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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,Inc.
Westbrook, Maine
patsy-root@idexx.com

Silky Labie, Vice Chair
ELCAT
Tallahassee, Florida
elcatllc@centurylink.net

Ilona Taunton, Program Administrator
The NELAC Institute
Mill Spring, North Carolina
Ilona.taunton@nelac-institute.org

JoAnn Boyd
Southwest Research Institute
San Antonio, Texas
jboyd@swri.org

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

Paul Junio
Northern Lake Service, Inc.
Waukesha, Wisconsin
paulj@nlslab.com

Mei Beth Shepherd
Shepherd Technical Services
Austin, Texas
mbshep@sheptechserv.com

Eric Smith
Pace Analytical Services
Jacksonville, Florida
eric.smith@pacelabs.com

Elizabeth Turner
Pace Analytical Services, LLC.
Allen, Texas
Elizabeth.Turner@pacelabs.com


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December 18, 2020
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December 6, 2019
November 15, 2019
November 1, 2019
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March 15, 2019
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January 4, 2019

September 7, 2018
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June 15, 2018
June 1, 2018
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March 16, 2018
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January 5, 2018

December 15, 2017
December 1, 2017
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November 3, 2017
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September 15, 2017
September 1, 2017
August 18, 2017
July 14, 2017
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February 24, 2017
February 3, 2017
January 6, 2017

December 2, 2016
November 18, 2016
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April 1, 2016
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December 18, 2015
December 4, 2015
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October 16, 2015
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June 19, 2015
June 5, 2015
May 15, 2015
May 1, 2015
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December 6, 2013
November 15, 2013
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September 6, 2013
August 5, 2013
July 26, 2013
July 12, 2013
June 21, 2013
May 17, 2013
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March 1, 2013
February 15, 2013
February 1, 2013

December 7, 2012
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October 5, 2012
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February 1, 2012

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