Appointments to Council and Registration Boards - April to September 2021

The Minister for Health made a number of appointments and re-appointments to Council and Registration Boards between April – September 2021.

Health and Social Care Professionals Council

Michael Francis Redmond was appointed as a representative of the management of a voluntary/private sector organisation concerned with health or social care. Alan Hughes was appointed as a representative of the management of the public health/social care sector.

Podiatrists Registration Board

Éamonn Kelly was appointed as a representative of the interest of the general public.

Dietitians Registration Board

John Byrne and Colm Scott Byrne were appointed as representatives of the interest of the general public. Jan Guerin was appointed as a representative of third level educational establishments involved in the education and training of persons in the practice of the profession.

Medical Scientists Registration Board

Karen Watret was appointed as a representative of the interest of the general public.

Occupational Therapists Registration Board

Catriona Sweeney was appointed as a representative engaged in the practice of the profession. Hassan Dugow was appointed as a representative from the profession engaged in the management of services provided by it. Katie Robinson was appointed as a representative engaged in the education and training of persons in the practice of the profession. Michael Bergin was appointed as a representative of third level education establishments involved in the education and training of persons in the practice of the profession.

Optical Registration Board

Michael Moore was appointed as a representative engaged in the practice of the profession. Ursula Byrne was appointed as a representative of the interest of the general public. Gordon Chambers was appointed as a representative of third level educational establishments involved in the education and training of persons in the practice of the profession. Vincent Roche was re-appointed as a representative of the interest of the general public and Derville Pitcher was re-appointed as a representative involved in the education and training of persons in the practice of the profession.

Physiotherapists Registration Board

Corinne Evans was appointed as a representative engaged in the practice of the profession. Róna McLoughlin was appointed as a representative engaged in the management of services provided by the profession.

Social Workers Registration Board

Pat Bennett was appointed a representative of the management of a voluntary/private sector organisation concerned with health or social care. Miriam O’Callaghan and Hugh Farrell were appointed as representatives of the interest of the general public.

Radiographers Registration Board

Michelle Leech was appointed as a representative engaged in the management of services provided by the profession. David Delaney was appointed as a representative of the management of a voluntary/private sector organisation concerned with health or social care.

Social Care Workers Registration Board

Helena Doody was appointed as a representative engaged in the practice of the profession. Noelle Reilly was appointed as representative engaged in the education and training of persons in the practice of the profession. Patrick McGarty was appointed as a representative of the management of the public health/social care sector. Jessica Bartak-Healy was appointed as a representative of the management of a voluntary/private sector organisation concerned with health or social care. Lisa Molloy and Anne Marie Cullen were appointed as representatives of the interest of the general public.

Psychologists Registration Board

Stephen Kealy was appointed as a representative engaged in the management of services provided by the profession. Joan Fitzgerald and Kathleen Vickers were re-appointed as representatives of the interest of the general public. Fiona Weldon was re-appointed as a representative practicing in the profession and Sinead Fitzgerald was re-appointed as a representative engaged in the management of services provided by the profession. Gráinne Kirwan was re-appointed as a representative engaged in the education and training of persons in the practice of the profession. Eimear Spain was re-appointed as a representative of third level educational establishments involved in the education and training of persons in the practice of the profession.

CORU would like to welcome all new members and thank them for taking on this important role. We would also like to express our thanks to all of the outgoing Council and Registration Board members for the time, commitment and contribution they made to CORU during their tenure.