The best way to contact York Analytical Laboratories is to email clientservices@yorklab.com to reach each of the following staff.

Senior Management | Laboratory Services | Finance & Accounting | Client Services

Senior Management

Michael J. Beckerich
President & CEO

Michael Beckerich is the client-service focused Owner-Operator of a best-in-class team of senior environmental professionals in five locations across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Beckerich became President of York Analytical Laboratories in 2017 after 10 years as head of client service and business operations. Under his leadership York Analytical Laboratories has doubled in size and opened four new facilities in the tri-state region, including NYC’s first PFAS and TO-15 air testing laboratory.

Prior to leading York Analytical, Michael was a Senior Communications Director at pharmaceutical giants Johnson & Johnson, Warner Lambert and Amgen. For Amgen, he was responsible for crisis management, served as a national media spokesperson, and provided counsel to senior executives and world-renowned medical experts on policy issues at public hearings in Washington D.C.

Beckerich left the corporate side of the biopharma industry when he was recruited to open the NYC office of a prestigious independent public relations firm specializing in biopharma marketing, with oversight as well of its San Francisco operations.

He is a proud graduate of Villanova University where he earned a B.A. in political science and served as captain of the Wildcats Big East baseball team. Michael resides with his three teenage daughters in Nyack, NY.

Robert Q. Bradley
Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer

Since York Analytical Laboratories’ inception, Bob has been the driving force behind the strong and steady growth and is one of the foremost analytical sample analyses experts in the Northeast.  Bob designed the entire framework of the laboratories and has built a staff and operations that are the cornerstone of York Analytical’s reputation.

With more than 30 years of laboratory management and hands-on experience, Bob has the ability to perform and train staff on all aspects of laboratory operations and business.  Among other key areas, he is an expert in the evaluation, selection and cost control of analytical procedures developed and used in the laboratory, and the establishment and maintenance of quality control and quality assurance programs for analytical methods.

Bob graduated from Georgetown University with both a B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry.  He and his wife Kris are the “all-time Georgetown Hoyas married couple fans.”

Bob is also an accomplished trumpet and bugle player and actively participates in the Bridgeport Park City Pride and the Connecticut Hurricanes Drum & Bugle Corps.

Jon Walsh
Chief Technical Officer

Jon has extensive experience in custom database development and custom client data interfacing and reporting. Jon has over 30+ years of lab experience as a technical and operational manager, as well as on the bench. In the last two decades, he has specialized in LIMS administration and development. Jon has also engineered and patented air analysis methodology and hardware systems. His presence in York Analytical Laboratories’ Queens Laboratory is important as York Analytical grows its Emerging Contaminants and Air Laboratories.

Jon is a 1983 graduate of Syracuse University with his degree in Chemistry.

Outside of the lab, Jon finds most of his spare time spent on his pursuit of mastering the art of sailing.

Laboratory Services

Krys Trafalski
Laboratory Director (Queens, NYC)

Krys has rejoined the York Analytical team to lead the PFAS operations in the Queens Laboratory, with a charge to expands York Analytical’s industry-best PFAS testing and analysis business.

Krys is a proven, people-oriented leader who returns to York Analytical Laboratories after running one of New England’s premier laboratories. Krys has deep experience in all aspects of commercial environmental laboratories in roles ranging from chemist to technical and quality assurance director.

Krys is a proud graduate of Rider University with a BS in Chemistry.

Cassie Mosher
Laboratory Manager (Stratford, CT)

Cassie joined York Analytical Laboratories’ team in December 2020 as Organics Manager and was quickly transitioned into a broader role as Laboratory Manager for the company’s flagship laboratory in Stratford, CT. She comes to York Analytical with over 30 years of experience at prominent environmental laboratories in Rhode Island and Massachusetts managing Organic and Metals departments. In addition, Cassie worked as a chemist in the pharmaceutical industry gaining valuable experience on a wide array of instrumentation and analytical systems.

Cassie graduated from the University of Phoenix with a B.S. in Environmental Science.

In her spare time, she enjoys dining out, vacationing in Aruba, and is also an avid New England Patriots fan.

Sarah Widomski
Quality Assurance Officer

Sarah is engaged in all new regulations and quality standards. She coordinates laboratory accreditation activities and monitors and maintains York Analytical Laboratories’ Quality Management System.

