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Mike Foley is currently Interim Chairperson & Treasurer. He was re-appointed to the board on 30th April 2019. Mike, from Limerick, is an Accountant and has been involved with Heart Children Ireland for over 20 years as the parent of a child with CHD

Lisa McAlister was appointed to the board in August 2020. Lisa currently works as a Human Resources Manager in the charity sector. She has over 20 years HR and people management experience in multinational and Irish organisations from tech to electronics and pharmaceuticals companies.
John McGuckian joined the Board of Heart Children Ireland in August 2020.  He has a keen interest in children’s cardiac care, having lost his younger sister, Clare, to congenital heart disease in 2004. He is a chartered accountant and has spent over twelve years working for KPMG in London and Dublin, specialising in delivering audit and accounting advisory services to entities in the financial services sector.
Denis O’Connor was appointed to the board in 2022. He ran a family stockbroking business for 25 years. He was born with CHD and now offers his considerable experience of governance issues and business expertise to Heart Children.
Lesley Osborne has worked in Accountancy Practices for 21 years.  She joined Heart Children Ireland in 2003 as a member and became a Director in 2013 and Chairperson in 2016.  She has a grown up “Congenital Heart” and is involved in many activities to help families along their CHD journey.
Dr. Rachel Power was appointed to the Board in 2022. Rachel is a Consultant Paediatrician  with Expertise in Cardiology (‘PEC’), at the University of Limerick Hospital, serving patients and families in the Mid-West.

Bernard Raftery is the father of a Heart Child and has been involved with Heart Children for many years as a long-serving director of the Board and ex-Chairman. He has a keen interest in all sports, and manages the Under 20’s team at Old Wesley Rugby Club in Donnybrook. With a strong mix of business, sports administration, and voluntary organisation skills, Bernard enjoys a deep understanding of the many challenges HCI have overcome during the last two decades.
Rhona Savage, Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in the Mater Hospital’s Acute Cardiology Unit was appointed to the board in June 2022. She provides a nurse-centred service to adults with ACHD who require life-long cardiac care.

Michael Teehan was born with a congenital heart defect back in 1985. He has been involved with and associated with Heart Children since it’s inception. His mother was a former chairperson and he joined the board in 2019. Following many surgeries he feels he brings a unique perspective to the board as a former Heart Child and now an adult living with CHD. He has volunteered and worked with charities in many sectors since his early teens”.

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