Become a Board Member

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Click here to download the Board application form.

NISA is currently recruiting new members to our Board of Directors! Do you have a passion for social issues? Have you, a family member or friend been personally affected by mental health challenges? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of those living with mental illness? If so, our board could be a great opportunity for you.

We are currently looking for board members with experiences in financial management and human resources.

As you consider this opportunity, please familiarize yourself with these expectations:

As a Board Member

1. I will interpret the organization’s work and values to the community, and promote the organization.

2. I will attend at least 75% of board meetings (held monthly at 5pm on the second Thursday of each month), committee meetings, and special events. If I cannot attend, I will make sure that I inform the Executive Director before the meeting.

3. I will actively participate in one or more fundraising activities per year.

4. I will actively participate in one or more standing committees per year.

5. I will act in the best interests of the organization, and excuse myself from discussions and votes where I have a conflict of interest.

6. I will be accountable to the major legal responsibilities of serving on a board, including and especially the fiduciary role.

7. I will stay informed about what’s going on in the organization. I will ask questions and request information. I will participate in and take responsibility for making decisions on issues, policies and other board matters.

8. I will work in good faith with staff and other board members as partners towards achievement of our goals.

Current Board of Directors

  • Jackie Balleny, President
  • Katrina Pisani, Vice-President
  • Nina Muzzin, Secretary
  • Sarah Pabst, Treasurer
  • Chris Cosby, Director
  • Moira Ferguson, Director
  • Arvind Jagessar, Director
  • Martin Lees, director
  • Leslie Steel, Director
  • Marja Ivarsson, Member-at-Large

Thinking about becoming a Board Member at NISA? Want to know more about the functions, roles and responsibilities?

Click here to download the Board application form.

View and share our recruitment poster here.