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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.

Committee Membership

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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

Calista Daigle
Dade Moeller
calista.daigle@moellerinc.com

Virginia Hunsberger
Pennsylvania DEP
Harrisburg, PA
vhunsberge@pa.gov

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


March 16, 2018
February 16, 2018
February 2, 2018
January 12, 2018
January 5, 2018

December 15, 2017
December 1, 2017
November 17, 2017
November 3, 2017
October 20, 2017
October 6, 2017
September 15, 2017
September 1, 2017
August 18, 2017
July 14, 2017
June 16, 2017
June 2, 2017
May 5, 2017
April 7, 2017
March 17, 2017
March 3, 2017
February 24, 2017
February 3, 2017
January 6, 2017

December 2, 2016
November 18, 2016
November 4, 2016
October 7, 2016
July 29, 2016
July 8, 2016
June 22, 2016
June 3, 2016
May 20, 2016
May 9, 2016
April 15, 2016
April 1, 2016
March 18, 2016
March 4, 2016
February 19, 2016
February 5, 2016

December 18, 2015
December 4, 2015
November 20, 2015
October 16, 2015
September 18, 2015
August 21, 2015
August 7, 2015
July 10, 2015
June 19, 2015
June 5, 2015
May 15, 2015
May 1, 2015
April 17, 2015
April 3, 2015
March 20, 2015
March 6, 2015
February 20, 2015
January 23, 2015
January 9, 2015

December 19, 2014
November 21, 2014
November 7, 2014
October 17, 2014
October 3, 2014
September 19, 2014
September 5, 2014
July 18, 2014
June 20, 2014
June 6, 2014
May 16, 2014
May 2, 2014
April 18, 2014
April 4, 2014
March 21, 2014
February 21, 2014
February 7, 2014
January 17, 2014

December 6, 2013
November 15, 2013
November 1, 2013
October 4, 2013
September 20, 2013
September 6, 2013
August 5, 2013
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
May 20, 2010
May 4, 2010
April 22, 2010
April 6, 2010
March 18, 2010

Form: Proposal for Developing Guidance (for use by TNI Expert Committees, Executive Committees, Accreditation Councils, and Board of DIrectors only)