our team

  John Mitchell     (CEO) (Voluntary)    John has been a statistician, trade union official and director of fundraising. He has been involved with Africa for thirty years and is a founder member of Schools and Health Foundation.

John Mitchell

(CEO) (Voluntary)

John has been a statistician, trade union official and director of fundraising. He has been involved with Africa for thirty years and is a founder member of Schools and Health Foundation.

   Bernice O’Brien       (Schools Coordinator)     Bernice is a secondary school teacher and has coordinated the construction of many schools in Africa and in the process raised more than €200 000. Bernice is another founder member.

Bernice O’Brien

(Schools Coordinator)

Bernice is a secondary school teacher and has coordinated the construction of many schools in Africa and in the process raised more than €200 000. Bernice is another founder member.

  Helen Mitchell     (Company Secretary) (Voluntary)    Helen worked in the Finance Department of Electric Ireland. She is another founder member of the foundation.     

Helen Mitchell

(Company Secretary) (Voluntary)

Helen worked in the Finance Department of Electric Ireland. She is another founder member of the foundation.

 

   Debbie O'Connell     (Volunteer}     Debbie is site Administrator and a Logistics Learning & Development liaison with over 12 years experience in Supply Chain. Debbie has visited Africa several times and is one of our main supporters.

Debbie O'Connell (Volunteer}

Debbie is site Administrator and a Logistics Learning & Development liaison with over 12 years experience in Supply Chain. Debbie has visited Africa several times and is one of our main supporters.

BOARD

  Turlough O’Sullivan (Chair)    Turlough was Director General of Irish Business & Employers’ Confederation (IBEC). He is a board member of Crumlin Children’s Hospital. He is a company director and consultant to organisations in the public and private sector.

Turlough O’Sullivan (Chair)

Turlough was Director General of Irish Business & Employers’ Confederation (IBEC). He is a board member of Crumlin Children’s Hospital. He is a company director and consultant to organisations in the public and private sector.

   Dave Murphy   CEO of PM Group the Irish headquartered international Engineering company. A Chartered Chemical Engineer and a graduate of Cork Institute of Technology, He holds an MSc in Executive Leadership from the University of Ulster. With over 30 years’ experience in the Engineering and Construction business, Dave has led significant capital project work for some of the world's leading multinational organisations.       

Dave Murphy

CEO of PM Group the Irish headquartered international Engineering company. A Chartered Chemical Engineer and a graduate of Cork Institute of Technology, He holds an MSc in Executive Leadership from the University of Ulster. With over 30 years’ experience in the Engineering and Construction business, Dave has led significant capital project work for some of the world's leading multinational organisations. 

 

 

  Elizabeth O'Brien   Elizabeth recently retired after spending 40 years in the teaching profession.  She held a number of different positions in Der Deutsche Schule Dublin finishing as Deputy Principal.

Elizabeth O'Brien

Elizabeth recently retired after spending 40 years in the teaching profession.  She held a number of different positions in Der Deutsche Schule Dublin finishing as Deputy Principal.

  David Iredale    David is a Rights Commissioner with the Workplace Relations Commission. He previously worked as a personnel and human resources manager.

David Iredale

David is a Rights Commissioner with the Workplace Relations Commission. He previously worked as a personnel and human resources manager.

  Kevin Gaughran    Kevin is Assistant General Secretary of Civil and Public Services Trade Union. He was a founder member of Electricaid and is on the board of the Combined Services Third World Fund.

Kevin Gaughran

Kevin is Assistant General Secretary of Civil and Public Services Trade Union. He was a founder member of Electricaid and is on the board of the Combined Services Third World Fund.

  John Corbett    John was formerly Human Resources Director Europe for Ireland’s largest multi-national company Cement Roadstone Holdings (CRH).

John Corbett

John was formerly Human Resources Director Europe for Ireland’s largest multi-national company Cement Roadstone Holdings (CRH).

  Dr. Brian Aylward    Brian has worked as a chemist and trade union official and was Personnel Director with Irish Cement. He is a former chair of the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Dr. Brian Aylward

Brian has worked as a chemist and trade union official and was Personnel Director with Irish Cement. He is a former chair of the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

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Alimamy Samura

(Project Supervisor)

I am Alimamy Samura, born on the 27th day of November, 1977 in Lunsar Town. Lunsar Town is in Port Loko District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. I am a First Class Sierra Leonean citizen belonging to the Limba ethnic group. I did my Primary School Education at the Roman Catholic Primary School in Lunsar and further with my Secondary School Education at the Marampa Islamic Secondary School in Lunsar where I obtained a General Certificate of Education Ordinary level. I further did a three years course at the St. Joseph Vocational Institute in Lunsar and graduated with a General Certificate in Agriculture. Not finding any employment, I introduced commercial bike riding in Marampa Chiefdom and Lunsar in particular. After three years as commercial driver, I was employed as Field Monitor at Royail Integrated Agricultural Development Project in the year 2004. In 2007 I was employed by the St. John of God Food Security Development Programme as a Field Supervisor. I found myself out of job when the Programme faced out and been out of employment at the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone. I joined the Task Force Commanders in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease. I was later employed as Tally Clerk at Dawnus International in 2015 where I served before the closure of the company. I now find myself working for Schools and Health Foundation as Project Field Supervisor.