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Policy Committee

Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the committee will serve as a resource for the development of policies. The Policy Committee shall consist of at least one member from each core program, one TNI Director and one at-large member. Other at-large members may be added. The Policy Committee will:

  • Serve as a resource for the development of policies.
  • Review policies from all programs for conformity with respect to style and for consistency with one another and with the overall mission of TNI. The Policy Committee may forward a program policy to the TNI Board or may return the program policy to the originating program for additional work.
  • Develop general policies for TNI (e.g., travel reimbursement, purchasing, conflict of interest, etc.).
  • Review and evaluate requests for policies received from the membership and others and provide a recommendation to the Board.

Note: After review for organizational impact (e.g., legal, fiscal or credibility issues), the TNI Board will confirm all policies for final adoption and use by the program.

Conference Calls: To Be Determined

Contact the Committee Chair or Program Administrator to participate in the calls of this committee.

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  • Serve as a resource for the development of policies.
  • Review policies from all programs for conformity with respect to style and for consistency with one another and with the overall mission of The NELAC Institute. The Policy Committee may forward a program policy to the TNI Board or may return the program policy to the originating program for additional work.
  • Develop general policies for The NELAC Institute (e.g., travel reimbursement, purchasing, conflict of interest, etc.).
  • Review and evaluate requests for policies received from the membership and others and provide a recommendation to the Board.

Note: After review for organizational impact (e.g., legal, fiscal or credibility issues), the TNI Board will confirm all policies for final adoption and use by the program.

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

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

Silky Labie, Vice Chair
Env. Lab. Consulting & Technology, LLC
Tallahassee, FL
elcatllc@centurylink.net

JoAnn Boyd
Southwest Research Institute
San Antonio, TX
jboyd@swri.org

Lynn Boysen
Minnesota DOH
St. Paul, MN
lynn.boysen@state.mn.us

Calista Daigle
Dade Moeller
calista.daigle@moellerinc.com

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

Mei Beth Shepherd
Shepherd Technical Services
Austin, TX
mbshep@sheptechserv.com

Eric Smith
ALS Laboratory Group
Jacksonville, FL
eric.smith@alsglobal.com

Robert Wyeth
Independent Consultant
West Seneca, NY
rfwyeth@yahoo.com


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February 24, 2017 February 3, 2017
January 6, 2017 December 2, 2016
November 18, 2016 November 4, 2016
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February 5, 2016

December 18, 2015 December 4, 2015
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December 19, 2014 November 21, 2014
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October 3, 2014 September 19, 2014
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February 7, 2014 January 17, 2014

December 6, 2013
November 15, 2013 November 1, 2013
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July 26, 2013 July 12, 2013
June 21, 2013 May 17, 2013
March 1, 2013 February 15, 2013
February 1, 2013 December 7, 2012
November 16, 2012 October 19, 2012
October 5, 2012 September 21, 2012
September 21, 2012 August 9, 2010
August 3, 2010 June 1, 2010
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Form: Proposal for Developing Guidance (for use by TNI Expert Committees, Executive Committees, Accreditation Councils, and Board of DIrectors only)