IAVE was founded in 1970 by volunteers from throughout the world – and volunteers continue today to set its strategic direction and guide the organization’s work. The 15-person International Board of Directors from 9 countries meets quarterly, including one in-person meeting annually. The board represents both geographic regions and specific constituent groups.
The Chair of the IAVE Board of Directors is elected by the members to serve a four year term and is eligible to stand for re-election for an additional two year term. The other officers are elected by the board from its membership. The Chairs of committees are appointed by the Board Chair with approval of the board.
Together, they form the Executive Committee that meets and acts as needed between meetings of the board. The Executive Committee members are: