INMM

Executive Committee Biographies

INMM President Corey HindersteinPresident
Corey Hinderstein
Corey Hinderstein is Senior Coordinator for the Nuclear Security Summit & Nonproliferation Policy Affairs at the National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy.

She served previously as Vice President for International Programs at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), working on global nuclear nonproliferation and security. Areas of focus include minimizing uses of highly enriched uranium, management and verification of nuclear fuel cycle activities internationally, improving nuclear security, and arms control and nonproliferation verification. Prior to joining NTI, Hinderstein was deputy director and senior analyst at the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS).

Hinderstein has been an active member of INMM since 1997.  She is a Senior Member, a member of the Technical Program Committee, Past President of the Northeast regional chapter, and former at-large member of the INMM Executive Committee.  Hinderstein has presented many papers and chaired sessions at INMM Annual Meetings, participated in the student mentoring program and planned and participated in INMM workshops.

Hinderstein holds a bachelor's degree in government with a concentration in international relations from Clark University in Worcester, MA, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
 

INMM Vice President Cary CrawfordVice President
Cary Crawford
Cary Crawford is currently a Senior Program Manager at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and was most recently a Technical Group Manager at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.  He has over twenty-three years’ experience in nuclear safeguards, security, and nonproliferation. Cary has been influential in maintaining and enhancing core MC&A, Physical Protection, Protective Forces, International Safeguards, and Vulnerability Assessment/Risk Management capabilities to support nonproliferation missions and is currently working to enhance the Nuclear Security Science and Technology base at ORNL. 

Cary joined the INMM in 1997 and became a Senior Member in 2002.  He was a founding member and Vice President of the Southwest Chapter of the INMM prior to moving to Richland, WA in 2001. Cary has served as a Member-at-Large, Vice President, and President of the Pacific Northwest Chapter.  He helped establish the Idaho State University and the University of Washington Student Chapters as well as building a stronger connection to the Idaho contingent of the Pacific Northwest Chapter.  At the Institutional level, Cary has served on the Technical Program Committee for many years and was previously the Chair of the Memorial Education and Outreach Subcommittee and the MC&A Division, among various other roles. He helped formulate the Education and Training Committee of the Institute and has helped steward the student awards papers and scholarship programs offered through the INMM.  Cary is currently serving as a Member-at-Large of the Institute.
 
Cary’s career began at the Pantex Plant and then led him to the Department of Energy’s National Training Center, working as a an MC&A Statistician at both.  He has also taught mathematics courses at the University of Oklahoma, Amarillo Jr. College, the University of New Mexico, and Washington State University.
 
Cary earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma.
 

INMM Secretary Chris PickettSecretary
Chris Pickett
Chris A. Pickett has worked at the Oak Ridge sites (ORNL and Y-12) since 1980. He currently serves as a Technical Advisor for Safeguards R&D at the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation R&D Program (NA-221). He previously led the Safeguards and Security Technology group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

He has over 35 years of operating knowledge and experience with many nuclear fuel cycle processes including weapon’s production; and has supported multiple International efforts with the IAEA and several collaborative projects to secure nuclear material at Russian sites. He has authored or co-authored over 150 technical papers and presentations on safeguards tracking and monitoring technologies, characterization of uranium materials, and sealing methods.
Chris has been active in the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) since the early 1990’s and is a past president of the Central Region Chapter.  He previously served INMM as Chair of the Charles E. Pietri Special Service Award subcommittee, as a Member–at-Large, as Chair of the MC&A Technical Division, and continues to serve as a member of the Technical Program Committee. Chris is a Fellow of the Institute and currently serves as the Institute’s Secretary.

Chris holds degrees in Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering from Bowling Green State University and the University of Tennessee. He is member of Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics) and Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering) honorary societies.
 

INMM Treasurer Robert CurlTreasurer
Robert Curl
Robert Curl joined Argonne National Laboratory in 1963 and served as MC&A manager at ANL‑East and ANL-West until 1977.  In 1977, he accepted an appointment as safeguards inspector and negotiations officer with the Euratom Section of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria.  Following his appointment with the IAEA, Bob joined EG&G Idaho (currently Bechtel BWXT Idaho) as MC&A manager at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory.  In 1989 Bob joined the Defense Low-Level Waste Management Program as technical lead for radiological performance assessment and performance assessment research projects.  He subsequently held positions in the National Low-Level Waste Management Program as lead for the National Center for Low-Level/Mixed Low-Level Waste Management, and the Transuranic and Mixed Waste Focus Area as the technology development lead for payload enhancement for transuranic waste shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).  Bob is presently with the Waste Management Technologies Department supporting the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project.
 
