Paula A. Gerfen

Paula A. Gerfen

Site Vice President, Diablo Canyon Power Plant | Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Paula Gerfen serves as Site Vice President for Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP). She oversees all plant departments and functions, including operations, maintenance, engineering, security and radiation protection.

Paula began her career at DCPP in 1991 as a Digital Engineer and served in various positions of increasing responsibility, including Maintenance Manager; Operations Shift Foreman; Operations Shift Manager; Nuclear Shift Operations Manager; Sr. Manager of Station Director Support; Director of Operations Services and Station Director.

Paula received her Senior Reactor Operator License in 2007 and is a graduate of the INPO Senior Nuclear Plant Manager course as well as the Nuclear Operational Risk Management course at MIT. She sits on the INPO Organizational Effectiveness Sub-Committee, Cal Poly Women's Engineering Program Advisory Board and is an active member in Women in Nuclear.

Prior to joining DCPP, she served in the United States Air Force and earned a Computer Science BS degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.