Our staff

Our staff

The organisation’s core staff includes an active Board of Directors, our CEO Martin Rogan, office support staff and a team of Area Development Officers in regional locations around the country.

Head Office Staff

Martin Rogan

Chief Executive Officer


Carol Moore

Governance Manager

087 061 7749

Barbara Davis

Administration Manager

086 805 6817

Patricia Bourke

Head of Training & Professional Standards

085 876 8298

Jill O'Herlihy

Jill O’Herlihy

Head of Communications & Fundraising

087 795 7717

Lisa Manley

Lisa Manley



Paula Moore

Paula Moore

Accounts Officer


Elaine Corcoran

Elaine Corcoran



Mental Health Associations – Local Presence

MHI is a membership based organisation and has 92 affiliated MHAs located across Ireland. While they are autonomus, MHAs share the mission, vision and values of MHI and participate in projects organised at national level. The MHAs are run by local community volunteers; people with lived experience, families, friends, neighbours and mental health professionals. The MHA’s engage in mental health promotion and fundraising in their local communities and while differing in size and complexity, traditionally MHAs engage in befriending, social housing, social activities and  individual grants to support the social inclusion of people with mental health difficulties. Through a newly formed  National Convention of MHAs, the volunteers are being encouraged to update their approach, moving to a Recovery focus and the support of  peer lead initiatives.

Area Development Officers – Promoting Mental Health: Supporting Local Action

Through the support of the network of Area Development Officers, the MHAs are guided in many areas of their activity such as developing their strategy and the efficient use of their budgets and resources. The Area Development Officers also engage in mental health promotion activities at regional and local levels. They deliver awareness raising initiatives and targeted education and training on a variety of mental health issues. The Area Development Officers work in partnership with statutory and voluntary organisations to develop mental health promotion initiatives locally. The Area Development Officers have the flexibility to adopt a local approach, working out of hours to engage fully with local communities.

DO Dublin East Wicklow Michael Noble

Michael Noble

Area Development Officer – Dublin and East Wicklow

086 838 5584

Development Officer Midlands Kildare Wicklow Finola Colgan

Finola Colgan

Area Development Officer – Midlands, Louth & Meath

086 835 3387

Development Officer Donegal Bill Vaughan

Bill Vaughan

Area Development Officer – Cavan, Donegal & Monaghan

086 7723287

Development Officer Sligo Leitrim Rachel Reilly

Rachel Reilly

Area Development Officer – Sligo and Leitrim

086 853 9010

Linda Thorpe

Area Development Officer – South Eastern Region

087 835 3925

Development Officer North East Nicola Morely

Nicola Morley

Area Development Officer – Galway City & County

086 383 7607

Teresa Keane

Area Development Officer – Mayo and Roscommon



John McElhinney

Area Development Officer – Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary

085 876 8522

Ita Tobin

Area Development Officer – Cavan & Monaghan

087 3586723