Board Of Directors

The ICN Board of Directors numbers 16 and is comprised of the President, three Vice Presidents and 12 members elected on the basis of ICN voting areas. 

All members must meet the ICN definition of nurse and be in good standing in an ICN member association. No member of the Board of Directors shall serve more that two consecutive terms of office.

Functions of the Board

The Board serves as the agent of the Council of Representatives (CNR) and establishes and carries out policy consistent with the framework established by CNR. Functions include those designated by the constitution and those common to all Boards of Directors and are related to setting and monitoring of policy. The implementation of policy and general management of ICN are the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer and ICN staff.

Members of the ICN Board of Directors are elected to represent nurses and nursing worldwide. They are not the representative of any country or region. However the country of origin of each Board Member is shown in the attached list for the purposes of demographic interest.

ICN Board 2013-2017
Judith Shamian President (Canada)
Masako Kanai-Pak First Vice-President (Japan)
Bagooaduth Kallooa Second Vice-President (Mauritius)
Annette Kennedy Third Vice-President (Ireland)


Marlen Calvo Solano (Costa Rica)
Sheuan Lee (Taiwan)
Ioannis Leontiou (Cyprus)
Elba Olivera Choque (Bolivia)
Jürgen Osterbrink (Germany)
Paul Pace (Malta)
Peter Požun (Slovenia)
Eva Reyes Gómez (Mexico)
Marlene Smadu (Canada)
Pierre Théraulaz (Switzerland)
Jintana Yunibhand (Thailand)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 July 2016 01:00