What Sets U.S. Micro-Solutions Apart?

At U.S. Micro-Solutions, we are not a jack of all trades, we are a master of one – MICROBIOLOGY! With over 100 years of combined expertise in the field, our analysts hold degrees in biology or related disciplines and undergo extensive training in all laboratory areas. We maintain national accreditations that encompass all of our laboratory services. We are dedicated to providing high-quality results, quick turnaround times, and exceptional customer service.

Our Vision, Values, and Mission

Our History

U.S. Micro-Solutions, Inc., a full-service Environmental Microbiology Laboratory based in Latrobe, PA, has a rich history of growth and evolution since its establishment in 1995 by Herbert Layman, BS, SM, CIEC. Initially located in Jeannette, PA, and then in Greensburg, PA, the company has flourished over the years, leading to its current home at 302 Unity Plaza in Latrobe. 

 In 2017, the reins of leadership were passed on to Herb's daughter, Deanna Kiska, Ph.D., who took over as the president, steering the company towards continued success. The legacy of excellence continued in 2024 with Kelly Faulisi, CQIA, assuming the role of president, bringing new perspectives and strategies to drive the company's growth and innovation.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Kelly Faulisi, CQIA


Kelly's journey to the President of U.S. Micro-Solutions, Inc. is a testament to her hard work, determination, and commitment to excellence. Throughout her various roles within the company, Kelly has consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic, a passion for continuous improvement, and a dedication to exceeding expectations. Her extensive experience in management and customer service, coupled with her industry certifications and affiliations, have equipped her with the necessary tools to lead the company forward. Kelly's leadership style, which emphasizes collaboration, innovation, and a customer-centric approach, will undoubtedly drive U.S. Micro-Solutions, Inc. towards continued success and growth in the competitive market. As President, Kelly's vision for the company is clear: to build upon its strong foundation, foster a culture of quality and excellence, and ensure that U.S. Micro-Solutions, Inc. remains a trusted partner for its customers for many years to come. With Kelly at the helm, the future looks bright for the company and its stakeholders.

Deanna Kiska, Ph.D.

Owner & Technical Manager

Deanna, a seasoned expert in Microbiology, brings a wealth of experience to her role as Technical Manager. With a doctorate from the Medical College of Virginia and board certification in Medical Microbiology, she has a solid foundation in the field. An accomplished professional, Deanna has a history of contributions to the scientific community, with publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at national meetings. She is an active member of several national associations, including the Controlled Environment Testing Association, American Society of Microbiology, and the American Industrial Hygiene Association. As the former president of U.S. Micro-Solutions, Deanna spearheaded initiatives that led to CGMP compliance and the expansion of services in USP environmental monitoring and ultrapure/critical water testing. Her 7-year tenure was marked by notable achievements and growth. In her new position, Deanna is committed to keeping the company abreast of cutting-edge technologies, ensuring its continued success and innovation in the industry.

Becky Moran, B.S.

Operations Manager

Becky earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Pittsburgh. She has been employed by U.S. Micro-Solutions for 19 years. During this time, Becky has worked as an analyst and Quality Manager. She has validated procedures, prepared for AIHA-LAP, LLC and NELAP audits, supervised proficiency testing, and holds an ASSE International Legionella Water Safety & Management certification. Becky’s boundless energy and excellent leadership skills allow her to manage operations smoothly and efficiently. While holding quality in the highest regard, Becky leads a team that consistently meets the needs and expectations of our customers.

Joelle Miele, B.A., CQIA

Quality Manager

Joelle has been an employee with USMS since 2018 with numerous years of prior customer service experience. Joelle studied at the University of Pittsburgh and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies where she gained a well-rounded perspective in science, sustainability, writing, and communication. She is easygoing, a quick learner, and always ready to lend a hand. Joelle has worked in many areas at U.S. Micro including sample receiving, processing, and analysis. She has participated in numerous laboratory studies, validations, and regulatory audits. Her contributions have made the launch of our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) a success. Though she started as an analyst, she holds many titles as LIMS-guru, office artist, Quality Technician and now Quality Manager. Joelle is a Certified Quality Improvement Associate with the American Society for Quality. Her wide range of skill sets, bright personality, and dedication to Quality make her an invaluable member of our team.

Jamie Acosta

Office Manager

During her 7 years at U.S. Micro-Solutions, Jamie has been involved in all areas of our business office. She oversees customer report generation, human resources, and accounts payable/receivable. Her calm demeanor and can-do attitude allow her to effectively manage workflow to ensure our customers receive timely results and exceptional service. Jamie is a dedicated team member with a good sense of humor and wit.


The New York Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (ELAP) is responsible for the certification of laboratories performing environmental analyses on samples originating from New York State, thus ensuring the accuracy and reliability of these analyses. USMS is accredited to perform Legionella testing from potable and nonpotable water sources. U.S. Micro-Solutions, Inc. operates under NY ELAP #12055.

U.S. Micro-Solutions, Inc. is accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) as an environmental microbiology laboratory, Cert. #7000.01. This ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation ensures we are compliant with the defined standards stipulated within the 2016 TNI Environmental Testing Laboratory Standard for the analysis of microorganisms commonly detected in air, surfaces, bulk, and liquid samples during indoor environmental quality studies.

U.S. Micro-Solutions, Inc. is licensed in the state of Texas to perform as a Mold Analysis Laboratory. The mission of the Mold Program is to ensure that persons conducting mold assessment and remediation services in Texas are properly trained and licensed and are following minimum standards that protect the health of workers and building occupants. U.S. Micro-Solutions, Inc. operates under License #LAB0158.

U.S. Micro-Solutions, Inc. is a proud member of the CDC's (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Environmental Legionella Isolation Techniques Evaluation "Elite" Program. We have maintained proficiency for the recovery of Legionella from environmental samples since the program began in 2009.