Sarah has over 15 years of experience in the environmental field, working in a variety of roles including report production, sample control, GC analysis, and as organic extractions manager. Sarah attended Southern Connecticut State University where she majored in chemistry and minored in mathematics.

Outside of the lab, Sarah is the music director at her church, a Justice of the Peace, and loves to garden.

Phil Murphy
Inorganics Manager

No one has become more synonymous with client service and York Analytical Laboratories than Phil Murphy, who has been with the company since the lab was incorporated. Phil, Bob Bradley’s first hire -more than 20 years ago, has a remarkable sense of keeping in the moment as he manages active projects in real-time every day in the laboratory.

A Certified Laboratory Director, Phil is a senior voice with group leaders. Throughout each day, Phil ensures the lab adapts to the ever changing timelines and project requirements that often define success.

Phil has a B.S. in aquatic biology from the University of Connecticut and an M.S. in environmental biology from the University of Bridgeport.

As York Analytical Laboratories’ long standing clients know, there is no greater Yankees or UConn fan than Phil Murphy. Certain clients have even been known to call Phil from the field looking for his take on the games.

Stephanie Brathwaite

As York’s Organics Team Leader, Stephanie’s hands-on skills and superior managerial experience is a big asset as she works with a new chemists staff manning the various organics groups.

A scientist at Pace and American Analytical Laboratories prior to joining York, Stephanie has over 15 years’ experience in a variety of roles including: organic sample prep technician, organics extraction supervision, VOA analyst, GC and GC-MS analyst, data review and organics management.

She graduated from Stony Brook University with a BS in Biology where her interest for laboratory work began.

In her free time, Steph can be found indulging at neighborhood restaurants or raiding the snack cabinet with the family. On Sundays, Steph can be found watching Scott Hanson on RedZone with “7 hours of commercial free football” while also secretly raiding the snack cabinet.

Charles Morrow

Charles has nearly 30 years experience working in both mobile and fixed labs.  He began his career as a GC analyst, ICP Chemist, and GC/MS analyst. He then progressed through Project Management, Quality Assurance, and Laboratory Director ranks at several full-service labs throughout the country.  Charles has thrived in both small and large laboratories.

Charles has trained many analysts in both technical aspects of the chemistry involved in many analyses and QA protocols and procedures.  He has presented papers at various industry conferences and was involved in the Technical Assistance Committee at TNI.

Charles graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Biochemistry with a minor in Biomedical Engineering.  In his spare time, Charles is a doting grandfather of two boys and active in several community organizations.

Finance & Accounting

Kevin Liddy
Vice President, Financial Controller

Overseeing all financial operations, Kevin is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in financial planning, reporting, and analysis.  His background includes positions of increasing responsibilities in both publicly and privately held companies and ranges from work in the healthcare industry to venture-backed technology start-ups.

A resident of Pearl River, NY, Kevin holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Iona College where he graduated magna cum laude.

In addition to being an avid NY Ranger fan, Kevin is a history buff and enjoys spending his time outside the office with a good read in hand.

William T. Watson
Accounting

Bill handles all of York Analytical Laboratories’ accounts receivables, accounts payable, payroll, and a cache of other accounting activities. He is in constant contact with billing departments of our clients and vendors to ensure invoices are being processed appropriately.

Bill brings a wide range of experiences from non-profit theater to international business consulting.

Bill is an avid race fan and fisherman. He crews for a racecar team which races in the New England area.

Client Services

Rich August
Vice President, Client Services

Rich has an unprecedented level of experience that allows him to provide clients with meaningful and timely guidance related to planning, implementation and review of sample analysis projects.

With more than 25 years of experience, Rich began his career on the bench and progressed through a variety of key roles in managing the laboratory. His first-hand lab experience coupled with an intimate knowledge of the regulatory complexities surrounding sample analyses give him the breadth and depth to provide clients with answers they can always count on.

Rich is the first line of contact for any new pricing requests.

Rich graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a B.S. in Biology and has completed Master’s studies in environmental science from the University of New Haven.

Rich is an avid hockey fan, player and coach and “suits up” in a competitive men’s hockey league.

Patty Werner-Els
Client Services Director

Patty joined York Analytical Laboratories in 2016 as a Client Services Director with a focus on New York City and Long Island. With more than 25 years in the environmental laboratory industry, Patty most recently served Chief Science Officer at a NYC-based water treatment company, and as President of a Long Island-based environmental laboratory, where she grew with increasing responsibilities from the bench to the front office.

