Members

Gail S. Alexander (Nye County) – A resident of Pahrump, Nevada, Ms. Alexander retired as slot club ambassador for Golden Entertainment, Inc. in 2019. Before that, she spent over 20 years as a project coordinator and office manager for Hladky Construction, Inc., in Gillette, Wyoming. Ms. Alexander holds an Associate of Science in General Business and an Associate of Applied Science in Accounting from Gillette Community College. Her interests include environmental and public health issues. She was appointed to the board in October 2020.

Francis L. Bonesteel (Nye County) – A resident of Pahrump, Nevada, Mr. Bonesteel retired as a motor equipment manager for the New York State Department of Transportation in March 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering from Buxton University and a certificate in airframe and engine maintenance from Vincennes University. Mr. Bonesteel is past district deputy, past state vice-president, and past exalted ruler for the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; assistant cadet activities officer for the Pahrump squadron, group commander and inspector general, and wing director of administration in Nevada for the United States Air Force Auxiliary; committee chair for the underbridge inspection units and training committees and vice chair for the American National Standards Institute; and logistic officer and trainer for the Nye County Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary. Mr. Bonesteel is interested in environmental and business issues. He currently serves as chair of the EM SSAB in Nevada. Mr. Bonesteel was appointed to the board in October 2016.

William H. DeWitt (Nye County) – A resident of Amargosa Valley, Nevada, Mr. DeWitt is currently employed as manager of the Funeral Mountain Ranch. He is also the president of two family-owned businesses, Generco, Inc. and General Veneer Manufacturing Company, which conduct aerospace and missile work, not related to EM or DOE. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of Southern California. Mr. DeWitt is a member of the Rotary Club and the Nevada Farm Bureau. His interests include environmental issues. Mr. DeWitt was appointed to the board in October 2018.

William G. Dolan (Nye County) – A resident of Pahrump, Nevada, Mr. Dolan retired as director of surgery from San Martin Hospital, Las Vegas in 2009 and is a retired Army Vietnam veteran. He holds an Associate degree in Nursing from Clark County Community College, and is certified in cardiovascular/thoracic open heart procedures. Mr. Dolan also studied law enforcement at Central Texas College and University of Alaska, and became a Certified Public Official from the University of Nevada, Reno. Mr. Dolan is a life member and past legislative chairman and judge advocate for Chapter 15 Pahrump, past department commander for Department of Nevada, member of Chapter 21 for Department of California and Chapter 50 for Department of Colorado, and deputy chief of staff to the national commander for Disabled American Veterans; life member of Chapter 15 Pahrump Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary; and gubernatorial appointee of Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Committee. His interests include city government and economic development issues. He was appointed to the board in October 2020.

Karen K. Eastman (Clark County) – A resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, Ms. Eastman is an independent contractor with LegalShield. She is a high school graduate who also has travel agent certifications. Ms. Eastman is a past secretary and member of the Nevada Council of the Blind and ambassador and member of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada. Her interests are in environmental and public health issues. She was appointed to the board in October 2016.

Gary E. Elgort (Clark County) – A resident of Mesquite, Nevada, Mr. Elgort retired as steam and safety training instructor from Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. in 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Miami, graduate studies in Material Science and Engineering from Stony Brook University, and a former licensed professional engineer in the state of New York. Mr. Elgort is a site steward for Nevada State Historic Preservation Office; instructor for Sun City Mesquite Tai Chi; vice president for Desert Fossils Hiking Club; and member of Friends of Gold Butte and American Association of Retired Persons. His interests include educational issues. He was appointed to the board in October 2020.

Charles L. Fullen (Nye County) – A resident of Pahrump, Nevada, Mr. Fullen retired as an airline flight crew member from Omni Air International in January 2013. He is a high school graduate. Mr. Fullen is a member of the Elks Lodge. His interests are in environmental and business issues. He was appointed to the board in October 2016.

Anthony D. Graham (Clark County) – A resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, Mr. Graham is a graduate assistant in the History Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He is teaching U.S. History 101/102, conducting historical research, and studying environmental history that focuses on the Mojave Desert. He holds an Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies from the College of San Mateo, a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California, Davis, and a Master of Arts in History at the California State University, East Bay. Mr. Graham served as the UNLV student intern on the EM SSAB in Nevada beginning in the fall 2016 until March 2018. As a student intern, he prepared an informational bulletin after each full board meeting to increase the UNLV student body’s knowledge of the EM SSAB in Nevada and the Nevada National Security Site. Mr. Graham is a member of the Western History Association, National Council on Public History, Southwest Oral History Association, American History Association, and past president of the Phi Alpha Theta honor society. Mr. Graham was appointed to the board in October 2018.

