Porter Takes Reins of the FNL Green Team

Courtesy of the FNL Green Team
Portrait of Melissa Porter

Melissa Porter, Administrative Manager, Office of Scientific Operations

Courtesy of the FNL Green Team

Melissa Porter, who recently joined the staff of Craig Reynolds, Ph.D., director, Office of Scientific Operations, as administrative manager, has stepped forward to lead the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNL) Green Team in its efforts to promote a “green” work environment. “I am excited to lead the FNL Green Team and have been impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment of the FNL Green Team,” Porter said.

Her extensive involvement and experience with the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Green Team will be invaluable to the efforts undertaken at FNL.

 The FNL Green Team was previously led by Howard Young, Ph.D., deputy laboratory chief, Laboratory of Experimental Immunology, and Michele Gula Atha, a former Biopharmaceutical Development Program employee. Under their direction, the team did a fantastic job of encouraging the FNL community to reduce, reuse, and recycle. These two volunteers are owed a big thank-you for a great job.

The FNL Green Team includes the following volunteers:
Melissa Porter, leader
Linda Brandenburg
Eckart Bindewald
Cheryl Bowman
Chelsey Jahn
Yasmin Lachir
Melissa Lambert
Antonella Pepe
Jamie Rodriguez
Tom Schneider
Denise Shelley
Paul Stokely
Dolores Winterstein
Howard Young

The FNL Green Team is looking forward to promoting a “greener” year in 2013. With the team growing, so are the ideas. For example, the team recently organized the Fall Plant Swap and developed a “green” website.

“The team has many wonderful ideas that will help everyone at FNL be more environmentally friendly both at work and at home,” Porter noted.

Keep your eyes and ears open to see what is coming next from your FNL Green Team, and remember to reduce, reuse, and recycle.