Retirement of Stuart L. Hinnefeld, C.H.P, DCAS Director
June 17, 2019
We would like to extend our best wishes to Stuart L. Hinnefeld on his retirement from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Compensation Analysis and Support (DCAS). Mr. Hinnefeld worked for DCAS for 16 years, playing a critical role in the development and success of the NIOSH Dose Reconstruction Program under the Energy Employees Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).
Mr. Hinnefeld joined the DCAS team in 2003 as a Dose Reconstruction Team Leader. He led a team of Health Physicists, providing leadership and technical guidance in the preparation and review of radiation dose reconstructions. In 2004, he was promoted to Technical Program Manager/Health Science Administrator. Mr. Hinnefeld supervised DCAS’ technical group responsible for developing database systems and computer applications used to support claim tracking and dose reconstruction efforts. He also served as the Project Officer for the Oak Ridge Associated University Team (ORAU) dose reconstruction contract. In 2009, he became the Director of DCAS.
As the Director of DCAS, Mr. Hinnefeld served as the primary spokesman for the NIOSH Dose Reconstruction Program. He was instrumental in the completion of the NIOSH management objective to eliminate legacy EEOICPA claims (i.e., those that have been at NIOSH for a year or longer). In this role, he provided leadership and guidance to scientific, professional, administrative, technical, and support staff. Mr. Hinnefeld also oversaw and participated in program planning, policy-making, and budget management. He worked closely with program stakeholders such as the Department of Labor, Department of Energy, claimants, dose reconstruction contractors, labor organizations, and the President’s Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health.
Mr. Hinnefeld has been instrumental in the program’s advancements and achievements. Through his technical expertise, scientific contributions, and managerial experience, he has assured its continued success. We wish him the best of luck in all of his future endeavors.