About FASN

FASN – WHO WE ARE 

FASN Office Administrator

FASN Office Administrator

Anne Higgins

Contact Number: 042 93 55251 / 087 9046405 
Email Address: info.fasn@gmail.com

Anne ensures office activities and duties are completed on a day to day basis, also to ensure efficiency and compliance with company policies.

 Peer Led Family Support Specialist

Peer Led Family Support Specialist

Gwen McKenna

Contact Number: 042 93 55251 / 087 9046405 
Email Address: gwen.fasn@gmail.com

Gwen’s role is to develop and provide evidence based supports to reduce the stress & health related problems experienced by families, to train and support peer led family support facilitators and develop the FASN Continuum of Care Model throughout the North East region.

Project Co-Ordinator

Project Co-Ordinator

Jackie McKenna

Contact Number: 042 93 55251 / 087 9046405 
Email Address: jackie.fasn@gmail.com

Jackie’s role is to support the co-ordination and development of all aspects of Family Support Services throughout the North East Region.  To develop and manage working relationships with all stakeholders including principle Funders NERDATF, HSE, Local County Councils etc. and all the Local Family Support Groups, Community Based Drug Initiatives, Statutory, Voluntary and Community Organisations.

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Principle responsibilities include;
  1. Strategic development and to work alongside the FASN Board of Management to develop an Implementation Strategy and Plan to ensure the Key Recommendations of the FASN Research Project (2019) are implemented. 
  2. Funding Applications
  3. Governance
  4. Team Support & Supervision 
Chairperson

Chairperson

Marian Sloane

Contact Number: 042 93 55251 / 087 9046405 
Email Address: info.fasn@gmail.com

The Chairperson keeps the Management Committee focused on setting and maintaining its goals, oversees officers and committees and encourages teamwork. She is also responsible for the support and supervision of the Project Coordinator and the Family Support Specialist.

Treasurer & Trustee

Treasurer & Trustee

Maura Callan

Contact Number: 042 93 55251 / 087 9046405 
Email Address: info.fasn@gmail.com

Maura’s role is to act as Treasurer / Trustee for FASN. Maura is also a member of the Finance Subgroup & Fundraising Committee.

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Treasurer

Oversee and safeguard the financial affairs of the organisation.

Ensure proper bookkeeping records of all monies in and out of the organisation are maintained and kept up-to-date.

Ensure proper procedures are in place for the processing and payment of bills.

Liaise with relevant staff and members to appraise plans and ensure the financial viability of the organisation.

Prepare and present regular Finance Reports to the Board of Management.

Prepare and present the Final A/C’s to the Board of Management at the AGM.

Finance Sub Group

Plan and explore various avenues for sourcing finance and funds.

Applying to finance providers for grants and donations.

Ensure the financial viability of the organisation.

Director & Trustee

Director & Trustee

Deirdre Kenny

Contact Number: 042 93 55251 / 087 9046405 
Email Address: info.fasn@gmail.com

Deirdre spearheads the fundraising team that delivers a fundraising programme of events. Her role requires her to plan, organise, manage and run various fundraising events. She is also part of the Finance Subgroup responsible for planning and exploring various avenues for sourcing funding.

Our Family Support Group Facilitators

Drogheda Group Facilitator

Drogheda Group Facilitator

Brenda Collins Kirwin

Contact Number: 042 93 55251 / 087 9046405 

Castleblaney Group Facilitator

Castleblaney Group Facilitator

Barbara Moore

Contact Number: 042 93 55251 / 087 9046405 

Navan Group Facilitator

Navan Group Facilitator

James Floyd

Contact Number: 042 93 55251 / 087 9046405 

Cavan Group Facilitator

Cavan Group Facilitator

Gearaidh Matthews

Contact Number: 042 93 55251 / 087 9046405 

Dundalk Group Facilitator

Dundalk Group Facilitator

Fiona Sheelan

Contact Number: 042 93 55251 / 087 9046405 

Our  Facilitator Team

 Facilitator

Facilitator

Mary McEntaggart

Contact Number: 042 93 55251 / 087 9046405 

Facilitator

Facilitator

Graziella Valla

Contact Number: 042 93 55251 / 087 9046405 

Facilitator

Facilitator

Gerry Thornton

Contact Number: 042 93 55251 / 087 9046405 

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