ISMPP CMPP™ Governance

The ISMPP Certification Board is seeking nominations of CMPPs from East and SouthEast Asia (eg, China, Japan) to represent the region as a Voting Director on the Certification Board. The candidate will be appointed by the Certification Board. Due to the Board's interest in identifying regional cultural/language issues to aid in meeting the needs of publication professionals in this region, candidates must be native to one of the East or Southeast Asian countries (not an expatriate living in Asia) and English should not be the candidate's first language. 

Interested candidates should submit the the Nomination Form to [email protected] no later than November 23.

Click here for the Nomination Form

Click here for the Election Flyer


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 Manager 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.

2020-2021 Certification Board (effective 8/1/2020)

Chair Laura Carlson, JD, LMT, Envision Pharma Group*
Vice-Chair Megan Weigel, Bristol Myers Squibb*
Secretary Susan Scott, PhD, Scott Pharma Solutions*
Trustee Faith DiBiasi, BS, MBA, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals*
Trustee Mary Richardson, PharmD, AstraZeneca*

Dana Fox, PhD, Caudex*

Asia Pacific Trustee

Haruko Isomura, Cactus*

Public Director

Robert Buerki, PhD, The Ohio State University

Ex Officio Amy Foreman-Wykert, PhD, Amgen*

*ISMPP Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP)

Credentialing Policies and Procedures

The Credentialing 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

  • Click here: ISMPP Recertification Policy