Maria Friedman

Ms. Friedman manages the Assessment Unit of the California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program and is a member of the program's management team. She has more than 25 years experience in the environmental laboratory industry, and served for 11 years as Quality Manager for commercial labs in California.

She is a Certified Quality Auditor from ASQ, an ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor from ANAB-ASQ, EPA Certification Officer for Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Microbiology, and Protozoa in drinking water, and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. She holds an MBA and a BS in Chemical Engineering.

Ms. Friedman has been an active participant in The NELAC Institute (TNI) since 2005, when she joined TNI's Information Technology Committee. She is a member of the TNI Board of Directors, chairs the Proficiency Testing Program Executive Committee, and formerly chaired TNI's Stationary Source Audit Sample Expert Committee.

Contact Information:; 818-551-2014