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 unplanned 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
Bernadette Donlon | Finance Manager
Our Finance Manager Bernadette Donlon leads the financial, governance and reporting requirements of One Family.
Charlotte Moore | Accountant
Joanne Chee | Office Manager
Joanne Chee leads the IT, HR and Operational requirements of One Family. Joanne has 10 years office administration and coordinating experience and a qualification in psychotherapy.
Niamh Reynolds | Receptionist
Louise O’Neill | Receptionist
Geraldine Kelly | Director of Parenting and Professional Development Services
Geraldine Kelly leads One Family’s Parenting and Professional Development Services. Geraldine has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Care & Education. Prior to this, she qualified in Preschool Care and Applied Social Studies. She also has a Master’s degree in Child, Family and Community Studies. She is a qualified Parent Mentor, having a level 6 award in Parent Mentoring and in Effective Communications, and is a practicing mediator specialising in parenting and family transitions.
Aisling Kelly | Practice Manager
Lisa Nolan | Family Support Worker
Mary Pierce | Family Support Worker & Parent Mentor
Andrea Napier | Early Years Family Support Worker & Parent Mentor
Sarah Devilly | Counsellor
Jenny Corrigan | Counsellor
Pauline Dobbs | Counsellor
Barbara Doyle| Counsellor
Lisa Maguire | Counselling Support Worker
Mary Burns | Creative Therapist
Roisín Sarsfield | Creative Therapist
Valerie Maher | Helpline Manager
Valerie has worked in One Family since 2013 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 Worker
Siobhan Nugent | Helpline Worker
Ann-Marie Coen | Helpline Worker
Valerie Maher | Adult Education & Information Manager
Valerie Maher currently holds the role of Adult Education & Information Manager with One Family and has worked with us since 2013. Valerie obtained her BA (Hons) in Psychology from Maynooth University and also holds a first class honours Master’s degree in Social Science, Human Rights and Social Policy; specialising in labour market activation policies and their impact on lone parents. She is a registered member of the Irish Teaching Council in the area of further education and holds a Level 6 QQI Train the Trainer qualification.
Niamh Wynne | New Futures Project Co-ordinator
Antoinette Guiney | New Futures Key Worker
Emma Reynolds | New Futures Key Worker
Linda Hickey | Educational Technologist
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Noel Sweeney leads One Family’s communication service with 17 years experience managing communications and public relations functions in large corporations in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Noel has a Master’s degree in Public Relations, Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Philosophy. Noel is a member of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland.
For media enquiries: 01 662 9212/ 085 724 1294
Kylie Kinsella | Social Media Content Creator
Niamh Kelly | Policy Manager
Niamh Kelly has worked in One Family since 2021 and leads our policy work, with a particular focus on child poverty. Niamh represents issues affecting one-parent families at a wide range of fora including at Oireachtas Committees, with politicians and Government departments, in the media and as a member of alliances and working groups. Niamh manages research projects to inform One Family’s policy work and writes submissions and position papers on a wide range of topics affecting the families we represent. Niamh has an Master’s degree in Equality Studies from UCD.