Our voluntary Trustees govern the overall operations of Cork ARC Cancer Support House.
They are passionate about providing the best possible support service for cancer patients and their families. They bring expertise from the areas of Oncology, Business, Accounting, Legal and Public Relations. Together they hold firm our mission and ethos, ensuring that we maintain a high quality, professional service. Their commitment of time and expertise throughout the year is a testimony to their belief in providing support for cancer patients and their families.
Meet Our TRUSTEES
PROF. SEAMUS O’REILLY - CO CHAIRPERSON
As Consultant Medical Oncologist and Clinical Professor of Medicine at University College Cork, Seamus was pioneering in ensuring that patients would have a space such as Cork ARC Cancer Support House to help them through their cancer diagnosis and treatment. His daily work in the clinics and wards brings the expertise, understanding and passion needed to guide the development of our service.
KAYE RONAYNE - CO CHAIRPERSON
Kaye's expertise as a facilitator/mediator in the area of change management and people organisation, across public, private and voluntary sectors, ensures that her astute awareness about the issues facing organisations will enhance the Trustees' governing capacity and assist them in their mission of ensuring the needs of cancer patients and their families are met.
PETER LYNCH - TREASURER
For many years, Peter was aware of the great work of Cork ARC Cancer Support House in the community and joined as a Trustee in 2017.
Having spent over 30 years working as a Chartered Accountant and Finance Director, Peter brings extensive business and commercial experience to Cork ARC. A keen sportsman, Peter has been Treasurer of College Corinthians FC and St. Michael’s Lawn Tennis Club. He has also been on the Board of another charity for the past four years which gives him experience of how a charity is governed and operated.
Damian’s experience as Business Manager, Directorate of Medicine at Cork University Hospital (CUH) with particular responsibility for the delivery of oncology services gives him a unique awareness for the well-being and psychological needs of people affected by cancer. With over twenty years of experience in healthcare management, his presence as a Trustee adds a special understanding of the life of cancer patients in the clinical world. His knowledge and skills of the developments in cancer services is key to our strategic vision. His voluntary input is brought with genuine care and a wish to make the lives of cancer patients and their families better.
Sinead McNamara is a practising solicitor with over eighteen years’ experience and is a partner in FitzGerald Solicitors, Cork. Sinead was very pleased to become a Trustee of Cork ARC Cancer Support House, and as someone with family members who have suffered from cancer, Sinead has had first hand experience of the tremendous help and support offered by Cork ARC to cancer patients and their families at a most difficult time in their lives.
Sinead is very happy to bring her legal knowledge and experience to Cork ARC and is greatly looking forward to making a positive contribution to Cork ARC at a very exciting time of development for the organisation.
Paul’s enthusiasm for delivering support services to cancer patients makes him an invaluable resource for Cork ARC Cancer Support House. As a public figure in the world of vintners and business in Cork city, he has great skills in networking and raising awareness of our services. His vision and business insight provides us with a major asset in strategic development. His understanding of the cancer journey fuels his passion to ensure our services are available for all those who need them.
Honor Moore looks forward to bringing her financial and business acumen to the benefit of Cork ARC. Honor is a chartered accountant and is the partner in charge of Deloitte’s Cork office and is a member of the Board of Deloitte Ireland.
DR. LOUISE NESTOR
Dr. Louise Nestor, a GP in Cork city with over twenty years’ experience. Her care of patients in the community has allowed her to witness at first hand the positive impact Cork ARC brings to patients and their families when touched by cancer. She brings this knowledge and empathy to ensure as a Trustee that the best care is provided by Cork ARC. She says, “I am impressed by the positive impact Cork ARC has had on friends and patients who have had cancer, and am delighted to join the organisation at such an exciting time in their history.”