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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors shall have ten (10) to eighteen (18) Directors with at least three (3) Directors representing NELAP-recognized Accreditation Bodies (ABs), at least three (3) Directors representing accredited laboratories, and other Directors representing other interests such as: non-NELAP states, federal agencies, Proficiency Test (PT) providers, Field Sampling and Measurement Organizations, NEFAP Accreditation Bodies, third party assessors, and data users. Up to four (4) Ex-Officio Directors appointed by Federal agencies also serve on the Board.

The Board of Directors:

  • supervises, controls and directs the business affairs of TNI by:
    • actively pursuing its mission,
    • managing the budget,
    • adopting policies and rules,
    • receiving complaints and directing to the appropriate body for action, and
    • appointing agents to assist with the above activities.

  • performs the following activities to support each core program of the organization:
    • Reviews and approves an annual budget for the program.
    • Evaluates how well the programs are achieving their goals.

Unless it is specifically stated otherwise in the TNI Bylaws, the Board of Directors will not direct the activities of any core program. For example, the Board of Directors will not change a consensus standard adopted by an Expert Committee, change an acceptance limit established by the PT Program Executive Committee, or overturn a decision by the NEFAP Executive Committee.

Conference Calls: 2nd Wednesday, 1:00 pm ET

Contact the Board Chair to request to participate for these calls.

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The Board of Directors -

  • supervises, controls and directs the business affairs of The NELAC Institute by:
    • actively pursuing its mission.
    • managing the budget.
    • adopting policies and rules.
    • appointing agents to assist with the above activities.
  • performs the following activities to support each core program of the organization:
    • When appropriate, assigns a Program Administrator and determines the level of activity for this individual.
    • Reviews and approves an annual budget for the program.
    • Annually, evaluates how well each program is achieving its goals.
Alfredo Sotomayor, Chair
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
Milwaukee, WI
asotomayor@mmsd.com

Jordan Adelson, Ex Officio
US Navy NAVSEA Programs Field Office
Goose Creek, SC
jordan.adelson@navy.mil

Aaren Alger, Vice Chair
Pennsylvania DEP
Harrisburg, PA
aaalger@pa.gov

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

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

Patsy Root, Secretary
IDEXX Laboratories
Westbrook, ME
patsy-root@idexx.com

David Speis, Treasurer
therave17@verizon.net

Steve Arms
arms.steve@comcast.net

Justin Brown
Environmental Monitoring and Technologies
Morton Grove, IL
jbrown@emt.com

Jack Farrell
Analytical Excellence, Inc.
Altamonte Springs, FL
aex@ix.netcom.com

Chris Gunning
A2LA
Frederick, MD
cgunning@a2la.org

Myron Gunsalus
Kansas DHE
Topeka, KS
ngunsalus@kdheks.gov

Daniel Lashbrook
Eurofins Eaton Analytical, Inc
Monrovia, CA
daniellashbrook@eurofinsus.com

Judy Morgan
Pace Analytical
Mt. Juliet, TN
judy.morgan@pacelabs.com

Cheryl Nolan
Louisiana DEQ
Baton Rouge, LA
Cheryl.Nolan@la.gov

Debbie Rosano
Dept of Energy
Germantown, MD
debbie.rosano@hq.doe.gov

Scott Siders
PDC Laboratories, Inc.
Peoria, IL
ssiders@pdclab.com


November 12, 2016 October 12, 2016
September 14, 2016 Summary of Reports - August 11, 2016
July 13, 2016 June 8, 2016
May 11, 2016 March 9, 2016
February 10, 2016 January 13, 2016

December 9, 2015
November 4, 2015 October 14, 2015
September 9, 2015 August 12, 2015
Summary of Reports - July 16, 2015 June 10, 2015
May 13, 2015 April 8, 2015
March 11, 2015 February 5, 2015
January 14, 2015

December 10, 2014 November 12, 2014
September 10, 2014 July 9, 2014
June 11, 2014 May 14, 2014
April 9, 2014 March 12, 2014
February 12, 2014 January 28, 2014
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December 11, 2013 November 13, 2013
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December 12, 2012
November 14, 2012 October 10, 2012
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July 11, 2012 June 13, 2012
May 9, 2012 April 11, 2012
March 14, 2012 February 1, 2012
January 11, 2012

December 14, 2011 November 9, 2011
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May 11, 2011 April 13, 2011
March 9, 2011 February 2, 2011
January 12, 2011

December 8, 2010 November 10, 2010
October 13, 2010 September 8, 2010
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June 9, 2010 April 14, 2010
March 10, 2010 February 10, 2010
January 28, 2010 January 13, 2010

December 9, 2009
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June 10, 2009 May 13, 2009
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February 11, 2009 January 16, 2009

December 10, 2008
November 12, 2008 October 8, 2008
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December 12, 2007
November 14, 2007 October 10, 2007
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December 13, 2006 November 21, 2006
November 6, 2006

This committee was formed in 2012 to develop the SOPs and procedures necessary for TNI to approve non-governmental accreditation bodies (NGAB) to grant laboratory accreditations in conformance with the applicable TNI standards, and to assure that the NGAB is capable of managing an accreditation program in a consistent, uniform manner.

Documents:
Committee Charter (PDF)

NGAB Application (Word)

NGAB Application Completeness Checklist (Word)

NELAP Checklist to Determine AB Compliance ("Technical Checklist") (Word)

Non-Governmental Accreditation Body Recognition Concept Paper (PDF)

Preliminary Draft SOP: Evaluation of Non-Governmental Accreditation Bodies (NGAB) for Accrediting Environmental Laboratories under Recognition by The NELAC Institute (TNI) (Word)