Feb. 19, 2020
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Lisa Woodrow selected to lead Lab’s ES&H

Lynda L Seaver, seaver1 [at] llnl.gov, 925-423-3103

Lisa Woodrow, a longtime manager at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has been named associate director of the Lab’s Environment, Safety & Health (ES&H) program. Director Bill Goldstein and Deputy Director Linda Bauer announced the selection Feb. 19; the appointment is effective March 12.

As the new associate director for ES&H, Woodrow will report to the deputy director and will serve as a member of the Lab’s senior management team. She will be responsible for oversight and management of all ES&H matters, assuring a strong ES&H awareness for the Laboratory. She also will serve as a key partner in ensuring successful implementation of Lab strategy and will represent ES&H to the Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) Board of Governors, the Business and Operations Subcommittee and other institutional committees and working groups. (LLNS manages the Laboratory for the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration.)

Woodrow is the institutional champion and program manager for the Laboratory’s Work Planning and Control Process (WP&C) and will continue in the program manager role through a transition period.

“Lisa has done an outstanding job moving WP&C to a process improvement mindset and refining the process to be as user friendly and as efficient as possible while maintaining essential compliance,” Goldstein said.

Woodrow brings more than 30 years of experience to her new role, including 14 years at the Laboratory. Prior to her WP&C role, she served in various operations positions in the Lab’s Weapons & Complex Integration and NIF & Photon Science directorates, where she held several leadership roles. Before joining the Laboratory, she spent time in various operations management roles at Los Alamos National Laboratory, overseeing facility management, maintenance, ES&H, work control and training. She began her career as an industrial hygienist.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial safety from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in industrial hygiene from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of New Mexico.

Woodrow succeeds Frances Alston, who is retiring from the position after eight years. Goldstein thanked Alston for her “dedicated service, strong leadership and teamwork while improving the safety and environmental management practices across the Laboratory.”