Forensic Nurses

My service to IAFN has always been an honor for me and an opportunity to give back to my colleagues who have been there for me during my nursing career.  The committees on which I have served have been a springboard to connecting with other forensic nurses, growing as a nurse and seeing forensic nurses through the eyes of others.  This has expanded my ability to care for patients, to develop educational opportunities for forensic nurses, and to advance my scholarship. 

Anita Hufft, PhD, RN, Valdosta, GA


Every member has a cardinal duty to serve as a leader and/or select leaders who possess a compelling vision for IAFN’s future. We are pleased to accept applications to fill several vital volunteer leadership positions.  You can download and review the 2013 Candidate Election Statements>>

Newly Elected

Board of Directors 2014-2015

  • President Elect:  Kimberly Womack
  • Secretary: Sara Jennings
  • Directors at Large: Jennifer McConnell, Marie Marino and Linda Reimer

Nominating Committee 2014-2016

  • Carol Klamser

Commission for Forensic Nursing Certification 2014-2015

  • Teresa Devitt Lynch
  • Patricia Metzler
  • Phyllis Van Order

Volunteer leaders possess the opportunity to:

  • play a central role in advancing the profession;
  • help enhance the value and stature of IAFN;
  • access up-to-date information about the challenges facing the profession; and
  • engage in robust collaboration with other leaders.

Apply in 2014

The Application Process for 2014 will open June 2, 2014 for the following positions.

Board of Directors - 5 positions

  • President-Elect (3-year term)
  • Treasurer (2-year term)
  • Director at Large (2-year term)
  • Director at Large (2-year term)
  • Director at Large (2-year term)

Nominating Committee - 1 position

  • Member (3-year term)

Commission for Forensic Nursing Certification (formerly the Forensic Nursing Certification Board) - 3 positions

  • CFNC Commissioner (2-year term)
  • CFNC Commissioner (2-year term)
  • CFNC Commissioner (2-year term) 

Additional Resources


  • "Serving as IAFN Secretary has been an immensely fulfilling experience.  Not only do I feel good about the time and commitment I give to this vital organization, but I have seen my overall view and knowledge of forensic issues broaden and evolve as well." Kimberly Nash, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Colorado Springs, CO, Secretary 2012
  • “Serving on the IAFN Board has allowed me to grow both professionally and personally.  The IAFN Board has allowed me to be at the forefront of current issues and practice changes in forensic nursing.  I have been able to professionally network while developing life long friendships!” Sara B. Jennings, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Richmond, VA,  Director at Large 2012
  • "I strongly recommend volunteering to run for an elected position within IAFN. In the short time graciously awarded to each of us who has had the honor of serving this amazing organization, much important work is completed and many great ideas are molded into plans and goals for the future. During my professional career, I have had the opportunity to serve on numerous boards within a wide variety of organizations. I can honestly say that working with and for IAFN has been the most rewarding experience of my professional life. I was rewarded with the chance to grow as a leader, to learn from the best nursing professionals in the world, and to pass the knowledge gained along to others both within the organization and in many other settings. The work is not always easy but both the experiences and friendships gain haves been priceless. Staff and members alike have filled my tenure with many pleasurable, memorable moments that I will treasure for a lifetime!" Eileen Allen, MSN, RN, FN-CSA, SANE-A, Freehold, NJ, Immediate Past President 2012 


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