Recognizing 314 Staff for Distinguished Contributions and Milestone Anniversaries

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Members of the Brookhaven Lab community could not gather for the annual Employee Awards and VIP Service Celebration, because of the ongoing pandemic. Still, 19 staff were presented with the Lab's highest accolades—the pinnacle Science & Technology, Engineering, Brookhaven, and new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards—last year. And 295 current employees reached "VIP" status with 25, 30, and 35 or more years of service in 2020. Meet them all below.

Science & Technology Awards

Science & Technology Awards are presented to recognize distinguished contributions to the Laboratory's science and technology objectives. The 2020 recipients are:

  • Mircea Cotlet, Center for Functional Nanomaterials
  • Robert Konik, Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science Division 
  • Stephen Musolino, Nonproliferation & National Security Department
  • Lijuan Ruan, Physics Department
  • Oleg Tchoubar, National Synchrotron Light Source II

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Engineering Awards

Engineering Awards are presented to recognize distinguished contributions to the Laboratory's engineering and computing objectives. The 2020 recipients are:

  • Scott Buda, National Synchrotron Light Source II 
  • George Mahler, Collider-Accelerator Department
  • Brian McCaffrey, Modernization Project Office
  • John Morris, Collider-Accelerator Department
  • Jesse Schmalzle, Superconducting Magnet Division 

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Brookhaven Awards

Brookhaven Awards are given to recognize key contributors in support functions whose performance and achievements represent outstanding service to the Laboratory. The 2020 recipients are:

  • Peter Genzer, Stakeholder Relations Office
  • Glenn Jochen Superconducting Magnet Division 
  • Ken Koebel, Business Services Directorate 
  • Susan McKeon, Business Services Directorate
  • Stasia Scocca of the Planning, Performance & Quality Management Office

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards

New in 2020, the Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Staff Awards recognize key contributors who demonstrates leadership qualities that exemplify the ideals of inclusion, diversity, and equity into practical action. The recipients are:

  • Debbie Bauer, Environmental Protection Division
  • Juanita McKinney, Information Technology Division
  • Mary Rogers, Procurement & Property Management Division

Shirley Kendall of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office, received the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Pioneer Award. This award recognizes individuals who have inspired others with breakthrough approaches in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion.

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VIP Service Anniversaries

In total, 295 current employees reached "VIP" status with milestone anniversaries for years of service to the Laboratory—25, 30, and 35 or more years in 2020. They include:

58 Years

William Sampson Superconducting Magnet Division

56 Years

Veljko Radeka Instrumentation Division
Peter Thieberger Collider-Accelerator Department

55 Years

Charles Carlson Collider-Accelerator Department

54 Years

Vincent Lo Destro Collider-Accelerator Department

51 Years

Cornelius Jackson Stakeholder Relations Office

47 Years

Joyce Moore Radiological Control Division

46 Years

Richard Spitz Collider-Accelerator Department

45 Years

Michael Bannon Collider-Accelerator Department
Dennis Carlson Collider-Accelerator Department
Andrea Epple Radiological Control Division
Frederick Kobasiuk Collider-Accelerator Department
Laurence Littenberg Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate
Elizabeth Mogavero Physics Department
Upendra Rohatgi Nonproliferation & National Security Department

44 Years

Sharon Atkins Procurement & Property Management Division
Joan Barrow Information Technology Division
Peter Eterno Jr. Operational Support & Planning Division
Lawrence Kleinman Environmental & Climate Science Department
Bruce Lein Safety & Health Services Division
William Lenz Physics Department
Brian Mayo Operational Support & Planning Division
Juanita Mc Kinney Information Technology Division
William Morse Physics Department
Ronald Webster Nonproliferation & National Security Department
Charles Whiting Operational Support & Planning Division
Judith Williams Environmental & Climate Science Department