Patty is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University.

A fanatic of live music, Patty is an avid concert goer, with her favorites ranging from Elton John in 1977 to Eric Church in 2019. She is an active volunteer at a woman’s shelter on Long Island.

Lidya Gulizia
Client Services Director

Lidya Gulizia joined York Analytical Laboratories in 2013 after 10 years as a senior project leader with one of the country’s largest laboratory networks. Lidya also held senior responsibilities as Quality Assurance Officer at a prominent California-based analytical laboratory and as the Quality Assurance Manager at engineering pioneer Geraghty & Miller in NJ.

In addition, Lidya spent time as an independent Data Validation Specialist, as well as on the bench working as a GC analyst and Extractions chemist.

Lidya’s extraordinary knowledge of regulations, analytical methods and process related to meeting data quality objectives provides York Analytical’s senior team tremendous depth and offers clients a unique value-add for their projects.

Lidya graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Biology.

Like many at York Analytical Laboratories, Lidya is a big time music fan and puts Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival at the top of her list.

Dave Marrero
Client Services – Chief of Staff

Dave joined YORK in 2013 and quickly became a go-to person for efficiency, both by clients’ field personnel and in the lab. His expertise in mobile communications and logistics operations grew YORK’s best-in-class courier service as he led the development of a custom software for YORK’s field services management.  Clients now schedule sample pickup and bottle order deliveries directly from the YORK website.

As Field Services Director, Dave focused on perfecting client experience and achieving a seamless operation between clients in the field and the many moving parts of this growing laboratory. Now, as Chief of Staff, Dave is building processes for talent acquisition, onboarding and training/cross-training and reestablishing a support system for new and existing employees.

Dave earned his B.S. as a graduate of Alliance University.  He and his wife have four children that they’re homeschooling, and they provide mentoring and counseling for college students, young married couples, and young parents.

Shanna Bonaparte
Reporting Group Leader

Shanna has over 20 years of administrative experience and applies her skills to lend a hand wherever needed. She joined York Analytical’s Client Services at the front office in Connecticut in 2008. At that time, her role was divided between generating reports and creating data packages. Three years later, as York Analytical Laboratories grew and the demand for data package production increased, Shanna’s role in the front office became finely focused on data package production in 2011.

In her time off, Shanna enjoys time spent with her daughter, family, and friends. Shanna indulges her passion for reading and is subscribed to almost every book site out there.

Doug Bertel
Client Services Support

Doug has worked in several environmental labs as a technician in extractions, metals, semi-volatiles, and volatiles, He has help oil field jobs as a mud logger and environmental inspector on oil and gas rigs in OH, PA, and WV. Doug moved to Connecticut and to York Analytical Laboratories in 2012. He worked in the lab for three years before joining the Client Services Team.

Doug graduated from Cleveland State University with a B.S. in Environmental Chemistry in 2006 and a M.S. in Geomicrobiology in 2011. Growing up in Ohio, Doug was captain of the high school swim team, class of 2002.

Kristina Blocker
Client Services Support

Tina has worked in the environmental business for over 15 years at various laboratories as a Sample Control Technician, PCB Analyst, Sample Control Supervisor, and Project Manager Assistant. Tina was part of a team of technicians who mobilized a temporary laboratory in Houma, LA during the BP-Deepwater Horizon oil spill (2010). Before joining the York Analytical Laboratories Report Production Team in 2018, Tina worked in the York Analytical Sample Custody Department.

Tina has a love for all animals and she is a volunteer at her local animal shelter. When she isn’t working at the lab or volunteering, Tina is also a pert-time dog walker and sitter.

Kristin Lopez
Client Services Manager

Kristin joined York Analytical Laboratories in 2016 in the organic extractions department before moving to metals analysis. Prior to that, she worked at a prominent asbestos testing laboratory for several years. Kristin’s skillset includes a task-oriented mindset and excellent communication skills.

Kristin received a B.S. in Geology from SUNY-Plattsburgh, and loves spending time with her two children and her 18th century house, which she and her husband have spent the past five years restoring.