Bob has been a member of the INMM since 1966 and has held the position of treasurer since 1983.  He also served as treasurer during 1976 and 1977.  He has served on the Annual Meeting registration committee, and International Safeguards Technical Division.  He is now a member of the Executive Committee, Fellows Committee, Membership Committee, and Nominating Committee.  He also serves as INMM Headquarters oversight.  Bob became a Senior Member of the Institute in 1983, received the INMM Meritorious Service Award in 1993, and was made a Fellow of the Institute in 1995.
 

INMM Member at Large Michael BakerMember at Large
Michael Baker
Michael Baker became a member of the Institute in 1997 and was recognized as a Senior Member in 2010.  Since joining the institute, Michael has served in multiple roles, including as the MC&A Technical Division Chair and Vice-Chair, JNMM Associate Editor, Southwest Chapter Executive Board Member, MC&A Measurement Committee Chair, a member of multiple ANSI N15 working groups, and six years on the Technical Program Committee.  
 
Michael has been with Los Alamos National Laboratory for more than 20 years and in that time he has worked in nuclear safeguards, both domestically and internationally, the transuranic waste program, and nuclear security.  He served as a line manager for more than a decade, most recently as the Division Leader of the Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation (NEN) Division.  NEN, which consisted of more than 250 staff with a budget of approximately $160M, supported multiple NNSA programs, as well as NASA, DOE, DTRA, and DHS.  NEN is the Laboratory’s home for safeguards research and development and multiple global threat reduction programs, as well as the center for the Lab’s nuclear engineering capabilities, including reactor systems and the experimental program supporting nuclear criticality safety.  Since late 2015, Michael has been on assignment at the DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office as a Senior Technical Advisor where he is focused on nuclear and radiological terrorism assessment, detection, and deterrence.
 
Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering and physics, master’s degrees in both nuclear engineering and medical physics, and a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering and engineering physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He is licensed as a professional engineer in the State of Wisconsin.
 

INMM Member at Large Kerry DunnMember at Large
Kerry Dunn
Kerry A. Dunn, a Senior Advisory Engineer within the Nuclear Materials Management directorate at the Savannah River National Laboratory, is an internationally recognized expert in the area of plutonium materials management and storage including behavior of nuclear materials, age-related degradation, corrosion, treatment, packaging, and transportation.  She has been instrumental in developing and implementing the U.S Department of Energy (DOE) programs for the interim storage of plutonium materials including the associated surveillance programs.  In this role, Kerry has lead the team of researchers and engineers which has developed the body of scientific and engineering models and data to validate the technical basis for the safe interim storage of these materials.  In these areas, Kerry also worked with INMM’s Journal of Nuclear Materials Management (JNMM) during 2010-2011 to develop and publish two special issues of the JNMM focused on plutonium storage and surveillance and containing 21 seminal peer reviewed articles in this area. The articles, seven of which were authored or co-authored by Kerry, described a comprehensive scientific work from the Plutonium Storage and Surveillance Program which provides the understanding of age-related degradation processes and materials performance for long-term storage of plutonium materials. 
 
In addition, Kerry also leads the DOE-NNSA programs on the removal of plutonium worldwide to support U.S. threat reduction initiatives.  She has led the successful efforts in over half dozen countries, working with facility owners and regulators, to stabilize, package and remove plutonium materials for ultimate disposition.  Her work has directly led to announcements of successful project completion by the respective national leaders at each of the Nuclear Security Summit since 2012.  Most recently, Kerry was named the National Pillar for cross cutting activities associated with the U.S High Performance Research Reactor (USHPRR) Convert Program which is focused on HEU (high enriched uranium) minimization, also for the DOE NNSA. 

Currently, Kerry is the President of the INMM Southeast Chapter and prior to that served as the Vice President of the INMM Southeast Chapter.  She has been a member of INMM for the past 7 years, is a Senior Member of the Institute and has been active in the annual meeting each year organizing papers and chairing sessions.  Equally important, she has been instrumental in engaging early career staff in INMM activities and helping the SE Chapter become more vibrant.

