- Pat McLoughlin Chairperson, Genio; CEO, Irish Payment Services Organisation; Chairperson, Local Government Efficiency Implementation Group
- Madeleine Clarke Founding Director, Genio
- Dr Edmond Molloy Chairperson, Irish Mental Health Reform; Director, Advanced Organisation; Genio Trustee
- Teresa Kilmartin Director, Symbio HR Solutions
- Dr Cathal Coleman Lecturer, Department of Politics, University College Dublin; IT Consultant
- Patrick McGowan Expert by Experience; Lecturer, Dublin City University; former Director of Advocacy, Irish Advocacy Network
Tom Deegan Managing Director of Fitzgerald Life & Pensions; Director of Matthew Shea Charitable Trust
Director and Chairperson of Genio
Pat worked for 27 years in the public health service in Ireland. He served as CEO of the Eastern Health Board and of the South Eastern Health Board. On the establishment of the Health Service Executive, he became Director of the National Hospital Office and Deputy CEO of the HSE until December 2005. As CEO of the Irish Payments Services Organisation he is the Irish banking representative at the decision making plenary of the European Payments Council and is a member of the European Commission’s Payment Systems Market Expert Group. He is a member of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board and was a member of the Government appointed Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure Programmes. During 2010 Pat chaired the Local Government Efficiency Review Group established by the previous Government and is now leading the implementation of the recommendations of this Review under the current Government.
Founding Director of Genio
In 2008 Madeleine Clarke established a new organisation, Genio, in order to facilitate philanthropy and Government to combine their efforts to bring about positive change for people at risk of social exclusion. Madeleine began her professional career in 1980 as a psychologist working in disability services in Ireland. In 1984 she moved to work with Ireland’s largest children’s charity, Barnardos, where she became Deputy Chief Executive. During the period 1995 to 1999 Madeleine Clarke co-founded the Children’s Rights Alliance of Ireland and was elected inaugural chairperson. Madeleine was a member of the working group, which produced Children First – National Guidelines on the Welfare and Protection of Children (1999). In 2000, she began working as an independent consultant with statutory, non-governmental and philanthropic organisations on a wide range of commissions relating to children, older people, people with disabilities and mental health difficulties, and immigrants. Madeleine is an Ashoka Fellow.
Dr Edmond Molloy
Dr Edmond Molloy is Chairperson of the Irish Mental Health Reform which campaigns for improvement in Mental Health Services, and is a member of Genio. He is Director Advanced Organisation and has operated for 35 years as an independent consultant specialising in strategy, large-scale organisation change and innovation. He has carried out assignments in all sectors, ranging from central banks to religious orders and from multinational corporations to NGOs and Universities. He has worked in many countries around the world and for four years was based in Barbados, West Indies. Dr Molloy’s academic background is in philosophy, clinical psychology, industrial psychology and organization behaviour. He is joint author of a number of books on improving productivity and quality of life. He is Honorary Consul for Barbados in Ireland.
Teresa Kilmartin has been a board member of Genio since 2008. She is a HR professional with 25 years experience, working across a wide spectrum of Irish Organisations. In 2006 she co-founded a Consultancy Business, Symbio, based in the IFSC. She holds a Bachelor of Laws, an MBS in HR Strategy and is A Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.
Cathal Coleman teaches politics and philosophy at NUI Maynooth and at UCD. He has contributed a chapter to Power to the People (2006), a TASC publication that examined the state of democracy in Ireland. Previously Cathal worked for ESB as IT Training Manager, where he promoted eLearning and online training. He has been a trustee of ESB Pension Fund and is a former board member of Marian College, Dublin.
Paddy McGowan is currently employed as a lecturer with DCU School of Nursing. He recovered from Schizophrenia with the support of other survivors and professionals and can speak authoritatively and humanely from the inside out, relying not on the presuppositions of dubious and largely unproven scientific theories, but from reflecting sensitively, honestly and often painfully on the experience of “hearing voices”, which is often associated with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. He was involved in organising the first “Voices” conference in Derry in November 1999. As a member of the Institute for Recovery in Mental Health and a prominent member of the International Network of Treatments Alternatives for Recovery (INTAR), Paddy is committed to creating alternatives to the so-called medical or maintenance model. He set up the first user group in Ireland in1994 and was the founder and first Chief Executive Officer of the Irish Advocacy Network, heavily involved in developing peer advocacy training alongside staff awareness training in user empowerment and advocacy to an accredited degree level. He served on the National Disability Association’s Ad Hoc Focus Group on Mental Health and the Management Committee of the United Kingdom Advocacy Network. He has also been instrumental in designing and implementing user-led research focusing on user-satisfaction with statutory mental health service throughout Ireland and continues to lecture on mental-health advocacy and recovery oriented approaches to severe psychiatric disability in universities and colleges locally, nationally and internationally, alongside facilitating training for mental-health and allied professionals, families and carers.
Tom originally worked with Royal Liver Assurance before joining FitzGerald Life & Pensions in Waterford in 1989. In 1992 he was appointed as a Director of the Company with responsibility for the Corporate and Group Pensions Sector and was promoted to the position of Managing Director in 1998. Tom qualified as a Fellow of the Life Insurance Association in 1992. Under his tutelage FitzGerald’s has grown to be one of the largest independent Financial Services Firm in the South East.