Board Profiles

MS Ireland is governed by a Board of voluntary members. These members have a wide range of experience and skill. Some have MS themselves or have family members with MS. Others have long careers in business, social services and other areas. The Board promotes the vision and aims of the Society and charges the Chief Executive to meet these aims through the various departments, services and resources of the Society.

Marcella Flood

Chairperson

Marcella Flood 

Maurice O Connor Deputy Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

MAURICE O CONNOR

ROBIN BRADLEY

Board Member

ROBIN BRADLEY

THOMAS CRONIN

Board Member

THOMAS CRONIN

JACINTA KELLY

Board Member

JACINTA KELLY

EUGENE KEARNEY

Board Member

EUGENE KEARNEY

MARY SHEAHAN LONERGAN

Board Member

MARY SHEAHAN LONERGAN

DR REBECCA MAGUIRE

Board Member

DR REBECCA MAGUIRE

RORY MULCAHY

Board Member

RORY MULCAHY, SC

MARTIN POWER

Board Member

MARTIN POWER

ANNE RESTAN

Board Member

ANNE RESTAN

Noelle Burke is Director of People Success and Partner Services at RSA Ireland.  In her role she manages the procurement, legal and people success teams who partner with the business on all strategic business and people agendas.  During her 20 years working she has held leadership and human resources positions with high profile companies including Microsoft and Hewlett Packard offering her experience in the Technology, Manufacturing and Financial Services industries in Ireland & EMEA. She has a Masters in Strategic HR leadership and believes her greatest learnings have been from some of the brilliant leaders and mentors she has met throughout her career.

Noelle has been involved in activities and fundraising for a number of communities and charities.

She is married to Keith and lives in Kildare.

Edwina has over 37 years of national and international experience in health and social care services, across the public and private sector. She is driven by her passion to enable people to deliver quality services and provide assurance on the level of compliance with standards regulations and policy. Edwina has extensive experience, knowledge, commitment and reputation as a practitioner, educationalist, leader and manager across corporate, clinical health and social care services. She has worked in large and small organisations, HSE, NHS, Canadian Hospitals and now with nursing homes.

Edwina started as an Occupational Therapist, moved into therapy management, healthcare management, key qualification here in OD, MSC Healthcare Management., and finally into senior national management in HSE, additionally, achieving a Doctorate in Business Administration DBA. . 

Key recent: Edwina was the first head of Quality and Risk in the HSE, as an assistant National Director for Assurance She was the instigator, established and managed the national Healthcare audit service similar to (Internal audit) for clinical and social care services. As was the subject of her Doctorate she develops teams, gives people a voice and encourages staff to think creatively and question ways of working and learning. She has an ability to identify  where policy and procedure can be improved, engaging with staff at all levels to understand what standards and regulations mean in  practice

Edwina retired from the HSE 2016, and now works as an ‘Empowering consultant’ (building capacity) with organisations in supporting compliance with HIQA regulations including as a member of the National Ambulance Service, national Quality and Safety Committee. 

Edwina has one daughter who has twins and three sons, youngest son in final year in college. 

Edwina enjoys living near Wexford town and near Curracloe beach

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