Stacey Drosner Murphy

Stacey is the Project Manager for Cherney Microbiological Services. She has been with the Cherney team 2 years and also acts as the Director for Cherney College.

Recent Posts

The Importance of Auditing the Internal Laboratory

In the past few years, we have seen an increase in customers asking for an onsite audit of their internal labs. These requests may occur when new tests are brought online or in-house, when there are questionable results or as a routine activity in the company’s food safety program.  Not surprisingly, members of our technical team love doing these audits!  We get to share our lab experience, technical microbiology knowledge and best practices to help our customers improve the quality of testing they perform. We always learn after an audit, seeing different operations and processes from the customer perspective.

Are You FOCUSED Enough to Making 2017 Your Best Year Yet?

FOCUS. A simple word and concept, right? Although an easy idea, I find staying in a state of focus to be quite difficult. With demands of the modern workplace like multi-tasking, wearing many hats and shifting priorities, focus is vital to making progress and ultimately meeting objectives. One of Cherney’s strategic objectives for 2017 is to provide more technical training opportunities to our team, which supports the bigger goal of increasing employee engagement.  Yesterday, in between preparing for our 2017 public training courses, we mapped out topics and a schedule to make that happen. Of course this is just a start, but the plan sets the stage for all the steps to follow.

It's here... Announcing our 2017 Cherney College Course Schedule!

With the holidays just around the corner, it signifies that another year is quickly approaching and with 2017 less than 60 days away, like you we are busy planning for the New Year.  Therefore, we are popping the champagne and rolling out the 2017 training schedule earlier than previous years for a simple reason - because you asked for it!  Check out our 2017 Cherney College course catalog and make your training budget request before the end of the year.  This helps make training a priority for you and your company in 2017. Whether your focus is related to FSMA or improving your laboratory and food safety programs, we’ve got you covered!

"All Aboard!" - Jump on the Cherney College Train Today!

At Cherney College, we’re catching our breath after a busy few months of training activities! We launched our 2016 training courses in a BIG way, holding five courses in five weeks. Three of the courses were brand new for this year, including Plate Interpretation, Food Safety for Suppliers and FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food course, which certifies Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals for FSMA. These courses were a lot of fun, and here’s a sample of what attendees are saying about our 2016 courses.

Announcing Cherney's 2015 Workshop Schedule!

In 2014, Cherney’s in-house training center was opened to customers and industry partners to fulfill founder Debra Cherney’s dream of providing answers and improvements to laboratories through information transfer and technical training. Following this vision of “Culturing Solutions with Knowledge”, the Introduction to Food Microbiology – The Basics, a hands-on practical workshop that incorporated lectures, demonstrations and lab activities, was created. We are excited to announce the launch of additional workshops for the 2015 calendar year and scheduled training dates for two workshops.Introduction to Food Microbiology – The Basics: Designed for personnel with little to no microbiology background or experience and is ideal for laboratory, quality or non-technical staff. Participants will spend 2-days on-site in an interactive environment learning microbiology principles, food safety concepts, and key laboratory techniques and test methods.