Claire is the Chairperson of Shannon’s Hopeline and a compliance manager at the corporate level for a large Irish public company. Claire is a Chartered Accountant and holds diplomas in Compliance Management and Forensic Accounting.
Mark is a Director of Shannon’s Hopeline and a Director of media agency Mediaworks, which is a part of Core, Ireland’s largest marketing communications company. Mark lectures on the Irish media market and provides presentation skills training through Core Learning. He is also actively involved in mentoring.
Tanya is a Director of Shannon’s Hopeline. She is an Early Childhood Educator for a well-established creche in Cavan, ABC Montessori Childcare. She is qualified in all aspects of childcare. It has been her passion to work with children for as long as she canremember.
Lilian is a Trustee at Shannon’s Hopeline. Lilian has a background in mental health and is a qualified life coach. Lilian has extensive experience in the community sector from Australia, Scotland and Ireland, her main area of expertise is in the area of unemployment, and training services, working with vulnerable and marginalised groups. Lilian works in the local community as a Mediator with the Local Employment Centre, she also works with local services to provide workshops and training in CV and Interview preparation, whilst helping people to build better confidence and self-esteem. Lilian has a degree in psychology, as well as an honors degree in social science, training in mental health and job coaching. On a daily basis Lilian delivers a one to one guidance and mentoring service.
Joe has been a GP since the 1980’s and is based in Rathmines, though was also based in Dublin 8 until last year. He had known Shannon well, and was totally stunned by her suicide and wanted to help prevent any other family’s grief by joining this great initiative. He has been on the council of the ICGP [Irish College of General Practitioners] as well as being on its first Board for 3 years.
Allan joins the Board with over 20 years NGO experience in both Ireland and the UK, mainly specialising in International Programme finance, contracting, administration and charity retail analysis. Allan currently works in the Monitoring, Analysis and Outcomes unit of Pobal working on key publications such as the Annual Early Years Sector Profile for the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, and developing data and analytical capacity internally. Originally from Oxfordshire, with Dublin his home since 2005, Allan holds an ACCA Diploma of Financial Management (2009) and a BA (Hons) in Personnel Management from the University of Plymouth (1996).
Aidan Delaney is a Chartered Accountant and Taxation Consultant and has spent most of his working life in Practice, initially as a sole practitioner and latterly as a partner in a six-partner practice, Roberts Nathan, specialising in advising small and medium sized business in all areas of accounting and taxation relevant to their business’es. I am now operating again as a sole practitioner. I also serve as a member of the Quality Assurance Committee of Chartered Accountants Ireland whose brief is to in ensure the implementation and maintenance of the highest ethical and professional standards by all members of Chartered Accountants Ireland in the course of their professional duties.
Emily is originally from the United States and moved to Ireland in 2019. She recently graduated from NUIG with a master’s in public advocacy, where she focused on mental health policy. She currently works in marketing for a start-up company, ichoose. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and communication studies from James Madison University in Virginia. She has experience fundraising for various charity organizations like Amnesty International and Doctors without Borders.