Country Liaisons

Country Liaisons are key to the Association.  The role of liaison is to disseminate information, promote involvement, and encourage IFNA membership and conference participation of their colleagues in their own country. Country liaisons must be IFNA members and will work closely with a Country Liaison Coordinator to identify key audiences and develop strategies for promoting IFNA in their country. We hope to have multiple liaisons from many countries.  If you are interested in becoming a country liaison, Click here.

 Country Liaison Coordinators

We have identified 3 IFNA members to be the coordinators for the Country Liaisons and have assigned each coordinator a region of the Globe. If you have any questions, please contact the coordinator for your respective region / area:

Regina Bousso (Brazil) –

South America / Central America / Portugal /  Spain

Jane Lassetter (USA) –

North America (Canada, USA, Mexico) / Middle East / Asia / Australia / New Zealand

Veronica Swallow (UK) –

Europe (Except Portugal and Spain) / Japan / South Africa

Country Liaison Orientation Webinar (recorded)researchgethelp_0

Click here to view the Country Liaison Orientation Webinar, recorded *live 8/14/14
*Please note, there is a slight delay between the introduction and the start of the presentation.


View the ** Slides from the webinar (PowerPoint). View a copy of  the ** Slides from the webinar (pdf).
**Please note, the slides have been changed slightly from those recorded for the webinar.

Country Liaisons

The following have agreed to serve as Country Liaisons for the 12th International Family Nursing Conference and will disseminate information within their country regarding the conference and IFNA in general.

Name Country Email
Jyu-Lin Chen Asia
Elisabeth Coyne Australia
Debra Jackson Australia
Thomas Alan Laws Australia
Jane Caldwell New South Wales Australia
Lucila Castanheira Nascimento Brazil
Eda Schwartz Brazil
Janice M. Bell Canada
Francine de Montigny Canada (Quebec)
Birte Ostergaard Denmark or
Regina Lee Hong Kong
Bridie McCarthy Ireland
Veronica Lambert Ireland
Paola Obbia Italy
Naohiro Hoshasi Japan
Lisa Whitehead Australia
Virginia Jones New Zealand
Anne Geard Norway
Maria do Céu Barbieri-Figueiredo Portugal
Petra Brysiewicz South Africa
Cristina Garcia-Vivar Spain
Christen Erlingsson Kalmar, Sweden
Romy Mahrer-Imhof Winterthur, Zurich Switzerland
Li-Chi Chiang Taiwan
Nujjaree Chaimongkol Thailand
Ayşe Ferda Ocakçi Turkey
Wendy Looman USA
Sarah Neill UK
Joanna Smith UK