Board MembersAbout the EPIC Board
About the Board
The members of the EPIC Board all work as volunteers. They have different experiences and skills to help guide the work of EPIC. The principle responsibilities of the Board is governance of the organisation. This means that the Board is responsible for what happens within EPIC . This includes:
Making sure that EPIC is doing the work it was set up to do – working to ensure the rights of young people in care, that they are heard, that they are supported and that EPIC works to change the system
- Making sure that EPIC uses the funding and the assets of the organisation responsibly
- Making sure that EPIC is accountable
- Making sure that EPIC behaves legally
Terry is the chairperson of Epic since April 2013, having joined the board of Epic in 2012. Terry is a qualified Social Care practitioner having graduated from the ‘Dublin Institute of Technology’ in 2001. Terry has 22 years experience of working in various community and social care environments. Presently Terry works in intellectual disability services as a Services Manager. For nine years Terry service managed ‘St Catherine’s Foyer’ a large youth orientated homeless service providing accommodation and training.
Having gained a particular expertise and understanding of youth homelessness, Terry contributed to a departmental review of the implementation of the youth homelessness strategy – ‘Every Child A Home’.
Donal is the Finance and Operations Director in the Dublin office of Plan International (‘Plan’), a role he has held since 2006. Plan is one of the oldest and largest children’s development organisations in the world. Within his role in Dublin, he is responsible for the development of the organisation’s Finance, HR and ICT strategies, and contributes to the development of the organisation’s strategic direction.
Donal also sits on the Global Finance Leadership Team, a small group of Finance Directors who are responsible for implementing the financial strategy within Plan globally. Prior to Plan Donal trained with a Chartered Accountancy firm in the UK.
Catriona Moloney teaches law in the School of Law at the University of Limerick. Catriona was recently awarded her PhD entitled, “Empowering Children and Young People: An Access to Justice Assessment of Mental Health Law and Policy”. She is interested in applying her legal knowledge and skills towards making rights real in the lives of children and young people. In particular, she is interested in the development of mechanisms for child and youth participation, especially taking into consideration the right to be heard.
Hilary Jenkinson has been a lecturer at the School of Applied Social Studies at University College Cork since 1994. Previously she worked in youth work, residential care, and as a researcher. Currently Hilary teaches in the areas of groupwork and social work with young people across a number of courses in UCC including, the Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work programmes. She has also held the Role of Director of the BSW for a number of years. Her research interests include staff support and supervision in youth work, young people’s experiences of social work, and youth workers’ experiences of challenging behaviour.
Hilary is a peer reviewer for the journals Child Care in Practice and the British Journal of Social Work. Hilary’s community activities include running a group for fathers in Springboard Family Support Project in Knocknaheeny in Cork, and is a member of the Board of EPIC.
Vice Chair, Secretary
Michael Moriarty has been a board member of EPIC since July 2012. He is the Head of Finance & Administration of Ana Liffey Drug Project. He previously worked in overseas aid with Plan Ireland and GOAL; as well as a Tax Manager for PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Michael is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Advisor. He has an MA in Social Justice & Public Policy. Michael currently supervises research in the community & voluntary sector and teaches financial management for charities at a Master of Arts level.
Hazel Lee Crothers
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