The structure of the IPA is a governing model. Those carrying out functions within the structure have roles and responsibilities and are accountable upwards.
We decide the strategic direction of the IPA at each International Assembly. The 7th Assembly in 2017 selected the elimination of violence against women and children as its UN Advocacy Priority. Our next assembly takes place in Canada in 2023.
The Board of the corporation is comprised of three Directors:
A representative selected by the North American Conference of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a representative selected by the Society of the Australian Congregations of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and a representative selected by the Union of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The current directors are Sr Gabrielle Morgan (President) Sr Sharon Fagan (Treasurer) and Sr Joy Peterson (Secretary).
Sr Ann Marie Quinn is a member of the Board and carries out the daily business of the corporation.
She carries out the decisions of the Board on public policy matters and represents the IPA to public agencies.