. Carlton is serving as the Board Co-Vice Chair.

Al Don Cisco (Pike County).  Mr. Cisco is a retired school teacher from the Minford School District in Minford, Ohio.  Mr. Cisco completed his Master’s degree in Guidance from Xavier University.  He also received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts from Morehead State University.  Mr. Cisco is a lifelong resident of Pike County and has expressed interest in economic development issues.  Mr. Cisco resides in Waverly, Ohio, and was appointed to the board in May 2012.

Dennis J. Foreman (Pike County).  Mr. Foreman is a teacher at the Zane Trace Local Schools.  He received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science Education from Shawnee State University.  Mr. Foreman is a member of the Pike County Dogwood Festival and serves on the Piketon Village Council.  He is interested in economic development issues.  A resident of Piketon, Ohio, Mr. Foreman would like to be a voice for citizens in the future development of the Piketon area for the next generation.

Carl R. Hartley (Pike County).  Mr. Hartley is employed by Fluor-BWXT as a power operator.  Mr. Hartley is a member of United Steel Workers, where he was a trustee member and a past member of the Executive Board.  He has been a member of the Atomic Energy Workers’ Council since 1998, and has served as president, secretary and treasurer.  Mr. Hartley is interested in economic development and environmental issues.  Mr. Hartley received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ohio University.  He resides in Beaver, Ohio, and was appointed to the board in May 2012.

Ronda J. Kinnamon (Ross County).  Ms. Kinnamon is a retired regional director for the Ohio Department of Development for Southern Ohio and the retired director for the Governor’s Office for Southern Ohio. Ms. Kinnamon was the founder and administrator for the American Quality and Productivity Institute for Southern Ohio, the Drug Task Force for Ross County and currently serves on the executive committee for the Ross County Democratic Party.  She has an interest in environmental and economic development issues.  Ms. Kinnamon resides in Chillicothe, Ohio, and was appointed in July 2015.

Charlene Payne (Ross County). Dr. Payne retired from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction where she was employed as an administrator and deputy warden. She is a former school board member of both the Chillicothe City Schools and Pickaway-Ross Career Technical Center, holds membership in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Dr. Payne serves as a trustee in her church, the "historic" First Baptist Church of Chillicothe. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Hampton University, a Master of Education in Student Personnel and Counseling from the University of Louisville, and Doctorate in Higher Education and Administration from Michigan State University. She has an interest in environmental, public health and economic development issues. Dr. Payne resides in Chillicothe, Ohio with her husband, Mal, and was appointed to the board in June 2014.

Cynthia M. Quillen (Scioto County).  Ms. Quillen is an Emergency Management Specialist for Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Shawnee State University.  Ms. Quillen is interested in county/city/tribal government, public health and economic development issues and historic preservation of the D/D site.  Cynthia is a member of the Scioto County Local Emergency Planning Committee. She resides in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Jimmy E. Smalley (Scioto County).  Mr. Smalley retired from USEC in 2012 where he worked for 23 years.  He holds an Associate’s degree in social science from Shawnee State University.  Mr. Smalley has an interest in environmental and economic development issues.  He resides in Lucasville, Ohio.

Judy R. Vollrath (Jackson County).  Ms. Vollrath is an administrative assistant for Mid-America Conversion Services (MCS).  She received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Systems from Ohio University.  Ms. Vollrath has an interest in environmental, public health and economic development issues.  She resides in Jackson, Ohio, and was appointed to the board in July 2015.


Board Meetings

Board MeetingsThe SSAB holds its meeting on a bi-monthly basis and all meetings are open to the public. They are announced in public advertisments, the Federal Register, and are posted on this website. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and ask questions.


Subcommittee Meetings

Subcommittee MeetingsThe SSAB subcommittes are comprised of four groups, which meet on the second Tuesday of each month. The members focus on various topics related to site cleanup and prepare recommendations for the full board.

 

 

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