ISMPP CMPP™ Governance

2024-2025 Certification Board Election Now Open!

The election for the 2024-2025 ISMPP Certification Board is now open. Elections will take place electronically from Monday, June 24 - Friday July 12, with the results sent via e-mail and posted on The Certification Board has the important responsibility of managing and implementing the CMPP Certification Program and related activities. Please use your vote!

To vote, you must select 2 of the 5 candidates below on your ballot. 

  • Susan Cuozzo
  • Gary Dever
  • Amy Foreman-Wykert
  • Jackie Marchington
  • Katherine Trueblood

To read the bios and qualification statements of the candidates, click here. 

To access your online ballot, click here or paste the following link into your browser:

Elections will close EOB July 12. Only CMPPs in good standing may submit a ballot, and only one ballot per CMPP is allowed.


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 TBD

*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