QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY COORDINATOR
Ms. Hornsby has more than 24 years of experience in the environmental laboratory industry that includes 23 years at TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc. as an analyst, Department Manager, Project Manager, Operations Manager, Client Service Manager, Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator and Quality Assurance Manager. She possesses strong organizational skills, excellent multi-tasking ability, and vast technical knowledge. Ms. Hornsby has an exceptional ability to deal with the unexpected challenges that may occur on a daily basis in the laboratory.
Auditing - Internal quality systems, field, and data
Review of QA Manuals and QAPPs for client specific requirements
Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action.
SOP review, updating, and training
Laboratory and LIMS process improvement
Analytical laboratory project management for remediation, DOD, drinking water, bottled water, UCMR2, and NPDES
Effective client communication
Inorganic Wet Chemistry and Microbiology technical management
Instrument set up and troubleshooting
Region 4 Director for the Florida Society of Environmental Analysts -2016 to present
Corporate Laboratory Environmental Health and Safety Award - 2016
Certified State of Georgia Water Laboratory Analyst – 2003
Quality Assurance Manager/Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator January 2014 to CurrentTestAmerica Laboratories, Inc. － Tampa, FL
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: maintaining and updating laboratory QAM to accurately reflect laboratory operations, pursuing and maintaining laboratory state and NELAC certifications, reviewing laboratory Standard Operating Procedures and maintaining document control system.
Procures and arranges for the analysis of Performance Testing samples necessary to satisfy certification requirements, tracks results, and initiates corrective actions to maintain certifications.
Arranges schedules and conducts laboratory internal audits as well as coordinates external audits with accrediting authorities as required.
Reviews data packages as well as final laboratory reports for completion and data integrity.
Trains laboratory staff on quality assurance/quality control procedures and Ethics.
Aids junior staff on TestAmerica LIMS.
Monitors the laboratory quality system and notifies laboratory management of deficiencies and monitors corrective actions.
As EHSC, responsibilities include overseeing the accumulation and disposal of all hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams, training of staff on all aspects of laboratory safety, maintaining records of waste disposal and accidents within the laboratory, as well as doing periodic inspections of the laboratory for safe practices.
Client Services Manager March 2012 to January 2014TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc. － Tampa, FL
Oversaw project management staff for client service
Operations Manager February 2010 to March 2012TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc. － Tampa, FL
Responsibilities included management of the day-to-day operational activities of the laboratory, supervised the Project Management team as well as oversaw the analytical operations.
Met daily with the group leaders to resolve scheduling conflicts and delivery issues, provides technical, regulatory and analytical expertise to laboratory clients and evaluated programs and capacity within the laboratory.
Project Manager February 2005 to February 2010TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc － Savannah, GA
Served as the primary contact for selected clients.
Identified analytical goals and data quality objectives while providing the client with pre-project planning assistance.
Assisted clients with project-specific quality assurance plans, coordinated the dispatch of sample containers, reviews project and site-specific information on arrival of samples in the laboratory, tracked project status, and reviewed final analytical reports for completeness, accuracy, and insurance that client data quality objectives had been met.
Department Manager - Inorganic Wet Chemistry/Microbiology September 1999 to February 2005Severn Trent Laboratories － Savannah, GA
Responsibilities included day to day organization of the general chemistry section; implementation of quality control procedures; data package review; training of analysts in instrument operation and quality control procedures; procedure development for microbiology and General Chemistry analyses; maintenance of instrumentation.
Department Manager - Semi-volatile Gas Chromatography September 1998 to September 1999Severn Trent Laboratories － Savannah, GA
Responsibilities included day to day organization of the semi-volatile section; implementation of quality control procedures; data package review; training of analysts in instrument operation and quality control procedures; procedure development for metals analyses; maintenance of instrumentation.
Laboratory Technician July 1997 to August 1998Emory University － Atlanta, GA
Supervisor - Inorganic Wet Chemistry/Sample Receiving May 1996 to June 1997Parsons Engineering Science Laboratories － Atlanta, GA
Department Supervisor and Analyst - Inorganic Wet Chemistry June 1991 to May 1996Savannah Laboratories － Savannah, GA
Responsibilities included analysis of all sample matrices for Wet Chemistry, including anions, Cyanide, Total Recoverable Phenolics, and Oil and Grease while complying with EPA methodology.
Duties also included maintenance and troubleshooting of instrumentation, maintaining proper supplies and inventory, as well as managing the work loads of the department.
Responsible for method PT samples, including prep, analysis, and reporting.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science : Biology, 1987GA Southern University － Statesboro, Georgia