About IHCNO

Our Mission

Develop and support a vibrant worldwide network of nurses who promote excellence
in providing optimal health and well-being to patients living in their homes.

Our Vision

  • To establish a vibrant worldwide network of nurses who promote excellence in providing optimal health and well-being to patients living in their homes.

Our History

  • March 2009 – Tina Marrelli, former editor of Home Healthcare Now, shared her hope for a “home care nurse-focused organization” in the journal. For more information, see Tina’s editorial: Marrelli, T. (2009). The interdisciplinary team, a free resource and a survey to complete about the International Home Care Nurses Organization (IHCNO). Home Healthcare Now, 27(3) 138-139.

  • October 2009 – Tina Marrelli collaborated with Elizabeth Madigan, IHCNO leaders, reporting on the survey in which home health nurses communicated their hopes for IHCNO which was envisioned as a global “platform” for home health nurses to communicate and network. For more information, see: Marrelli, T., & Madigan, E. (2009). Update about the International Nurses Organization – A functional home care nurse-focused “meeting place.” Home Healthcare Now, 27(9), 513.

  • May 2011 – April 2012 – Planning committee development and global outreach.

  • June 2013 – Inaugural Conference – Co-hosted with Case-Western University, Cleveland, OH/USA

  • September, 2014 – 2nd Conference – Co-hosted with Tsao Foundation, Singapore

  • July 2015 – 3rd IHCNO Conference – Co-hosted with University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA

  • 2015 – 2017 – Outreach, Development and Corporate Structure

    • International Guidelines for Home Health Nursing developed

    • Incorporation and 501 (c)(3) US status achieved. Board of Directors formed.

  • 2017 – Webinar: International Guidelines Home Health Nursing, Co-hosted with LaSalle University, US

  • 2018 – Webinar: Global Issues in Medication Management: Implications for Nurses, Co-hosted with Fairfield University, US

  • 2019 – Webinar: Medication Management: Implications for Nurses, Co-hosted with VNAA/US

  • 2019 – Webinar: Home Care Across the Global Village, Nurses Connect to Support Patients, Policy Series. Co-hosted with VNAA/US.

  • 2020 – 1 st Research Grant to Werayuth Srithumsuk, DSN, RN, Thailand IHCNO became a Supportive Association of The DAISY Foundation-The DAISY Award.

  • 2021 – 2 nd Research Grant to Dr. Cassandra Godzik-Dziobek, RN, USA.

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Our Board

Barbara Piskor, MPH, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

President

Barbara is a current consultant with home care experience in clinical, teaching, administration, business operations and policy advocacy.

Fong Yoke Hiong, MSC, RN

Vice President

Fong is the Assistant Director, Nursing of Hua Mei Centre for Successful Ageing, A Tsao Foundation initiative in Singapore.

Marilyn D. Harris, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Treasurer

Marilyn is an author, editor and the former executive director of Abington Hospital Home Care & Hospice in Willow Grove, PA. for 22 years.

Joie Glenn RN, MBA, CAE

Secretary

Joie is retired after 30 years as the Executive Director of the New Mexico Association for Home and Hospice Care and Government Relations contractor.

Susan Breakwell, DNP, PHNA-BC, FPCN

Susan is clinical professor and director, Institute of Palliative and End of Life Care, Marquette University, College of Nursing, Milwaukee, WI; and a Fellow in Hospice & Palliative Care.

Denise McEnroe-Petitte, PhD, MSN, RN, FAADN

Denise is a Professor of Nursing Technology at Kent State University Tuscarawas in New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Susan Hinck, PhD, APRN, GCNS-BC

Susan is a gerontological clinical nurse specialist and was the founding administrator of Haven Home Health and Therapy in Ozark, Missouri.

Julie Green, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), PGCert, RGN, Bed, SFHEA, Queen’s Nurse

Julie is Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery, Keele University, UK. Chair, Royal College of Nursing District and Community Nursing Forum.

Ralueke Ekezie, RN, RON

Ralueke is CEO for Blue Torch Home Care Limited, the first Registered Home Care agency in Nigeria and Founder and President of African Nurses and Midwives Network.

Alice Shing Yuk TSO

Doctor

Alice is Founding Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing and established a nurse led home care business in Hong Kong: “Florence Nightingale Foundation Home Care”.

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Maureen Anthony, PhD, RN, Editor HHN, MI/US
Mary Curry Narayan, MSN, HHCNS-BC, CTN-A, ,George Mason University, School of Nursing, VA/US
Genedine Lim, RN, BSN, MSN, MPP, MHlth Econ, PhD, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore
Rick Ingber, MBA, Finance, Home Health Accountant, PA/US
Diana R. Mager, DNP, RN-BC, Fairfield University, CT/US
Mary McGoldrick, MS, RN, CRNI®, Home Care and Hospice Consultant, Home Health Systems, Inc. US/FL
Barbara Polivka, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Kansas/US
Mary St. Pierre, MGA, BSN, RN, Retired VP Regulatory Affairs, NAHC, Home Health Consultant, MD/US
Elizabeth Walls, RN, MSN, MBA, NHCP-BC, Retired Heath Department Director, US/PA