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Advocacy Committee

The purpose of this program is to promote TNI's core programs. The Advocacy Committee will consist of 10 to 16 members with balanced representation. A TNI Director will chair this committee. At least two (2) other Directors shall be members of the committee. The TNI Small Laboratory Advocate shall also be a member of this committee. In forming this Committee the following stakeholder interests must be represented:

  • NELAP-recognized AB
  • NELAP accredited laboratory
  • Non-NELAP AB
  • EPA representative
  • NEFAP representative

The Advocacy Committee will:

  • Establish relationships with other organizations (e.g., ACIL, AWWA, WEF) that have an interest in accreditation issues.
  • Establish relationships with EPA program offices.
  • Develop presentations and papers to promote national accreditation.
  • Develop presentations and papers to promote TNI.
  • Provide outreach at national, regional and local meetings.
  • Assist with publication of the member newsletter.

Conference Calls: 1st Thursday, 1 pm ET

Contact the Committee Chair or Program Administrator to request to participate for these calls.

Committee Membership

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  • Establish relationships with other organizations (e.g., ACIL, AWWA, WEF) that have an interest in accreditation issues.
  • Establish relationships with EPA program offices.
  • Assist with publication of the member newsletter.
  • Develop presentations and papers to promote national accreditation.
  • Develop presentations and papers to promote The NELAC Institute.
  • Provide outreach at national, regional and local meetings.
Steve Arms, Chair
arms.steve@comcast.net

Carol Batterton, Program Administrator
The NELAC Institute
Fredericksburg, TX
carol.batterton@nelac-institute.org

Lynn Bradley
The NELAC Institute
Staunton, VA
lynn.bradley@nelac-institute.org

Robin Cook
City of Daytona Beach EML
Daytona Beach, FL
cookr@codb.us

Stacie Crandall
HRSD
Virginia Beach, VA
scrandall@hrsd.com

Stephanie Drier
Minnesota Dept of Health
St. Paul, MN
stephanie.drier@state.mn.us

Zonetta English
Louisville Jefferson Co., MSD
Louisville, KY
zonetta.english@louisvillemsd.org

Martina McGarvey
Pennsylvania DEP
Harrisburg, PA
mmcgarvey@pa.gov

Sharon Mertens
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
Milwaukee, WI
smertens@mmsd.com

Marlene Moore
Advanced Systems, Inc.
Newark, DE
mmoore@advancedsys.com

Trinity O'Neal
City of Austin Water Utility
Austin, TX
trinity.o'neal@austintexas.gov

Jerry Parr
The NELAC Institute
Weatherford, TX
jerry.parr@nelac-institute.org

Lara Phelps
USEPA / OSA
Research Triangle Park, NC
phelps.lara@epa.gov

Elizabeth Turner
North Texas Municipal Water District
Wylie, TX
eturner@ntmwd.com

Janice Willey
NAVSEA LQAO
Goose Creek, SC
janice.willey@navy.mil


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