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Our Team

Director's Office

James F. Wood
NRCCE Acting Director and Energy Institute Interim Director
304.293.4236 
James.Wood@mail.wvu.edu 

Sharon Belmaggio
NRCCE Director’s Assistant
304.293.6036
Sharon.Belmaggio@mail.wvu.edu 

Trina Wafle
NRCCE Deputy Director
304.293.6038
TKWafle@mail.wvu.edu

Rose Vergara
Deputy Director’s Assistant
304.293.6905
rvergara@mail.wvu.edu

Cristina Dumitrescu
Research Coordinator
304.293.6906
crdumitrescu@mail.wvu.edu

Tracy Novak
Communications Director
304.293.6928
Tracy.Novak@mail.wvu.edu

Richard Bajura
NRCCE Director Emeritus
304.293.2867
Richard.Bajura@mail.wvu.edu 

Analytical Laboratory

Gabriela Perhinschi
Lab Manager
304.293.6134
Gabriela.Perhinschi@mail.wvu.edu

Robert Todd Vincent
Research Assistant
304.293.6142
robert.vincent@mail.wvu.edu

Market Enhancement

Caulton Irwin
Director
304.293.7318
clirwin@mail.wvu.edu

Angela Shock 
Program Coordinator 
304.293.6520 
angela.shock@mail.wvu.edu 

Sandra Fallon
Interim Program Coordinator
304.293.6897
sfallon@wvu.edu 

National Alternative Fuel Training Consortium

Micheal Smyth
Director
304.293.7882
micheal.smyth@mail.wvu.edu

Virginia (Jenny) McMillen
Communication Specialist
304.293.7882
virginia.mcmillen@mail.wvu.edu

Julian Orrego
Multimedia Developer
304.293.7882
julian.orrego@mail.wvu.edu

Mark Kemp 
Editor, Communications and Curriculum Development 
304.293.7882 
mark.kemp@mail.wvu.edu 

National Environmental Services Center

Jennifer Hause
Program Coordinator
304.293.4191
jennifer.hause@mail.wvu.edu

Resource Extraction

Doug Patchen
Director
304.293.6216
Doug.Patchen@mail.wvu.edu

West Virginia Water Research Institute

Paul Ziemkiewicz
Director
304.293.6958
Paul.Ziemkiewicz@mail.wvu.edu

Tamara Vandivort
Associate Director
304.293.6968
Tamara.Vandivort@mail.wvu.edu 

Terry Polce 
Program Assistant II 
304.293.7041 
terry.polce@mail.wvu.edu 

Megan Kruger 
Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator 
304.293.7043 
mkruger@mail.wvu.edu 

Melissa O'Neal
Project Manager, Three Rivers Quest
304.293.7006
Melissa.O'Neal@mail.wvu.edu

Chris Vass 
Research Engineer, Rare Earth Extraction Facility
304.293.7083 
crvass@mail.wvu.edu

Patrick Kirby
Director, Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center  
304.293.6984
Patrick.Kirby@mail.wvu.edu

Carrie Staton
Associate Director, Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center  
304.293.7071
carrie.staton@mail.wvu.edu

Ray Moeller
Brownfields Redevelopment Specialist
304.293.0390
raymond.moeller@mail.wvu.edu

Anna Withrow
Brownfields Redevelopment Specialist
304.293.7002
Anna.Withrow@mail.wvu.edu 

Thomas “Wes” Edge
Materials Scientist
304.293.3886
twedge@mail.wvu.edu

Drew Bucy
Project Manager
304.293.7043
DBucy1@mail.wvu.edu

Ben Pursglove
Environmental Scientist
304.293.7044
bwpursglove@mail.wvu.edu