New CEO appointed to lead global membership needs of International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)

Aug 27, 2020

Washington, DC – The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Leadership Council announced that it has appointed Colleen Delaney Eubanks, CAE, as the association’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). A nonprofit and association management professional with more than 25 years of executive and senior leadership experience in charitable, membership, and trade organizations, Eubanks has been a Certified Association Executive since 2000.

IASP President, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Dr. Med., PhD, and IASP President-elect, Claudia Sommer, Prof. Dr., announced the appointment on 1 August 2020. Dr. Arendt-Nielsen stated, “The IASP search committee unanimously agreed that among the many very qualified applicants, Colleen was the best person to lead the IASP office and meet the international membership needs.”

At IASP, Eubanks provides leadership, direction, and guidance to the association’s staff and is responsible for its day-to-day management. With a strong ability to implement strategic direction, fiscal discipline, and collaborative staff management, Eubanks brings a variety of experience and expertise to the position. “I am honored to be appointed as IASP’s CEO.” Eubanks stated.  “I have had the privilege of working with the dedicated volunteer leadership and amazing staff over the past several years in my position as COO and then as interim CEO. I look forward to working in continued partnership with the leadership and staff to position IASP as the global leader in the pain community.”

From 2009 through 2017, Eubanks was a vice president at MCI USA (formerly Coulter Companies), an association management and consulting firm. In that capacity, she served as chief executive of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association and its foundation, the American Health Quality Association, and the National Child Support Enforcement Association. In addition to her roles leading client associations, Eubanks brought her extensive expertise and passion for good governance and strategic planning to a wide variety of MCI clients, including the American Thoracic Society, ITechLaw, The ESOP Association, American Medical Student Association, Interstitial Cystitis Association, and others. A resident of Washington, DC, Eubanks holds a bachelor’s in Business Administration and English Literature from the University of San Diego (California).

Additional information may be found at www.iasp-pain.org | @iasppain.