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Develop and support a vibrant world-wide network of nurses who promote excellence in providing equitable care for optimal health and well-being to patients living in their homes. Be a recognized leader in the specialty of home care nursing through practice, education, and research.


Be a recognized leader in the specialty of home care nursing through practice education and research.  


  • 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.

Contact Us for More Information Today!


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

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


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

Fong Yoke Hiong, MSC, RN

Vice President

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

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


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

Joie Glenn RN, MBA, CAE



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.

Susan Breakwell, DNP, PHNA-BC, FPCN

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

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

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

Susan Hinck, PhD, APRN, GCNS-BC

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

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

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.

Ralueke Ekezie, RN, RON

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”.

Alice Shing Yuk TSO

DBA, MHA, FACHSM, FHKAN (Nursing & Health Care Management) (Research & Education), BA, RN

Recording Secretary 


Maureen Anthony, PhD, RN, Editor HHN, MI/US
Mary Curry Narayan, PhD, RN, HHCNS-BC, CTN-A, Narayan Associates, 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

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