Key Personnel

BILL GOLDSTEIN, is the 12th director in the history of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He also serves as president of Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), LLC. Goldstein leads a workforce of approximately 6,300 employees and manages an annual operating budget of approximately $1.5 billion.
As Lab director he shares the responsibility, along with the directors of Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories, of providing the president, through the Secretaries of Energy and Defense, an annual institutional assessment of the state of the nuclear weapons stockpile in terms of safety, security and effectiveness, and whether confidence in the stockpile can be maintained without a nuclear test.
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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.

PATRICIA FALCONE is the deputy director for Science and Technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, California. She is the principal advocate for the Laboratory's science and technology base and oversees the strategic development of the Lab's capabilities. She is responsible for the Lab'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), including serving as the presidentially appointed and 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.

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KIMBERLY BUDIL is the principal associate director for Weapons & Complex Integration (WCI). Budil 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. She 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. Over her career she has held roles of increasing management responsibility across LLNL programs including Weapons and Complex Integration, Global Security, the National Ignition Facility, and Physical and Life Sciences. She served twice as a detailee in Washington, D.C., first at the National Nuclear Security Administration in the Office of Defense Science and then as a senior adviser to the Under Secretary for Science in the Department of Energy. Since 2014, Budil has served as the vice president for National Laboratories in the UC Office of the President (UCOP). In this role, she has been responsible for the governance and oversight of the three UC affiliated national laboratories (LLNL, LANL, and LBNL) as well as the development of strategic partnerships between the ten UC campuses and the laboratories. She served as an Executive Committee Governor on the LANS and LLNS Boards of Governors and a director on the Triad National Security Board. She received her Ph.D. in engineering/applied science from the University of California, Davis in 1994 and obtained her bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1987. She has published extensively in scientific and programmatic contexts and participated in numerous professional and community outreach activities.
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.

GLENN FOX, has more than 20 years' experience working in physical, chemical and life sciences. As associate director of the Physical & Life Sciences directorate, he has responsibility for research and development, including nuclear, particle and accelerator science; condensed matter and high-pressure physics; fusion energy; medical physics and biophysics; earth sciences, chemistry optical sciences and instrumentation; and high-energy-density physics. Fox has served in a number of leadership roles at the Lab, including deputy associate director of Science & Technology, leader in the Chemical Sciences Division in Physical & Life Sciences as well the director of the Forensic Science Center. Fox has a doctorate and master's degree in inorganic chemistry from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Lewis and Clark College in Oregon.
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.
BRUCE HENDRICKSON is the Laboratory's associate director for Computation. In this role, he leads an organization of more than 1,000 staff with responsibility for the full breadth of the Laboratory's computational needs including research, platforms, and services. A major focus is on the mathematics, algorithms, systems software, and platforms for advanced modeling and simulation. A growing emphasis is on the development and application of data science technologies to address the Laboratory's complex applications. An additional priority is providing world-class information technology support for the Laboratory's diverse mission and business needs. Hendrickson came to the Laboratory after a long career at Sandia National Laboratories, where he led the Center for Computational Research and managed Sandia's Advanced Simulation and Computing program. Hendrickson has degrees in mathematics and physics from Brown University and a Ph.D. in computer science from Cornell University. He is a highly published and cited scientist and his research has garnered a number of international awards. Hendrickson is a former Hertz fellow and is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
ANANTHA KRISHNAN is the associate director of Engineering. As associate director of Engineering, he is responsible for leading a diverse organization that provides engineering science and technology to ensure the success of the Laboratory's programs and institutional goals. These efforts include both large- and small-scale systems and components engineering, computational code development and simulation, engineering design and requirements, specialty manufacturing, prototyping and assembly, experiment execution, and the operation of critical engineering facilities. Krishnan also oversees and directs engineering research and development activities in computational engineering, micro- and nanotechnologies, pulsed power, precision engineering, advanced diagnostics, and knowledge management systems. Krishnan came to the Lab in 2005 and worked as the director of the Office of Mission and Innovation, responsible for developing program that focus on high-risk/high impact research and development that exploits advanced and emerging technologies at the Laboratory. He has served as program director for Biosecurity, acting program director for Counterterrorism in the Office of Strategic Outcomes, and director of R&F in the Center for Micro- and Nanotechnology. Krishnan was a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency from 1999-2005. Krishnan earned his doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989, and has more than 60 publications in international journals and conferences.
PETER J. (JEFF) K. WISOFF is the principal associate director of NIF and Photon Science. Wisoff came to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the fall of 2001 as a deputy associate project manager for systems engineering at the National Ignition Facility. In 2003, he became the associate project manager for small optical systems on NIF, which included responsibility for the front end of the laser and laser diagnostics. Prior to assuming the role of principal associate director he served as the principal deputy, managing the directorate operations team, which provides facility, information technology, environment, safety and health, security, and administrative services to the directorate. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1976, Wisoff began his graduate work on the development of short wavelength lasers at Stanford University as a National Science Foundation graduate fellow. Upon completing his master's and doctorate degrees at Stanford in 1986, Wisoff joined the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Rice University. Selected as an astronaut by NASA in January 1990, Wisoff is a veteran of four space shuttle flights. He conducted three spacewalks totaling almost 20 hours that included testing tools for the first Hubble Telescope repair mission, construction of the International Space Station, and the test flight of an astronaut jet pack. Wisoff has received a number of honors with NASA, including the NASA Distinguished Service Medal (2001) and four NASA Space Flight Medals (2000, 1997, 1994, and 1993).
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.