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


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


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