Victor Crawford
Alexander Merola
Elizabeth Zimmerman
 

McCallum-Turner personnel understand and embrace the key principles of customer orientation and service, high standards of professional and personal conduct, a strategic approach, effective project delivery, and a willingness to improve continuously. A fundamental expectation of all personnel is that their activities must promote the firm's core value of maintaining mutually beneficial long-term client working relationships founded on trust and respect.

McCallum-Turner has carefully targeted personnel to join and represent the organization and has applied these same standards to non-McCallum-Turner personnel who provide supplementary and/or complimentary skills when needed.

From a skill perspective, McCallum-Turner personnel have a broad range of managerial and engineering expertise that includes the following disciplines:

  • Strategic planning

  • Business planning and analysis

  • Performance management

  • Operations management

  • Organizational design

  • Career development and succession planning

  • Quality assurance

  • Regulatory analysis

  • Nuclear and facility safety

  • Facility siting

  • Chemical safety

  • Environmental analysis and protection

Dr. Kyle Turner has more than 30 years' experience providing technical, business, and management consulting services to commercial industry and government. His management responsibilities have ranged in budget up to $16 million and 200 professional staff. He is a primary author for several industry nuclear power plant licensing guidance documents.

Dr. Turner has conducted numerous independent management reviews for regulatory, procedural, and Integrated Safety Management (ISM) compliance. His specialty is in management systems for work planning and control, including nuclear facilities safety authorization basis and conduct of operations. He has consulted on compliance for a wide variety of programs and activities which are governed by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Regulations, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and/or Department of Energy (DOE) Orders.

His background includes reactor and non-reactor nuclear facilities, coal and gas-fired power plants, transmission lines and pipelines, environmental restoration and waste management programs, measurement laboratories, and field data collection (e.g., drilling) programs. He has provided expert testimony regarding investigations conducted by him and under his direction.

Clients have included several of DOE's national laboratories, nuclear industry research organizations, electric utilities and nuclear operating companies, and commercial technical services providers.

Dr. Turner holds an active Department of Energy "Q" Clearance.

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Mr. Robert McCallum has extensive experience in the process of evaluating organizational performance, examining management systems for performance management and planning and executing work, developing siting approaches, addressing environmental issues, and meeting Federal licensing requirements (including Early Site Permit requirements) for a variety of nuclear facilities. He has conducted numerous reviews of the effectiveness of organizations and specific functions and/or systems, developed recommendations for improving organizational performance, and has designed strategies for launching new organizations and organizational constructs.

Mr. McCallum has evaluated the effectiveness of work planning and control systems for both research and development activities and maintenance and operations functions, and has evaluated existing assessment processes and systems as mechanisms to improve organizational performance. He was also a major contributing author to EPRI's ESP Siting Guide, ESP Model Program Plan, and COL Model Program Plan.

Mr. McCallum supported the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in addressing contentions brought forth by an intervener group regarding the adequacy of technical and environmental documentation that was used in the licensing process for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor. Mr. McCallum has managed and provided support to several siting and environmental licensing projects, including a low-level waste siting and licensing project performed for the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety, licensing of a high-level geologic repository including examining the trade-offs associated with the use of dual-purpose canisters, and siting of a proposed second high-level waste geologic repository in granitic formations.

Mr. McCallum holds an active Department of Energy "Q" Clearance.

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In June 2003, Dr. Ken Brog completed 42 years of distinguished service with Battelle Memorial Institute, a world-renowned research and development organization involved in contract research for the public and private sectors, management of large multi-purpose National Laboratories, and commercialization of intellectual property associated with these endeavors.

At Battelle, Dr. Brog managed groups ranging from 50 to 300 professional and administrative personnel, with annual budgets up to $50M, and was extensively and directly involved in:

  • Leading and managing basic and applied research programs
  • Managing and overseeing complex R&D laboratories and facilities owned by Battelle or managed by Battelle for others
  • Developing, delivering and managing professional services, such as ES&H protection, quality management, performance management, and organizational and management system effectiveness to support major R&D missions

Since July 2003, Dr. Brog has been an active Senior Associate McCallum-Turner with a focus on providing high-impact consulting services to all Battelle components, as well as other private and public entities, in areas such as:

  • Strategic planning
  • Business planning and analysis
  • Performance management
  • Organizational and management system effectiveness evaluation
  • Career development and succession planning
  • R&D mission support services

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Mr. Victor Crawford is a seasoned and recognized leader of environmental management assessments and environmental incident investigations in the Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Navy (DON) sectors. Mr. Crawford has nearly 40 years of experience as an Environmental Engineer in the Federal Government arena, having served with DOE from 1992-2011 and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command from 1974-1992.

