Call for Board Nominations

The IntNSA Board of Directors is seeking nominations for the following positions on our global Board of Directors:

  • President-Elect: 1 vacancy, 4 year term (2 as President-Elect, 2 as President), minimum qualification required, see “General Qualifications” below.
  • Treasurer: 1 vacancy, 2 year term
  • Director at Large: 4 vacancies, 2 year term

Self nominations are encouraged

The information shown below is summarized from the IntNSA Bylaws. Click here to view the IntNSA Bylaws.

General Qualifications

Nominees for President-Elect are limited to any regular member in good standing who has served on the IntNSA Board of Directors at some point in the past, for at least one (1) year, prior to nomination.

Any regular member in good standing is eligible for nomination and election provided you can demonstrate you’ve been a good citizen to the society as demonstrated by participation in activities and/or previous service to the society to include, but not limited to, conference attendance, service on a committee or task force, service on the FAN or FIAAN boards, presentations at the annual conference, and/or other service as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors. Prior board experience is not required.

The nominating committee will review the eligibility and qualifications of each nominee. The Nominating Committee or Board of Directors may reject any nomination if either deems the nominee to be not appropriately qualified.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Have a working knowledge of IntNSA’s history, mission and goals.
  • Working knowledge of bylaws and policies.
  • Knowledge of the continuum of substance use and addictive disorder, prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery.
  • Commitment to maintaining a strong organization that is responsive to our membership.
  • Ability to handle IntNSA business with tact, enthusiasm and commitment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to motivate workgroup members.
  • Ability to take responsibility and follow through on assignments.
  • Ability to work well with people.


IntNSA’s President-Elect member of the Executive Committee and serves a four (4) year term, two (2) years as President-Elect, then two (2) years as President.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Perform the duties of the President in case the President is absent or incapacitated.
  • In case of a vacancy in the presidency, assume that office and hold it for the remainder of the term.
  • Serve as a member of the Chapter Presidents Council.
  • Perform such duties as may be directed by the President and Board.
  • Acts as direct liaison with IntNSA’s Ex-officio members including JAN Editor; President of FIAAN; and President of FAN.
  • Appoint the chair and members of the Nominating Committee.

Duties of the President

  • Serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the society and shall, in general, supervise and control the affairs of the society.
  • Preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors.
  • Serve as a member with the right to vote on all committees except the nominating committee and shall make all required appointments of ad hoc committees.


The Treasurer is as a member of the Executive Committee and serves a two (2) year term. The Treasurer is eligible to serve up to two (2) consecutive two-year terms.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Chair the IntNSA Finance Committee.
  • Preside at meetings of the Board in the absence of the President and President-Elect.
  • Assures accurate and complete financial records, including tax filings and completion of an annual audit.
  • Works with the Executive Director to prepare and present annual budgets for approval by the Board.
  • Reports the organizations financial status, trends, and problems at each Board meeting and meetings of the membership.
  • Makes recommendations to the Board concerning budgetary and other financial issues.
  • Works with committee Chairs (e.g., conference; membership; branding & communications etc) to establish working budgets for associated tasks/activities.
  • Monitors funds placed in various financial institutions.
  • Consults with the Finance Committee to review the Society’s investment portfolio and investment strategy.

Directors at Large

The Directors at Large serves a two (2) year term and is eligible to serve up to two (2) consecutive terms. The most important responsibility is to govern the Society thoughtfully and with an eye to the future. Together with the Society’s Officers and the Executive Director, the Board is responsible for IntNSA’s governance, management of its affairs, annual budget and program cycle review, and regulation of its procedures. The Board proposes, deliberates, reviews, and approves all IntNSA policies and procedures.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Attend monthly virtual conference calls (duration of 1.5 hours)
  • Attend the annual “Board Retreat” to facilitate the Board and Executive Officers to review Society’s overall key performance indicators, setting the annual operational budget; review and renewal of contracts (e.g., management company; Society Journal etc). Currently, the board retreat is held virtually.
  • Establish policies for the Society.
  • Vote on constitutional amendments proposed by membership petitions.
  • Prepare for and participate actively in Board meetings and online discussions.
  • Participate actively in developing, reviewing, and approving IntNSA’s strategic priorities.
  • Oversee the work of IntNSA’s standing and ad hoc appointed groups.
  • Serve as a ‘theme leader’ to the Society’s component groups (Membership, Communications and Branding, Education and Training, Chapter Development, Research and Knowledge Exchange, Career Coaching & Support).

Nominating Committee Members

Key Dates

  • Oct 15 – Deadline for nominations.
  • Nov 5 – Deadline for notifying nominees of their eligibility to run.
  • Voting will take place from January 2 – 16. 2024.



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