Katherine Owens (ID) – Public/Tribal Stakeholder Representative
Katherine Owens is the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Business Operations for Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership (EICAP), a non-profit community services agency. EICAP helps local at-risk individuals and families meet their basic needs and increase independence through support and education. Previously Katherine worked for the University of Idaho as the project manager of a U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. DOE) research grant that funded the investigation of subsurface contamination in fractured rock at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Katherine also worked at INL managing public, tribal, and regulatory involvement in U. S. DOE’s mixed waste focus area. In 1995, while at INL, Katherine participated in the formation of ITRC from U. S. DOE’s Demonstration of Innovative Technologies program (DOIT). Katherine has served on five ITRC teams including In-Situ Bioremediation; Sampling, Characterization, and Monitoring; Risk Assessment Resources; Incremental Sampling Methodologies, and Risk Assessment. She was the first ITRC stakeholder to serve as an ITRC trainer. Katherine has received the ITRC Stakeholder of the Year award and other awards for outstanding contributions to ITRC. Katherine is a Certified Community Action Professional, a Certified Non-Profit Accounting Professional, and has a B.S. degree in Corporate Training from Idaho State University and an M.S. degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Idaho.