Biographical Sketches - Nominees for the TNI Board of Directors
Bob has over 35 years’ experience related to laboratory science. In his current role, he is responsible for Quality Improvement for ALS’ 12 US laboratories. Bob has worked as a chemist and in a variety of laboratory management roles. He is a certified AIHA assessor for IHLAP, ELLAP and EMLAP and has his CQA from ASQ. Bob received his bachelor’s degree the from University of California, Davis in Environmental Toxicology. This will be Bob’s 2nd term on the TNI Board.
Jack has decades of experience in the environmental testing industry. In his current role, he provides consulting, training and lab assessment to a wide variety of clients. He has been a member of the TNI Board since its inception and has demonstrated his ability to effectively communicate and educate on many occasions for TNI. He has been the guiding force behind the Assessment forums. Jack has served on many other TNI committees – both standing committees and ad hoc groups formed for specific tasks.
Maria started working for California ELAP in January 2017 and manages the daily operations of its Assessment Unit in southern California. She is a member of the management team of CA ELAP. Previously, she spent more than 25 years in the environmental laboratory industry including 11 years as Quality Assurance Manager. She has been an active participant in TNI since 2005 and is the Chair of the PTPEC and a member of the IT Committee. Previously, she chaired the SSAS Expert Committee.
Myron has over 30 years of experience in the laboratory industry (both commercial and state) including roles as a Regional Quality Assurance Director for Enseco, Director of the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Environmental Laboratory, and Quality Assurance Director for Pace Ormond Beach. In his current job, he has an understanding of both state politics and the role of an accreditation body and its responsibilities. He is renewing his term on the TNI Board and also participates as a member of the NELAP AC.
Jessica is the Laboratory Assistant Manager at the City of Kansas City, MO water utility. She has over 13 years of experience working with the TNI Standard. She has over 12 years of previous experience in quality assurance, laboratory analysis, assessment and data review. Jessica has been on the TNI Quality Systems Expert Committee since 2015 and most recently served as its Chair. She has a BS in Biology.
Curtis has significant experience with TNI as well as strong relationships with the laboratory and accreditor communities. He has a BS in Chemistry with an MBA and has been employed at ERA from 1989 through 2013 and from 2017 to the present. During that time, he has been involved in proficiency testing manufacturing, analysis, quality assurance, marketing and sales. He also spent 4 years in the industrial water treatment market working with customers who have small in-house laboratories or are users of commercial laboratory services. This would be Curtis’ 2nd term “this time around” as he was a member of the TNI board until 2013 and he has also participated on the PT Expert Committee and the PT Executive Committee. He currently serves as the Treasurer of TNI.