43 Years

Peter De Toll Collider-Accelerator Department
John Hauser Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate
Doris Johnston Operational Support & Planning Division
Kevin Kobus Energy & Utilities Division
Robert Malone Accelerator Test Facility
Arlene Rementer Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science Division
Jon Sandberg Collider-Accelerator Department
Mark Sardzinski Collider-Accelerator Department
Richard Savoy Production Division
Gary Schaum Emergency Services Division
Peter Schnitzenbaumer Collider-Accelerator Department
Barbara Simpson Procurement & Property Management Division
Michael Todosow Nuclear Science & Technology Department
Bruce Weatherell Operational Support & Planning Division
Ronald Zapasek Collider-Accelerator Department

42 Years

Kathleen Barkigia Planning, Performance & Quality Management Office
Paula Bennett Biology Department
John Blydenburgh Operational Support & Planning Division
Thomas Butcher Interdisciplinary Science Department
Patricia Carr Environment, Biology, Nuclear Science & Nonproliferation Directorate
Thomas Dilgen National Synchrotron Light Source II
John Flannigan Information Technology Division
Joseph Funaro Collider-Accelerator Department
George Ganetis National Synchrotron Light Source II
Richard Greene National Synchrotron Light Source II
John Heiser Environmental & Climate Science Department
James Kierstead Instrumentation Division
Jeanne Madaia Environment, Biology, Nuclear Science & Nonproliferation Directorate
Stephen Musolino Nonproliferation & National Security Department
Hue-Anh Pham Collider-Accelerator Department
Keith Radich Energy & Utilities Division
Jo Ann Reed Procurement & Property Management Division
Charles Trabocchi Collider-Accelerator Department
John Woods Collider-Accelerator Department
Kevin Yachnik Energy & Utilities Division

41 Years

Jay Adams Human Resources Directorate
Sandra Asselta Collider-Accelerator Department
William Behrens Environmental & Climate Science Department
Steven Bennett National Synchrotron Light Source II
Nicole Bernholc Safety & Health Services Division
John Biggs Physics Department
Richard Biscardi Safety & Health Services Division
Raymond Ceruti Superconducting Magnet Division
Richard Di Franco Collider-Accelerator Department
Pamela Esposito Physics Department
Dawn Farrell Business Services
Richard Gagliardi Production Division
Enrique Garcia Physics Department
Stephen Gill Collider-Accelerator Department
August Hoffmann Physics Department
Stephen Howell Integrated Facility Management
Glenn Jochen Superconducting Magnet Division
Peter Kohut Nuclear Science & Technology Department
Slawko Kurczak Collider-Accelerator Department
John Lara National Synchrotron Light Source II
Robert Lehn Collider-Accelerator Department
Gregory Mack Information Technology Division
Robert Medina Production Division
Bonnie Miller Human Resources Directorate
Frank Palmeri Jr. Emergency Services Division
Charles Pearson Collider-Accelerator Department
Venetios Polychronakos Physics Department
Pranab Samanta Nuclear Science & Technology Department
John Scheblein Physics Department
Robert Scheuerer National Synchrotron Light Source II
Charles Spataro National Synchrotron Light Source II
Roger Stoutenburgh Stakeholder Relations Office
Susan Wong Information Technology Division
Craig Woody Physics Department
Sharon Zuhoski Environmental & Climate Science Department

40 Years

Richard Backofen Stakeholder Relations Office
John Benante Collider-Accelerator Department
John Bohenek National Synchrotron Light Source II
Richard Casella Information Technology Division
Robert Danowski Production Division
Kathleen Dargan Business Services Directorate
Charles Finfrock Nonproliferation & National Security Department
Edward Gallagher Information Technology Division
Ady Hershcovitch Collider-Accelerator Department
Francis Loeb Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science Division
Kathleen Mc Intyre Nonproliferation & National Security Department
Francis Mc Neill Operational Support & Planning Division
Denise Miesell-Bingham Energy & Utilities Division
James Mills Collider-Accelerator Department
Hugh Rhodus Production Division
Joseph Tuozzolo Electron-Ion Collider
Richard Wilke Environmental & Climate Science Department

