Tim serves as the Vice President of A2LA WorkPlace Training. Previously, as the Director of Quality for Trescal, Inc., he provided consulting services and led private and public training on management systems, quality control and metrology. Tim also has a background in health physics with a focus on radiation protection, environmental remediation and radiochemistry. Through NCSLI, he served as a technical expert to ISO Working Group (WG) 44 which was responsible for the crafting of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. In addition, he participated in and oversaw the development of the ANSI/NCSL Z540.3 Handbook and several NCSLI Recommended Practices and taught several tutorials. Tim has a bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering with an emphasis in Materials Engineering and Chemistry.
Roger Brauninger is a Technical Training Consultant at A2LA WorkPlace Training. His main responsibilities are providing technical training an consulting, primarily for organizations involved in the life sciences. Prior to this role, he had worked at the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) from 1999 to 2019 as the Biosafety Program Manager, with a focus on developing and maintaining accreditation programs in the Life Sciences with emphasis on microbial and chemical risks to people, animals and the environment.
Mr. Brauninger holds a B.S. degree in Biology from George Mason University as well as a M.S. degree in Cellular, Microbial and Molecular Biology also from George Mason University. Prior to joining A2LA, Mr. Brauninger worked for over 20 years in the field of Genetic toxicology, the last 10 years of which he directed the development, validation and commercialization of an in vitro molecular carcinogenesis assay.
Michelle joined A2LA Workplace Training in 2019. Her primary focus is consulting and training with ISO/IEC 17025 and TNI Accredited laboratories in the environmental industry. Michelle started her career working with a large corporate environmental laboratory and has also worked in pharmaceuticals and with a contract research organization as well. She has performed multiple functions including field sampler, analyst, quality control specialist and laboratory safety officer. Michelle’s background includes 10+ years as an assessor and Drinking Water Certification Officer working with both ISO and State accreditation bodies. Hailing from Kansas Michelle is actively involved with the Quality Systems Committee of The NELAC Institute, is a former member of a federal advisory committee for EPA on laboratory accreditation (ELAB), and also routinely presents on topics in quality systems and best laboratory practices at laboratory conferences in multiple states. Michelle’s passion lies in working with small and municipal laboratories to assist in quality systems and analytical techniques and is excited to bring her expertise to the WorkPlace Training team.
Danielle Lewis is the Training Assistant for A2LA WorkPlace Training. In her role, she handles all of the logistical operations behind every training event. Prior to her role at A2LA WorkPlace Training, she helped run a successful, local restaurant.