Committee Descriptions

Audit Committee: The Audit Committee is responsible for appointing and supervising external auditors, serving as a liaison between management, the board of directors and the independent auditor and supervising the internal financial controls. Findings should be reported to the executive committee, board of directors and chapter, and be made a part of the permanent IONL record.

Bylaws Committee: Reports to the Secretary. Reviews Bylaws and receives proposals for any needed changes; doing the research and drafting so that their proposals will be available well in advance of the annual members’ business meeting.

Continuum of Care Committee: The Continuum of Care Committee serves as a conveyor for networking, dialogue and supportive programming for leaders across the continuum. Download IONL's 2016 Continuum of Care Terminology PDF.

Member Engagement Committee: Reports to the President. Organizes the campaign to attract new members and retain those we have. Therefore, it is necessary to put in place a twelve-month program of membership development and to place similar importance on retaining the maximum number of existing members.

Nominations Committee: Chaired by Past-president and reports to Secretary. During the summer begins the work of identifying future region presidents, officers and determines level of interest and availability. Consults with IONL’s Board of Directors, Bylaws and Policy and Procedures to conduct the annual nomination and elections. Four (4) full members are elected to serve 2-year terms.

Policy & Advocacy Committee: Identifies major policy issues to monitor and what steps can be taken to alert and advise members. Oversees IONL’s legislative activities and develops resources for members (e.g. tool kits) to help members lobby successfully.

Annual Conference Program Committee: 
The Program Committee is responsible for ensuring that IONL’s mission is reflected in the programming of the Annual Conference and the pre-conference tracks (Aspiring Nurse Leaders, Midwest Institute for Healthcare Leadership, and Finance). The committee is responsible for identifying the educational needs of the membership and creating quality, value-added programs to enhance the membership’s knowledge, professionalism and business acumen.

Past Presidents Advisory Council: Consists of past IONL presidents to promote continued engagement and support of organizational initiatives. 



Volunteer for a Committee

IONL activities are supported through the voluntary efforts of our membership. The broader the base of member involvement, the more representative IONL can be. The purpose of this form is to provide IONL members with an opportunity to volunteer their time and talent to serve the organization on a committee or task force. You must be a member of IONL to participate on a committee.
Sign up by the November 15th deadline. * Renewing committee members must submit a form to re-confirm involvement in 2020.

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