Board of Directors

The ICN Board of Directors 2021-2025 comprises the President, three Vice Presidents and eight 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.

The Board serves as the agent of the Council of National Nursing Association Representatives (CNR) and establishes and carries out policy consistent with the framework established by CNR. Members of the ICN Board of Directors are elected to represent nurses and nursing worldwide.

President's message

ICN President Pamela Cipriano 2021-2025 Watchword: "Influence"

Board at 2023 ICN Congress


1 Dr Pamela Cipriano President American Nurses Association
2 Ms Lisa Little 1st Vice-President Canadian Nurses Association
3 Dr Karen Bjøro 2nd Vice-President Norwegian Nurses Organisation
4 Dr Lian-Hua Huang 3rd Vice-President Taiwan Nurses Association


1 Mr Andre Gitembagara Rwanda Nurses and Midwives Union
2 Dr Fatima Al Rifai Emirates Nursing Association
3 Mr Yves Mengal Fédération Nationale des Infirmières de Belgique
4 Dr José Luis Cobos Serrano Consejo General de Enfermería de España
5 Dr Nora Eloisa Barahona De Peñate Asociación Nacional de Enfermeras de El Salvador
6 Dr Nanthaphan Chinlumprasert Nurses Association of Thailand
7 Dr Megumi Teshima Japanese Nursing Association
8 Dr Alisi Talatoka Vudiniabola Fiji Nursing Association