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 key responsibilities and duties are explained in the general role description for all Directors. 

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 October will begin their terms in January 2019.

Nomination Procedures

Each year, a Nominations Commitee of IAF members oversees the elections to the Board.

The 2018 Nominations Committee includes:

  • Bill Staples, IAF Hall of Fame, Chair of the Committee
  • Ronit Andorn-Broza, Canada
  • Giuseppe Totino, EME
  • Michelle Rush, Oceania

All IAF members were 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 of our members. 

  • Candidates completed a Candidate Information Form which was submitted with a current résumé or curriculum vitae, to the Nominations Committee, along with references. The election was held through an online anonymous election from Oct 8 until Oct 17, 2018.

Election 2018 Results

  •  IAF has had the extremely good fortune to have excellent candidates this year and several competitions for key positions. This has generated thoughtful consideration to the new IAF leadership team for 2019.  

Here are the results:


  • Treasurer: Julia Donohue
  • Director of Membership and Chapters: Materne Bossou
  • Director of Professional Development: Gerardo de Luzenberger
  • Regional Director for Europe and the Middle East (EME): Celeste Brito
  • Regional Director for USA: Jonathan M. Bell
  • Regional Director for Oceania: Sharon Honner
  • Regional Director for Asia: Farah Shahed
  • Regional Director for Africa: Kofi Kumodzi


Congratulations to the new Board Members who have been elected by the vote!


The Elections Process

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

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

For more information about this year's nominations or elections, please contact the 2018 Nominations Committee at elections2018@iaf-world.org.