Ann Charles is a Research Scientist with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's (NJDEP) Site Remediation Management and Response Program in Trenton, New Jersey. Since 1988, Ann has been working for the NJDEP in the Bureau of Environmental Evaluation and Risk Assessment, overseeing publicly funded investigations and remediations that include radionuclide contaminated sites in the Site Remediation Program. Program and policy initiatives have involved the current development of soil remediation standards for the State of New Jersey, Technical Requirements for Site Remediation, New Jersey remedial process optimization team, and biennial certification and cap value teams. Ann has been a member of the ITRC Radionuclides team since 2004. She earned a bachelor's degree from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1982 and a master's degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1990.