Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Texas Radiation Advisory Board

November 30, 2020 | Austin, Texas

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Charles Cavnor to the Texas Radiation Advisory Board for a term set to expire on April 16, 2025. Additionally, the Governor reappointed Kevin Raabe and Mark Silberman, M.D. for terms set to expire on April 16, 2023. The board advises the state on radiation issues and reviews the rules, policies, and programs of state agencies that regulate radiation.

Charles Cavnor of Little Elm is a Lieutenant, Hazardous Materials Technician, and former Threat Liaison Officer for the Dallas Fire Rescue Department. He is a member of the International Association of Firefighters, Infragard, and the Center for Public Safety Excellence. Additionally, he was a founding member and served as both a HazMat Specialist and HazMat Manager for Texas Task Force 2-Urban Search and Rescue. Cavnor received a Bachelor of Arts and Applied Science in Fire & Emergency Services Administration from Texas A&M University at San Antonio, a Master of Arts in Homeland Security from the Naval Postgraduate School, and completed the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection Team Leader and Team Operations courses through training with Counter Terrorism Operations Support.

Kevin Raabe of Floresville is an Operations Manager in South Texas for Rio Grande Resources Corporation affiliated with General Atomics. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Texas Mining & Reclamation Association and Board President of Three Oaks Water Supply Corporation. Raabe received a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station.

Mark Silberman, M.D. of Austin is Laboratory Director and a Pathologist for Clinical Pathology Associates. He is a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Additionally, he is a member of the Texas Medical Association, Texas Society of Pathologists, American Medical Association, and the American Association of Clinical Chemistry. Silberman received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institution and State University and a Doctor of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University.