Three named to Oak Ridge board

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management recently appointed three new members to its advisory board.

The agency appointed Wanda Smith, Noel Berry and Mary Hatcher to two-year terms to the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board, a federally chartered citizens panel that provides independent advice and recommendations about cleanup conducted throughout the Oak Ridge Reservation.

“Thank you for volunteering your time to serve on the board,” said Susan Cange, the board’s deputy designated federal officer as she introduced the trio at the September meeting.

“It is certainly appreciated by DOE and your fellow board members.”

Smith lives near Rockwood, and she owns a convenience store in Pine Orchard.

She 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.

Smith is the former vice president of the Morgan County Democratic Women’s Club and the former co-chairwoman of the Morgan County Airport Planning Commission.

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 associate’s degree in electrical engineering technology from Chattanooga State Technical Institute and a bachelor’s degree 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 associate’s degree in paralegal studies.

Until 2006, she owned a metal finishing and detailing business in Marshfield, Mo.

Hatcher lives in Louisville.

The advisory board meets at 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the Office of Science and Technical Information at 1 Science.gov Way, Oak Ridge.

The board’s meetings and committees are open to the public.

Notices are available on the board’s website, www.oakridge.doe.gov/em/ssab.