Mr. Crawford has lead and/or participated in dozens of environment assessments, investigations, and audits at numerous organizations in the DOE Complex, including Argonne National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and West Valley Demonstration Project. During his tenure with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, managed a $60 million dollar per year program for correcting safety and environmental compliance issues across Navy and Marine Corps facilities worldwide and performed troubleshooting of environmental compliance at Navy facilities around the country.

Mr. Crawford has extensive experience assessing environmental and safety programs at DOE sites during Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H) Evaluations to assess effectiveness of DOE Sites in implementing Integrated Safety Management (ISM). Additionally, Mr. Crawford has lead efforts to assess how well DOE sites develop and implement an Environmental Management System (EMS).

Mr. Crawford developed the Criteria Review and Approach Document (CRAD) for evaluating Radioactive Waste Management and for evaluating Environmental Management Systems for use not only by ES&H Evaluations but also DOE line organizations. He developed the lesson plans for use in their Senior Safety Manager course for the topics of Environmental Laws and Regulations, and Waste Management for DOE’s National Training Center (NTC). Mr. Crawford also served as the Chairperson of the Department of Defense Clean Air Act Services Technical Committee working directly with EPA on new air regulations.

Mr. Crawford earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from California State University. He is a South Carolina Registered Professional Engineer and ISO 14000 EMS Lead Auditor ANSI-RAB EMS-588. Mr. Crawford has completed the DOE Technical Qualification for Environmental Compliance and Waste Management and the DOE Consolidated Auditing Program as lead auditor, waste management, and environmental compliance. Mr. Crawford is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and served in the past as Vice President of the Eastern Branch of the South Carolina Section of ASCE. Mr. Crawford has held security clearances with both the Department of Energy and the Department of the Navy, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Capital Section (NCS) of the American Society of Civil Engineers and is Chair of the NCS’s Centennial Celebration Committee.

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Since July of 2007, Mr. Crowley has been an active Senior Associate with McCallum-Turner providing forensic engineering services in areas of event reviews, causal analysis, and accident and event mitigation management for several DOE National Laboratories. In April 2007, Mr. Robert Crowley completed 26 years of professional safety engineering practice for the Department of Energy Headquarters and field management as the Department’s Accident Investigation Program Manager; he was awarded the Distinguished Career Service Award, by the Chief, Health, Safety and Security Officer for the Department  of Energy.

While implementing his program manager responsibilities, Mr. Crowley planned, developed and evaluated the implementation of the Department’s accident prevention program and maintained state-of-the-art awareness of techniques for Integrated Safety Management, Human Performance Improvement, causal analysis and accident investigation methodologies. Mr. Crowley has been extensively involved in several Departmental investigation and evaluation initiatives including:

  • Leading development of program requirements and training initiatives for the Department’s Accident Investigation Program, chairing accident investigation boards, participating in over 40 DOE accident investigations and conducting numerous training classes in analytical methods and accident investigation.
  • Leading and conducting Integrated Safety Management evaluations at DOE field locations for the Office of Independent Oversight and the Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health.
  • Benchmarking Business Round Table membership to develop best management practice criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of DOE and contractor quality assurance and safety management programs for over 50 DOE construction projects.
Mr. Crowley is also a South Carolina Registered Professional Engineer, Department of Energy trained Accident Investigator and Board Chairman and NRC trained Incident Investigator. Mr. Crowley holds an active Department of Energy “Q” Clearance.

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Mr. Hoenes has worked for McCallum-Turner since April 2007 conducting independent reviews and evaluations in areas such as:

  • Safety and health
  • Requirements management
  • Work planning and control system effectiveness
  • Management system effectiveness. 

Mr. Hoenes retired from Battelle at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in March 2007, after 32 years of exceptional service. His background includes health physics, occupational safety and health, environmental protection and consequence analysis, requirements management, and management system design and implementation. During his career, Mr. Hoenes managed groups ranging from 35 to 150 professional and administrative personnel with annual budgets up to $20 million.

