Chelsea McCombs is the Finance Officer for the National Center for Computation Sciences (NCCS). In this position, Chelsea provides financial management to NCCS, Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), and various SPP and Overhead projects.

Chelsea earned a B.S. in Finance from the University of Tennessee (UT), in Knoxville, Tennessee, and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Accounting from Lincoln Memorial University, in Harrogate, Tennessee.

Prior to joining the NCCS team in June 2021, Chelsea supported the Spallation Neutron Source’s Research Accelerator Division. Before joining SNS, Chelsea was a seconded employee serving as the Finance Director for a DOE cooperative agreement award–The Institute for Advanced Composite Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI). During this time, she had the opportunity to work with state, public, and private organizations to set up a new 501c3 not-for-profit company to oversee the IACMI project. Chelsea successfully established the finance and accounting team for IACMI.

Chelsea joined ORNL in January 2013 after working as an auditor for a local CPA firm and accounting specialist for a local credit union. Chelsea is a native Tennessean, and in her free time, she enjoys participating in local festivals, attending UT sporting events, and enjoying the recently renovated lake home with her family.


Lincoln Memorial University
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)