From the President

by Vicki Zanini

Happy New Year.

After serving for two years on the executive committee as treasurer, I am extremely honored to assume my new role as president.

Over the past two years I have been blessed to work with a group of dedicated and talented individuals, and am grateful that many will continue to serve in 2014.

Dr. Susan Meyer has served phenomenally as our 2012/2013 president and will remain on the executive committee as immediate past president, and to her I am extremely grateful, for her ongoing support, guidance and leadership. Krishna Kumar will continue in his role as vice president, and we thank him for his continued leadership and service. Tatiana Abend completes her term as secretary but fortunately for us she will remain on the board of governors through April. We thank her for her tireless and generous service over the years. We also welcome two new additions to our executive committee: Pepe del Rio will serve as secretary and Terri Hase will serve as treasurer.

We are grateful to our board of governors for their ongoing service: Tatiana Abend, Kristi Arndt, Pepe del Rio, Teo Jin Lee, Peter Rusznak, Shan Shanmugam and Penni Wild. And it is with great pleasure that we welcome David M. Poles, Juan Manuel Alvarez, Anna Ramalho and Terri Hase to the board.

Our talented and masterful team of certifiers include: Nina East, Karen Van Cleve, Elizabeth Dyrsmid, Alison Davis, Bonnie Chan, and Natalie Tucker Miller, as well as our certifiers in training, Lorraine Lee and Marie-Laure Lagrange.

Natalie Tucker Miller will continue to serve as general manager in addition to her role as lead certifier, and Ed Britton, Diana McFarlane, Becky Fyke, Beth Ann Miller and Wendy Rumrill will continue to staff our organization and keep us up and running.

To the above mentioned as well as the many volunteers for all they do, thank you. And for any of our members who would like to volunteer, please contact one of our board members to discuss the many opportunities available.

We begin 2014 with an eye on the IAC Vision and Strategic Plan 2010-2015 adopted in 2010. Past presidents Dr. Susan Meyer, Dr. Bob Tschannen-Moran and Angela Spaxman have been instrumental in the creation and implementation of this plan, along with many others. In reviewing the 2015 desired outcomes, it is exciting to see how far we have come and clear that we have more work to do. I am proud to help carry this torch into 2014 and allow it to guide our next steps.

We have a strong foundation and an incredibly talented team, and together we will continue to grow our membership, strengthen our infrastructure and expand our reach.

I am looking forward to working with each of you in 2014.

Wishing you a happy and prosperous year,

Vicki Zanini

Vicki Zanini Vicki Zanini is founder of Vicki Zanini Coaching & Training. As a certified holistic life coach, she works with individuals and groups who are ready to create new possibilities, boost personal effectiveness, and experience a deeper sense of meaning and inner peace. She has been leading coaching groups and workshops for over 15 years in personal development, self-care, creativity, and intuition. Visit her website at

4 thoughts on “From the President”

  1. Congratulations Vicki! It is our great honour to have you as our President. You have our support from this part of the world. cheers, bonnie

  2. Thank you for the useful information in this article – specifically the names of new members of the Executive Committee and the new Board members. This helps everyone know who their representatives are. Also, for including the link to the Vision and Strategic Plan. That’s a great place for all of us to start 2014 together. 100% looking forward to working with the new team.

  3. Congratulations Vicki! We are lucky to have you as our President. I’m also glad to hear that Susan is staying on – she has indeed made a phenomenal contribution to our organization.

  4. It is gratifying to see that so many of the IAC Certifiers were among those who helped to develop the standards by which we are certified. I want to express personal gratitude to each of them for their commitment. They are upholding standards they have every reason to believe in!

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