Meet The Team

Dr. Patrick Burke
Chief Executive Officer

t: 01 8584 505
m: 086 222 5774

Paul Gralton
Assistant CEO & Head of Compliance

Paul has 35 years experience in Youth and Community Work, he has a strong commitment to supporting and developing structures for young people and communities. 

t: 01 8584 504
m: 087 294 9648

Ultan Browne
Quality Assurance Officer / Compliance Officer

Ultan is a member of the compliance team responsible for our Member Youth Services governance and compliance. He is also the Data Protection Officer within Youth Work Ireland. 

t: 01 8584 519
m: 083 041 3286

Suzanne Byrne
Participation Officer

Suzanne is the Participation Officer supporting Comhairle na nÓg as part of the Participation team with Foróige and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

m: 085 831 7464

Karyn Farrell
Participation Coordinator

Karyn is the Participation Coordinator supporting Comhairle na nÓg as part of the Participation team with Foróige and the DCYA. She is responsible for coordinating the two national Comhairle events, Dáil na nÓg and Comhairle Showcase, in addition to all DCYA national consultations with young people. She is also responsible for the development of the Comhairle website and all social media.   

m: 086 849 8602

Gina Halpin
Executive Officer with Responsibility for Youth Work Practice & Promotion Support

Gina supports youth work practice and promotion through her work co-ordinating Youth Work Ireland Week, Scene Magazine, Symposia and the National Consensus Conference. She is also administrator for website development and social media.  

t: 01 8584 512
m: 087 682 8045

Ethel Humphries
PA & Governance Support Executive

Ethel is Executive PA to the CEO and provides governance support to the Board of Youth Work Ireland. She is also the authorising signature for all Garda Vetting forms for Member Youth Services and is the administrator of child protection training.

t: 01 8584 505
m: 087 237 0455

Breege Kiernan
Event Coordinator & Administration

Breege is administration office in the finance, fundraising and IYWC departments.

t: 01 8584 513
m: 086 389 2051

Anne L'Henoret
Development Manager

Anne is responsible for Mor/EYCA, she is the Project Manager for a number of Erasmus+ projects, and she looks after our Fundraising function.

t: 01 8584521
m: 087 9545 777

Barry Lennon
Executive Officer with Responsibility for Supporting National Programmes

Barry is responsible for the yearly delivery, growth and expansion of the Irish Youth Music Awards. He is also part of developing, delivering and promoting new and existing programmes in the context of the Organisation’s Strategic Plan.

m: 087 753 6223

Susan Lennon
Administration Officer Finance

Susan works in the finance office in Youth Work Ireland and is responsible for club insurance, administration of IYJS grants and Youth Service Grants, payroll and general finance administration.

t: 01 8584 518

John Mc Cormack
Head of Finance

John is responsible for managing the organisation’s financial systems, including management accounts, financial reporting, budget monitoring, taxation and regulatory reporting. He also has oversight responsibilities on Corporate Social Responsibilities, Charitable Governance and Human Resources. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants Ireland, a qualified taxation advisor, holds a MSc in Human Resources and just completed a MA in Ethics and Corporate Responsibility at DCU.

t: 01 8584 513

Michael McLoughlin
Head of Advocacy and Communications

Michael is responsible for youth advocacy, communications, policy submissions, media relations and campaigns. Michael is a former board member with the Children’s Rights Alliance, Chairperson of Leargas and a member of the European Economic and Social Committee, the EU's Consultative Body for Civil Society.

t: 01 8584 509

Geraldine Moore
Head of Voluntary Clubs and National Programmes

Geraldine is federal coordinator with responsible for voluntary clubs and programmes, she is also secretariat to this sub group of the Board. She is co-ordinator of the Youth Games, Youth Factor, Irish Youth Music Awards and the Nollaig programme.

t: 01 8584 506

Matthew Seebach
Head of Youth Work Practice

Matthew is responsible for youth work practice development in Youth Work Ireland and the Irish Youth Work Centre.

m: 087 652 4433



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