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Michele Wolf

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

Michele Wolf is currently serving as the Acting Associate Program Coordinator for Energy within the US Geological Survey’s Energy and Minerals Mission Area (EMMA). Her primary areas of expertise include:

  • Planning and developing scientific programs, defining program needs, and preparing funding initiatives.
  • Preparing and revising program documents for the Bureau, DOI, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and others.
  • Coordinating programmatic activities within ERP and working with other USGS Program Coordinators, Program Scientists, and Regional staff in each energy-funded Science Center who are involved in developing project proposals and executing project requirements.
  • Developing program description and status reports for use by Congress, OMB, the General Accounting Office, the Inspector General, and upper-level Bureau and DOI management staff.

Professional Experience

  • December 2021 to Present: Associate Program Coordinator, USGS Energy and Minerals Mission Area, Denver, Colorado

  • January 2021 to December 2021: Quality Management System Manager, Energy and Minerals Mission Area, Denver, Colorado

  • February 2017 to January 2021: Quality Assurance Specialist, Energy and Minerals Mission Area, Denver, Colorado

  • June 2016 to February 2017: Quality Consultant, Instructor and Auditor, Cavendish Scott, Denver, Colorado

  • October 2003 to June 2016: Statistician, Quality Specialist and Auditor, Neptune and Company, Denver, Colorado

Education and Certifications

  • M.S. Statistics, Minor Biostatistics, Montana State University, May 2003

  • M.S. Ecology, Minor Biostatistics, Texas Tech University, May 1995

  • B.S. Biology, Minor Mathematics, Chemistry, & Physics, University of Arizona, May 1992

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Present Member, American Society for Quality

  • ASQ Denver Chair (2021-2023)

  • ASQ Secretary (2019-2021)

  • ASQ Chair (2017-2019)

  • ASQ Membership Chair (2015-2017)

  • ASQ 23rd Audit Conference Session Lead

Honors and Awards

  • STAR Award from EMMA for exceptional service and performance of reporting, supervisory, and continuous improvement responsibilities while acting as the EMMA Quality Assurance Manager.

  • USGS Award for Excellence of Service for exemplary performance to the USGS for developing rigorous internal and external controls for the first ever QMS designed to support the diverse science in over

Abstracts and Presentations

  • American Society for Quality (ASQ) Denver – Evaluating Risk During Large-scale Change Management at the US Geological Survey, March 9, 2021

  • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) – Change Management at the USGS, March 15, 2021

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Virtual Conference – Continuous Improvement of the USGS Energy and Minerals Mission Area Quality Management System, April 27, 2021

  • World Conference on Quality and Improvement (WCQI) - Risk Management and Large-scale Change at the USGS, May 28, 2021

  • National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) – Mitigating Risk During Large-scale Change at the US Geological Survey, August 5, 2020

  • Energy Resources Program (ERP) Symposium – Regional Review of EMMA QMS, June 14, 2019

  • World Conference on Quality and Improvement (WCQI) – Managing Change at the US Geological Survey, May 21, 2019

  • Mineral Resources Program (MRP) Forum – Energy and Minerals Mission Area Quality Management System Strategic Plan, April 15, 2019

  • World Conference on Quality and Improvement (WCQI) - Managing Change at the US Geological Survey, May 21, 2019