IFNA Standing Committees

  • Awards Committee

    Assume responsibility for the nomination and selection of IFNA members and non-IFNA partners for biennial awards that recognize those who have contributed to transforming family health and advancing family nursing.

    Chair: Norma Krumwiede – norma.krumwiede@mnsu.edu
    Co-Chair: Barbara Preusse-Bleuler – preu@zhaw.ch
    Board Liaison:
     Naohiro Hohashi – naohiro@hohashi.org

    Bylaws Committee

    Assume responsibility for the review, call for proposed amendments and resolutions of the associations bylaws.

    Chair: Roberta Rehm – Roberta.rehm@ucsf.edu
    Co-Chair: OPEN
    Board Liaison: Carole Robinson – carole.robinson@ubc.ca

    Communications Committee

    Assume responsibility for the development of the infrastructure that assures effective communication among members and timely dissemination of information (IFNA website, IFNA Twitter, IFNA LinkedIn group, IFNA monthly newsletters)

    Co-Chair: Janice M. Bell – jmbell@ucalgary.ca
    Co-Chair: Wilma Schroeder – WSchroeder@rrc.mb.ca
    Member: Joel Anderson – jande147@utk.edu
    Web Designer: Kris Isaacson
    IFNA Office: Debbie Zaparoni – debbie@internationalfamilynursing.org
    Board Liaison: Veronica Swallow – V.M.Swallow@leeds.ac.uk

    Conference Committee


    Assume responsibility for conference planning.

    IFNC14 (2019)

    Co-chair : June Horowitzjhorowitz@umassd.edu
    Co-chair: Sonja Meiers – smeiers@winona.edu

    IFNA Board Liaisons: June and Sonja both serve on the IFNA Board.

    Education Committee

    Identify and disseminate the best educational practices for family nursing worldwide.

    Co-Chair: Lorraine Holtslander – lorraine.holtslander@usask.ca 
    Co-Chair: Jill Bally – jill.bally@usask.ca
    Board Liaison: Sandra Eggenberger – sandra.eggenberger@mnsu.edu

    Membership Committee

    Develop strategies to recruit and retain members worldwide.

    Co-Chair: Jyu-Lin Chen – Jyu-Lin.Chen@ucsf.edu
    Co-Chair: Cheryl Corbett – Cheryl-Corbett@byu.edu
    Board Liaisons: Wendy Looman – looma003@umn.edu and Cristina Garcia-Vivar – cgarvivar@unav.es

    Nominating Committee

    Identify nominees, present a ballot, and oversee the election of IFNA officers and BOD.

    Chair: Marion Mitchell, Australia – marion.mitchell@griffith.edu.au
    Co-Chair: Jyu-Lin Chen, USA – jyu-lin.chen@ucsf.edu
    Board Liaison: Jane Lassetter – jane_lassetter@byu.edu

    Practice Committee


    Identify and disseminate the best practice knowledge and family nursing models used internationally; move family nursing forward by building capacity in nurses for their practice with families.


    Co-Chair: Kathryn Anderson khanderson@georgiasouthern.edu
    Co-Chair: Maria do Céu Barbieri Figueiredo ceubarbieri@esenf.pt
    Board Liaison: Carole Robinson carole.robinson@ubc.ca

    Research Committee

    Advance the conduct, dissemination, and use of family nursing research worldwide.

    Chair: Helene Moriarty – hcincotta@msn.com
    Co-chair: Kim Mooney-Doyle – kmooney-doyle@umaryland.edu
    Board Liaison: Birte Ostergaard – boestergaard@health.sdu.dk

    Resource Advancement Committee

    Assume responsibility for identification and cultivation of diverse sources of funding for organizational initiatives.

    Chair: Janet Deatrick – deatrick@nursing.upenn.edu
    Co-Chair: OPEN
    Board Liaison: Kathy Knafl – kknafl@unc.edu