He was directly involved in and responsible for:

  • Conducting, leading and managing research programs for the public and private sectors.
  • Leading and providing health physics services for a diverse multi-client DOE site.
  • Managing and delivering professional services such as environment, safety and health, radiological control, and nuclear safety, quality, and performance management in support of major R&D missions.
  • Developing and managing systems and processes such as requirements management and standard-based management.
He has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Western Illinois University (1970), and a Masters of Science in Environmental Health from the University of Minnesota (1972).

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Mr. Alexander (Sandy) Merola is a seasoned leader and consultant for large international and national scientific facilities, small scale research and development, and technical and administrative operations. Mr. Merola specializes in providing executive and senior management with intellectual products and services to implement and optimize mission support strategies, including planning, operations, facilities, human capital, personnel coaching, assurance models, and governance. With over 40 years of specialized experience in the fields of computer science, engineering, facilities, and operations, Mr. Merola is a proven and experienced strategist, successfully envisioning, proposing, and implementing large initiatives in the DOE. Mr. Merola has participated in a variety of nationwide activities, and is widely recognized for his leadership and strategic planning experience in the DOE complex.

From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Merola served as the Chief Operating Officer and Associate Lab Director of Operations for the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. During his tenure at SLAC, Mr. Merola was a key member of the executive team that totally reformed SLAC, bringing its ranking from the poorest to the best performing national DOE laboratory based on both science and operations. Additionally, Mr. Merola was the senior SLAC laboratory official responsible for intellectual leadership and execution of all aspects of computing, capital facilities and site maintenance, environmental health and safety, finance (including CFO), human resources, physical and cyber security, and external and internal communications.

Additionally, Mr. Merola supported the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) from 1973 to 2008, where he performed a variety of roles with increasing responsibility and oversight, including Deputy COO, Facilities Division Director, Information Technology Division Director, Deputy Associate Lab Director for Computing Sciences, and Deputy Division Head for Information and Computing Sciences, among others. Mr. Merola was the first CIO at LBNL and was a founding member of the DOE-wide CIO organization. During his tenure at LBNL, Mr. Merola was a key strategist for the development of a Mission Readiness approach for the creation and maintenance of DOE Laboratory infrastructure and was responsible for the vision and leadership of LBNL computing sciences, encompassing the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), Lab-wide IT infrastructure and services, cyber security, scientific clusters, business applications, and general IT environment.

Mr. Merola holds a B.S. in Information Systems Management from California State University and is a veteran of the United States Air Force. He is a widely-published author of a number of articles regarding strategy and implementation of Information Technology in the Energy sector, and has received numerous DOE and LBNL awards.

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Mr. Douglas Schlagel is a Colorado Registered Professional Engineer and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager with nine years professional environmental experience. He specializes in project management, engineering design, environmental compliance assessment, human health and environmental risk assessment, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementation, pollution prevention process modification techniques, hazardous material control, hazardous waste management, and environmental release notification.

His realm of experience covers thirty states and four foreign countries. In support of the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) Facility Use Decision program, Mr. Schlagel conducted environmental compliance assessments of waste disposal facilities receiving waste from RFETS.

Assessments included performing a multi-media assessment of the facility environmental operations and reviewing compliance files at state and local agencies. Mr. Schlagel also supported the implementation of the Air Force-Environmental Management Information System (AF-EMIS), a hazardous material and hazardous waste tracking database. This support included the collection of material usage and waste generation data from Air Force industrial processes, uploading this data into AF-EMIS, and providing instruction for new AF-EMIS users.

Mr. Schlagel also developed a Hazardous Material Emergency Planning and Response Plan for Mountain Home Air Force Base, ID, including vulnerability analysis and risk assessment of hazardous material storage and usage.

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Ms. Smillie has more than 25 years of experience in environmental impact assessment, environmental compliance, planning, licensing and permitting support, power plant siting, regulatory and policy analysis, public involvement, and project management.

Her background includes power plant siting studies (fossil and nuclear) and NEPA compliance for coal and gas-fired power plants, transmission lines and pipelines (oil and natural gas), hydroelectric facilities, environmental restoration and waste management programs. Her technical areas of expertise are varied and include land use, water quality, transportation, noise, recreation, health and safety, ecology, socioeconomics, environmental justice, cultural resources, and cumulative impact assessment.

