BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dara Community Living is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board meet at least 6 times each year and is made up of family members, community members and people with experience in managing disability services. You can contact the Board by emailing chair@daracommunityliving.ie.

The membership of the Board is as follows:

Anne is the Chair of the Dara Board and has been a member of the Board since April 2011. Anne has a background in senior management in intellectual disability services for many years and is recently retired. Anne is a member of the Board’s Governance Sub-Committee.
Yvonne is Patron and Co-Founder of Dara had has been a member of the Board since incorporation in August 2002. Yvonne was previous CEO of Dara and has been involved in many disability organisations including Inclusion Ireland over the last 26 years.
Lucy has a son with an intellectual disability and has been a parent representative for the respite service since July 2015. Lucy is a member of the Board’s Policy Sub Committee.
Josephine has been a member of the Board since October 2013. Josephine has a background in senior management in intellectual disability services. Josephine is a member of the Board’s Fire and Safety Sub- committee.
Breffni is the Company Secretary for the Dara Board. Breffni has been a member of the Board since incorporation in August 2002. Breffni background is in insurance and investments. Breffni is also a member of the Board’s Finance Sub-Committee.
Niamh Ni Dhuigneain has been a member of the Board since 2019 and is a Social Work Team Leader with St John of Gods Kildare Services
Hilda Clare O’Shea has been a member of the Board since 2020 and is a partner in St Johns Solicitors in Dublin.
Aine is the Vice Chairperson of Board and has been a member since April 2011. Aine’s background is in HR consultancy and she is a member of the Board’s Policy and Governance Sub- Committees.
Tricia has a daughter with an intellectual disability who avails of services through the possibilitiesplus model hosted by Dara. Tricia has been a parent representative Board member since 2018.
Mary has a daughter with an intellectual disability and has been a parent representative Board member for the respite service since 2018.
Gerry is treasurer of the Board and has been a Board member since 2018. Gerry has an extensive financial background and is chair of the Board’ s Finance Sub-Committee.
We currently have Board vacancies and are looking to recruit people who have a desire to lead, inspire and bring about change in an increasing need for individualised services for people whose desire is to lead ordinary lives, in ordinary places, doing ordinary things. If interested please contact Eoin Mooney at eoinm@daracommunityliving.ie