ISMPP CMPP™ Governance

2024-2025 Certification Board Nominations Now Open!

The Certification Board Nominations Committee is seeking 2 qualified candidates for 2-year term Voting Director positions. If you are interested in running, please submit a Candidate Nomination form to [email protected] no later than May 3, 2024.

Click here for the Candidate Nomination Form.

Click here for more information on the Certification Board and the election process.


The ISMPP Certification Program is governed by the Certification Board of Trustees as required by the society's bylaws.

The ISMPP Certification Board shall serve as an independent and autonomous body within the ISMPP with respect to the development, evaluation, supervision, and administration of all Certification Program policies, procedures, and activities. The Board is also responsible for the financial management of the CMPP™ Program.

The Credentialing Director is responsible for the management of the day-to-day operations of the program. Elections for the Board are held annually. Please refer to the ISMPP bylaws, article X (Certification Board) for details.

2023-2024 Certification Board

Chair Dana Fox, PhD, Caudex*
Vice-Chair Ann Gordon, PhD, BSC (HON), CMC Affinity*
Secretary Sharon Blimm, Merck*
Secretary Claudia Piano, Apothecom*
Trustee Faith DiBiasi, BS, MBA, AstraZeneca*

Susan Garson, MS, Gilead*

Asia Pacific Trustee

Haruko Isomura, Takeda*

Public Director

Robert Buerki, PhD, The Ohio State University

Ex Officio Jennifer Ghith, MS, MBA, Pfizer*

*ISMPP Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP)

Credentialing Policies and Procedures

The Certification Board of Trustees will from time to time be issuing or updating policies and procedures that relate to the ISMPP CMPP Program.

These are listed below for the information of certificants:

  • Click here: Certification Appeals Procedures

  • Click here: ISMPP Certification Board Nominations Committee Policy

  • Click here: ISMPP Certification Designation Use Policy

  • Click here: Certificant Use of ISMPP CMPP™ Certification Marks and Credentials