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
Charlotte Moore | Finance Manager
Margareth Petroli | Data Coordinator
Aoife Lynch | Operations and Admin Manager
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 | Family Support Worker and Parent Mentor
Elaine McKiernan | Parenting Administrator
Maura Leahy | Counselling Manager
Danielle Crimin | Play Therapist
Sarah Devilly | Counsellor
Jenny Corrigan | Counsellor
Pauline Dobbs | Counsellor
Barbara Doyle| Counsellor
Lisa Maguire | Counselling Support Worker
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 | Employability Manager
Margareth Petroli | E-learning Officer
Antoinette Guiney | New Futures Programme Support Worker
Communications and Events
Laura Curtin | Communications Manager
Kylie Kinsella | Communications Officer
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Niamh Kelly | Policy Manager (Maternity Leave)
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 a Master’s degree in Equality Studies from UCD.
Carly Bailey | Policy Officer