Bio: Megan Staudenmaier joined the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) as an Accreditation Officer II in 2013. As such, she supports the day-to-day operations of accreditation by assisting clients in obtaining and maintaining accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO/IEC 17020:2012. Staudenmaier also facilitates the assessment process for new and renewal laboratories in the biological, chemical, forensic, environmental, inspection body, mechanical, and medical fields. She is also spearheading the new Field Evaluation Body (FEB) program.
Staudenmaier successfully completed the A2LA ISO/IEC 17025 Assessor Orientation course in May of 2013 and the A2LA ISO/IEC 17020 Assessor Orientation in March of 2014. She was approved as a lead assessor in August of 2014 and completed training to ISO/IEC 15189 in July of 2015. Staudenmaier performs on-site management system assessments and oversights of assessors to the ISO/IEC 17025, ISO/IEC 17020, and ISO/IEC 15189 standards. She also represents A2LA at public meetings.
Prior to joining A2LA, she earned her Master of Science degree in forensic sciences from Stevenson University in Stevenson, MD. She also earned her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Stevenson University. In addition, Staudenmaier spent time as a lab technician at St. Thomas University performing molecular biology research.