39 Years

Walter Bay Energy & Utilities Division
Diane Cabelli Chemistry Division
Michael Caruso Collider-Accelerator Department
Theodore D Ottavio Collider-Accelerator Department
Theresa Diaz Operational Support & Planning Division
Linda Hanlon Energy & Photon Sciences
William Marciano Physics Department
Pooran Singh National Synchrotron Light Source II
Kevin Tisch Energy & Utilities Division
John Trunk National Synchrotron Light Source II
Susan Wells Information Technology Division

38 Years

Michael Anerella Superconducting Magnet Division
Henry Ashby Jr. Collider-Accelerator Department
Alfonso Borrelli Instrumentation Division
Biays Bowerman Nonproliferation & National Security Department
John Cintorino II Superconducting Magnet Division
Timothy Costanzo Collider-Accelerator Department
Alfred Della Penna Jr. Instrumentation Division
Joann Durham Budget Office
John Foley Emergency Services Division
Jerry Gaeta Stakeholder Relations Office
Stanley Hanlon Guest Services Division
Peter Johnson Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science Division
Anthony Kuczewski National Synchrotron Light Source II
Robert Lambiase Collider-Accelerator Department
Thomas Langdon National Synchrotron Light Source II
Joseph Levesque Emergency Services Division
Elliott Levitt Internal Audit Office
John Muller Information Technology Division
Maria Pacella General Counsel
Pablo Rosas Collider-Accelerator Department
Graham Smith Instrumentation Division
Daniel Sullivan Superconducting Magnet Division
Donald Tarrant Production Division
Frank Teich Superconducting Magnet Division
Thomas Trojanowski Energy & Utilities Division
Li Hua Yu National Synchrotron Light Source II

37 Years

Ronald Angona Instrumentation Division
Henry Biedenkapp Business Services Directorate
Louis Cannizzo Collider-Accelerator Department
LaRosa Collins Information Technology Division
Gordon Corbin Collider-Accelerator Department
Mariette Faulkner Physics Department
Christopher Gardner Collider-Accelerator Department
Doon Gibbs Director's Office
Diane Hatton Electron-Ion Collider
Steven Hulbert National Synchrotron Light Source II
Mary Ann Maggio Information Technology Division
James Meier Collider-Accelerator Department
Susan Pepper Environment, Biology, Nuclear Science & Nonproliferation Directorate
Antoinette Russo Budget Office
Joseph Sanfilippo Collider-Accelerator Department
Robert Sweet National Synchrotron Light Source II
Christopher Weilandics Safety & Health Services Division

36 Years

John Addessi Collider-Accelerator Department
Kevin Brown Collider-Accelerator Department
Yusuf Celebi Interdisciplinary Science Department
Mark Davis Collider-Accelerator Department
James Desmond III Business Services
Steven Gill Internal Audit Office
Linda Greves Human Resources Directorate
Richard Jones Integrated Facility Management
Donna King Procurement & Property Management Division
Richard Lagattolla Environmental Protection Division
James McManus Information Technology Division
Thomas Nehring Electron-Ion Collider
Danny Padrazo Jr. National Synchrotron Light Source II
Victor Pineiro Jr. Laboratory Protection Division
Peter Ratzke National Synchrotron Light Source II
Sergio Rescia Instrumentation Division
Joseph Scaduto Collider-Accelerator Department
John Skaritka Collider-Accelerator Department
Steven Tepikian Electron-Ion Collider
Lisa Toler Nonproliferation & National Security Department
Alexander Zaltsman Electron-Ion Collider

35 Years

Leesa Allen Physics Department
Tracy Blydenburgh Collider-Accelerator Department
Edwin Cancel Operational Support & Planning Division
Joseph Carbonaro Nonproliferation & National Security Department
Gregory Condemi Radiological Control Division
Lynanne Di Filippo Collider-Accelerator Department
Isidro Garcia Operational Support & Planning Division
Wlodzimierz Guryn Physics Department
Alan Gustavsson Collider-Accelerator Department
Erik Johnson National Synchrotron Light Source II
Terry Jones Stakeholder Relations Office
Michael Lenz Physics Department
David Lissauer Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate
Alexsandra Lopez Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science Division
Jeffrey Mirando Emergency Services Division
Kim Mohanty Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science Division
Eileen Morello Physics Department
Leonard Pharr National Synchrotron Light Source II
Triveni Rao Instrumentation Division
Regis Saitta Operational Support & Planning Division
Marcelino Santiago Jr. Operational Support & Planning Division
Anthony Shane Operational Support & Planning Division
David Siddons National Synchrotron Light Source II
Edward Sierra Planning, Performance & Quality Management Office
Kelly Smith Nonproliferation & National Security Department
Thomas Tallerico Collider-Accelerator Department
Diana Teich Information Technology Division
Nicholaos Tsoupas Electron-Ion Collider
Lawrence Vogt Collider-Accelerator Department

