2024 Call for Nominations

Are you passionate about forensic nursing? Are you interested in lending your voice and experience to guide the International Association of Forensic Nurses into an even greater future? Consider applying for a leadership role in the 2024 IAFN elections. We are seeking fresh insight from our diverse community of members.

A little bit about the election process:
The IAFN Board of Directors has spent considerable time exploring leadership development within the organization. One area of focus has been improving Board diversity and engagement to better ensure the organizational strategic vision is carried out. IAFN holds a non-competitive election to allow the opportunity to address competency, composition and balance in leadership.

How it Works
  • Interested members apply
  • Applications are reviewed by the Nominating Committee and Board
  • Short candidate interview occur
  • Nominations Committee chooses the candidate for each open position
  • Board approves the slate*
  • Election is held
    *Non-competitive slate means there is one candidate selected per position for the ballot.

The 2024 IAFN Nominating Committee will be accepting applications for the 2024 ballot for the following positions from June 1 to June 30, 2024:
  • President-Elect (1 serving IAFN and IAFN Foundation)
  • Director at Large (1 serving IAFN and IAFN Foundation)
  • Treasurer (1 serving IAFN and IAFN Foundation)
  • Director at Large (2 serving IAFN)
  • Nominating Committee (1 serving IAFN)
  • Certificant Commissioner (2 serving CFNC)
  • Employer Commissioner (1 serving CFNC)
  • Educator Commissioner (1 serving CFNC)
Email any question to Sarah Jimenez-Valdez at sarahjv@forensicnurses.org

One (1) open seat for President Elect for the IAFN and IAFN Foundation

If you are an established, active member of IAFN with professional board experience, a dynamic public presence, the ability to commit to weekly service and a passion for the global reach of IAFN – the role of President Elect might be a role to consider.


For more details, please read the full role description: President-Elect
Term: 1 year (3 year commitment total) / Jan 2025 – Dec 2025

Documents for Review:
Bylaws
Board Meeting Dates



One (1) open seat for Director at Large for the IAFN and IAFN Foundation

Do you have leadership experience? Do you have experience with strategic planning and a desire to emulate and uphold the ethics and vision of IAFN and IAFN Foundation? If so, you might be the right person for the position of Director at Large. The Director at Large is a member of the IAFN and IAFN Foundation Board of Directors and works in collaboration with other Board members to carry out the IAFN and IAFN Foundation Mission and Strategic Plan.


For more details, please read the full role description: Director at Large
Term: 2 years / Jan 2025 – Dec 2026

Documents for Review:
Bylaws
Board Meeting Dates



One (1) open seat for Treasurer for the IAFN and IAFN Foundation

Are you precise with a dedication to accuracy? Do you revel in the details and have experience with financial control and budgeting? If so, the IAFN Treasurer is the perfect role for you.


For more details, please read the full role description: Treasurer
Term: 2 years / Jan 2025 – Dec 2026

Documents for Review:
Bylaws
Board Meeting Dates



Two (2) open seats for Director at Large for the IAFN

Do you have leadership experience? Do you have experience with strategic planning and a desire to emulate and uphold the ethics and vision of IAFN? If so, you might be the right person for the position of Director at Large. The Director at Large is a member of the IAFN Board of Directors and works in collaboration with other Board members to carry out the IAFN and IAFN Foundation Mission and Strategic Plan.


For more details, please read the full role description: Director at Large
Term: 2 years / Jan 2025 – Dec 2026

Documents for Review:
Bylaws
Board Meeting Dates



One (1) open seat for Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is the perfect place for those interested in learning the process of governance and supporting the IAFN. Work with experienced members to solicit, gather and review applications for three (3) consecutive terms.


For more details, please read the criteria of the role: Nominating Committee
Term: 3 years / Jan 2025 – Dec 2027

Two (2) open seat for Certificant Commissioner

This position requires SANE-A or SANE-P credential in good standing and that you hold an active membership with IAFN.


For more details, please read the full role description: CFNC Commissioner
Term: 1 year / Jan 2025 – Dec 2025



One (1) open seat for Employer Commissioner

Is an employer of sexual assault nurse examiners (e.g. healthcare employer, advocacy or other nonprofit agency director, attorney general or the equivalent, law enforcement agency representative);


For more details, please read the full role description: CFNC Commissioner
Term: 1 year / Jan 2025 – Dec 2025



One (1) open seat for Educator Commissioner

Is employed as an educator of forensic nursing at an academic institution in a department of an accredited school of nursing; May hold, but is not required to hold SANE-A and/or SANE-P certification and may be, but is not required to be, a member of the Association.


For more details, please read the full role description: CFNC Commissioner
Term: 1 year / Jan 2025 – Dec 2025




Come back on June 1st to apply!!






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