Institute for Credentialing Excellence

Accreditation Services Council

The Accreditation Services Council (the Council) was created to:

  • Establish strategic direction for ICE’s Accreditation Services Components
  • Oversee the development, maintenance, and evaluation of ICE Accreditation Services Components
  • Uphold established standards of excellence and best practices for the Accreditation Services Components

Please click the links below to access the following resources for details on the Council and its mission:

If you have questions related to the Accreditation Services Council, please contact ICE Staff at

2021 Accreditation Services Council Members


Chad Buckendahl, PhD
ACS Ventures, LLC 
Stakeholder Representative

Vice Chair

James Stobinski
Competency and
Credentialing Institute
ACAP Representative

Accredited Program Representative

Jerry Reid, PhD, CAE
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

Accredited Program Representative

Donald A. Balasa, JD, MBA
American Association of Medical Assistants

Accredited Program Representative

Ibidun (Ibi) Layi-Ojo
CFP Board

Component Representative 

Linda Lysoby, MS, MCHES, CAE
National Commission for Health Education Credentialing
ISO 17024 Representative

Component Representative 

Katherine Church, RDN
Certifying Board for Dietary Managers

ICE Board Representative 

Grady Barnhill, MEd
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Stakeholder Representative 

Isabelle Gonthier, PhD
PSI Services 
(Sustaining Member)

Public Member

Mark Bertler, CAE