Board of Directors
Cynthia C. Kelly is the founder and President of the Atomic Heritage Foundation. Before creating the Foundation, she served over twenty years as a senior executive with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency, receiving the Distinguished Career Service Award for her time at both agencies. She graduated with a bachelor degree in history from Wellesley College, earned a master’s degree from Yale University, and taught history before her career with the Federal government.
Denise Kiernan has worked as a journalist and producer. She is best known for The Girls of Atomic City, which came out in March 2013 and immediately shot to the top of the New York Times bestsellers list - and stayed there. The Girls of Atomic City tells the story of the women who worked at Oak Ridge on the Manhattan Project. She has appeared on the Daily Show and NPR to talk about her book and the women who worked on the Manhattan Project.
Richard Rhodes is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, The Twilight of the Bombs, The Dark Sun as well as more than twenty other books on the Cold War. He has written extensively about nuclear issues and lectured widely in the United States and abroad. He has also served many posts, including as an Advisor for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (1990-Present), Fellow for the Program on Peace and International Cooperation at MacArthur Foundation (1990-1991), Visiting Scholar at the History of Science Department at Harvard University (1989-1990), Visiting Fellow for the Defense and Arms Control Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1988-1989), among others. He graduated cum laude with a degree in history from Yale University.
John D. Wagoner served as Manager of the Department of Energy's Richland Operations Office (Hanford) for nearly ten years, and is currently Vice President for Nuclear Programs, Archimedes Technology Group in San Diego. Trained as a nuclear engineer, John Wagoner served in the Naval Reactors Division of the US Navy before joining the Atomic Energy Commission and then the Department of Energy. He has a bachelor's degree in industrial economics from Purdue University.
Board of Advisors
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