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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


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)