Mark H. Hilton (Clark County) – A resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, Mr. Hilton retired as the deputy director of the National Protection and Programs Directorate for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2011 and is a retired Army Vietnam veteran. He had also been an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College for about 29 years at the time of his retirement. Mr. Hilton holds a Bachelor of Science of Foreign Service in International Affairs from Georgetown University, a Master of Public Administration from The American University, and a Doctor of Arts in International Education from George Mason University. He is a member of Nevada Free Tax Coalition, Canyon Ridge Christian Church Weddings and Funerals, and Vietnam Helicopter Pilots’ Association. His interests include economic development issues. He was appointed to the board in October 2020.

Bruce J. Jabbour (Nye County) – A resident of Tonopah, Nevada, Mr. Jabbour is the senior vice president of operations for Tonopah Hospitality Services. He graduated high school in Massachusetts, holds certifications in goldsmith/gemology from North Bennett Industrial School and mortgage from Key Realty School, and attended a structured 7-year study program in hospitality management from MGM University in Las Vegas. Mr. Jabbour is vice chair of Nevada Silver Trails Tourism Board, president of the Esmeralda County Economic Development Board, and pastoral adviser for St. Michael’s Cathedral in Las Vegas. His interests include business issues. He was appointed to the board in October 2020.

Ronald W. Korner (Clark County) – A resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, Mr. Korner retired as system safety/environmental health specialist for Northrup Grumman Space Technology in 2012 and is a retired Army veteran. Prior to its acquisition in 2002 by Northrup Grumman, he worked for TRW, Inc., in various capacities. In particular, Mr. Korner was the manager of occupational health for the Space and Electronics Group where he worked on two projects at the Nevada Test Site’s Yucca Mountain Project. The projects included resolution of safety issues for work in rock strata with asbestiform morphology and supporting/conducting an occupational safety and health program audit/assessment with the developer of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s STAR Award Program while tunneling was ongoing. Mr. Korner, prior to retirement was a Certified Industrial Hygienist in the comprehensive practice, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology with a minor in Geology from California State University, Long Beach, and completed graduate studies in Industrial Hygiene from University of Southern California, and holds a certification in Radiation Safety from Harvard School of Public Health, and held Hazmat certifications as an incident scene manager/commander, safety officer, technician, and first responder training from California Specialized Training Institute. His interests include educational and environmental issues. He was appointed to the board in October 2020.

Dan J. Peterson (Esmeralda County) – A resident of Dyer, Nevada, Mr. Peterson is a self-employed construction consultant. He attended high school in Detroit, Michigan with a focus on architectural engineering, spent two years at the University of Michigan pursuing architectural engineering, and holds professional general engineering contractor licenses in Nevada, California, and Arizona. Mr. Peterson is a member of Associated General Contractors of America, Associated General Contractors of Nevada, San Diego, and California, The Beavers (Western Construction Organization), Southern California Contractors Association, Engineering Contractors Association, Esmeralda County Board of Equalization, Force Account Research Board; co-chair of Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction Joint Cooperative Committee; secretary for Esmeralda County Public Lands Commission; and member of Policy Committee for Valley Electric Association. His interests include economic development issues. He was appointed to the board in October 2020.

Janice N. Six (Nye County) – A resident of Tonopah, Nevada, Ms. Six retired as a process server/auctioneer for the Nevada Legal Support Services in 2016. She attended high school in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ms. Six is interested in public health and environmental issues. She was appointed to the board in October 2018.

Richard A. Stephans (Clark County) – A resident of Boulder City, Nevada, Mr. Stephans retired as a safety analysis engineer from ACTS Inc. in 2014 and is a retired Army Colonel and a Vietnam veteran. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University, former professional engineer certification, a Certified Safety Professional in Comprehensive Practice/System Safety from the Board of Safety Professionals, and a Certified Emergency Manager. Mr. Stephans is a fellow member of the International System Safety Society and is involved in various military and educational foundations. His interests include city government and waste transportation safety issues. He was appointed to the board in October 2016.

M. Favil West (Clark County) – A resident of Henderson, Nevada, Mr. West retired as a pilot for United Airlines in 2001 and is a retired Air Force pilot. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology Pre-Med from University of Arizona and post-graduate studies in School of Labor Studies from University of California, Berkeley. Mr. West is co-founder and chair of the board for Foundation Assisting Seniors, board member of Association of Mature American Citizens, member of Community Advisory Committee to Henderson City Council, and member and past president of Sun City Anthem Community Association. His interests are in public health issues. He was appointed to the board in October 2020.

Dina M. Williamson-Erdag (Nye County) – A resident of Pahrump, Nevada, Ms. Williamson-Erdag retired as a part-time accounting manager for Growth Investments in 2019. She holds an Associate of Arts in Business from Mt. San Antonio College. She is the board chair for Nye Communities Coalition; member of the League of Women Voters of Southern Nevada, Pahrump Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Committee, Pahrump Valley Rotary, Soroptimist International Pahrump Valley, and Valley Electric Association charitable foundation. Her interests include economic development issues. She was appointed to the board in October 2016.



 
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