Integrated Operations Support
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Kimberly Begley Jeskie is the Directorate Operations Manager for the Facilities and Operations Directorate and the Director of the Integrated Operations Support Division for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). She has 24 years of experience at ORNL, beginning her career as a research technician in Physical Organic Chemistry. Over the years, she has held several roles within the areas of environmental protection, waste management, radiological control, facility management, performance assessment, training and safety, all in direct support to the research community.
In her current role, she is responsible for the work planning and hazards analysis systems and tools utilized by both principal investigators and operations personnel across ORNL. The Integrated Operations Support Division, which she directs, provides the systems, tools and performance analysis for ensuring integrated facilities management at the Laboratory, as well as a variety of instrumentation and controls, calibration, metrology and surveillance capabilities. Kim has been trained in the principles of accident investigation, and has participated in and led a number of event investigations within ORNL and at other DOE sites.
Kim holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Mathematics from Cumberland College and a Masters in Public Health with an emphasis in Occupational Safety and Health Management from Tulane University. She is a Past Chair of the American Chemical Society’s Division of Chemical Health and Safety and a member of the ACS Committee on Chemical Safety, having led the task force creating guidance on hazards analysis techniques that can be applied in the research environment. She was also a member of the National Academy of Science/ National Research Council’s Task Force on Safety Cultures in Research Laboratories and currently sits on the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ Task Force on Laboratory Safety.