Governing Board

The Governing Board is made up of 9 elected Trustees. Together with the Secretary General, the Governing Board sets the strategic direction and oversees the good governance of CISV International. Among other responsibilities, this includes supporting and evaluating the Secretary General and safeguarding our assets. The Governing Board reports to the Members of CISV International, our National Associations.

Meetings

The Governing Board generally meets between 8-10 times per year. Most meetings last 3-4 hours and are virtual. There are two in-person meetings annually, lasting for 3 days each. These are usually held at our International Office in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Additionally, one 1-2 Trustees attend each of the three regional CISV meetings, and one Trustee sometimes attends the International Junior Branch Conference. The board recognizes that these in-person meetings and associated travel result in carbon emissions. We therefore offset board travel via UK-based Carbon Footprint. We know there is more to do around sustainability and care for our planet; please consider this one small step.

Since February 2020 there have been no in-person meetings because of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

From October 2020, the Governing Board began livestreaming their virtual meetings. Please note that for confidentiality reasons, some parts of the Board meetings are not livestreamed.

Meeting dates for the Governing Board year September 2021 – August 2022

Please check nearer the time in case of changes.

Date Time (UK)
Sept 10 – 12, 2021 14:00 – 18:00
Oct 17, 2021 14:00-18:00
Nov 27 and 28, 2021 14:00-18:00
Jan 15, 2022 14:30-17:30
Feb 20, 2022 14:00-17:30
Mar 26, 2022 14:30-17:30
May 7 and 8, 2022 14:00-18:00
Jun 12, 2022 14:30-17:30
Jul 9, 2022 14:00-18:00
Aug 13, 2022 14:30-17:30

Minutes from all Governing Board Meetings are available here. You can see details of the Committees of the Governing Board and links to committee meeting minutes at the bottom of this page. Get in touch: Contact the Governing Board

Meet our Governing Board

 Tanya Pérez Echeverría
 Tanya Pérez Echeverría
Tanya Pérez Echeverría

Secretary General

Mary Rae Shantz
Mary Rae Shantz
Mary Rae Shantz

3 year term: 2021-2024

Ana Maria Cueva Batallas
Ana Maria Cueva Batallas
Ana Maria Cueva Batallas

3 year term: 2021-2024

Grace Vottero
Grace Vottero
Grace Vottero

3 year term: 2021-2024

Marlien McKay
Marlien McKay
Marlien McKay

3 year term: 2020-2023

Candelaria Lucero
Candelaria Lucero
Candelaria Lucero

3 year term: 2019-2022

Tommaso Nodari
Tommaso Nodari
Tommaso Nodari

3 year term: 2019-2022
Vice Chair of the Board: 2020-2021

Karo Serafin
Karo Serafin
Karo Serafin

3 year term: 2019-2022

Francisco Pavao Martins
Francisco Pavao Martins
Francisco Pavao Martins

3 year term: 2020-2023

Esti Sindhunatha
Esti Sindhunatha
Esti Sindhunatha

3 year term: 2020-2023

Committees

Chapter Development Committee
Contact us: chapter.development@cisv.org

Committee meeting minutes

Educational Programmes Committee

Contact us: educational.programmes@cisv.org

Committee meeting minutes

Resources and Infrastructure Committee
Contact us: resources.infrastructure@cisv.org

Committee meeting minutes

International Junior Branch Team
Contact us: international.junior.branch@cisv.org

Election Committee

Contact us: election@cisv.org

Governance Team

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