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Board of Directors

RSCS was founded in 1989 by our board members with a vision to establish a company to provide innovative, advanced, and efficient services to industries and government agencies which employ the use of nuclear and radiological materials to conduct business.  Over the years, their commitment to quality, ethics, and customer satisfaction has been the driving force which has grown our company into a world-class solution-provider to our clients around the globe.

Today, our Board continues their mission and provides the strategic planning, technical reviews, and oversight of operations to ensure our products and services provide the highest value to our clients.  They remain actively involved in the nuclear industry and have assembled a superlative team of managers and technical specialists who are independent thinkers and highly motivated in the performance of their jobs.  Our Board member’s leadership efforts are clearly demonstrated by our company’s consistent growth, employee dedication, and unparalleled customer respect.  

Eric Darois
Eric Darois - CHP, Principal, Executive Director

Mr. Darois has 38 years of experience and has held various technical and managerial positions in nuclear power facilities, decommissioning sites, and environmental laboratories. He has an M.S. and B.S. in Radiological Sciences and Protection and is certified by the American Board of Health Physics. Mr. Darois' technical specialties include alpha contamination controls, internal and external dosimetry assessments, facility characterization, source calibrations, decommissioning cost estimation, and contaminated groundwater management. Mr. Darois has authored many professional papers and presentations and was a key author on several EPRI Guideline documents.  He is currently a member of ANSI N13.1 committee, Guide to Sampling Airborne Radioactive Materials in Stacks and Ducts.

Mr. Darois provides executive oversight of our quality and technical programs. He also directs many large projects involving complex calculations, radiation exposures, and regulatory compliance, for both US and international clients.

Frederick P. Straccia
Frederick P. Straccia - CHP, Principal, Executive Director

Mr. Straccia has 39 years of experience in nuclear power and large industry holding positions in Operational Health Physics, Emergency Planning, and Training.   He has a B.S. degree in Radiological Health Physics and is certified by the American Board of Health Physics. Mr. Straccia's technical specialties include radiological operations, instrumentation, product development, and licensing.  He has served on several technical and industry committees and is a past President of the New England Chapter of the Health Physics Society.

Mr. Straccia provides executive oversight of our laboratory operations and instrument manufacturing and sales divisions.  He also directs many large projects involving radiation detection solutions,  radiation producing machines, and radiological field operations.

James P. Tarzia
James P. Tarzia - CHP, Principal, Executive Director

Mr.Tarzia has 34 years of experience and has held various technical and managerial positions in research reactors, nuclear power facilities, and decommissioning sites. He has an M.S. and B.S. in Radiological Sciences and Protection, an M.B.A, is certified by the American Board of Health Physics and has previously held a Sr. Reactor Operator's license.  Mr. Tarzia's technical specialties include reactor operations, decommissioning, internal and external dosimetry, and operational health physics.  Mr. Tarzia has authored many professional papers and resides on several committees.  He is the current Assistant Chairman of the ABHP Part I Panel and Chairman of the New Hampshire State Radiation Advisory Committee. 

Mr. Tarzia provides executive oversight of our financial and business systems and our international operations. He also directs many large projects involving decommissioning, reactors, and regulatory compliance.

Management Team

Jennifer Collins
Jennifer Collins - Marketing and Operations Manager

Ms. Collins has over 24 years experience in corporate business management. Ms. Collins specializes in radiation detection and measurement technologies and previously held the position of Operations Director of an OEM company which manufactured gamma spectroscopy instrumentation.  She oversaw the development and commercialization of R&D 100 Award winning technology and contributed to several patent applications that were awarded for radiation detector designs.   

Ms. Collins is a key contributor to strategic planning, marketing, and management of the RSCS laboratory, training, and manufacturing divisions.

Greg Babineau
Greg Babineau - Director of Radiological Services

Mr. Babineau has over 38 years of applied Health Physics experience.  He received a B.S. degree in Radiological Health Physics and has led many Health Physics consulting, small decommissioning and licensing projects throughout the US.   He has held several management positions in nuclear power including Reactor Engineering Manager and Radiation Protection Manager (RPM).   He previously held a Senior Reactor Operator license at the Yankee Nuclear Power Station giving him extensive knowledge of plant systems during plant operations and during decommissioning.

