ILC Inc. Management Committee

The ILC became incorporated as an Association under law in South Australia in November 2022. Elections were held in June 2023 to form the first Management Committee who serve as the peak governing structure within the ILC Inc. for a two-year period to June 2025.

The ILC Inc. Management Committee has specific responsibilities to ensure the ILC operates within the rules of the Association as detailed in the Constitution. This scope includes responsibility for all governance matters, finance, and human resources of the Association.

The ILC Management Committee consists of up to nine people, with nominations open to all financial members of the ILC Inc. Prior to the AGM in 2025, Members will be invited to nominate to serve on the ILC Inc. Management Committee for a two-year term.

The Management Committee is supported by the Executive Manager and ILC Support Team.

Professor Alison Kitson

Vice President and Executive Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University, Australia

Alison has had a long, successful career in executive leadership, education and research in the UK and Australia, publishing extensively in the areas of fundamental care and implementation science. From 2013 to 2015 Alison was the Executive Director (Innovation & Reform) of Nursing for the Central Adelaide Local Health Network, providing leadership in models of care and workforce planning and redesign. Her contribution to nursing is recognised through prestigious accolades, including the Florence Nightingale Leadership Award (2004), Distinguished Graduate of the Year from the University of Ulster (2002), and a Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing (1991). In 2009, Alison became a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing for her work on standards of nursing care and translating evidence into practice. In 2013 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Malmo, Sweden, for her contribution to nursing scholarship and leadership.

Dr Devin Carr

Chief Nursing Officer, Maine Medical Center, US

Devin Carr is Chief Nursing Officer at Maine Medical Center (MMC), leading the medical center’s Magnet-Recognized nursing team. Devin joined MMC in 2020 from the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, a Magnet-designated hospital, where he served as the chief nursing officer for one of the nation’s leading medical centers. Prior to his work at the University of Michigan, Devin served as Administrative Director of the Surgery and Transplant Patient Care Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a three-time Magnet-designated facility in Tennessee.


Devin has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare in a variety of clinical, academic, and leadership roles. He has collaborated across multiple enterprises to improve patient satisfaction scores, reduce risk and harm, and strengthen regulatory compliance readiness. Devin earned his DNP from Concordia University Wisconsin, an MSN from Clarkson College, and a BSN from Middle Tennessee State University.

Professor Tiffany Conroy

Deputy Dean for Nursing Leadership and Innovation and the Academic Lead for Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University.

Professor Tiffany Conroy is the Deputy Dean for Nursing Leadership and Innovation and the Academic Lead for Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University. Tiffany actively researching the influence of integrated fundamental care delivery on patient outcomes and exploring the effect of the strategies used to teach fundamental care. She is a Registered Nurse and an experienced educator in nursing, knowledge translation, evidence based healthcare, and systematic reviews. Professor Conroy’s research interests include the fundamentals of nursing care; knowledge translation; evidence based practice; and the methodology and conduct of systematic and scoping reviews. Her doctoral research was a focussed ethnography exploring factors influencing nurses’ delivery of the fundamentals of care.

Dr Getty Huisman-de Waal

Associate Professor, Radboud University Medical Center, Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, IQ Healthcare, The Netherlands

Getty (PhD, FEANS) is a senior researcher / lecturer at the Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare (IQ healthcare) of the Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. She has a Bachelor of Nursing from HAN University of Applied Science, a Master in Nursing Science from the University of Maastricht, and a PhD in Medical Science from Radboud University. She has worked as a gastro enterology nurse in hospital for more than 10 years. Since 2010 she has worked in the areas of teaching and research. Her research activities and interests include the Fundamentals of Care, and the influence of daily nursing interventions on nurse sensitive outcomes. Recently, she developed a Dutch list of 66 do-not-do recommendations for nurses in all care settings. In her current position she is highly engaged with PhD supervision, (inter)national research projects, and research management.

Dr Lianne Jeffs

Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael’s Hospital, Canada
Associate Professor (status), Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Canada

Lianne’s research interests include patient safety, quality improvement, and knowledge translation. Her research program at the University of Toronto aims to generate insight into how care transitions for complex medical patients can be enhanced to improve quality patient care and outcomes. In her role at St Michael’s Hospital, Lianne undertakes patient safety and health services research, with a focus on safe transitions across the healthcare sector. Her previous work has included investigating near miss occurrences in the healthcare system and safety and leadership in critical care. She currently holds research funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Knowledge generated from her research provides foundational knowledge around the design and delivery of safer healthcare in Canada.

Dr Jenny Parr

Chief Nurse and Director of Patient and Whaanau Experience, Counties Manukau District Health Board, New Zealand

Jenny commenced as Chief Nurse and Director of Patient and Whaanau Experience at Counties Manukau Health in January 2017. Prior to this, Jenny held several senior nursing, professional and management roles over two decades, both in New Zealand and in England. She was Executive Director of Nursing and Patient Experience at Kingston Hospital NHS Trust from 2010-2013 and was appointed to the Health Quality Safety Commission Board in late 2019. As Chief Nurse and Director of Patient and Whaanau Experience, Jenny is working to bring the expertise around patient experience, standards, and safety together to create a whole of system patient experience within Counties Manukau Health. As a Registered Nurse and qualified midwife with a Doctorate in Health Science, her research involves the relationship between leadership, fundamentals of care, and Maori centred models of care, and creating clinical academic career pathways for nurses.

Associate Professor Åsa Muntlin

Head of Research, Department of Emergency Care, Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden
Associate Professor, Adjunct Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Uppsala University, Sweden
Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS), Flinders University, Australia

Åsa has specialist training in emergency care and extensive clinical and research experience in emergency nursing. Her current research areas include health services research, pain management, emergency care, patient experiences, knowledge translation and fundamentals of care. Åsa was the inaugural recipient of the University of Adelaide School of Nursing Eleanor Harrald Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, working with Professor Alison Kitson on the fundamentals of care research program. She is the Co-Principal Investigator and coordinator of a joint fundamental of care research program between Sweden and Australia and is involved in different projects through the Nordic Health Research and Innovation Networks and the Swedish Society of Nursing. She is also involved in teaching fundamentals of care to students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Associate Professor Karleen Thornton

College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

Karleen is a Teaching Specialist – Academic at Flinders University within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She has a Bachelor of Nursing (Flinders University), Master of Nursing (University of South Australia), Master of Education – Adult (University of South Australia) and a Doctorate of Education (University of South Australia). Karleen has worked within the South Australian public health sector for 37 years, of which over 20 years has been focussed on nursing and midwifery education where she has held Nursing leadership positions with a focus on quality care delivery through targeted education for nursing and midwifery staff. Karleen joined Flinders University in 2022 as a Teaching Specialist within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and has been instrumental in ensuring Fundamentals of Care is embedded across the Bachelor of Nursing program and has been involved in teaching fundamentals of care to undergraduate nursing students.

Gabriella Golea

Director, Professional Practice
UHN – Toronto Rehab Site

As a nursing expert in the field of mental health nursing, Gabriella Golea, RN contributed much to the development of various nursing practices and policies over a span of 30 years of dedicated service. Gaby has maintained a consulting role that specializes in healthcare leadership strategies and change management. She has clinical specialization in the fields of mental health nursing, gerontology and geriatric psychiatry.