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.

 2016-2017 ISMPP Board of Trustees (BOT)

Chair Yvonne Yarker, ISMPP CMPP™, Medicite LLC
Chair-Elect Juli Clark, Amgen
Secretary Martin Delahunty, Nature Publishing Group (NPG)
Treasurer George Samman, Pfizer
At Large Angela Bickford, ISMPP CMPP™, GlaxoSmithKline
At Large Jon Druhan, AstraZeneca
At Large Aruna Seth, ISMPP CMPP™, Envision Pharma Group
European Trustee Dan Bridges, ISMPP CMPP, Nucleus Global
Asia Pacific Trustee Martine Docking, Wiley
Immediate Past Chair Terry Peña, Bristol-Myers Squibb


*COMING SOON: 2017-2018 ISMPP Board of Trustees Nominees brief bios and qualification statements*

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
*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 for more information.