ISMPP Governance

ISMPP was founded in 2005 as a nonprofit professional membership organization dedicated to advancing the professional field of publication planning and other aspects of the publication of biomedical research.

Please take a moment to review our Bylaws.

 2022-2023 ISMPP Board of Trustees (BOT)

Chair Dan Bridges, Nucleus Global
Chair-Elect Monica Mody, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Secretary Susan D. Pacconi, Janssen
Treasurer Nichola Gokool, Parexel 
At Large Tom Drake, Global Outcomes Group
At Large Jason Gardner, imc agencies and Pulsar Health
At Large Jennifer Ghith, Pfizer
European Trustee Fiona Plunkett, Articulate Science
Asia Pacific Trustee Ronnie Lin, Fosun Pharma
Immediate Past Chair Valérie Philippon, Takeda


Past Presidents/Chairs of Board of Trustees

ISMPP would like to thank the following individuals for their significant contributions. Under their leadership, ISMPP has been able to grow at a rapid pace to meet the educational needs of its membership.

2005-2006 Timothy D. Bacon, Medicine in Practice
2006-2007 Robert Norris, Complete Healthcare Communications
2007-2008 Laurence J. Hirsch, MD, Becton Dickinson (BD)
2008-2009 Gene P. Snyder, MBA, Navicom Consulting
2009-2010 Alfred Weigel, MEd, ISMPP CMPP™, ISMPP
2010-2011 Julia Ralston, RPh, ISMPP CMPP™, MedErgy HealthGroup
2011-2012 Robert Matheis, PhD, ISMPP CMPP™, Celgene
2012-2013* Russell Traynor, ISMPP CMPP™, Envision Pharma Group
2013-2014 Lorna Fay, Pfizer
2014-2015 Alice Choi, ISMPP CMPP™, Complete Medical Communications
2015-2016 Terry Peña, Bristol-Myers Squibb
2016-2017 Yvonne Yarker, ISMPP CMPP™, Medicite LLC
2017-2018 Juliana Clark, Amgen
2018-2019 Christopher Winchester, Oxford PharmaGenesis
2019-2020 Catherine Skobe, Pfizer
 2020-2021  Todd Parker, MedThink SciCom
  *Per updated ISMPP Bylaws, President of BOT now recognized as Chair


ISMPP Founding Members

ISMPP was founded by a Steering Committee of 12 founding members, ably supported by Kimberly Goldin, former General Manager of ISMPP.

The founding members are:

Timothy D. Bacon Ross A. Baker Carolyn S. Clark
Joanne Conaty Elizabeth Faust Elizabeth Field
Stan Heimberger Laurence J. Hirsch Richard F. Lamb
Gary McQuarrie Robert Norris Gene P. Snyder


 ISMPP Board of Trustees Makeup

ISMPP is governed by the Board of Trustees (ISMPP Board), volunteers elected from our membership, by our membership. Terms are staggered to ensure continuity.

The Board currently comprises the following seats:

Chair 1-year term, after which Immediate Past Chair is assumed
Chair-Elect 1-year term, after which Chair is assumed
Secretary 3-year term
Treasurer 3-year term
At Large 3-year term
At Large 3-year term
At Large 3-year term
European Trustee 3-year term
Asia Pacific Trustee 3-year term
Immediate Past Chair 1-year term


Financial audits are conducted annually and reports are available to members upon request.

Please contact [email protected] for more information.