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SC&A prides itself on having one of its senior managers closely involved with each contract, with easy access to the President to assure that the firm is responsive to our clients’ needs. SC&A maintains a core staff with the necessary expertise to address the vast majority of project requirements. In order to maintain competitive pricing and to provide the highest quality service possible, we staff some of our projects with independent consultants who have niche expertise or supplement SC&A staff during peak workloads.

SC&A also believes strongly in teaming with firms that have complementary expertise. We have had more than 100 teaming partners over our 31 years of operations. We are confident that we can cost-effectively compete for any project within our areas of expertise. SC&A believes strongly in the development of project work plans that are endorsed by our clients and are adapted as necessary during the conduct of the project.

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Gregory P. Beronja

President & CEO

Mr. Beronja has been the President and CEO of SC&A since 2008 and was the Chief Operating Officer from 2002 through 2008. Prior to joining SC&A, he was a Vice President for CH2M HILL. Mr. Beronja has also held management positions in the Printed Circuit Board industry. His areas of expertise are in environmental management (including ISO 14001 certification), compliance and permitting (in particular associated with RCRA) and site remediation. In 1980, while working with an EPA contractor, he developed and started the RCRA-Superfund Hotline. Mr. Beronja has passed both the PE and CPA exams. He has an MBA from George Washington University, an MS in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University, and a BA in Biology from the University of California, San Diego.

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Sanford C. Cohen

Chairman of the Board

Dr. Cohen founded SC&A in 1981 and was President and CEO until 2008. A nuclear engineer, he began his career as a reactor physicist at General Atomic, and after moving to Washington as one of the early employees of SAIC in 1972, became interested in nuclear/radiation regulation and environmental impacts. Most of his work has been for the Federal government, including the Environmental Protection Agency, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the Department of Energy and its prime contractors. He was a Division Manager at SAIC and a Vice President of a subsidiary, JRB Associates. After leaving SAIC, he built the Washington Office of Teknekron, Inc., and eventually managed its government practice. He has a BS in Science Engineering from Northwestern University and a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Michigan.

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John Mauro

Sr. Vice President

Dr. Mauro joined SC&A in 1988 where he serves as a Senior Vice President, providing leadership in the radiological consulting services offered by SC&A. Dr. Mauro holds a PhD in Health Physics from New York University Medical Center and is certified by the American Board of Health Physics. Dr. Mauro’s career has been dedicated to the protection of workers, members of the general public, and the environment from the potential harmful effects of ionizing radiation and radioactive materials. In 2004, Dr. Mauro was appointed by the Governor and ratified by the State Senate as a Commissioner of Radiation Protection for the State of New Jersey, a position that he still holds. Prior to joining SC&A, Dr. Mauro served as a Project Director at Roy F. Weston, Inc. and as the Director of the Radiological Assessment and Health Physics Division of Ebasco Services Incorporated.

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Abe Zeitoun

Sr. Vice President

Dr. Zeitoun is a Senior Vice President and Program Manager responsible for SC&A’s environmental, waste management, and nuclear programs. He has almost 40 years of experience as an environmental science manager, with a proven track record in the management and oversight of multitask projects and programs. He holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences and an MS in Fisheries from Michigan State University. Also he holds a Higher Diploma in Oceanography and a BS in Chemistry and Zoology from University of Alexandria. Dr. Zeitoun has supported multidisciplinary programs and projects in waste management, energy, transportation, NEPA, and regulatory compliance for DOE, NRC, EPA, NASA, international entities, and electric utilities. He is currently the Project Manager of multi-task contracts supporting the regulatory missions of EPA’s Office of Indoor Radiation and Air and DOE’s Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance. Additionally, he is spearheading the support contract with the NRC Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection focusing on licensing activities of uranium recovery and fuel cycle facilities.

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Steve Ostrow

Sr. Vice President

Dr. Ostrow has been SC&A’s Senior Vice President of Advanced Technology since joining the company full time in 2006 after working as a consultant to the firm since 2002. Prior to that, he worked for many years for Washington Group International and its predecessor architect-engineering companies in advanced technology and nuclear areas, including serving as Manager of Advanced Technology and Manager & Chief Engineer of Nuclear Engineering. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Columbia University Applied Physics & Applied Mathematics department and a member of the school’s Medical Physics Program faculty. His areas of expertise are in diverse advanced technologies, where he is particularly focused on standoff detection of explosives, chemical, and nuclear hazards, and radiological assessment and engineering. He has PhD, MS, and BS degrees in Applied Physics & Nuclear Engineering from Columbia University and an MBA degree from New York University.

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James Wilson

Sr. Vice President

Mr. Wilson joined SC&A in June 2013 when SC&A acquired the Springfield, VA office of TranSystems (formerly E.H. Pechan & Associates, Inc.). Mr. Wilson spent 28 years of his career at E.H. Pechan & Associates, Inc. – the last 9 as President and CEO. Mr. Wilson heads SC&A’s air pollution and climate practice. His expertise is with developing emission inventories, emission forecasts, and control strategy evaluation and costing. Mr. Wilsonís client base includes the EPA, Regional Planning Organizations, and state and local environmental agencies and energy offices. He has a BS in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University and an MS in Urban and Public Affairs from the Heinz School at Carnegie-Mellon University.

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Mark Krohn

Vice President

Mr. Krohn is a Certified Health Physicist, holds a Master’s Degree in Health Physics from Oregon State University, and has over 32 years of radiation protection experience. Prior to joining SC&A, he was the Vice President of Operations for ARS International, Inc. His areas of expertise include Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM), regulatory compliance, licensing, and site remediation. He has experience with naval and commercial nuclear power and is a court-qualified radiological expert.

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Deborah Schneider

Manager, Environmental Health and Communication

Ms. Schneider has been with SC&A since 1994, beginning as a research analyst. She now manages projects related to environmental health and communication, primarily for DOE, EPA, and NRC. She is currently managing work related to the implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act for DOE and NRC. Previously, Ms. Schneider managed a pool of editors who worked on highly technical documents for the NRC and has overseen a variety of communications projects for the DOE Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance, including a quarterly newsletter and annual meetings. She has also managed several EPA hotlines and the development of outreach materials on public health topics. For EPA’s Radiological Emergency Response Program, she updated program documentation and developed an online orientation course for the Radiological Emergency Response Team. Ms. Schneider has a BA in Foreign Affairs with a minor in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Public Health degree from the George Washington University.

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