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 | Family Support Worker and Parent Mentor

Ciara Cox | Early years Family Support Worker

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 | New Futures Project Co-ordinator

Margareth Petroli | E-learning Officer

Antoinette Guiney | New Futures Key Worker

Larisa Sioneriu  | Facilitator

Noel Sweeney | Communications & Events Manager

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 a Master’s degree in Equality Studies from UCD.