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Officers of NAECP

James March
President
Fleet Manager
Southern Nuclear
Phone: 205-992-5155
jmarch@southernco.com

 

James March, currently works for Southern Nuclear as the Vogtle 3&4 Project ECP Investigations Manager ‐ 10 years industry experience. Prior to joining the industry, worked in law enforcement in a variety of roles.

Lesson Learned: Trust, but Verify.

 

Lori Hayes
Chair of the Board
Duke Energy
Manager - ECP
Phone: 704-382-4236
lori.hayes@duke-energy.com

Lori Hayes is the Manager, Nuclear Safety Culture and Employee Concerns Programs for Duke Energy. Lori received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, with a minor in terrorism, from North Carolina Wesleyan College. Lori began her career with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and served 17 years with the NRC as an NRC regional inspector. Lori began her industry career in regulatory affairs, progressed to Manager, Nuclear Security, and Manager of Corporate nuclear over-site. Upon the merge of Progress Energy and Duke Energy, Lori developed and implemented the current nuclear generation fleet Employee Concern Program and Nuclear Safety Culture programs.

Jim Voorhees
Treasurer
FPL/NextEra
Fleet Manager ECP
Phone: 772-334-6490
jim.voorhees@fpl.com

 

James March
Secretary - Interim
Concerns & Compliance Lead
Southern Nuclear
Phone: 205-992-5155
jmarch@southernco.com

James March, currently works for Southern Nuclear as the Vogtle 3&4 Project ECP Investigations Manager ‐ 10 years industry experience. Prior to joining the industry, worked in law enforcement in a variety of roles.

Lesson Learned: Trust, but Verify.

   

Chairs of NAECP

Rick Burnside
ECP Manager
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
rjb2@pge.com

Richard Burnside is employed at Diablo Canyon Power Plant since 1985. His Diablo Canyon Power Plant experience includes, six years in nuclear plant operations, six years as a Senior Reactor Operator certified instructor, six years in Quality Verification with an Audit Team Leader certification and as the Employee Concerns Program supervisor since January 2, 2004. One of the NEI task force members in the development of NEI 09-07 and co-author of NECE guides 001 & 002. Utility Service Alliance program manager in the development of Nuclear Safety Culture Assessment process Phase II for 8 years.

Carey Foy
ECP Manager
Day Zimmerman
Carey.Foy@dayzim.com

“Integrity and empathy go a long way in our business.”

Jack Gallagher
ECP Manager
Westinghouse

galla1jj@westinghouse.com

Billie Garde
Attorney
Clifford & Garde Law Office
Phone: 202 280-6116
bpgarde@cliffordgarde.com

Billie Garde is a Partner is the Washington, D.C. employment law firm of Clifford & Garde, LLP. She specializes in representing employees in retaliation cases, particularly from energy industry sectors – nuclear, oil and gas, and the DOE complex. Additionally, she provides training and consulting services throughout these industries. She has belonged to the NAECP for 1997. She believes that the most important quality for an Employee Concerns Professional is to be brave and “speak truth to power” in the face of too frequent pressure to minimize concerns and denigrate employees who have them.

Devon Jackson
Idaho National Labs
devon.jackson@inl.gov

 

 

Jessica Linquist
BP Alaska
Phone: 907-564-5127
Jessica.linquist@bp.com

 

Jessica Linquist is the Ethics & Compliance Director, BP Alaska. She has been in the ECP role for more than 13 years with the as few being at BP.

Lessons Learned: Build trust and credibility by telling people what they need to hear not just what they want to hear.

Julie B. Marini
Mistras Group Inc.
Phone: 609-176-4089
Julie.marini@mistrasgroup.com

 

 

Mark Nelson
ASRC Energy Services
Phone: 907-339-6206
MD.nelson@asrcenergy.com

 


Barbara Taggart
Employee Concerns Coordinator
Entergy Nuclear
Phone: 914-254-6747
btaggar@entergy.com

 


Paul Zaffuts
The Zaffuts Group
Phone: 703-628-9150
paul.zaffuts@zaffutsgroup.com

Paul Zaffuts is an attorney and owner of his legal firm, The Zaffuts Group. Paul has provided legal and consulting services to the nuclear and other safety sensitive industries for 24 years. His work with management in large and small organizations with assessing their safety and compliance cultures and to avoid safety issues and whistleblower complaints through training, improvements to compliance and corrective action programs, employee concerns programs, and other mechanisms. He is also frequently engaged to lead investigations into claims of discrimination, and allegations of wrongdoing and regulatory non-compliances. Mr. Zaffuts, obtained his law degree from Cornell Law School and was an aeronautical engineer with Boeing before entering law school.

   
   
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