Mr. Babineau is the lead manager in our consulting division and coordinates and oversees the activities of our project management team.

Skip Litterer
Skip Litterer - Nuclear Services, Safety and QA Manager

Mr. Litterer has over 39 years experience in the U.S. Naval and commercial nuclear power industry.    Mr. Litterer specializes in operational radiation protection and industrial safety.  Recently, he held positions as Health Physics Operation Manager for the decommissioning of Connecticut Yankee Nuclear Power Plant and Project Manager for Radiation Protection Support of ISFSI projects at Connecticut Yankee, Yankee Rowe and Maine Yankee sites.

As Nuclear Services Manager, Mr. Litterer provides oversight to the corporate radiation protection, training, corrective action, and quality assurance programs. He also provides direct project management support for several radiological control projects.

Linn Giard
Linn Giard - Business Services Manager

Ms. Giard has over 37 years experience in the commercial nuclear power industry.  She specializes in radiological operations and has previously held positions in project management, business development, contract management, human resources, and health physics operations for various nuclear sites and technical staffing companies.    She has experience in commercial nuclear power plants during initial reactor power startup, refuel and maintenance outage support, and steam generator replacement projects. Her technical specialties include training program development, decommissioning operations, and emergency planning.

Ms. Giard manages our project controls, human resources, training and safety programs.  She also serves as our corporate Facility Security Officer.

Steve Nester
Steve Nester - Product Sales Manager

Mr. Nester has over 29 years' experience in business management in manufacturing, and service industries. He has extensive experience in product/application engineering and project management and has held management positions in several large textile manufacturing and service companies. He also held the position of International Sales Director for a major controls system integrator.  Mr. Nester has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Mr. Nester directs the activities of our project sales division which distributes commercial radiation detection and training equipment.  He also leads the development and commercialization of a line of training simulators manufactured by RSCS. 

Frank Perry
Frank Perry - Senior Field Project Manager

Mr. Perry has over 40 years experience in applied health physics in the civilian naval nuclear program and commercial nuclear power industry.  He has extensive health physics experience in outage management, site decommissioning, emergency planning, and operational management. Mr. Perry has held numerous management positions at nuclear power facilities, including MRCA of Emergency Planning and Radiation Protection Manager (RPM).

As a Senior Field Project Manager, Mr. Perry provides consulting, project planning, and direct project management support services. 

Harvey Farr
Harvey Farr - Senior Radiological Project Manager

Mr. Farr has over thirty-one years of experience in Radiation Protection at commercial nuclear power as well as at government, industrial, and medical radiological facilities.  He has a B.S. in Biological Science which includes a minor in Chemistry.  Mr. Farr's specialties include Health Physics program development, implementation and management.  Specific technical areas of expertise include radiological high-risk work planning, design basis calculations, environmental health physics, internal and external dosimetry, waste characterization and classification, and decommissioning.

Mr. Farr provides oversight, project management, and technical support to key RSCS projects including those requiring high-risk management and complex solution planning.

Henry LaBrecque
Henry LaBrecque - Controller

Mr. Labrecque has over 35 years of Financial and Operational experience working in both service and manufacturing type organizations.  His most recent position was CEO with a manufacturer of Radionuclide Identification and Detection systems where he was also the RSO.  Mr. Labrecque has a B.S.B.A in Accounting, an M.B.A in Finance, and has held various Executive Financial and Controllership positions throughout his career.

Mr. Labrecque provides oversight of all corporate financial matters and is a key contributor to the strategic direction of the corporation

Matt Darois
Matt Darois - Senior Environmental Project Manager

Mr. Darois started his career in the nuclear power industry in 2002 working at the Connecticut Yankee Decommissioning project where he functioned as the Groundwater Operations Supervisor until 2007.  During this time Mr. Darois also supported the Yankee Rowe Decommissioning Project as a part time field geologist and groundwater monitoring support staff.  During his time at these decommissioning projects he participated in several radiological and non-radiological soil and groundwater investigations and remediation projects.  His responsibilities as groundwater operations supervisor included soil and bedrock boring and well design and implementation, as well as oversight, site dewatering support and coordination with Final Status Survey and D&D groups. Mr. Darois has a BS in Environmental Science with a focus on Soil Science from the University of New Hampshire.  

