KIM BUDIL is the 13th director in the history of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. She also serves as president of Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), LLC. Budil leads a workforce of approximately 7,400 employees and manages an annual operating budget of approximately $2.7 billion. As director, Budil sets the strategic vision for the Laboratory and exercises broad delegated powers to ensure successful execution of programs and operations to advance science and technology for the nation and to maintain an outstanding and diverse workforce. The director leads the development and implementation of the Laboratory’s scientific vision, goals and objectives, and serves as the Laboratory’s highest-level liaison with DOE, NNSA, the LLNS Board of Governors, the University of California and other government, public and private organizations. Read More about Kim Budil
LINDA BAUER is the deputy director for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, Inc. (LLNS). As deputy director, Bauer participates in the day-to-day management of the Laboratory, including interfacing with the NNSA Livermore Field Office (LFO), acting as director in Goldstein's absence and serving as a key member of the Laboratory's senior management staff, providing executive-level guidance and direction. She oversees key institutional priorities, including ensuring safe and successful operation and vital infrastructure to support the delivery of all program commitments and deliverables; ensuring the recruitment and retention of a quality workforce in the operational areas of the Laboratory; and addressing and promoting business and operational efficiencies. Bauer also is responsible for fostering successful relationships among the Laboratory, LLNS Board of Governors and partners, DOE/NNSA, LFO, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, peer organizations and laboratories in the DOE complex, private industry and the local community. Read More about Linda Bauer
PATRICIA FALCONE is the deputy director for Science and Technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). She is the principal advocate for the Lab’s science and technology base and oversees the strategic development of the Lab's capabilities. She is responsible for LLNL’s collaborative research with academia and the private sector, as well as its internal investment portfolio. Falcone joined LLNL in 2015 after six years at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), where she served as the Senate-confirmed associate director of OSTP for National Security and International Affairs. In that capacity, she led a team that advised on the science and technology dimensions of national security policy deliberations and on federal support of national security research and development. Read More about Patricia Falcone
GREGORY COX is the director of the Security Organization. In this role, he is responsible for leading an organization charged with the protection of LLNL’s personnel, access, information, property and nuclear materials against a broad range of threats. Prior to joining the Laboratory, Cox served as the assistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Critical Incident Response Group, where he had responsibility for all global crises, including crisis management, tactical operations, crisis negotiations, hostage rescue, hazardous device mitigation, critical incident intelligence, surveillance, aviation and behavioral analysis. He served with the FBI for more than 25 years in various international counterterrorism/counterintelligence positions, including special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence Division at the Washington Field Office and as a member of the International Terrorism Operations Section in the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters, where he managed al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden-related investigations. Cox also served as the legal attaché to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he worked to enhance the relationship between the FBI and foreign partners in five countries, on counterterrorism issues, cyber matters and international organized crime.
HUBAN GOWADIA is the principal associate director for Global Security. She is responsible for programs that support international and domestic security, overseeing the Laboratory's responsibilities in intelligence analysis, energy security, nonproliferation, nuclear counterterrorism and addressing chemical, biological and explosive threats. Gowadia has more than 20 years of experience supporting national security, and has served at the highest levels of government including multiple organizations in the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Aviation Administration. During the recent presidential transition, as acting administrator for the Transportation Security Administration, she led a workforce of more than 60,000 employees charged with protecting U.S. transportation systems and the traveling public. Prior to that she served as the presidentially appointed director of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office at the Department of Homeland Security. Gowadia received her bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Alabama and her doctorate in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
DESMOND PILKINGTON is the acting principal associate director for Weapons & Complex Integration (WCI). He leads the Laboratory’s nuclear weapons program in its responsibilities to ensure the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear deterrent and to support the transformation of the stockpile and the nuclear weapons enterprise for the future. He also is responsible for stewardship of the broad range of science, technology and engineering capabilities and infrastructure that underpin the Stockpile Stewardship Program and lay the foundations for the long-term health and vitality of the Laboratory. Pilkington has served as the principal deputy for WCI since April 2019. Prior to that, he served as the program director for WCI's Weapon Physics and Design Program and division leader for WCI's Design Physics Division. He has served in leadership roles in both primary and secondary design programs and on assignment to the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in England, where he was head of the High-Performance Computing Department. Before joining LLNL in 2001, Pilkington worked for more than 20 years in various code development and management roles at AWE. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s in astrophysics, both from London University.
CYNTHIA RIVERA is the principal associate director for Operations & Business, where she leads a multidisciplinary 1,000-person organization. She serves as a key leader for Laboratory operations and represents the Laboratory externally to DOE, NNSA, peer organizations and laboratories, as well as private industry and the local community. She has over 28 years of leadership experience at Department of Energy and Department of Defense facilities. Her background includes support and technical operations, as well as project management responsibilities. She joined the Laboratory from Bechtel Power Company’s Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant Units 3 & 4 construction project, where she served as manager of Functional Resources. She holds an M.A. in communication studies and a certificate in business management, both from the University of Nevada,
ANUP SINGH is the principal associate director of Engineering. Singh is responsible for leading an organization of approximately 2,300 employees who provide world-class engineering expertise, capabilities and research to ensure the success of the Laboratory’s programs and sustain the long-term vitality of the Laboratory’s engineering foundations. Singh joined the Laboratory from Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), where he served as director of the Center for Biological and Engineering Sciences, managing critical capabilities in support of Sandia’s Energy & Homeland Security, Global Security, Nuclear Deterrence, and Advanced Science and Technology portfolios. In 2020, he served on a special assignment coordinating the COVID-19 R&D, serving as the Sandia representative on DOE’s National Virtual Biotechnology Laboratory team and assisting with operational response efforts at Sandia. Singh also holds an appointment as adjunct professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and serves as the director of Microfluidics at the Joint BioEnergy Institute, a DOE-funded Bioenergy Research Center. He is internationally recognized for his scientific leadership in microfluidics and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, and his inventions have led to more than 40 patents and patent applications. He holds a bachelor of technology degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University.
LISA WOODROW is the director of Environment, Safety & Health, responsible for oversight and management of all ES&H matters and assuring a strong ES&H awareness for the Laboratory. She brings more than 20 years of experience to her role, including 14 at the Laboratory. Prior to ES&H director, she was the institutional champion and program manager for Work Planning and Control, and she served in various operations leadership positions in the Lab's Weapons & Complex Integration and NIF & Photon Science directorates. Prior to joining the Laboratory, she spent time in various operations management roles at Los Alamos National Laboratory, including 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.