Ms. Smillie’s NEPA experience includes managing or providing lead technical support to:

  • More than 75 NEPA and related environmental documents for various Federal agencies, including the Departments of Energy, Defense, Agriculture (US Forest Service), Interior (Bureau of Land Management), and the US Environmental Protection Agency
  • The quality review of more than 200 NEPA documents for the Department of Energy for technical adequacy and NEPA compliance issues, including programmatic environmental impact statements (EISs), site-wide EISs, and project specific EISs and environmental assessments (EAs)
  • The development, design, and preparation of internal NEPA related guidance documents and training materials for DOE and EPA to assist NEPA practitioners throughout the US; the EPA guidance included specialty NEPA guidance to assist staff in their EIS review obligations under Section 309 of the Clean Air Act
  • The conduct of NEPA audits for the NRC and NASA’s Goodard Space Flight Center

Her recent professional practice includes active involvement in nuclear power plant site and environmental licensing under the present 10 CFR Part 52 ESP and COL initiatives, and recent and related industry guidance.

Her involvement in recent and ongoing industry Part 52 initiatives includes:

  • Conduct of site selection studies and senior technical reviews to support COL applications for the NuStart Energy consortium, Duke Energy, Entergy Nuclear, Exelon, Florida Power & Light, Progress Energy (nuclear and fossil plants), South Carolina Electric & Gas, and several confidential clients
  • Support in the development of comprehensive applicant ESP application functional guidance:  Siting Guide: Site Selection and Evaluation Criteria for an Early Site Permit Application, EPRI, Palo Alto, CA: 2002 1006878; and Early Site Permit Model Program Plan, EPRI, Palo Alto, CA: 2002 1006878; and New Plant Program Deployment Model, EPRI, Palo Alto, CA: 2008 1015113.

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Lucinda Low Swartz, Esq. has almost 30 years of experience in environmental law and regulation, focusing primarily on compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). She is also well-versed in the requirements of the Endangered Species Act; National Historic Preservation Act; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act; and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, particularly on the integration of the requirements of those statutes with the requirements of NEPA.

For the last 15 years, Ms. Swartz has been a NEPA program/project manager, leading teams in the preparation of environmental impact statements (EIS) and environmental assessments (EA) for federal agencies and in the preparation of NEPA-related environmental reports for private industry. She previously served as the Deputy General Counsel at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, providing authoritative guidance to federal agencies on all aspects of NEPA compliance and was a staff attorney for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. 

Ms. Swartz has worked closely with the Department of Energy, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to assist those agencies in the development of NEPA-implementing regulations and with NEPA compliance issues for particular projects. Ms. Swartz has also worked with many other federal agencies, such as the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and National Science Foundation on various NEPA tasks.

Ms. Swartz is the co-author of The NEPA Reference Guide (1999) and Endangered Species: Legal Requirements and Policy Guidance (2001). For Duke University’s School of the Environment, she has prepared materials for and taught NEPA classes on a variety of subjects including NEPA case law, cumulative impacts, and alternatives analysis. She is also a regular speaker on NEPA legal issues for the National Association of Environmental Professionals and has taught NEPA courses for the American Law Institute-American Bar Association.

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Ms. Elizabeth (Bet) Zimmerman Smith is among the most experienced Environmental Management System (EMS) auditors in the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. She possesses more than three decades of experience in the environmental arena, as a technical expert, project manager, division manager, and EMS lead assessor.

Ms. Smith has worked with DOE and DOE contractors for nineteen years, since 1993. Since 2001, she has been providing senior-level strategic, programmatic, and technical services in environmental protection. She assists in the development, implementation, auditing and registration of ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems. She led three large facilities to successful registration of their EMS. She also conducts assessments of effectiveness, common cause, and compliance.

Her clients have included Brookhaven, Idaho, Lawrence Livermore, Oak Ridge, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories; various Hanford contractors including Washington River Protection Solutions, Washington Closure, CH2MHill and MSA; the Office of Legacy Management; Battelle Memorial Institute, and various other private sector organizations.

Ms. Smith has a strong technical background. For eight years, she managed environmental protection and compliance programs for Battelle at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Pantex Plant, and Brookhaven National Laboratory. Before that, she was an environmental protection regulator and manager with the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for 14 years. She began as a compliance inspector and was ultimately promoted to Assistant Director of the Waste Engineering and Enforcement Division. She developed innovative inspection, regulatory, permitting and technical assistance programs for the DEP.

Ms. Smith earned a B.S. with honors from the University of Connecticut, and an M.S. in Environmental Management from Yale. She is a RABQSA certified Lead EMS auditor. She is also an ABCEP Certified Environmental Professional. She has held a Q clearance, and currently holds a DOE badge issued through Brookhaven National Laboratory.

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