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.
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.