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IAPC Board of Directors

Chairperson: Dr. Hannah Linane, Fellow in Adolescent and Young Adult Palliative Medicine, Children’s Health Ireland, Dublin

Vice Chair: Ms. Bettina Korn, End-of-Life Care Coordinator, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin

Secretary: Dr. Ciara McGrath, Post CSCST Fellow in Telehealth in Palliative Medicine, Marymount University Hospital and Hospice

Treasurer: Dr Maria Walsh, SpR in Palliative Medicine, Marymount University Hospice, Cork.

Ms. Julie Goss, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services, Dublin.

Dr Lauren Boland, Senior Occupational Therapist/Lecturer, St Francis Hospice Dublin

Ms. Liz O’Donoghue, Referrals Development Coordinator, LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, Dublin

Dr. John Allen Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Care, Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin

Dr Daniel Nuzum, Pastoral Care and Education, Cork University Hospital and Marymount University Hospital and Hospice , Adjunct Lecturer, College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork.

Dr. Cliona Lorton, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Wicklow Hospice, Co. Wicklow

Dr Stacey Power Walsh, Assistant Professor at University College Dublin.

Eimear O’Dwyer, Chief Pharmacist, Our Lady’s hospice and Care Services, Dublin

Staff of IAPC

Jacinta Cuthbert was appointed CEO of the IAPC in October 2019. Jacinta has been working in the Non Profit Sector for over 25 years, predominantly in the Adult Education Sector.  The role that she had in Adult Education was that of Head of Organisational Development, in a significantly larger organisation.  Her main duties directly correlate to the CEO role in the IAPC, Governance, Staff Recruitment and Management, Finances, Event management and Membership engagement.  She has a Masters in Management in the Voluntary Sector however she also holds a number of certificates and diplomas in various specialties i.e., Human Resources, Corporate Governance and Life & Business Coaching and others.  Jacinta started her career in the private sector

Cathy Herbert joined the IAPC in March 2021 as an Administration Assistant.  Cathy’s background is in the Banking Sector where she held the role of Customer Service Manager.  She took voluntary redundancy from the bank in 2016 to raise her young family.  During this time, she also under-took courses in Childcare and SNA, and was successful in gaining a part-time position in childcare.  Her role in the organisation is to assist the General Manager with the administration needs of the organisation, to ensure it is an efficient and professional organisation.   Her main duties include maintaining the Accounts, preparation and administration support for the Education & Research Seminar and AGM, together with updating and maintaining membership.  This is a developing role and will ultimately expand during her contract period.