Section Officers

To contact ANS officers at Excelsior College, email ANS@excelsior.edu.

Chriss R. Miller

President: Chriss R. Miller

Chriss joined the Navy in 1977 as a nuclear operator machinist's mate, serving aboard the USS Nautilus, USS Plunger, USS Pogy, and a tour as an instructor at the S3G Triton Naval Nuclear Prototype School in Ballston Spa, NY. Upon discharge in 1988, he accepted a position as a technical writer for General Dynamics in the submarine capital of the world - Groton, CT - for four years. He currently serves as Senior Instructor, Nuclear Operations at the Millstone Power Station. Chriss is pursuing a BS degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology.

 

Sheila Brey

Vice President: Sheila Brey

Sheila began her career in the commercial nuclear power industry in 1984 as an Instrument and Control Technician at Entergy’s James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant near Oswego, NY. Since then, she has worked in all major organizations including Maintenance, Engineering, Planning, and Operations, where she earned a Senior Reactor Operator Certification. Shelia is currently a Senior Nuclear Project Manager with key responsibilities related to project installation and inspection, interfacing with regulators, and mentoring site personnel on corrective action and cause evaluation reports. Sheila is also an active member of U.S. Women in Nuclear where she serves in a leadership role as a member of the National Steering Committee. She is currently working on a BS degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology at Excelsior College.

 Jason Betterson

Communications Officer/Treasurer: Jason Betterson

Jason Betterson joined the Navy in 2003 and served as a nuclear reactor operator from 2003-2009 leaving the military as an Electronics Technician First Class. Upon leaving the military, he started his college education at Auburn University studying Electrical Engineering and Excelsior College for Nuclear Engineering Technology. Jason is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Auburn Solar Car Team, Southern Company Academic Excellence Program, National Society of Black Engineers, Auburn University Trident Society, and the Tau Beta Pi Honor Society. Jason is currently a reliability engineer at the Mercedes Benz US International plant where he performs root cause failure analysis of repairable and non-repairable items used in the production of Mercedes Benz full SUV line.

 

James R. (Randy) Fromm

Faculty Advisor: James R. (Randy) Fromm

Mr. Fromm has more than 35 years of experience in the Nuclear Industry, including eight years spent as an operator and instructor in the US Navy. Most of this time has been spent providing training for nuclear power plant operators, engineers, and maintenance technicians. He is certified to instruct at the Senior Reactor Operator (SRO, Boiling Water Reactor) level of knowledge in classrooms and full-scope control room simulators. He obtained his BS with a concentration in Mathematics from Excelsior College when it was known as the New York State Board of Regents External Degree Program. A lifelong student, he obtained his MA in English from SUNY Oswego and has plans to pursue a PhD related to his interest in Narrative Theory. He and his wife have been together for almost 34 years and have agreed to spend their second 30 years together living in the Southwest desert .

 

Committee Chairs

 

Newsletter:    Chriss Miller
Programs:      Jason Betterman
Membership:  Sheila Brey
Publications:   Chriss Miller

 

More Information

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