Senior Staff

Jeffrey Kash Grimes

Director, Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center

Jeffrey Kash Grimes

Kash Grimes was appointed to the Senior Executive Service and joined the Department of Energy’s Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center in May 2016 as its Deputy Director where he is responsible for leadership, management and oversight of approximately 175 federal staff that support 15 DOE sites with an annual budget of more than $1 billion.

Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Kash served with distinction in the United States Navy, retiring as a Captain in the Supply Corps.  His final assignment was Deputy Assistant Commander for Contracts at the Naval Air Systems Command where he managed an 800+ person organization performing business and contracting functions at five major sites nationwide for 140 major acquisition programs involving 22K contract actions totaling $28B.

His other military assignments included two command tours, Commanding Officer of Priority Material Office, Bremerton, WA, and Commander, Defense Contract Management Agency, Denver.  He also served at the Navy Supply Corps Officer School, as Assistant Supply Officer, USS MOBILE (LKA-115); Canadian Forces Procurement Officer, Personnel Exchange Program, Ottawa, Canada; Supply Officer, USS WEST VIRGINIA (SSBN-736)(B); Executive Officer and Executive Assistant at Defense Energy Support Center; Executive Assistant to  the Vice Director, Defense Logistics Agency;  Director, Weapon Systems Contracting Department at Naval Inventory Control Point; and as Program Manager for NATO’s Security Investment Program.

A native of Versailles, Kentucky, Kash attended the University of Kentucky, earning a Bachelor of Business Management in Finance and a Juris Doctor degree.  He also earned a Masters of Science in Management at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and completed the Senior Executive Program at Columbia University in New York, NY.

Ken Armstrong

Associate Deputy Director, Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center

Ken Armstrong

Mr. Armstrong joined the EMCBC in October of 2008 and has been the Associate Deputy Director since January of 2017. Mr. Armstrong is directly responsible for the management of the SPRU, LBNL, WVDP, Moab UMTRA, ETEC, Brookhaven, and DOE-EM Nevada Field Operations Sites. In addition, Mr. Armstrong is responsible for the Office of Technical Support and Asset Management (OTSAM) at the EMCBC responsible for leadership, management and oversight of 36 federal staff that support 15 DOE sites including the Field Operations Sites.

For over the past 36 years, Mr. Armstrong has served in various technical, management and project management positions within the Department of Energy (DOE) and as a contractor to the DOE. Before joining the EMCBC, Mr. Armstrong managed environmental projects at the former Department of Energy Mound Facility in Miamisburg, Ohio. He was responsible for managing the operation and eventual decontamination and decommissioning of two Category II nuclear facilities. One of which underwent demolition and one which was cleaned to releasable standards and turned over the local community reuse organization. During his tenure at the Mound Facility, Mr. Armstrong's management responsibilities included activities responsible for project management, personal property management, fleet management, real property transfers, environmental engineering, ground water sampling, and explosives component testing and analysis.

Mr. Armstrong holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton and has competed graduate studies in Six Sigma and Project Management at Villanova University. He is qualified as a Senior Technical Safety Manager and is qualified under the DOE Quality Assurance Technical Qualification Standard.

Sheila Gilliam

Assistant Director, Office of Civil Rights and Diversity

Sheila Gilliam

Sheila Gilliam is the Assistant Director for the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center. Ms. Gilliam joined DOE in March 2010 as the Senior Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist; and promoted as the Assistant Director in November 2017.Ms. Gilliam is responsible for developing and managing a comprehensive EEO program providing expert advice in carrying out the Agency policies and programs of non-discrimination and affirmative employment. While ensuring proper processing of EEO complaints, policy and program operations, compliance assessments and reporting, Ms. Gilliam manages the EEO Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process and provides advice and guidance to personnel on EEO and Diversity and Inclusion programs. Ms. Gilliam has served as the Chair of the Federal Executive Board Cultural Diversity Committee.

Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Ms. Gilliam served as the EEO Specialist at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for nine years. During her time at the EPA, Ms. Gilliam served as the Co-Chair of the Diversity Council, EEO Counselor, EEO Specialist, member of the Greater-Cincinnati Federal Executive Board Diversity Culture Committee, and as the Special Emphasis Program Manager for the American Indian/Alaskan Native Group. Ms. Gilliam served two years on the Editorial Board of EPA’s National Employee Matters Newsletter as a writer, editor and layout designer. Ms. Gilliam served as the Acting Area Director for the Office of Civil Rights serving EPA’s Cincinnati, OH lab that houses eight different AA-ships; providing remote service to EPA labs located in Ada, OK; Ann Arbor, MI; Edison, NJ; and Research Triangle Park, NC. Ms. Gilliam is a Certified Mediator and experienced with successfully facilitating the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process.

