Aisling Farrell, CEO
Aisling joined the IMNDA in May 2013 having returned from Tanzania where she held the position of Director and assisted the set-up of the first Children’s Cancer NGO. Previously, she was the Director of Services with Epilepsy Ireland 2007–2011, during this time she was a Board Member of the Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI), Secretary of the European Executive Committee, International Bureau for Epilepsy and member of the Health Policy Group, Joint Epilepsy Council of UK and Ireland. Previously, she was the Community Services Manager for Rehab care in Bray and the Camp Director in Barretstown 2002-2005. She has a degree in Psychology and a Masters in Organisational and Social Psychology from the London School of Economics. One of her interests is advocating for people with neurological conditions to ensure best practice and improve the level of care for them in Ireland.
Tracy Hutchin, Services Manager
Tracy joined the IMNDA in 2007 as Fundraising Administrator and later that year became Services Administrator. In 2014 she was appointed as Services Manager. During her time with the Association Tracy has been a member of a number of working groups and steering committees working closely with groups such as Irish Hospice Foundation, NAI, DFI, Enable Ireland and the National Rehabilitation Hospital.
Sarah Nevin, Services Administrator
Sarah joined the IMNDA in April 2016. Her job involves liaising with healthcare professionals, our MND Nurses and our Stores Manager with regards to provision of services to clients. She is also a point of contact for those with MND and their families.
Eithne Cawley, MND Nurse
Eithne joined the IMNDA in September 2011. She trained as a RGN in Beaumont Hospital within the area of Neurology. She also worked for Diabetes Ireland for a number of years.Her current job in IMNDA involves providing specialist nursing expertise on the management of people diagnosed and living with MND in collaboration with the IMNDA, medical and other members of a Multidisciplinary Team.
Fidelma Rutledge, MND Nurse
Fidelma joined the IMNDA in 2007. She qualified as a general nurse in 1995 from The Whittington hospital in conjunction with the University of North London. She worked for 2 years in The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Queen’s Square London before returning to Ireland in 1997 and working in Beaumont hospital in Neurology for 9 years and completing a specialist practice course in Neuroscience Nursing.
Katie Kinsella, MND Nurse
Katie completed her registered general nurse training at Beaumont Hospital in 2001. She graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing Studies in Trinity College Dublin in 2003. She has worked in the field of neurology for the last fourteen years. She has worked on a number of community based Neurology programmes and spent 6 years as Neurology Research Nurse in the Department of Neurology in St. Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin.
Pat Malone, Store Manager
Pat joined the IMNDA in 1999 and manages the storage & delivery of the Associations bank of specialised equipment. The stores are located in County Wexford where all the equipment is maintained and dispatched. Extreme care is taken by Pat and his team to ensure timely delivery of all IMNDA equipment.
PR & Fundraising Team
Gemma Watts, National Development Manager
Gemma joined the IMNDA in August 2008 to assist with fundraising, accounts and general office administration. Over the last few years Gemma has been involved with a number of successful fundraising campaigns and events and is responsible for managing, implementing and reviewing the Association’s fundraising activities.
Maeve Leahy, PR & Communications Executive
Maeve joined the IMNDA in August 2010. Maeve looks after the management and implementation of the IMNDA’s PR and Communications Strategy and supports the National Development Manager in all Fundraising efforts. Maeve is very passionate about the work of the association and making sure all of our clients voices are heard.
Marie Reavey, Regional Development Officer
Marie joined the IMNDA in June 2010. She represents and acts as Ambassador for the IMNDA travelling the country, hosting information meetings, speaking on behalf of the IMNDA at regional events, corporate pitches, schools and various organisations including the ICA and Active Retirement groups. She also focuses on new business and fundraising development throughout Ireland and identifies potential opportunities with corporate donors/ partners.
Jackie Martin, Fundraising Executive
Jackie initially started with the IMNDA when Arthur Cox sponsored a member of staff. After the sponsored position ended Jackie stayed on to continue working with the IMNDA team. Arthur Cox initially sponsored this post as they had seen first-hand how debilitating MND can be as one of their colleagues Loretto was diagnosed with the disease. Arthur Cox wanted to provide a legacy of support for others suffering with MND by assisting with the services that IMNDA provides day to day. The placement was named the Loretto Dempsey Placement in recognition of their colleague who sadly passed away from MND. May Loretto rest in peace.
Hamufari Mtamiri, Accounts Technician
Hamufari joined the IMNDA in June 2014. She is an experienced and qualified accountant. Her role in the organisation is to manage the accounts system and provide financial reports to the CEO of IMNDA.