Change Network

The F$M Change Network was a critical component of the F$M Team. It was comprised of four key stakeholder groups whose members came from various organizational levels and spread across divisions and departments at the Lab. The stakeholder groups that made up the Change Network are detailed below.

The overall purpose of the Change Network:

  • Help prepare the Lab for F$M, encouraging the community to embrace F$M in an effective & timely way
  • Provide advice & support for a smooth implementation

Components of the Change Network:

Organization Steering Committee Service Area Work Group & SME's Service Area Work Group & SME's Stakeholder Committee Project Council

Steering Committee

The Business Systems Modernization Steering Committee (Steering Committee) provides strategic direction for large, Lab-wide operations initiatives, of which F$M was the largest. The Steering Committee is comprised of management representatives from key organizations with interest in project oversight, control, and outcomes.  The Steering Committee meets monthly.


  • Serve as vocal & visible project champions across own organizations & lab-wide
  • Advise the Executive Sponsor, Committee Chair, & Project Team (see org chart)
  • Provide direction, guidance, issue resolution, and policy decisions

Steering Committee Members:

  • Chair: Glenn Kubiak, COO
  • Horst Simon, Deputy Lab Director
  • Kathy Yelick, ALD for Computing Sciences
  • Ray Turner, Div. Deputy for Ops, JGI
  • Rosio Alvarez, CIO
  • Vera Potapenko, CHRO
  • Kim Williams, CFO

Stakeholder Committee

The Stakeholder Committee represented the Lab community’s stakeholder interests in the F$M Project. It consisted of a mixture of scientific and operations leaders, from each ALD Area, charged with representing the needs of all the divisions within their Area. The Stakeholder Committee met monthly.


  • Provide relevant, timely and objective advice from our various Area stakeholders to the F$M Project Team
  • Serve as primary point of contact on the F$M Project for their Area / Directorate
  • Disseminate important information to stakeholders
  • Implement project action items & corrective actions
  • Promote F$M awareness

Stakeholder Committee Members

Member Stakeholder Committee Role Division
Helen Cademartori Biosciences; Committee Co-Chair Life Sciences
Ray Turner II Biosciences; Committee Co-Chair Genomics / JGI
Bill Fortney Computing Sciences Computational Research
Jonathan Carter Computing Sciences Computational Research
Mark Conrad Energy Sciences Earth Sciences
Jerry Kekos Energy Sciences Advanced Light Source
Mary Sidney Energy Technologies Environmental Energy Technologies
Darren Ho Lab Directorate Lab Directorate
Tony Spadafora Physical Sciences Physics
John Freeman Physical Sciences Engineering
Gita Meckel Operations EHS
Jim Dahlgard Operations Facilities

Project Council

The Project Council operated at a more tactical level and worked as a collaborative and productive advisory council to the F$M Project Management Office. The Project Council was made up of relevant key members of OCFO, IT Division, and Stakeholder representation. The Project Council met weekly.


Support successful accomplishment of project objectives across all aspects, including financial stewardship, services, and information, and the delivery of tools necessary for efficient and effective operations.  

Project Council Members:

  • Minh Hubener, Chair, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, OCFO
  • Charles Axthelm, Business Systems Manager, OCFO
  • Helen Cademartori, Div. Deputy for Ops, Life Sciences, Stakeholder Advocate
  • Rebecca Cornett, Chief Procurement Officer, OCFO
  • Mark Dedlow, IT Business Systems Manager
  • Rachelle Jeppson, Controller, OCFO
  • Ray Turner, Div. Deputy for Ops, JGI, Stakeholder Advocate
  • Kim Williams, Chief Financial Officer, OCFO

Service Area Teams

Each Service Area of the F$M Project was led by two members of the F$M Core Team, and supported by a Working Group and Subject Matter Experts.

Working Groups were comprised of ~5-7 Lab employees representing a mix of Divisions, levels, and job classifications. Working Group members committed up to 25% time to the F$M Project.

Subject Matter Experts are selected from across the Lab and externally, and are consulted on specific topics.


  • Ensure tactical Lab-wide engagement and support
  • Create dialogue with representatives throughout the Lab
  • Ensure F$M design supported the Lab’s Business Models

Service Area team Members: