Michele Wolf

Michele comes to the US Geological Survey with 20+ years of quality management, lead auditing, and statistical consulting experience. Michele is a Certified Quality Auditor (ASQ #46987) and has performed 100+ internal and external audits of laboratories, programs and processes.


Currently Michele is a Quality Assurance Specialist (QAS) for the Energy and Minerals Mission Area (EMMA). Her primary role as a QAS is to implement and maintain a comprehensive mission-wide Quality Management System (QMS) in Laboratories. Michele also is a laboratory document controller and is responsible for reviewing and maintaining documentation such as standard operating procedures (SOPs), training records, and demonstrations of capability. Michele serves as a liaison on QMS-related matters between laboratory personnel, Laboratory Managers, the QMS Manager, and Science Center Management.

Prior to joining the US Geological Survey, Michele served as a certified lead auditor for Cavendish Scott Consulting. Michele was a policy and audit expert developing quality policies, standard operating procedures, and guidance documents for private clients in a variety of industries. In addition, Michele provided consulting, training and auditing for many International Organization of Standardization (ISO) standards including ISO 17025, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 13485, ISO 17034 and AS9100D. 

From 2003 to 2016, Michele was a statistician and quality expert at Neptune and Company. For 13 years, she was a lead statistician performing exploratory data analysis, calculating summary statistics, developing regression models, and conducting various parametric and non-parametric hypothesis tests to determine if site SVOCs, VOCs, metals and radionuclides were different from background concentrations. As a quality expert Michele developed, implemented and maintained quality management systems for private and federal laboratories. Over the years, she produced 100+ reports providing data-driven recommendations to upper management for strengthening and improving quality programs and systems. She audited all EPA products and services on a five-year rotation, including research and chemistry laboratories. She served as contributing author for EPA's Office of Research and Development's laboratory Quality Policy and Procedures Manual (Implementing Quality Assurance Under ORD Research Action Plans; QA/QC Practices for ORD Laboratories Conducting Research; QA/QC Approaches For Existing Scientific Data and Technical Information; Modeling Quality Assurance and Documentation; Laboratory Competency Assessments (LCA)).