Joining RSCS as a Project Manager and Environmental Scientist in 2007, Mr. Darois specializes in running a broad range of environmental, radiological and geotechnical projects, and supports our nuclear power clients with the implementation of the NEI 07-07 groundwater protection initiative and the NEI 09-14 buried pipe inspection initiative.    

Phil DeFoggi
Phil DeFoggi - Business Development Mgr. International

Mr. DeFoggi has over 15 years of experience in the nuclear power industry, having lead multiple sub-units, projects, and programs at Progress Energy (Based at Brunswick Nuclear Station), including: tritium contaminated groundwater; radiological and environmental of assessment of all radioactive material within the owner controlled area; Lungmen Project (Taiwan - new build support); steam dryer repair; refuel floor diving operations; radiation protection of radioactive fuel products and other radioactive waste. In addition, as lead quality auditor for Progress Energy, Mr. DeFoggi performed quality program audits at Crystal River 3, H.B. Robinson, and Shearon Harris Nuclear Stations. He also served as Performance Improvement lead and Corrective Action Program Manager.

As Managing Director of the RSCS joint venture RSK Radiological, Mr. DeFoggi is responsible for international business development, project technical and management oversight, client interface, and staff management.  He provides radiological, NORM and decommissioning consulting and project services for nuclear, NORM sites, or users of radioactive material in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East and Japan.  

Peter Hollenbeck
Peter Hollenbeck - International Project Manager

Mr. Hollenbeck is an ABHP-certified Health Physics professional with over 32 years of experience in various technical and managerial positions in both nuclear power facilities and decommissioning sites.  He has a B.S. degree in Radiological Health Physics. His specific technical areas of expertise include site characterization, final status surveys, instrumentation and decommissioning planning.

Mr. Hollenbeck currently provides technical support to both national and international decommissioning projects.

Troy Giard
Troy Giard - Director of Nuclear Services

Mr. Giard has over 23 years’ experience in applied health physics at various Commercial Nuclear sites. He has extensive health physics project management experience in high risk, large scale projects, including extended power uprates, steam generator replacements, reactor head replacements, pressurizer replacements, diving operations and radioactive waste management. Mr. Giard has worked directly, as part of a team with all the major nuclear construction firms, such as Bechtel, Westinghouse, AREVA and SGT and was most recently the Health Physics Project Manager for a complex nuclear power uprate construction project at the FPL Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station.

As Director of Nuclear Services, Mr. Giard provides comprehensive project management services and directs our project management support services.

Richard Titolo
Richard Titolo - Director of Business Development

Mr. Titolo has over 33 years of experience and has held various technical, managerial and executive level positions at nuclear facilities and in private industry.  Mr. Titolo has both a B.S. and M.S. in Health Physics from Georgia Tech, and was awarded an academic fellowship by INPO while attending graduate school.  Prior to joining RSCS, Mr. Titolo was President of Millennium Services for 18 years.  His background includes RP program development and implementation, project management, program assessments, and the design and execution of radiological surveys.  He was also certified as a BWR Sr. Reactor Operator.  Mr. Titolo has extensive executive level experience in business development, strategic planning, management, and performance optimization.  

Mr. Titolo assists the Executive Directors in the development and execution of strategic plans and in client relations.  He promotes and develops business opportunities, and supports the Radiological Services Division by assisting in technical oversight and client support.

Robert Leddy
Robert Leddy - Corporate Project Manager Radiological

Mr. Leddy has more than 33 years of experience developing, implementing, and managing Radiation Protection programs.  He has an A.A.S. degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology, a B.S. in Radiological and Health Sciences, and a M.S. in Health Physics.  He has functioned as the Radiation Protection Manager for a two unit BWR, during the decommissioning of a commercial (PWR) nuclear facility, and Radiation Safety Officer during the decommissioning of two Uranium fuel fabrication facilities.  His technical areas of expertise include radiological operations, radiological engineering/ALARA, emergency planning, and decommissioning/license termination.

