The IPGA holds elections each year for at least two seats of the seven member board.  Board members serve three year terms. To be eligible, Board members must have participated in the week-long Policy Governance Academy and must be full members of IPGA.

Effective July 1, 2015, the Board members are:


John P Bohley, Jr

John P Bohley, Jr. DPA, Monroe, Ohio, US (2nd term, July 1, 2014-2017)

Throughout his career, Dr. John Bohley has been involved in the development and management of a wide range of mental health and substance abuse projects, programs, and services in public, non-profit, and proprietary settings.  Most recently he served as the Executive Director of the Butler County Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board in Ohio.  Since leaving this position the end of October 2014, he has focused on board development consultation assisting boards to enhance their performance.  Dr. Bohley has a master’s degree in social work and a doctorate in public administration.  He attended the Policy Governance® AcademySM in September 2005 after his board implemented Policy Governance earlier that year.  He has been a member of IPGA since 2007 and has brought a practitioner perspective to the IPGA Board on which he has served since July 1, 2011.
Cam Brinsdon

Cam Brinsdon B.Comm (Otago); MInstD; Christchurch, New Zealand (1st term, July 1 2014-2017)

Since 2006, Cam has worked with hundreds of boards across New Zealand and Australia. Clients of his firm Board Clarity Limited, include charities, companies, regulatory authorities, professional associations and national sporting organisations. Cam attended the Policy Governance Academy in 2013. His own governance interests include a corporate farm and he previously was a trustee for a small NGO. Cam is passionate about director level transparency and accountability to shareholders.

Kay Stevens

Kay Stevens, Madison, Wisconsin, USA (lst term, July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2018)

As a nonprofit executive director for over 20 years, Kay has worked with boards in that capacity as well as with a wide range of local and regional boards in a volunteer capacity. Kay’s introduction to Policy Governance was in 2009 when she became the executive director of the Wisconsin Youth Company, which has been practicing Policy Governance for over 20 years. Kay completed the Carvers’ Policy Governance® AcademySM in 2010. Wisconsin Youth Company, headquartered in Madison, WI, USA is a local non-profit organization that provides out-of-school time care and enrichment for children.

Anne Dalton

Anne Dalton, Falmouth, Maine, USA (1st term, July 2013-2016)

Anne Dalton joined AJLI in 1983 and has been involved in consultative services, training and senior management ever since. As AJLI's Chief Officer for Strategic Initiatives, she manages the Strategic Roadmap Action Learning Teams, provides strategic consulting and training in governance and community impact, manages the affiliation process and is a member of the senior leadership team. Previously, she was Girls Club of New York's Executive Director, Henry Street Settlement's Director of Youth Employment Services and Senior Planner with the Vera Institute of Justice. Anne holds a BA in English from Cornell University, an MSW from Hunter College and is a graduate of the Carver Policy Governance Academy and the Institute for Civic Leadership's Leadership Intensive. She is a Sustaining member of the Junior League of Portland, Maine; a member of the Board of the International Policy Governance Association, the Portland Public Library, and the United Way of Greater Portland where she chairs the UW Education Investment Team.

Joe Inskeep

Joe Inskeep, Newton, Massachusetts, US (1st term July 2013-2016)

Joe Inskeep is a consultant with The Governance Coach, a firm that specializes in supporting boards and councils in the use of Policy Governance. He works with Shambhala Internationalan international human development non-profit that operates over 200 centers across the globe. He has served this organization since 1983 in management, leadership training, faculty and governance roles. Joe brings his experience with Policy Governance to the task of supporting excellence in governance throughout this complex organization. 

Joe attended the 2007 Policy Governance® AcademySM, holds an MBA and certificate in OD from NTL Institute, and currently serves on the board of the Journal Gazette, a newspaper in Ft. Wayne Indiana.

Rose Mercier

Rose Mercier, Ontario, Canada (Chief Governance Officer, 1st term July 1, 2012-2015)

A 2008 Policy Governance® AcademySM participant and a Consultant with The Governance Coach, Rose Mercier has twenty years’ consulting experience in organizational transition and leadership development, and twenty plus years in management and leadership positions. Rose has been a staff member, CEO and board member in a wide variety of non-profit and public sector organizations. She holds an MBA from Concordia University. Rose provides coaching to a diversity of non-profit and corporate boards in the implementation of Policy Governance. Rose lives on the shore of Lake Ontario in the beautiful “limestone” city of Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Hartger Wassink

Hartger Wassink , PhD Nijmegen, Netherlands (1st term, July 1 2014-2017)

Dr. Hartger Wassink is an organizational psychologist with experience in academic research as well as consultancy. His particular interests lie in 'professional dialogue', distributed leadership in schools, and the role of values in management and board (Policy Governance). Hartger works with boards and management teams within single educational organizations and trains groups composed of teams from different organizations. He also provides individual coaching for educational executives. Hartger participated in the 2010 UK Policy Governance® AcademySM. He is affiliated to NIVOZ, an independent Dutch think tank on education. At NIVOZ he helps building an online and offline Forum that provides a space for researchers and practitioners to engage in dialogue on fundamental themes with regard to good education.


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