Before federal service, Ms. Gilliam worked in private industry for the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center as an Executive Administrative Specialist, where she also served on the Diversity Council; the United Parcel Service (UPS) as a Customer Service Representative; and Proctor and Gamble as a Data Entry Operator.

Originally, from Paris, Kentucky, Ms. Gilliam has lived the majority of her life in the Greater-Cincinnati area where she is the proud parent of three children and has nine grandchildren.  Ms. Gilliam takes great joy in service to her church while teaching Christian Education for adult bible studies and youth outreach programs throughout various Cincinnati communities.  

Ward E. Best

Assistant Director, Office of Information Resource Management

Ward E. Best

Ward Best comes to the EMCBC from the Ohio Field Office where he served as Assistant Manager for Compliance and Support as well as holding the position of Chief Information Officer. Prior to that Mr. Best was Project Director for the Ashtabula Environmental Management Project and was Branch Chief for Quality Engineering for the New Production Reactor Program.

Mr. Best came to DOE from the Navy where he was involved in the SUSAFE Program for Submarine Construction and Overhaul. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from Michigan State University (1980).

David Arvin

Assistant Director, Office of Financial Management

David Arvin

David joined the EMCBC as Assistant Director, Office of Financial Management in October 2009. He has served in a number of financial management positions within the Department of Defense (DoD) for more than 17 years. Prior to joining the Department of Energy, he was Director for Accounting Requirements, Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), Columbus, Ohio where he managed the legacy accounting systems, processes and procedures supporting the U.S. Air Force.

His previous positions in DoD include; Air Force Client Executive Liaison, Air Force Materiel Command Client Executive, Internal Review Site Manager, and several policy and operational accounting positions.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Anderson University, Indiana. . He also attended the Army Comptrollership Program at Syracuse University where he earned a Master of Business Administration. David is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Indiana.

Kimberly Dellinger

Acting Senior Business Partner, Human Resources Advisory Office

Kimberly Dellinger

Mrs. Kimberly Dellinger joined the Department of Energy (DOE) in October 2005 and was promoted to the Senior Business Partner in October 2016. With 25 years of federal service, she has extensive experience in Recruitment, Staffing and Classification.

Prior to joining the Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC), she began her federal career in 1992 with the Internal Revenue Service serving in various clerical and technical positions. She began her Human Resources career in 2001. Kimberly is a graduate of the Federal Executive Potential Program.

Since joining the EMCBC, Kimberly has also served as Acting Team Leader for Staffing and Classification, and Acting Director of the Human Resources Advisory Office.

Kimberly is a Cincinnati native, and is married to James, a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and current Federal employee. They have five children and four grandchildren.

Mell J. Roy

EMCBC Chief Counsel and Assistant Director, Office of Chief Counsel

Mell J. Roy

Ms. Mell Roy joined the Department of Energy (DOE) in 1991 as the Senior Environmental Counsel at the Rocky Flats Site. She served, since 1996, as the Chief Counsel at the DOE Rocky Flats Project Office in Golden Colorado and was part of the management team that led the successful closure of the facility and its conversion to a national wildlife refuge. Ms. Roy was named as the Chief Counsel on the Rocky Flats Clean-Up Team that won the 2007 Service to America Medal for Science and Environment.

Ms. Roy was selected in 2005 as the Assistant Director for Legal Services for the newly established Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) in Cincinnati, Ohio. She manages the EMCBC Office of Chief Counsel and provides legal counsel to the DOE Office of Environmental Management small sites and closure sites in numerous locations across the country. Additionally, she is responsible for providing the legal support to the multi-state Field Office sites for the DOE Office of Legacy Management.

Ms. Roy completed a five month assignment as the DOE Acting Assistant General Counsel for Electricity and Power Marketing. She managed the legal staff and address issues presented by DOE’s Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs) in the national distribution of electricity and the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency. She coordinated with the PMAs and other federal agencies in the formulation of policy positions on the delivery reliability penalties. Her additional experience included serving a ten month detail as a special assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management.

Prior to her federal service, Ms. Roy practiced law as the in-house counsel with several government contractor firms. In addition to environmental and toxic torts matters, she addressed legal issues in corporate, real property, personnel, procurement, natural resources, public utilities and general business law. She was Environmental Counsel and Senior Program Manager for multi-million dollar government contracts engaged in environmental consulting, remediation and response action activities for the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U. S. Department of Defense, the DOE, state agencies and private sector clients.

Ms. Roy concurrently earned a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Speech Communications from the University of Denver. Her undergraduate research was conducted in radiation chemistry. Subsequently, she earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Denver as well.

