Karen Kiernan | CEO
One Family’s CEO Karen Kiernan has been leading the organisation since 2001. As CEO, Karen is One Family’s spokesperson and represents issues affecting one-parent families and those experiencing crisis pregnancies in national media, to Government Committees, in written policy submissions and in a wide range of advocacy meetings, conferences and other fora.
For media interview: Karen Kiernan, CEO on 01 662 9212 / 086 850 9191
Finance and Administration
Bernadette Donlon | Finance & Administration Manager
Our Finance & Administration Manager Bernadette Donlon leads the financial, administrative, governance and reporting requirements of One Family.
Diane Roulston | Administration Supervisor
Louise Creagh | Data Administrator
Margareth Petroli | Data and Evaluation Officer
Nicola Delahunty | Receptionist
Francis Tower | Caretaker
Geraldine Kelly | Director of Children and Parenting Services
Geraldine Kelly leads One Family’s Children and Parenting Services; she qualified with a BA in Early Childhood Care & Education in 2001. Prior to this, she qualified in Preschool Care and Applied Social Studies. She is a qualified Parent Mentor, having a level 6 award in Parent Mentoring and in Effective Communications, and a Mediator with recognition as a practicing international mediator specialising in parenting and family transitions.
Geraldine O’Driscoll | Parent Support Coach
Carmel Richardson |Parenting Administrator
Lorraine Ryan |Assisting Parenting Administrator
Marguerite McCarthy | Counselling Manager
Marguerite joined One Family in 2005 and now leads One Family’s counselling service. Marguerite is an experienced accredited professional counsellor and has an extensive knowledge of Unplanned Pregnancy Counselling.
Jenny Corrigan | Councellor
Pauline Dobbs | Councellor
Barbara Doyle| Councellor
Lisa Maguire | Councelling Support Worker
Mary Burns | Creative Therapist
Roisín Sarsfield | Creative Therapist
Sarah Devilly | Helpline Manager
Sarah has worked in One Family since 2007 and leads the Helpline & Information Service which incorporates the askonefamily helpline, email support, website information hub and social media information provision.
Ciara Ní Bhroin | Helpline Assistant
Siobhan Nugent | Helpline Assistant
Early Years Service
Jelena Simic | Early Years Manager
Jelena Simic joined One Family in 2016 and now leads the Early Years Intervention Service. Jelena has a Masters degree in Mentoring, Management and Leadership in Early Years. Prior to this, Jelena qualified with a BA in Early Childhood Care & Education.
Isabella Bortoluzzi | Early Years Worker
Roberta Vincenti | Early Years Worker
Policy and Programmes
Valerie Maher | Programmes Manager
Valerie Maher has worked with One Family since 2013. She has held roles across a number of our services including welfare to work, the askonefamily helpline, professional development and our children and parenting services. She now leads the Policy and Programmes function of One Family.
Mary McDermott | Social Policy Analyst
Mary McDermott joined One Family in 2018 as Social Policy Analyst. Her expertise here is in structural and strategic policy analysis, collegial engagement, advocacy and stakeholder communication. It is based on over 30 years of advanced research, under- and post-graduate teaching in Irish universities, international and local community development work, and grassroots political engagement. The role of the family in society is a central concern in her work.
Deborah Byrne | New Futures Key Workers
Niamh Wynn | New Futures Key Workers
Communications and Events
Noel Sweeney | Communications & Events Manager
Noel Sweeney leads One Family’s communication service
with 14 years experience managing communications and public relations functions
in large corporations in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Noel has
a Masters degree in Public Relations, Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing
and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Philosophy.
For media enquiries: 01 662 9212/ 085 724 1294
Jane Farrell | Communications and Marketing Officer
Cathy Doogan | Digital Marketing and Social Media Officer