2020 Criteria for Candidates Running for Office

  • Candidates nominated to run for office are expected to have been actively involved in, and a member of the Society for at least three consecutive years. Have educational and experiential background in transcultural nursing, and to be committed to the purposes of the Corporation. Candidates may not serve on two Boards, or Chair a committee (unless part of their position description or as assigned by the Board of Trustees) and serve on a board within TCNS at the same time.   Eligibility to serve on the Board of Trustees or the Nominations Committee will be confirmed through the Transcultural Nursing Society Central Office prior to candidate information being reviewed by the nominations committee.  Candidates interested in running for office need to submit a current CV and a statement reflecting their experience and desire to run for office.   If confirmed by the Nominations Committee the Ballot Statement will be emailed out to the membership for an online vote in July 2020.  If interested in running for any of the positions below, please email your CV and ballot statement to Lisa Dobson,  Director of Operations:  ldobson@tcns.org   by the nominations deadline of May 15, 2020


Offices Open for Election in 2020!

Treasurer:  3 Year Term:  (January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2023)  The Treasurer works with the central business office on financial management of the Society. The Treasurer is responsible for general oversight of the financial functions of the Central Business Office.  The Treasurer works closely with the Director of Operations who performs the functions of the treasury and IRS compliance.

Second Vice-President:  3 Year Term:  (January 1, 2021- December 31, 2022)  In the absence of the President and the First-Vice President, the duties of the President shall be performed by the Second Vice-President.   The Second Vice-President oversees projects and grant reviews which reflect the society’s mission, values and goals.

Member-at-Large - 2 Year Term:  (January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2022)  Duties include assisting with chapter formation, calling an annual meeting of Chapter Representatives and Region-al Liaisons, and work with the central office to represent Chapters' activities to the Board of Trustees. The Member-at-Large chairs the membership Committee and By-Law Committees when needed.


Non-Board of Trustee Elected Positions

Nomination Committee (1 Open Positions): 2 Year Terms (January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2021) One members will be elected to the nominations committee and serve a two-year term. The elected member will become Chair of the Committee for the next period of elections (2021). Only members in good standing as described shall be on the Nominations Committee. Prior consent of the nominees will be obtained before nominations are made for the committee.