Josie Piccone is a Senior Nuclear Safety Consultant to Talisman. She has more than forty years of public and private sector nuclear safety experience in the roles and oversight responsibilities of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Agreement States, including senior-level management of licensing, inspection, and regulation development applied to source, byproduct and special nuclear material, waste management, storage, transportation and disposal of low-level waste, spent fuel and high-level nuclear waste, and management of hospital and private practice radiation safety and nuclear medicine programs.
Within the NRC Dr. Piccone has held the positions of Director of the Division of Material Safety, State, Tribal, and Rulemaking Programs, Director of the Yucca Mountain Directorate, Director of the Division of Spent Fuel Alternative Strategies, Director of the Division of Intergovernmental Liaison and Rulemaking, Deputy Director, Office of State and Tribal Programs, Deputy Director of the Division of Industrial, Medical and Nuclear Safety, and Deputy Director of the Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards.
At the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Wilmington, DE, she was the Radiation Safety Officer and Assistant Chief of the Nuclear Medicine Department.
Dr. Piccone earned her Ph.D. in Medical Radiation Physics and M.S. in Radiological Health from Temple University. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Daemen College.