Certification Board for Music Therapists Names Jennifer Mankowski Executive Director

Downingtown, PA, May 14, 2024 – The Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT), the nonprofit organization that promotes excellence in the music therapy profession by granting board certification announced today that it has appointed Jennifer Mankowski as its Executive Director, effective June 1, 2024.

Established in 1983 to bolster the profession’s sense of accountability to those it served, CBMT is proud of its longstanding heritage as a recognized leader in the credentialing field. Today, over 10,000 music therapists in the United States and abroad hold the MT-BC credential.

In her new role as Executive Director, Ms. Mankowski will be responsible for leading CBMT’s staff team in delivering certification and recertification programs. In partnership with the Board of Directors, she will continue to advance the music therapy credentialing process and its recognition while growing the public’s awareness and number of credential holders.

Ms. Mankowski brings extensive experience in certification program leadership and management, including examination development and delivery. Previously, she served as the Chief Executive Officer of Credentia Nurse Aide Services where she oversaw a large staff team and over 20 state and regulatory client contracts providing the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program, medication aide certification examinations, and home health aide examinations in collaboration with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

“Jennifer’s leadership of an accredited healthcare professional certification program, executive-level organizational experience, close work with a nonprofit board, and background in examination development and delivery make her the perfect choice to lead CBMT into the next phase of its history,” said Andrea Crimmins, CBMT Board Chair. “We’re thrilled to welcome Jennifer aboard.”

“As an experienced executive who led and managed national certification programs, I’m very excited to join CBMT, the leading organization for music therapy certification,” said Ms. Mankowski. “CBMT’s commitment to provide a rigorous professional competency examination with a focus on ensuring access to safe, effective music therapy services demonstrates a deep commitment to all music therapists currently practicing and those considering entering the field. I look forward to upholding the organization’s vision and expanding its recognition.”

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Headquartered in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, CBMT’s mission is to ensure a standard of excellence in the development, implementation, and promotion of an accredited certification program for safe and competent music therapy practice. For further information: