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Beverly Ramsey - EMAB Board Member

Dr. Beverly Ramsey is a biogeochemist and environmental health specialist with more than 40 years experience in operations risk management, nuclear emergency preparedness and industrial and government chemical/manufacturing facilities. 

Dr. Ramsey is the Executive Director for the Division of Earth and Ecosystem Science, at the Desert Research Institute, the environmental research arm of the Nevada System of Higher Education.  Previously, Dr. Ramsey worked at Sonalysts, Inc., an employee-owned company known for its technical capabilities, communications expertise, and understanding of both government and commercial projects.  At Sonalysts, Inc. she focuses on environmental health relating to nuclear and hazardous conditions.  Dr. Ramsey was elected Vice President of the company in 2013.  Prior to being elected Vice President, she worked as a Principal Analyst. Her work included: project management, technical research and development, risk management in nuclear and chemical plant operations, readiness assessments, Conduct of Operations, troubled plant troubleshooting, environmental remediation, environmental restoration and facility decommissioning, and nuclear and chemical waste management. 

Dr. Ramsey spent over ten years working at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in various capacities, working in Facility and Waste Operations, Risk Reduction and Environmental Stewardship and Emergency Operations.  She provided independent performance assessment of programs, projects and operations in the areas of safety management and conduct of operations and training. 

Dr. Ramsey spent eight years acting as a Technical Advisor for the Department of Energy’s Defense Programs.  As an advisor, she served as a mentor to DOE operations and facilities, and advised DOE senior managers on environmental liabilities.

Dr. Ramsey began her career as a Research Scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  There she participated in the preparation of the first Environmental Impact Statement.  Her research concentrated in the transport, fate and ecological/environmental, and effects of radioactive, hazardous and biological agents and hazardous materials.

Dr. Ramsey received her B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from the Carson Newman College.  She received her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in Systems Ecology.  Dr. Ramsey also has completed a number of Certificate Programs in Integrative Medicine from the University of Arizona, College of Medicine.

She is a member of the Frederick Chapter Board of Women in Defense and Women in Homeland Security.  She currently resides in Woodsboro, Maryland and serves as adjunct faculty for the American Public University System and Northern New Mexico College.