As Chief Operating Officer, I oversee the support activities of the laboratory and to ensure the effective, efficient, and safe integration of these activities with the line organizations. I assist the director in assessing the resource needs and priorities of the laboratory as well as the allocation of these resources. As Associate Laboratory Director for Operations Support, my primary role is to support the director and deputy director in the day-to-day management of the laboratory and lead initiatives as assigned by the director. I act as laboratory director in the absence of the director and deputy director.
In my role, I work with the director and deputy director to define the overall direction and performance expectations for the laboratory and to ensure that the laboratory functions effectively and efficiently as an integrated institution. I coordinate support activities across the laboratory to ensure effective integration with each other and with the line organizations. I monitor and assess the level of success in implementing best practices and continuous improvement initiatives. I serve as emergency coordinator and chair of the Fermilab ES&H Committee (FESHCom) where I assist the director and the ES&H director to improve Fermilabís safety performance. I also serve as chair of the Assurance Council. In this role I help to implement and oversee the operation of the Contractor Assurance Program.
In my dual role as Associate Laboratory Director for Operations Support I have line responsibility for the functioning of Business Services and Facilities Engineering Services and Workforce Development and Resources.