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DESSA

DESSA

Disability Equality Specialist Support Agency

Our Board of Directors

Chairperson

Jacqui Browne

Independent Disability Equality Consultant

 

Jacqui was one of the founding members of DESSA and has been Chair since its establishment in 2001. Jacqui worked for over 20 years as a disability and equality activist and consultant. She is also a former member of Commission of Status of People with Disabilities whose report 'A Strategy for Equality' in 1996 which was a blueprint for disability rights in Ireland. In her spare time Jacqui also manages to fit in "some" sailing.

 

Treasurer

Brian Miller

Health Service Executive

 

Brian is a Disability Services Manager with the HSE in DSE Wicklow. Prior to this role Brian worked as a senior policy advisor in the National Disability Authority. For many years Brian was a regional manager for the National Rehabilitation Board, in this role he was involved in the area of supporting people with disabilities to access training and employment opportunities. Brian is a member of the National Implementation group for the New Directions.

 

Secretary

Michael Gogarty

Independent Consultant

 

Board Members 

Anne Goodwin

St Brigids FRC Co-ordinator

 

Martin Kelly

Independent

 

Helen Quinn

Independent

 

Yvonne Lynch

Independent