Lou Russo
Client Services Director

Lou Russo is a Certified Professional Geologist with proven project management skills in the environmental consulting industry. He contributed and managed projects including extensive, multi-disciplined investigations. He has utilized strong technical skills and industry experience in the acquisition, management and reporting of environmental, geologic and hydrogeologic data. He has extensive experience working with laboratories and analytical data.

Lou earned a BS in Geology from SUNY Oneonta and a MS in Hydrogeology from Wright State University. He serves on the Village of Port Chester, NY Board of Education and is involved in other volunteering activities.

Kim Karcich
Client Services Manager

New Jersey native Kim Karcich joins York Analytical with more than 12 years of experience at a well-respected New Jersey laboratory working with clients in a variety of key areas including chain of custody review, reporting, technical guidance, pricing and project planning.

A graduate of Ramapo College (NJ) with an environmental science degree, Kim is an avid hiker, enjoys bass fishing with her husband, and loves to cook Italian dishes.

Allison Bennett
Client Services Manager

Allison joins York Analytical Laboratories with several years of client service experience at one of the largest environmental testing laboratory networks in the nation. Allie has honed her skills working with clients from diverse industries throughout the tri-state area. Her attention to detail and technical knowledge paired with a strong client focus yields successful project outcomes.

Allie earned a B.S. in Marine & Environmental Biology & Policy from Monmouth University. When not assisting our clients, Allie is an ardent fan of all things hockey (Let’s Go Rangers!) and Formula 1 racing.

Jenna Pitta
Client Services Manager

Jenna has deep customer service expertise in environmental laboratories; four of which as Supervisor of the Sample Receiving Department.  Jenna managed a team of ten people including login staff, couriers, and the bottle kit preparation department. Jenna’s attention to detail and her knowledge of client needs makes her a great member to have on the team.

Jenna graduated from the University of Stonybrook (SUNY) in 2016, earning her B.A. in Environmental Studies with a minor in Marine Sciences. In her free time, you can find Jenna at New York Islander games or at a local concert. Jenna loves all types of music and enjoys seeing artists play live. You can also find her at the local karate school, as she is 2nd Degree Black Belt in American Kenpo.

Nicolette Lovari
Client Services Manager

Long Island native Nicolette Lovari joins York Analytical Laboratories with a broad scope of environmental lab experience ranging from sample login to project management. She has worked closely with multiple clients in the tri-state area and successfully assisted them with a variety of larger scale projects. Nicolette is focused on problem solving, working efficiently, and delivering excellent customer service.

Nicolette graduated with honors from SUNY Farmingdale, earning her B.S. in Bioscience with a minor in chemistry.

On the weekends you can find her working at her local farmers markets selling her own handmade crafts, exploring local LI breweries, or venturing out on a scenic hike.

Beth Dunn
General Manager: Drinking Water

Beth ran day-to-day operations for a Connecticut environmental lab and is an expert in all phases of drinking water testing, from sampling through analysis and regulatory reporting, as well as offering in-depth knowledge of water testing requirements for Public Water Supplies in CT and NY.

In her spare time, loves to travel and serves on the Board of Directors for the Community Credit Union of New Milford, CT.

Matt Beaupre

Matthew has more than 20 years of experience working for and with large, commercial environmental laboratories in the northeast, under various regulatory agencies and for an environmental engineering and consultant firm. He has extensive experience in Project Management, Laboratory Operations, as a Staff Scientist and Analyst.

His has a wealth of technical laboratory and regulatory experience working on projects in accordance with New Jersey Site Remediation Program (NJ SRP), the New York Site Investigation and Remediation Technical Guidance (DER-10), the Connecticut Reasonable Confidence Program (CT RCP), the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MA MCP), and the Compendium of Analytical Methods (CAM), as well as EPA Region I/II and DoD project experience.

Matthew earned his B.S. in Environmental Science as a graduate of William Paterson University. He is an avid outdoorsman, hiker, trail runner, kayaker, mountaineer, and climber. His dog Maverick is typically in tow on many of his adventures.

Lea Sherman
Client Services Manager

Lea joins York’s Richmond Hill location with multiple years of Project Management experience in an environmental laboratory. She focuses on being detail-oriented when reviewing project scopes and client inquiries. Lea values building and maintaining strong relationships with our clients through quick response and clear communication.

Lea graduated from SUNY Buffalo, earning her B.A. in Environmental Studies. In her free time, you can find Lea at the movies or sports games rooting on the New York Mets and Rangers.