Radiation Emergency Services is a woman owned small business founded in 2016 by Dr. Wendy Renno with the singular goal of improving radiological response emergency preparedness and capabilities by applying modern technology, innovative methods, best practices, and custom solutions throughout the entire radiological response community.
Radiation Emergency Services,LLC. is registered in the System for Award Management (SAM), and maintains a third party certification for Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB).
DUNS #: 080201980
Dr. Wendy Renno
(previously, Chernesky, Pemberton)
President, Principal Scientist
The company president, Dr. Wendy Renno, has spent nearly 15 years working in a variety of field and staff positions related to radiological emergency response. Prior to launching Radiation Emergency Services, LLC., she spent the previous seven years working in radiological emergency response with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), where she supported DOE’s leadership and management of the Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC). During that time, Dr. Renno routinely supported radiation emergency preparedness drills and training throughout the country through her meticulous planning and executing large scale exercises.
Wendy's operational experience is diverse and enables her to bring a unique perspective on scientific issues in operational settings. As a FRMAC Assessment Manager during the Japan Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant emergency, Wendy was heavily involved in the creation of many of the FRMAC radiological data products that were used to support decision making.
Wendy also provided extensive support as the lead FRMAC data planner to FEMA evaluated IPXs with nuclear power plants with related trainings, drills, and exercises throughout the United States. Wendy was the lead planner for the most recent large scale DOE exercise, Cobalt Magnet 2019. She also was the deputy lead planner for the DOE exercise Northern Lights 2016.
Wendy earned both her Doctor of Radiochemistry and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.