Quality Assurance Specialist
US Geological Survey
Michele has 20+ years of quality management, lead auditing, and statistical consulting experience. She is a Certified Quality Auditor (ASQ #46987), a certified International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA #6038110) Lead Auditor, and has performed 100+ internal and external audits of laboratories, programs and processes. Michele has been a member of ASQ since 2009, served in numerous ASQ Denver leadership positions, and currently is the 2019 Chair for ASQ Denver.
Michele is the Quality Assurance Specialist (QAS) for the US Geological Survey (USGS) at the Central Energy Resources Science Center (CERSC) at the Federal Center in Denver. Her primary role as a QAS is to implement and maintain a comprehensive center-wide Quality Management System (QMS) in the CERSC Research Laboratories. Michele also is the laboratory document controller and is responsible reviewing and maintaining documentation such as standard operating procedures (SOPs), training records, and demonstrations of capability. She serves as a liaison on QMS-related matters between laboratory personnel, Laboratory Managers, the QMS Manager, Science Center Management, and the Bureau-wide QMS implementation coordinator. She is a policy and audit expert developing quality policies, standard operating procedures, and guidance documents for the USGS. In addition, Michele provides consulting, training and auditing for the USGS using her experience and knowledge of many International Organization of Standardization (ISO) standards including: ISO 17025, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 1400:2015, ISO 13485, ISO 17034 and AS9100D.
In the years prior to joining the USGS, Michele served as a quality expert developing, implementing and maintaining quality management systems for private, state and federal organizations. She produced 100+ reports providing data-driven recommendations to upper management for strengthening and improving quality programs and systems. She provided internal audits and quality training to scientists, managers, upper management, and staff via in-class, webinar and online classes to fulfill training needs.
Tuesday, May 21
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM