Promoting Excellence and Trust in the Nonprofit Sector

Rosann Wisman

Executive Director
Global Biological Standards Institute

1020 19th Street NW
Suite 550
Washington, DC 20036


Rosann Wisman is currently the Executive Director of Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI). She has over 30 years of executive leadership experience in nonprofit organizations specializing in health policy and advocacy, both internationally and in the United States. In her professional work and as a volunteer leader, she has specialized in helping nonprofits improve their governance, management systems, and strategic positioning.

Prior to joining GBSI, Ms. Wisman was at the Aspen Institute where she directed the Ministerial Leadership Initiative for Global Health to build health systems and advance country ownership in developing countries. Previously, Ms. Wisman served as the first Executive Director of the Accordia Global Health Foundation, an organization dedicated to fighting infectious diseases through building the clinical and research capacity of academic medical institutions in Africa. She also served as Senior Vice President at the Centre for Development and Population Activities and, while based in Japan, was a Senior Advocacy Advisor for Population Action International.

Ms. Wisman served for 15 years as President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, where she was recognized for effective nonprofit management and board development. She has served on numerous national and Washington, DC area boards.