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Effective leadership is vital to any organization, and ISONG is no exception. We are proud of the countless individuals who volunteer their time, energy and resources to strengthen and implement ISONG's mission. 


Hudson Santos, PhD, RN, FABMR, FAAN 

John Merriman, PhD, RN, AOCNS


Lathika Mohanraj, PhD, RN, BMTCN 

Carolyn Allen, DNP, AGN-BC, CRNP-F, MS-Genetics


Ruth Lucas, PhD, RNC, CLS

Paule Joseph, PhD, CRNP, FAAN

Brittany Taylor, student


Morgan Cox


The President shall be the principal executive officer of the Society and shall, in general, supervise and control all of the strategic matters and business affairs of the organization. The President shall implement policy established by the members of the Board of Directors. The President shall oversee the financial health of ISONG. The President shall preside at all the meetings of the members and of the Board of Directors; review all conveyances, notes, contracts, or other instruments authorized by members; appoint all committee chairpersons as provided for in the Bylaws; serve as an ex-officio member of all standing committees; and perform and discharge all duties incident to the office of the President and such other duties as may be assigned by the members of the Board of Directors. The President appoints a board liaison to each committee at the beginning of their year term.

The President-elect shall become familiar with the duties of the President and shall automatically succeed to the presidency at the conclusion of the President’s term of office. The President-Elect shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President or in the case of inability to act. When so acting, the President-Elect shall have all the powers of and be subject to all restrictions of the President. The President-Elect shall serve as Parliamentarian during the official meetings of ISONG, serve as liaison between the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs, and perform such other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors. The President-Elect should not also serve as a Committee Chair.

The (immediate) Past-President shall provide assistance to the President and Board of Directors in order to support and facilitate administrative business and other affairs of ISONG. This includes leadership in infrastructure development such as establishment/ revision of Operational Policies and Procedures. The Past-President may serve as a liaison with special projects or initiatives and ambassador outreach as directed by and in coordination with the President. The Past-President shall chair the Nominations, Awards, and Bylaws Committees.

The Treasurer shall be responsible for all funds and securities of the Society, including all authorized monies due and payable to ISONG from any source whatsoever; deposit all such monies in the name of the Society in such banks or other depositories as shall be decided by the Board of Directors; account for and record all financial transactions by the Society; prepare and render an annual report for the Society at the annual meeting and whenever requested by the Society membership or Board of Directors; and perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors. If ISONG does not meet the asset criteria that would require its financial accounts to be audited by a properly licensed independent public accounting firm based on the federal laws of the United States, the Treasurer will lead an internal task force to review, verify and maintain the fiscal integrity of the accounting books every even year in accordance with the Board approved ISONG Financial Review Procedure.  

The Secretary shall oversee, keep, maintain, and assure distribution of the Board minutes to the Board of Directors and summaries of the minutes to ISONG members; give all notices that are required to be given by these Bylaws; attest all documents, the execution of which has been duly authorized by the members according to these Bylaws; and in general perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as the Board of Directors may prescribe. 

The Members-at-Large shall provide a perspective of the general membership to the Board of Directors, serve in an advisory capacity, oversee special projects, and perform such duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors as well as participate in meetings of the Board of Directors. 

The elected Student Representative shall provide a perspective of student membership to the Board of Directors; take particular responsibility for seeking opportunities to promote student membership and engagement with ISONG; work with the Membership committee on initiatives and perform such duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors as well as participate in meetings of the Board of Directors. Student Representative is defined as any student member who is pursuing full-time graduate education.

The Executive Director provides administrative support and foster growth for ISONG in a direction consistent with its vision and mission and as directed by the President. The Executive Director shall be an ex -officio member present at meetings of ISONG. The responsibility for engaging the services of the Executive Director or an association management firm lies with the Board of Directors. The President, with input from others as appropriate, is responsible for conducting the annual evaluation of the Executive Director. The responsibilities of the Executive Director shall be designated in the policies and procedures, including responsibility for obtaining audits of ISONG’s financial records.

Election of Officers
The Officers shall be elected by electronic or written vote of all members with voting privileges. Elections each year shall include the President-Elect, a Member-at-Large and Student Representative. Election of the Secretary shall occur in odd years and the Treasurer in even years. The President and the Past-President positions shall be an automatic sequence following the conclusion of the President-Elect and President positions, respectively. The election of officers shall be completed before August 15 of each year. 

Term of Office
The President and President-Elect shall each serve a one-year term or until a successor has been installed. The Student Representative will serve for a term of one year and may run for a second elected term. The other Officers shall each serve a two -year term or until a successor has been installed. No person may hold more than one office simultaneously. No officer may serve more than two consecutive terms of office in the same position. 

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Okemos, MI 48864

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