We are both happy and sad to announce the retirement of our long-standing board members, Officers, and friends, Colin Mackenzie (Dublin North, National Honorary Chairperson), and John Whelan (Dublin East & Wicklow, National Honorary Secretary). We are grateful to both for their many years of dedication to the Irish Kidney Association, and for their expertise and guidance which will always be remembered and valued. We wish both all the best for the future.
At the board meeting on Friday 1st July, the board elected new officers, and as such we would like to congratulate Eddie Flood (Westmeath) on his appointment as National Honorary Chairperson. We would also like to congratulate Marie Fowley (Sligo) on her appointment as National Honorary Secretary, and Joan Gavan (Tipperary) on her appointment as National Honorary Treasurer. We look forward to working closely with them going forward.
Other retirements from the board following this year’s AGM and elections are Michael Kiely (Cork), Kieran Murray (Donegal), and Lisa Mellon (Mayo). We would like to thank each of them for their service and dedication over the years.
New appointments to the board we would like to welcome are: Pat O’Sullivan (Cork), Jacqueline Burke (Dublin East & Wicklow), Chloe Kinahan (Dublin North), Jennifer McDermott (Donegal), and Maura Quigley (Roscommon).
Branch elections were also held recently, and we would like to thank the following retiring branch officers for their committed contributions over the years:
Clare – Peggy Eustace, Chairperson & Noretta Clifford, Secretary
Cork – Sally Nagle, Chairperson
Donegal – Patricia Callaghan, Secretary & Siobhan Bates, Chairperson
Dublin North – Patricia Mackenzie, Secretary
Dublin South – Lenny Ryan, Secretary & John Semple (RIP), Chairperson
Kildare – Philip Meagher, Chairperson
Kilkenny – Theresa Hanrahan, Treasurer
Longford – Bernadette Wall, Chairperson & Peter Connolly, Treasurer
Louth/Meath – Ann McGivney, Chairperson & Margaret Hanratty, Treasurer
Offaly – Mary Young, Treasurer
Sligo – Aoife Dolan, Secretary & David Bereen, Treasurer
Wexford – Dora Kent, Secretary
Finally, we would like to welcome the following newly elected Branch officers:
Clare – Siobhan Mungovan, Secretary
Cork – Denis Hyland, Chairperson
Donegal – Seamus McDermott, Chairperson
Dublin East & Wicklow – Rachel O’Hora, Secretary
Dublin North – Colette Fox, Secretary
Dublin South – Gerry McKenna, Chairperson and Secretary
Kildare – Peter Kearney, Treasurer
Longford – John Opabola, Chairperson & Carmel Donlon, Treasurer
Mayo – Maureen Bourke, Chairperson, Mairead Thomas, Secretary and Catherine Gormally, Treasurer
Offaly – Leona Mahon, Treasurer
Sligo – Noreen Keane, Treasurer
Tipperary – Mary Adamson, Treasurer
We are grateful for everyone who volunteers their time to be part of the Irish Kidney Association, and look forward to continuing our work of supporting kidney patients and their families with the support of our dedicated board and branches.
Carol Moore (CEO) and the IKA Team
The full list of Board Members and Branch Officers who will serve a two-year term (2022 – 2024) can be found here: https://ika.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Board-and-Branch-officers-2022.pdf