Elections to the Board

About the Board

The Board of Directors is the leadership body of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF). Directors serve in a voluntary capacity and oversee the Association's operations and strategic initiatives. 

The Board consists of 16 members, whose two year terms are staggered so that approximately half of the Board positions come to term each year. Directors elected in November in any year begin their terms in January.

Nomination Procedures

Each year a Nominating Committee of IAF members oversees the elections to the Board. 

All IAF members are invited to nominate themselves or other members to stand as candidates. As a volunteer-led Association, our success depends on the time and energy given by our members.

  • Candidates complete a Candidate Information Form submitted with a current résumé or curriculum vitae, to the Nominating Committee, along with references. The election will be held through an anonymous online system. 

Please Note: Make sure there are no spaces in the filenames and avoid incorrect file extensions for any document submitted to avoid it being blocked. 

The 2021 Nominating Committee is:

  • Materne Bossou - Togo
  • Marcos Cajina - Spain
  • Jackie Chang - Taiwan
  • Sharon Honner - Australia 
  • Don Kerper - USA
  • Jerry Mings - Canada
  • Tony Nash - Canada
  • Anthony Olton - Barbados 
  • Bill Staples - Canada
  • Jerlyn Tang - Singapore

2021 Elections

Thank you to all the IAF members who nominated for positions and voted in 2021.

Congratulations to the following members who were elected for a two-year term on the Board starting on 1 January 2022:

  • Rachel Song-Yeon Kim, Secretary
  • Shalu Bhuchar, Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Archana Pingle, Director of Member Experience
  • V. Narasimhan, Director of Conferences and Global Events
  • Sanjay Dugar, Regional Director for Asia
  • Rebecca Sutherns, Regional Director for Canada
  • Tamara Zivadinovic, Regional Director for Europe and the Middle East
  • Carolina Ribeiro de Almeida, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

The Elections Process

Directors are elected by the Association's membership by means of an electronic vote. All members in good standing receive an email with a unique link to the elections platform.

The process adhered to the policies and procedures described in the IAF Bylaws.