Pre-Conference Workshop

Two Aspects of California’s TNI Standard: Lab Manual Update and QC History (FEE) SOLD OUT

Tuesday, April 17
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tofanelli, Sheraton

CWEA: 7.2 Contact Hours

$205 (Early Bird and Saver) / $246 (Full Rate after 3-30-18)

Practice Area: Professional Challenge Area: Laboratory

If your Laboratory Manual hasn't been changed since the Bush or Clinton Administrations it is high time to do so. This workshop will help analysts and managers update their Quality Manuals. The afternoon focus is on Quality Control and what laboratory assessors look for when they come to your laboratory.

Workshop Schedule:
Session 8:30 – 10am (1.5 hrs)
Break 10 – 10:15 (coffee/tea provided)
Session 10:15 – 12:15 (2 hrs)
Buffet Lunch 12:15 – 1:00 (plates must be brought back into the workshop room)
Session 1:00 – 3:30pm (2.5 hrs)

Learner Outcomes:

Level: Intermediate; working knowledge of subject matter / journeyman level staff

Keith Chapman

Laboratory Consultant
Margaret Chapman Inc.


Keith Chapman was the TNI Small Laboratory Advocate from 2010 to 2012 . He is retired after serving as Water/Wastewater Laboratory Manager for the the City of Salem, Oregon, for over 25 years.

Gary Ward was until recently the Administrator of the Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ORELAP) and has had a long a distinguished career starting with the EPA Contract Lab Program and continuing many years of management for several national and international environmental laboratory organizations.


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Gary K. Ward

Retired Administrator of Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ORELAP)
Ward Associates


Retired ORELAP administrator
Gary K. Ward is currently retired and serving as an experienced 3rd party assessor certified by the US EPA for organics, inorganics, radiochemistry, microbiology and Cryptosporidium. He was the Oregon ORELAP Administrator in the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory for the last 6 years. Gary was previously Laboratory Director at Accutest Laboratories-Denver. Before that, he was Vice President, Chief Quality Officer and Ethics Officer, and IT Director at Columbia Analytical Services, Inc. He has extensive government and private industry laboratory experience.
Gary has served as Director of three NOAA laboratories and was Chairperson of the Interagency Committee for Water-Data Acquisition. While working at EPA Headquarters, he served as Deputy Branch Chief of the Analytical Support Branch of the Superfund program and was National Program Manager of the Contract Laboratory Program (CLP). In this capacity, he helped develop and write a number of CLP and SW-846 methods.
His industry experience includes Director of Technology and Quality Assurance at Enseco/Quanterra, and Laboratory Director of Underwriters Limited Drinking Water laboratory. Gary also worked at Intertek Testing-London, where he was Director of Laboratories for 240 laboratories worldwide. He has over 130 technical publications and presentations.
He has participated in NELAP and TNI for many years and was TNI’s representative on the US delegation to assist China’s State EPA in preparation for the Olympics. He also served on the ACIL Technical Committee and helped develop the currently proposed MDL procedure.


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Sara Burke

Plant Chemist
Oro Loma Sanitary District


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