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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


December 13, 2017 November 8, 2017
October 11, 2017 September 13, 2017
June 14, 2017 May 10, 2017
April 12, 2017 March 8, 2017
February 8, 2017 January 11, 2017

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
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February 5, 2015 January 14, 2015

December 10, 2014
November 12, 2014 September 10, 2014
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January 28, 2014 January 8, 2014

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

December 14, 2011
November 9, 2011 October 12, 2011
September 14, 2011 August 18, 2011
August 10, 2011 July 13, 2011
June 8, 2011 May 11, 2011
April 13, 2011 March 9, 2011
February 2, 2011 January 12, 2011

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

December 9, 2009 October 14, 2009
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July 8, 2009 June 10, 2009
May 13, 2009 April 9, 2009
March 11, 2009 February 11, 2009
January 16, 2009

December 10, 2008 November 12, 2008
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June 11, 2008 May 20, 2008
April 9, 2008 March 27, 2008
March 12, 2008 February 13, 2008
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December 12, 2007 November 14, 2007
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March 14, 2007 February 14, 2007
February 1, 2007 January 10, 2007

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)