Berkeley Lab

Operations Leadership

Michael Brandt

Berkeley Lab Deputy Director for Operations
Phone: (510) 510-486-5465 | Fax: (510) 486-6498
Location: 50A-4112E | Mail Stop: 50A4112
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Deputy Director for Operations and Chief Operating Officer Michael Brandt oversees Berkeley Lab’s operations and mission support organizations and programs. Before joining the Lab in March of 2018, Brandt was the Associate Director of Environment, Safety, and Health for Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he led an organization of 750 employees with an operating budget of $150 million. Brandt has more than 30 years of progressively increasing responsibility and accountability for business services; environment, safety, and health; facilities; enterprise risk management; and operations. He holds doctoral and master’s degrees in public health from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in environmental health and industrial hygiene from the University of Minnesota, and a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University.

Minh Agon Huebner

Interim Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (510) 486-5293 | Fax: (510) 486-6282
Location: 971-0202 | Mail Stop: 971-CFO
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Interim Chief Financial Officer Minh Huebner is responsible for Berkeley Lab’s fiduciary, financial, procurement, and property management systems. She joined Berkeley Lab in 2004 as the Budget Officer and held various leadership positions within the Lab’s Office of the CFO organization, including as Deputy CFO for the past seven years. Prior to joining LBNL, she held management and financial analyst positions with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the US Department of Energy. Her experience also includes leadership of strategic initiatives, financial system implementation, and Federal budgeting; business, regulatory, and compliance matters; and other operational functions. Huebner received an MBA from Notre Dame Du Namur.

Dr. Rosio Alvarez

Chief Information Officer
Phone: 510-486-6688 | Fax: 510-486-4107
Location: 50B-2232E | Mail Stop: 50B-2232
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Chief Information Officer Rosio Alvarez is responsible for business systems, high-performance computing, cybersecurity, telephony, and networking at Berkeley Lab. Before joining the Lab in 2007, she served as associate chancellor for IT at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, overseeing the computational services for 30,000 users; and as a business school faculty member at the University of Washington and the University of Massachusetts. Alvarez has been published in a number of leading academic journals, and received a B.S., MBA, and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Michele Lee

Michelle Lee

Interim Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer
Phone: (510) 486-6796 | Fax: (510) 495-2800
Location: 090-1091 | Mail Stop: 90R1116
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Interim Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer Michelle Lee is responsible for leading all aspects of the human resources function at Berkeley Lab, including Talent Acquisition & Management; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Compensation & Benefits; Learning & Development; Employee & Labor Relations; and Employee Engagement. Prior to joining the Lab in 2010, she worked at the University of California, Davis for over 16 years and until her hire served as the Management Services Officer at the University of California, Davis for the Departments of Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology, Environmental Toxicology, and Land, Air, and Water Resources. Her experience also includes strategic planning, relationship building and coaching/mentoring.

Steven Lindberg

Interim Director, Facilities Division
Phone: (510) 486-4647 | Fax: (510) 486-4758
Location: 076-0208 | Mail Stop: 76R0225
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Interim Facilities Division Director Steven Lindberg is responsible for the oversight and management of Facility Operations at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory covering facility and utility operations and maintenance; protective services (fire, security program, and emergency management); and services such as transportation, food services, custodial services, and design. Steve has over 40 years of experience in Facility Management, logistics, maintenance and operations, with expertise in multiple areas, including facility management both nuclear and non-nuclear, conduct of operations, construction operations, maintenance work control, power management, roads and grounds, environmental stewardship, transportation, training, fire, security, and emergency services. During Lindberg’s career he won the "Integrity Award" while at the Idaho National Laboratory. He earned a bachelor’s degree in the college of engineering from the University of Idaho and has certifications in Human Performance Safety, Certified Facility Manager and Facility Management Administrator.

Jack Salazar

Interim Director, Environment, Health & Safety Division
Phone: 510-486-4571 | Fax: 510-495-2384
Location: 026-126 | Mail Stop: 26R0143
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Theresa Triplett

Director, Institutional Assurance and Integrity
Phone: (510) 486-7401
Location: 50A-4117A | Mail Stop: 50A4112
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Director of Institutional Assurance & Integrity Theresa Triplett oversees Berkeley Lab’s contract assurance systems, quality management, and ethics and integrity programs, and serves as the deputy institutional official for Research Integrity and Human and Animal Research protection. Prior to joining the Lab in 2009 as a program manager responsible for the development and implementation of policies, processes, and training for the Laboratory Issues Management Program, she served in various roles at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco as the district business continuity manager, enterprise risk management program manager, and cash services supervisor. She also served as a branch manager during her 15-year tenure at World Savings. Triplett earned her BBA from Wichita State University.

Kem Robinson

Project Management Officer/Interim Chief, Project and Construction Office
Phone: (510) 486-6327|
Location: 071W-0101 | Mail Stop: 71W0101
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Project Management Officer Kem Robinson oversees Berkeley Lab’s project portfolio and project management framework, including its certified earned value management system, with the key objective of increasing the success and alignment of projects that support the Lab’s scientific mission. A senior scientist in the Engineering Division, Robinson has been at the Lab since 1999, serving as director of the Engineering Division, principal deputy of the Accelerator and Fusion Research Division, and deputy for General Sciences Projects before assuming the role of Laboratory Project Management Officer full time in 2015. He received a bachelor’s from Brigham Young University, and a Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University.

Ellen Ford

Berkeley Lab Operations Area Deputy/Berkeley Lab Deputy Chief Operating Officer
Phone: 510-486-4905|
Location: 076-0216 | Mail Stop: 76R0225
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Senior Advisor to the Chief Operating Officer Ellen Ford joined Berkeley Lab in 2002 as the business manager for the Physical Biosciences Division, managing financial and administrative operations for the division. She was a key contributor to the Joint BioEnergy Institute’s proposal development and submission. During her time at the Laboratory, she has contributed to numerous initiatives that focused on the development and implementation of improved business practices and procedures, several of which were in partnership with UC Berkeley. Prior to her work at Berkeley Lab, she was the director of Corporate Operations for Gap Inc.