International Association for the Study of Pain Names Colleen Eubanks CEO

Washington D.C. (August 25, 2020) – The International Association for the Study of Pain named Colleen Eubanks as their new CEO. Eubanks brings 25 years of non-profit and association management executive leadership experience in charitable, membership and trade organizations. She has a passion for increasing non-profit organizational capacity and combining mission focus with good governance, supportive workplace cultures, and effective partnerships and alliances.

Prior to accepting the CEO position, Eubanks served IASP for two years as COO. As COO, Eubanks oversaw all functional areas of operations, including membership and marketing, finance, event management, education, publications/content management, sponsorship and partnerships, marketing, and information technology.

Before joining IASP, Eubanks spent over eight years serving as the Vice President of MCI USA. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration and English Literature from the University of San Diego. Eubanks is a Certified Association Executive. 

About IASP

The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), located in Washington, DC, brings together scientists, clinicians, health-care providers, and policymakers to stimulate and support the study of pain and translate that knowledge into improved pain relief worldwide. Sterling Martin Associates has been retained to assist with this search.

Founded in 1973, the IASP is governed by an international Council composed of Officers and Councilors elected by the membership. With more than 7,000 members representing 128 countries, 96 national chapters, and 24 Special Interest Groups (SIGs), IASP fosters the exchange of ideas and education to advance the field of pain science. Membership is open to all professionals involved in research, diagnosis, or treatment of pain.

About Sterling Martin 

Sterling Martin Associates (SMA) is a national executive search firm founded in 2006 by CEO and Managing Partner, David Martin. SMA specializes in working with associations and nonprofit organizations on senior-level executive searches. With five office locations in Washington, DC, Chicago, New York and California, SMA offers national reach and scope while providing superior quality of service in a cost-effective manner. Our partners and consultants bring association, nonprofit and for-profit management experience to each of our client engagements. Our team also serves as volunteers for a wide range of nonprofit governing boards.