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Advocacy Committee

The purpose of this program is to promote TNI's core programs. The Advocacy Committee will consist of 10 to 16 members with balanced representation. A TNI Director will chair this committee. At least two (2) other Directors shall be members of the committee. The TNI Small Laboratory Advocate shall also be a member of this committee. In forming this Committee the following stakeholder interests must be represented:

  • NELAP-recognized AB
  • NELAP accredited laboratory
  • Non-NELAP AB
  • EPA representative
  • NEFAP representative

The Advocacy Committee will:

  • Establish relationships with other organizations (e.g., ACIL, AWWA, WEF) that have an interest in accreditation issues.
  • Establish relationships with EPA program offices.
  • Develop presentations and papers to promote national accreditation.
  • Develop presentations and papers to promote TNI.
  • Provide outreach at national, regional and local meetings.
  • Assist with publication of the member newsletter.

Conference Calls: 1st Thursday, 1 pm ET

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

Committee Membership

Most of the work of TNI is done by volunteers working on committees tasked with specific functions. If you are interested in actively helping our organization, complete a TNI Committee Application (opens in a separate window). Participation on TNI committees is described in Operations of TNI Committees.

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Steve Arms, Chair
Florida DOH (retired)
Jacksonville, FL
arms.steve@comcast.net

Carol Batterton, Program Administrator
The NELAC Institute
Fredericksburg, TX
carol.batterton@nelac-institute.org

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

Teresa Coins
Arkansas Analytical, Inc.
Little Rock, AR
tcoins@arkansasanalytical.com

Robin Cook
City of Daytona Beach EML
Daytona Beach, FL
cookr@codb.us

Ron Coss
Orange County Sanitation District
Fountain Valley, CA
rcoss@ocsd.com

Stacie Crandall
HRSD
Virginia Beach, VA
scrandall@hrsd.com

Zonetta English
Louisville Jefferson Co., MSD
Louisville, KY
zonetta.english@louisvillemsd.org

Martina McGarvey
Pennsylvania DEP
Harrisburg, PA
mmcgarvey@pa.gov

Sharon Mertens
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
Milwaukee, WI
smertens@mmsd.com

Marlene Moore
Advanced Systems, Inc.
Newark, DE
mmoore@advancedsys.com

Trinity O'Neal
City of Austin Water Utility
Austin, TX
trinity.o'neal@austintexas.gov

Lara Phelps
USEPA / OSA
Research Triangle Park, NC
phelps.lara@epa.gov

Janice Willey
NAVSEA LQAO
Goose Creek, SC
janice.willey@navy.mil


October 4, 2018
September 6, 2018
August 10, 2018
June 7, 2018
May 3, 2018
April 5, 2018
March 1, 2018
February 1, 2018
January 24, 2018

December 7, 2017
November 2, 2017
October 5, 2017
August 31, 2017
August 11, 2017
August 3, 2017
July 7, 2017
May 4, 2017
April 6, 2017
March 2, 2017
January 25, 2017
January 5, 2017

December 1, 2016
November 3, 2016
October 6, 2016
September 1, 2016
August 12, 2016
July 7, 2016
June 2, 2016
May 5, 2016
April 7, 2016
March 3, 2016
February 4, 2016
January 27, 2016

December 3, 2015
November 5, 2015
October 1, 2015
September 3, 2015
July 16, 2015
July 2, 2015
June 4, 2015
May 7, 2015
April 2, 2015
March 5, 2015
February 5, 2015
January 15, 2015

November 6, 2014
October 2, 2014
September 4, 2014
August 7, 2014
July 2, 2014
June 5, 2014
May 1, 2014
April 3, 2014
March 6, 2014
February 6, 2014
January 30, 2014
January 29, 2014
January 9, 2014

June 6, 2013
May 2, 2013
April 4, 2013
March 7, 2013
February 7, 2013
January 16, 2013
January 3, 2013

November 1, 2012
October 4, 2012
September 6, 2012
August 9, 2012
July 12, 2012
June 8, 2012
May 3, 2012
April 5, 2012
March 1, 2012
February 1, 2012
January 5, 2012

December 1, 2011
November 3, 2011
October 6, 2011
August 17, 2011
August 2, 2011 (State Primacy Task Force)
July 7, 2011
June 24, 2011 (State Primacy Task Force)
June 2, 2011
May 13, 2011 (State Primacy Task Force)
May 5, 2011
April 7, 2011
March 3, 2011
February 22, 2011
February 2, 2011
January 6, 2011

November 4, 2010
October 7, 2010
September 2, 2010
July 1, 2010
June 3, 2010
May 6, 2010
April 1, 2010
March 4, 2010
February 4, 2010
January 28, 2010

December 3, 2009
November 5, 2009
October 1, 2009
September 3, 2009
June 4, 2009
May 7, 2009
April 2, 2009
March 5, 2009
February 5, 2009
January 13, 2009

December 4, 2008
November 6, 2008
October 2, 2008
September 4, 2008
August 12, 2008
July 3, 2008

October 04, 2007
September 06, 2007
April 12, 2007
March 12, 2007
March 1, 2007
February 22, 2007
January 30, 2007