30 Years

Andrew Ackerman Safety & Health Services Division
Richard Alles Production Division
Sorin Badea Collider-Accelerator Department
Paul Bergh Radiological Control Division
John Berry Production Division
Steven Bugros Collider-Accelerator Department
Barbara Calle Production Division
Dwayne Eleazer Production Division
Katherine Foy Guest Services Division
Paul Freimuth Environment, Biology, Nuclear Science & Nonproliferation Directorate
Gennaro Guerra Integrated Facility Management
Christopher Harris Integrated Facility Management
Robert Howe Environmental Protection Division
Monica Jackson Human Resources Directorate
Robert Lake Business Services Directorate
Jonathan Laster Collider-Accelerator Department
Dewey Lederle Collider-Accelerator Department
Brian Mc Clafferty Energy & Utilities Division
Thomas Mc Donald Safety & Health Services Division
Susan Mc Keon Business Services Directorate
Kathleen Nasta Human Resources Directorate
Paul O'Connor Instrumentation Division
Maryann Petry Biology Department
Annabelle Petway Collider-Accelerator Department
Igor Pogorelsky Accelerator Test Facility
Edward Richards Waste Management Division
Mark Sabat Energy & Utilities Division
Cynthia Salwen Environmental & Climate Science Department
Dawn Schick Business Services Directorate
Robert Soja Physics Department
Thomas Sperry Site Planning & Infrastructure Management Division
Patriche Stith Information Technology Division
Sean Stoll Physics Department
William Struble Physics Department
Bruce Thyberg Production Division
Frank Trapani Energy & Utilities Division
Richard Wagener Environmental & Climate Science Department
Kenneth White Stakeholder Relations Office
Nancye Wright National Synchrotron Light Source II
Keith Zeno Collider-Accelerator Department

25 Years

Glenn Anderson Collider-Accelerator Department
Steven Bellavia Collider-Accelerator Department
Edward Dabrowski Collider-Accelerator Department
William Dorsch Environmental Protection Division
Joseph Drozd Collider-Accelerator Department
Raymond Edwards National Synchrotron Light Source II
Haixin Huang Collider-Accelerator Department
Diana Hubert Human Resources Directorate
Paul Humbert Production Division
James Jardine Biology Department
Syed Khalid National Synchrotron Light Source II
Mark Lavery Collider-Accelerator Department
Roy Lebel Planning, Performance & Quality Management Office
Beth Lettieri Radiological Control Division
David Loughlin Collider-Accelerator Department
David Lynn Physics Department
Lihong Ma Environmental & Climate Science Department
Gregory Marr Collider-Accelerator Department
James Pearsall Information Technology Division
Laura Pearsall Information Technology Division
Julie Pergan Business Services Directorate
Donna Pfeiffer Operational Support & Planning Division
Robert Pisani Physics Department
Joseph Saetta Collider-Accelerator Department
Regalado Sanchez Guest Services Division
Charles Schaefer Radiological Control Division
Thomas Schlagel Business Services Directorate
Letesha Smith-Strong Fiscal Services Division
Scott Snyder Physics Department
Lori Stiegler Electron-Ion Collider
Laura Taddonio Collider-Accelerator Department
Patricia Urena Collider-Accelerator Department
Elio Vescovo National Synchrotron Light Source II
John Wilson Production Division
Sonya Wilson Business Services Directorate
Zhijian Yin National Synchrotron Light Source II
Weimin Zhou Collider-Accelerator Department
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