Ms. Roy is a 2009 graduate of the U.S. Department of Energy Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program. She received her executive qualifications certification from the U. S. Office of Personnel Management.

Michael Kopp

Assistant Director, Office of Technical Support and Asset Management

Michael Kopp

Mike joined the EMCBC in June 2015 and has been the Assistant Director of  Office of Technical Support and Asset Management (OTSAM) since August of 2018. OTSAM is responsible for Health & Safety, Safeguards & Security, Quality Assurance, Program Management, Real and Personal Property at EMCBC and provides technical support services to SPRU, LBNL, WVDP, Moab UMTRA, ETEC, Brookhaven, DOE-EM Nevada Field Operations, and Service Level Agreement (SLA) Sites. Mike was previously assigned as a Team Leader responsible for leading Integrated Safety Management Systems (ISMS), and Quality Assurance (QA) audits and he has served as a Management Analyst in the Safeguards and Security area.
Mike has over thirty years of experience as Federal employee and contractor in the nuclear power and environmental restoration/clean-up industries.  As a Federal employee he previously worked for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the Department of Defense. Mike's assignments have included Leadership positions at DOE-EM's Fernald, Mound OU-1, Portsmouth/Paducah, and SPRU Projects.  He has also held Project Management positions at DOE-NNSA's MOX Project at Savannah River, the Sellafield Project in the U.K., and as a Senior Engineer assisting with the initial stabilization efforts during the Fukushima accident.

Mike is a Veteran of the U.S. Army where he served in Europe as a nuclear missile technician and security custodian as part of the NATO forces. His education includes a MBA in Organizational Leadership, a MS in Environmental Management, and a BS in Engineering Technology. He is a certified NQA-1 Lead Auditor and a certified Federal Internal Coach.

Tamara Miles

Assistant Director, Office of Contracting

Tamara Miles

Tamara L. Miles is the Assistant Director (AD) in the Office of Contracting at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center as of May 2016. As the AD and Procurement Director, she oversees the acquisition and management of multi-billion dollar environmental clean-up contracts nationwide to support the safe cleanup of the environmental legacy brought about by fifty years of nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research. Ms. Miles also served as the lead Contracting Officer responsible for the implementation of the EM Strategic Sourcing Initiative in collaboration with the National Nuclear Security Administration to achieve millions in procurement cost savings for the American taxpayer. Ms. Miles entered Federal Service under the Outstanding Scholar Program in 2000 as an Acquisition Business Specialist at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), R&D Contracting Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB (WPAFB), Ohio. While at AFRL, Ms. Miles was responsible for numerous contractual instruments with a combined value of more than $240 million for turbine engine related research. In furthering her career in 2003, Ms. Miles transferred to the Aeronautical Systems Center, C-17 Program Office, WPAFB, and served as a Contract Negotiator for a $6 billion C-17 Aircraft Production contract for U.S. Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force requirements. Ms. Miles joined the DOE in March 2008. Ms. Miles is Level III certified under the Federal Acquisition Certification Program in Contracting and holds an unlimited Contracting Officer Warrant. She attended the University of Cincinnati earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and a MBA degree.

Ms. Miles is married to Bukari J. Miles, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and they have three children. Ms. Miles is also very involved in her church serving in leadership roles in the Women and Children ministries.

M. Allen Moe, P.E

Assistant Director, Office of Cost Estimating

M. Allen Moe

M. Allen Moe (Allen) is the Assistant Director for the Office of Cost Estimating at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center. Mr. Moe joined DOE in 2008 as the Lead Cost Engineer, was promoted to the Supervisory Cost Estimator in 2014, and assumed his current position in August 2016. Prior to joining DOE he served as the Chief Engineer for the City of Dayton, OH Water Department, and has held Public Works Director positions for Indianapolis, IN; Xenia and Springboro, OH. Mr. Moe served 14 years as a Civil Engineering Officer in the USAF with Assignments at Kirtland AFB, NM; Langley AFB, VA; Azores, Portugal; Woensdrecht, Holland; Bitburg, Germany. Mr. Moe also has over 12-years’ experience as an engineering consultant. In total he has over 30-years’ experience in heavy civil design and construction, construction management; environmental remediation design, construction and operations; and development of cost estimates, and has taught cost estimating courses at local colleges.

Mr. Moe has assisted in the development and evaluation of cost estimates for Savannah River Site, Idaho Cleanup Project, Richland Field Office, Office of River Protection, Oak Ridge, Portsmouth and Paducah, West Valley Demonstration Project, Moab UMTRA project, SPRU, ETEC and LBNL and other DOE sites.

Mr. Moe has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, from the University of New Mexico and a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology. Mr. Moe has been married to his wife, Valerie for over 40-years, has three sons, and three grandsons.