Meet the Board

The Board of Management of Loreto Centre Crumlin 

Eugene Banks (Community Representative) - Chairperson 

My name is Eugene Banks and I’m delighted to join the Board of the Loreto Centre. I am a career civil servant having previously worked in the Department of Foreign Affairs and presently working in the Department of Justice and Equality. My background is in the strategic use of technology to assist businesses and organisations. I also have extensive experience in budgetary management and public service delivery. I’m a keen golfer and an avid practitioner and proponent of Tai Chi and Mindfulness. 

 I’m looking forward to bringing my experience and skill set to the Board of the Loreto Centre for the benefit of all the users of this wonderful facility in Dublin 12.

Tom Scott (Community Representative) - Treasurer 

My name is Tom Scott recently retired Senior Community officer with Dublin City Council.

My role was to promote involvement, participation and responsibility in the Community.

The past number of years I have been involved in various Boards and committees in the Community Voluntary sector e.g., Home help services, NCD Partnerships, MABS, Citizens Information Service, and Youth services. I hope to bring my experiences to the role to benefit the work of the Loreto Centre.

Anne Kenny (Community Representative)

My name is Ann Kenny and I am the student representative on the Board.

After a long career with Aer Lingus, I took a redundancy package and went to Trinity College where I completed a degree in Social Studies.  It was a good decision to return to education and being a mature student was a very rewarding experience. After graduation I was offered work in St. James’ Hospital as a medical social worker. 

I am now retired but continue my lifelong learning.  As a student in the Loreto Centre and a Dublin 12 resident I am honoured to serve on the board.


Barbara Murphy MA, HDE (Trustee Representative)

Barbara is a graduate of UCD and DCU.   She was involved in secondary education for 16 years as teacher, school principal and on School Boards. At third level she worked on the UCD Women’s Studies Outreach programme and also at All Hallows College, Dublin. She has experience of leadership within her own congregation at both national and international level. Currently she works as facilitator of the Loreto Spirituality programme. 

Elaine Dillon (Community Representative)

Elaine Dillon is a teacher at Loreto College, Crumlin Road, currently in the role of Home School Liaison

teacher. She is a graduate of University of Limerick and National University of Ireland Maynooth. She has been involved in secondary education for twenty seven years and has experience of leadership within her own school and at national level within the Loreto Schools Sports Network. In her current role she has extensive experience integrating with a wide variety of agencies in the local area and regionally, helping to support families in the community, in policy development and delivery of educational programmes.

Emily Banville (Trustee Representative)

Emily Banville, B. Comm, N.T, M.Sc, is a retired teacher having taught at Primary and Secondary levels for 35 years, seventeen years teaching in Our Lady of Loreto, Churchtown and eighteen years in Loreto Senior Primary School in Crumlin.  Member of the committee of Loreto Past Pupils' Union since 1989, serving two terms as president and two as treasurer.  Member of the Justice and Peace Group.

Patricia Stevens BA, HDE, IAHIP, ICP (Trustee Representative)

Patricia is a graduate of Mater Dei Institute (Dublin); UCD; NUI (Maynooth) and Dublin Counselling and Therapy Centre.

Having studied and graduated from Mater Dei Institute and UCD, Patricia spent 20 years in secondary education as a teacher and head of department.

On the completion of a three year Post Graduate Diploma in ‘Leadership and Formation’ from NUI (Maynooth) she left secondary education to take up roles of leadership within her Congregation.  

Patricia later trained as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist and has worked in this area for over 20 years. Half of these years were spent in Kedron Counselling and Therapy Residential Centre, where she worked as Therapist, Senior Clinician and Associate Director. She is currently a Psychotherapist in private practice. 

Bronwyn O'Donnell (Newly appointed board member)