Meet the Team
Chief Executive Officer
Yvonne is focused on ensuring that the strategic priorities agreed by the Gaisce Council to safeguard the quality of the Award, grow its reach and increase awareness of Gaisce and the positive impact participation has on young people are delivered upon by the Gaisce team. Yvonne works with key stakeholders, including the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and Áras an Uachtaráin and represents Gaisce nationally and internationally.
Marion works towards introducing the Award to different organisations, and ensuring that the standards of the Award are maintained. She carries out PAL training around the country, and works closely with Gaisce Award Partners who are establishing the Award within their organisations. Marion also works to ensure that Gaisce – The President’s Award meets national frameworks and guidelines and is Gaisce’s Child Protection Officer. If you have any queries about training, Marion will be able to help you out.
Marketing & Communications Manager
Fiona is Head of Marketing & Communications for Gaisce. Fiona brings with her a vast wealth of brand promotion and PR experience. She will ensure Gaisce’s media presence while setting out Gaisce’s marketing plans and objectives. She will also create and implement Gaisce’s GDPR policies.
Operations and Development Manager
Avril is a member of Gaisce’s senior management team with responsibility for the strategic direction of operations within the organisation. She leads and manages the operations team comprising of the development officers and trainers. Avril also works closely with key strategic stakeholders to build, deliver and extend the reach of the Gaisce programme.
Eibhlín is the Office Manager and oversees the distribution of certificates and medals as well as running a busy office
Policy and Project Manager
Niamh is the Policy & Project Manager for Gaisce. She is based in Ratra House and is working on ensuring that Gaisce complies with relevant policies and best practice within the Community and Voluntary sector, as well as overseeing several IT development projects and providing board secretary duties to the Gaisce Council.
Patricia is our Development Officer in South Dublin and the South East, liaising with PALs in Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, South Dublin, Wexford and Wicklow. PALs in these areas can contact Patricia if they have any queries.
M: 087 164 6661
Niamh is our Development Officer for North Dublin, Wexford and Wicklow. She is also the sectoral lead for Homeless and Addiction Services, Travelling Community, Direct Provision and Probation projects. Niamh supports PALs and GAPs based in North Dublin. If you are a PAL in the above areas and have any queries you can contact Niamh.
M: 087 932 2314
Thomas is our Development Officer that will be looking after the West from March 2017. He will be supporting PALs and Gaisce Award Partners based in Donegal, Mayo, Galway. If you need assistance give him a call.
M: 087 094 1466
Youth Justice Development Officer
Marc is our Youth Justice Development Officer. His role is to support Garda Youth Diversion Programmes (GYDPs), Probation Projects and other youth intervention services across the country in their Gaisce journey. If you are a PAL in the Youth Justice Sector or wish to find out more about running Gaisce in the Youth Justice Sector please contact Marc.
M: 087 339 3301
Mary is Gaisce’s Development Officer for Louth, Meath, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath, Longford, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon. If you are a PAL or Gaisce Award Partner in the region and need assistance, Mary will be your first port of call.
Stephen is our Development Officer for the South, liaising with PALs and Gaisce Award Partners across the region. If you’re a PAL in Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary or Waterford and need assistance, Stephen will be your first port of call.
Marketing & Communications Officer
Ciara works with the Marketing & Communications team to help increase awareness of Gaisce through social media and online content. Ciara also helps to organise Gaisce events, including the Silver and Gold Award ceremonies. If you have a question regarding a Gaisce event, feel free to contact Ciara at:
T: 01 617 1999
Marketing & Communications Officer
Sean works with the Marketing & Communications team and oversees Gaisce’s social media presence and digital marketing strategy. He is also charged with gathering and creating content around the Gaisce programme and managing Gaisce’s website.
T: 01 670 7009
Alex works within the administration team providing support to colleagues and ensuring that the administrative activities within Gaisce run smoothly and efficiently.
T: 01 671 1999