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NELAP Technical Assistance Committee

The purpose of the NELAP Technical Assistance Committee to provide assistance to stakeholders, particularly those seeking accreditation and those who accredit for NELAP. The Technical Assistance Committee is an unrestricted committee that has members who have the interest and skill set in working on this committee. The Technical Assistance Committee will:

Conference Calls: 2nd Monday, 2 pm ET

Contact the Committee Chair or Program Administrator to request to participate for these calls.

Note: On June 9, 2010, this committee was renamed the NELAP Technical Assistance Committee to reflect a change in the TNI bylaws. Documents such as meeting minutes may show the previous name of this committee, Technical Assistance Committee.


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The NELAP Technical Assistance Committee will provide tools, training, and other resources to enable stakeholders to efficiently participate, adopt, implement and comply with the TNI standards.

  • Develop tools and templates to assist laboratories and accreditation bodies with implementing accreditation programs.
  • Ensure that training programs relevant to the needs of the stakeholder community are provided.
  • Ensure that laboratory assessors have a forum to discuss common issues.
  • Develop a mentoring program to assist both laboratories and accreditation bodies with implementing accreditation programs.
  • Provide a voice and solution strategies for small organizations.
  • Provide a peer review mechanism for documents as needed and/or requested.

Betsy Kent, Chair
Reedy Creek Improvement District
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Carol Batterton, Program Administrator
The NELAC Institute
Fredericksburg, TX

John Applewhite
St Johns River Water Management District
Palatka, FL

David Caldwell
Oklahoma DEQ
Oklahoma City, OK

Brooke Connor
Lakewood, CO

Maurice Downer
Tracmac, Inc

Barbara Escobar
Arizona DHS
Phoenix, AZ

Jack Farrell
Analytical Excellence, Inc.
Altamonte Springs, FL

Bill Hall
New Hampshire ELAP
Concord, NH

Ronald Houck
Harrisburg, PA

William Lipps
OI Analytical
College Station, TX

Charles Morrow
Beaverton, OR

Carol Schrenkel
Lionville Laboratory Inc.
Exton, PA

Len Shanz
City of Rochester
Hemlock, NY

Jarrett Thomas
Suburban Laboratories, Inc.
Hillside, IL

Gale Warren
New York State DoH ELAP
Jamesville, NY

Leslie Wentland
City of St. George
St. George, UT

Susan Wyatt
Minnesota Dept of Health
St. Paul, MN

Current Projects:

Technical SOP Template
Administrative SOP Template
FAQs for Web
Cost of Accreditation
Training Venues

Current Needs:

More FAQs to post on Web
Desired Training topics
Collection of TNI presentations for Web