INMM Member at Large Willen JanssensMember at Large
Willem Janssens
Willem Janssens became INMM Member in 2008 and is Chair of the INMM Chapter Relations Committee since 2013. He regularly participates to the INMM Executive Committee meetings.  He is member of the International Safeguards Division and participated to several meetings of the INMM Strategic Planning Committee. Willem organised and chaired the Working Group on Education and Training in the last 3 sessions of the INMM/ESARDA workshops (2008 Japan / 2011 France / 2015 US). During the INMM Annual Meetings he regularly provided presentations (both plenary and technical) and papers and also acted as chair of a variety of sessions in these meetings.

At the European level, Willem is member of the ESARDA (European Safeguards Development Association) Executive Committee and member of a variety of ESARDA Working Groups. Within the unit he leads in JRC, he also assures the ESARDA secretariat, the editorial committee and a number of leading functions in the working groups.

In his current function Willem is head of the unit "Nuclear Security Unit" (80 persons: about 50 academic and 30 technical & administrative staff) which deals with nuclear safeguards, nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear security and emergency preparedness. Major stakeholders are the policy DG's of the European Commission (ENER, HOME, DEVCO, TRADE, TAXUD etc), EU Member States, International organisations like IAEA & UNICIRI and bilateral partners like US-DoE, Japanese-JAEA etc…. Outreach projects are performed in Central and South-East Asia, Africa, South-America and Middle-East.

The Nuclear Security unit operates several experimental nuclear safeguards laboratories and a nuclear emergency crisis room on the Ispra site in North of Italy. There are 6 major activities in the unit, which cover non-destructive analysis of nuclear materials, physical modelling (incl. Monte Carlo) and process monitoring of nuclear fuel cycle facilities, sealing technologies, verification technologies and methodologies, assessment methodologies for non-proliferation and nuclear security (incl. open source intelligence, strategic trade control, disarmament verification etc) and monitoring of radioactivity in the environment (incl. emergency information management and reporting systems ECURIE/EURDEP) .

Willem received his master degree in Engineering in Materials Science from the Catholic University of Leuven in 1988 and his post-graduate degree in Nuclear Engineering from the same University in 1991. In 2009 he obtained the diploma of the International School for Nuclear Law (ISNL) (OECD/NEA) Issued by the University of Montpellier with an essay on "Creation of a new Convention for Combating illicit trafficking of nuclear materials based on the Early Notification and Joint Assistance Conventions". He worked the first 5 years of his professional career for Westinghouse Energy Systems as nuclear safety and licensing engineer and joined the European Commission Joint Research Centre in 1995 working mainly on nuclear safeguards, non-proliferation and nuclear security.


 Member at Large
 Teri Leffer
 Teri Leffer is a foreign affairs specialist in the Strategic Planning and Integration Group within the Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (DNN)  at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Since 1995, Teri has worked with DOE and later NNSA on programs to secure weapons-usable nuclear materials around the globe and to combat the trafficking of special nuclear and other radioactive materials. She is the former director of the joint U.S.-Russian Federation nuclear materials security project at the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics in Sarov, Russia, and also served briefly as acting director of the Department of Energy’s Moscow office. While on assignment to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Teri managed the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office support team working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to secure the U.S. land border against infiltration by nuclear weapons and materials.
 
Teri holds a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University. She is the recipient of the Department of Energy’s Meritorious Service Award (1997) and the Secretary of Energy’s Honor Award (2009).
 

INMM Immediate Past President Larry SatkowiakImmediate Past President
Larry Satkowiak
Larry Satkowiak has been a member of the Institute of Nuclear Material Management since 1989 and is currently a Senior Member.  During that time period he has served as both the Vice-President and President of the Central Region Chapter, authored and presented papers, and served as session chair at numerous INMM Annual Meetings and Workshops.  In his role as deputy chair of the Nonproliferation and Arms Control Division, he helped organize multiple workshops focusing on nonproliferation issues. 
 
Larry serves as the director of Global Security and Nonproliferation (GS&N) Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).   GS&N programs support a range of activities related to national security and nonproliferation, spanning from research and development activities through technology deployment and technical assessments.  As Program Director for GS&N Programs, Larry is the senior program contact for ORNL’s nuclear nonproliferation programs.  He is responsible for directing existing programs, managing program strategies, and coordinating customer relationships. 
 
Larry received his B.S. degree in Physics and Applied Mathematics and his M.S. degree in Experimental Nuclear Physics from Western Michigan University, and received his Ph.D. in Experimental Nuclear Physics from the University of Notre Dame.