Recognizing 315 Staff for Distinguished Contributions and Milestone Anniversaries

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Members of the Brookhaven Lab community, again, could not gather for the annual Employee Awards and VIP Service Celebration, because of the ongoing pandemic. Still, 16 staff were presented with the Lab's highest accolades—the pinnacle Science & Technology, Engineering, Brookhaven, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards—in 2021. Also in 2021, 299 employees reached "VIP" status with 25, 30, and 35 or more years of service. See who was recognized below.

Science & Technology Awards

Science & Technology Awards are presented to recognize distinguished contributions to the Laboratory's science and technology objectives. The 2021 recipients are:

  • Gabriele Giacomini, Instrumentation Division
  • Cedomir Petrovic, Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science Division
  • Craig Woody, Physics Department

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Engineering Awards

Engineering Awards are presented to recognize distinguished contributions to the Laboratory's engineering and computing objectives. The 2021 recipients are:

  • Christopher Bruno, Energy & Utilities Division
  • Charles Folz, Electron-Ion Collider
  • Jack Fried, Instrumentation Division
  • Francis Loeb, Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science Division
  • Robert Michnoff, Collider-Accelerator Department
  • Yatming (Roberto) Than, Collider-Accelerator Department

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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 2021 recipients are:

  • John Flannigan, Information Technology Division
  • Kevin Fox, Business Services Directorate
  • John Galvin, Information Technology Division
  • Paul Sampson, Collider-Accelerator Department
  • Andrea Wund, Energy & Photon Sciences Department
  • Emil Zitvogel, National Synchrotron Light Source II

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards

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.

In 2021, this award was presented to Diane Cabelli of the Chemistry Division.

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VIP Service Anniversaries

In 2021, 299 current employees reached "VIP" status with milestone anniversaries for years of service to the Laboratory—25, 30, and 35 or more years. They include:

59 Years

William Sampson Superconducting Magnet Division

57 Years

Veljko Radeka Instrumentation Division
Peter Thieberger Collider-Accelerator Department

56 Years

Charles Carlson Collider-Accelerator Department

55 Years

Vincent Lo Destro Collider-Accelerator Department

52 Years

Cornelius Jackson Stakeholder Relations Office

48 Years

Joyce Moore Radiological Control Division

46 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

45 Years

Sharon Atkins Procurement & Property Management Division
Joan Barrow Information Technology Division
Peter Eterno Jr. Operational Support & Planning Division
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 Sciences Department

44 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 Sciences Division
Jon Sandberg Collider-Accelerator Department
Mark Sardzinski Collider-Accelerator Department
Richard Savoy Production Division
Gary Schaum Laboratory Protection Division
Barbara Ann Simpson Procurement & Property Management Division
Michael Todosow Nuclear Science & Technology Department
Bruce Weatherell Operational Support & Planning Division
Ronald Zapasek Collider-Accelerator Department

43 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
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 Sciences 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

42 Years

Jay Adams Human Resources Directorate
William Behrens Environmental & Climate Sciences 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 Operations Office
Richard Gagliardi Production Division
Enrique Garcia Physics Department
August Hoffmann Physics Department
Stephen Howell Integrated Facility Management
Glenn Jochen Superconducting Magnet Division
Peter Kohut Nuclear Science & Technology Department
John Lara National Synchrotron Light Source II
Robert Lehn Collider-Accelerator Department
Gregory Mack Information Technology Division
Bonnie Miller Human Resources Directorate
Frank Palmeri Jr. Laboratory Protection Division
Charles Pearson Collider-Accelerator 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

41 Years

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

40 Years

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

39 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 Laboratory Protection Division
Jerry Gaeta Stakeholder Relations Office
Stanley Hanlon Guest Services Division
Anthony Kuczewski National Synchrotron Light Source II
Robert Lambiase Collider-Accelerator Department
Thomas Langdon National Synchrotron Light Source II
Joseph Levesque Laboratory Protection Division
Elliott Levitt Internal Audit Office
John Muller Information Technology Division
Maria Pacella Office of the 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

38 Years

Ronald Angona Instrumentation Division
Henry Biedenkapp Business Operations Office
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 Directorate
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

37 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 Operations Office
Steven Gill Internal Audit Office
Linda Greves Human Resources Directorate
Donna King Procurement & Property Management Division
Richard Lagattolla Environmental Protection Division
James McManus Information Technology Division
Thomas Nehring Electron-Ion Collider Directorate
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 Directorate
Lisa Toler Nonproliferation & National Security Department
Alexander Zaltsman Electron-Ion Collider Directorate

36 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 Sciences Division
Jeffrey Mirando Laboratory Protection Division
Kim Mohanty Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Sciences 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 Directorate
Lawrence Vogt Collider-Accelerator Department

