Board of Trustees

Mary Leahy. MSc (Hons) Healthcare Leadership, a Registered Nurse, Midwife and Public Health Nurse, has a long established career in a variety of healthcare settings, from Acute Care to Primary Healthcare settings, both in Ireland and abroad. Mary also works as a workplace mediator within the healthcare  services. Mary believes passionately that healthcare staff are the most valuable resource within our Healthcare settings,  and should be valued and treated with compassion, care and dignity, will in turn be better equipped to provide a higher standard of quality care. Mary has 3 children, Alan, Katie & Darragh is interested in politics, personal development and advocacy. 

Our Board

Mary Leahy. MSc (Hons) Healthcare Leadership, a Registered Nurse, MIdwife and Public Health Nurse, has a long established career in a variety of healthcare settings, from Acute Care to Primary Healthcare settings, both in Ireland and abroad.Mary also works as a workplace mediator within the healthcare  services. Mary believes passionately that healthcare staff are the most valuable resource within our Healthcare settings,  and when value, treated with compassion, care and dignity, will in turn be better equipped to provide a higher standard of quality care. Mary has 3 children, Alan, Katie & Darragh  is interested in politics, personal development and advocacy. 

National Advisory Board

Rynagh Gilligan, RGN, RPN, Masters Leadership in Healthcare, Degree Nurse Management, Post Graduate Diploma Clinical Practice, former vice president IACCN. Extensive national and international experience in general and intensive care nursing, working in a range of clinical, educational and managerial roles. Currently Assistant Director of Nursing, Critical Care, in a large Dublin academic teaching hospital. Passionate advocate for education and staff development. Married and a proud mum of a nine year old!

Trustee – Pending registration by the Charities Regulator and CRO.

Experience working across the private, not-for-profit and public sectors. In the NGO sector experience in community and target group services in Ireland and overseas. Last held position in Ireland was as Services Manager at SafetyNet. Prior to that held various positions within the Rural Transport Programme. Additionally held  senior positions overseas in Ethiopia, Kosova/Serbia, Zimbabwe and North Korea. Short term assignments in East Timor, North Macedonia, Liberia, Uganda and Bangladesh. Roles included Country Director, Logistics and Operations Management and Humanitarian Response.

Trustee – Pending approval by the Charities Regulator and CRO.