As Senior Project Manager, Mr. Leddy provides leadership and direction regarding the planning and execution of multiple projects within all sectors of the nuclear industry.

Nasser Rashidifard
Nasser Rashidifard - Health Physicist

Nasser Rashidifard is an ABHP-Certified Health Physicist with over 10 years in reactor operations and radiation protection. Mr. Rashidifard has both a B.S. and M.S. in Health Physics from the University of Massachusetts Lowell where he was a licensed Senior Reactor Operator for the UMASS Lowell Radiation Laboratory. His experience is primarily in instrumentation and detection for gamma and neutron radiation to support specialty measurements and calibrations. Mr. Rashidifard is the current Past-President of the New England Chapter of the Health Physics Society.

Mr. Rashidifard is currently a Corporate Health Physicist out of the Stratham NH office supporting projects in-house and abroad. He has been the technical point of contact for many large scale projects, including the MARSAME Release surveys in support of Turkey Point Nuclear Generation Station. In additions, his projects include neutron dosimetry calibration, radioactive materials licensing, prototype testing, waste characterization, and specialty measurements and calibrations.

Heath Downey
Heath Downey - Health Physicist

Heath Downey holds a Masters of Science in Radiological Health from the University of Michigan and is a Certified Health Physicist, Comprehensive Practice. Mr. Downey  brings over 24 years of experience in the operation and management of health physics, radiation protection and decommissioning programs to meet NRC, CERCLA and state regulations and guidance.  Mr. Downey's primary areas of expertise include the investigation, assessment, design, remediation and final status surveys for decommissioning of radioactive sites.  

As a Corporate Health Physicist, Mr. Downey provides technical leadership in the areas of MARSSIM survey design, RESRAD dose assessment, gamma spectroscopy and waste disposal.  In addition, Mr. Downey has specialized skills in developing decommissioning plans to terminate NRC licenses including decommissioning funding plans, cost estimates, site assessments and cleanup criteria.  

Shawn Googins
Shawn Googins - Health Physicist

Mr. Googins holds B.S. in Physics from Dickinson College and an M.S. in Health Physics from Georgetown University. He is certified by the American Board of Health Physics (ABHP), was a previous Part I and Part II panel member, and served as the Chair of the ABHP board of directors. Mr. Googins has over 35 years of applied health physics experience with the U.S. Public Health Service and several commercial businesses, in the following activities; nondestructive assay (NDA), gamma spectroscopy, internal and external dosimetry, in-vivo and in-vitro bioassay, environmental monitoring, fixed and portable health physics instrumentation and contamination monitors, and operational procedures development.

As a Corporate Health Physicist, Mr. Googins will apply his experience in alpha spectroscopy, D and D technical project startup and data review, radiological accident modeling and emergency response, cyclotron and accelerator health physics operations, radiation safety training, health physics records/database management, MARRSIM final status surveys, mobile health physics information
systems operation and procedure development to supporting our project services team.

Robert Gerber
Robert Gerber - Certified Geologist

Robert Gerber is a Licensed Professional Engineer and Certified Geologist. Mr. Gerger has a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mr. Gerber has been engaged in work in the nuclear industry since 1967 when he served as a quality control inspector during the construction of a nuclear power plant.  He worked for a large electrical utility in the mid-1970s as the coordinator of geotechnical and environmental studies for the licensing of a proposed nuclear power plant.  Since 1976 he has been a consultant, serving private industry, government, and the electric and water utility industries, performing groundwater modeling studies. Mr. Gerber has worked at 10 nuclear power plants across the United States, several of which were being decommissioned. In addition, Mr. Gerber has performed modeling studies for proposed low-level and high-level nuclear waste repositories.

As a Certified Geologist working out of our corporate office,Mr. Gerber will support our Geotechnical and Environmental Services team on problems requiring sophisticated surface water and groundwater modeling.