35 Years

Carol Bell Radiological Control Division
Kimberly Boomer Business Operations Office
John Bourquin III Production Division
Scott Buda National Synchrotron Light Source II
John Carlson Collider-Accelerator Department
Daniel Carneiro Energy & Utilities Division
Theodore Carpluk Jr. Energy & Utilities Division
Barbara Carreras Business Services Directorate
Michael Clancy Jr. Environment, Safety & Health Directorate
Wayne Cummings Operational Support & Planning Division
Sara Dawson Physics Department
Michael Fulkerson National Synchrotron Light Source II
Charles Gardner National Synchrotron Light Source II
Ramesh Gupta Superconducting Magnet Division
John Haggerty Physics Department
Michael Hickey Laboratory Protection Division
Robert Hoogsteden Collider-Accelerator Department
Claudia Jones Operational Support & Planning Division
Leonard Masi Jr. Collider-Accelerator Department
Antonio Mc Gill Production Division
Mark Opisso Laboratory Protection Division
Richard Ruggiero Physics Department
Gregg Tomasello Energy & Utilities Division
John Tranquada Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Sciences Division
Andreas Warkentien Collider-Accelerator Department
James Wright Modernization Project Office
Xiao-Qing Yang Chemistry Division

30 Years

Anthony Arno III Collider-Accelerator Department
Judy Badal Center for Functional Nanomaterials
Michael Blaskiewicz Electron-Ion Collider Directorate
Linda Bowerman Environment, Biology, Nuclear Science & Nonproliferation Directorate
Donald Bruno Electron-Ion Collider Directorate
Charles Butehorn Physics Department
Nelson Cause Business Operations Office
Richard Chylinski Energy & Utilities Division
Steven Coleman Director's Office
Charles De La Parra National Synchrotron Light Source II
Michael De Phillips Nonproliferation & National Security Department
Donald Farnam Operational Support & Planning Division
Tracey Fountaine Laboratory Protection Division
Bethann Gilman Procurement & Property Management Division
Joseph Gormley National Synchrotron Light Source II
Michael Hamilton Collider-Accelerator Department
Brian Karpin Collider-Accelerator Department
Edouard Kistenev Physics Department
Kenneth Koebel Business Operations Office
Robert Lee National Synchrotron Light Source II
Timothy Lehn Collider-Accelerator Department
Cynthia Longo National Synchrotron Light Source II
Donald Mac Kay Laboratory Protection Division
George Mahler Collider-Accelerator Department
Andrew Marone Superconducting Magnet Division
Marc Montemagno Accelerator Test Facility
Donna Muscarella Nonproliferation & National Security Department
Joseph Nubile Production Division
Sabrina Parrish Interdisciplinary Science Department
David Passarello Collider-Accelerator Department
Richard Przybylinski Collider-Accelerator Department
James Rank National Synchrotron Light Source II
Jose Rodriguez Chemistry Division
James Rose National Synchrotron Light Source II
Andrew Sauerwald National Synchrotron Light Source II
Gary Schroeder Information Technology Division
Beth Schwaner Information Technology Division
Subhash Sengupta Radiological Control Division
Loralie Smart Collider-Accelerator Department
George Wei Interdisciplinary Science Department
Mildred Wiener Business Operations Office
Jeffrey Williams Environmental Protection Division
George Yancy Laboratory Protection Division

25 Years

Douglas Aichroth Radiological Control Division
Thomas Baldwin Energy & Utilities Division
Larry Carr National Synchrotron Light Source II
Daniel Chapman Laboratory Protection Division
Robert Chieffo Jr. Production Division
Pamela Ciufo Center for Functional Nanomaterials
Gabor David Physics Department
Robert Edwards Collider-Accelerator Department
Peter Genzer Stakeholder Relations Office
Jefferey Gordon Production Division
Clayton Hamilton Planning, Performance & Quality Management Office
Jonathan Hock Collider-Accelerator Department
Christopher Homes National Synchrotron Light Source II
Galathara Kahanda Chemistry Division
Matthew Kessler Collider-Accelerator Department
Ante Ljubicic Physics Department
Joan Marshall National Synchrotron Light Source II
Jian-Lin Mi Collider-Accelerator Department
Gary Olsen Safety & Health Services Division
Gary Polonski Collider-Accelerator Department
Martin Purschke Physics Department
Vincent Racaniello Environmental Protection Division
Srinivasan Rajagopalan Physics Department
Frank Raynor Jr. Energy & Utilities Division
Scott Seberg Collider-Accelerator Department
Freddy Severino Collider-Accelerator Department
Carol Shea Waste Management Division
Tammy Stein National Synchrotron Light Source II
Joseph Triolo Jr. Energy & Utilities Division
Jeannette Vera Integrated Facility Management

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