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

2022 Accreditation Services Council Members


Isabelle Gonthier, PhD, ICE-CCP
PSI Services 
Stakeholder Representative

Vice Chair

Ibidun (Ibi) Layi-Ojo, ICE-CCP
CFP Board
Accredited Program Representative

Accredited Program Representative

Xiaohui (Dawn) Zhao, PhD
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

Accredited Program Representative

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

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 

Sara Blair Lake, JD, CAE
International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners

Stakeholder Representative 

Chad Buckendahl, PhD, ICE-CCP
ACS Ventures, LLC 

Public Member

Mark Bertler, CAE