Meet the Board
The Board of Management of Loreto Centre Crumlin
meet six times per year
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.
Beatrice Hughes. MA Sc. (Chairperson)
Having returned to education in 2007 by completing a Diploma in Women’ Studies, Beatrice continued her education in Women, Gender and Equality in the School of Social Justice, UCD graduating in 2015 with a Masters Degree. Since then, Beatrice has worked as a mentor to students completing the Certificate Programme and has also delivered an ‘Introduction to Women’s Studies’ course in the Loreto Centre. Beatrice currently works part-time as the Office Manager in the Traveller Counselling Service and also delivers STORM (Skills Training on Risk Mitigation) to front line workers in the community.
Beatrice brings her experience and skills as an ex-learner, as an educator and her experience working in a similarly situated community counselling service to the Board of Management.
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.
Catherine Lynch (Trustee Representative)
Catherine Lynch has extensive experience working on social justice, community development and organisational change, supporting a range of organisations from the local to the European
level. She seeks to play her part so that everyone in Ireland can reach their true potential, regardless of background, for their own fulfilment and the good of society. She gratefully took up the opportunity to serve on the Board as the organisation works everyday to support the local community do just this. She has a particular expertise around gender equality and anti-racism. Her qualifications include Masters in Equality Studies, MSc. in Business Management, Professional Cert. in Corporate Governance and certificates in Adult Education and in Project Management.
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.
Eugene Banks (Community Representative)
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)
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.