Staff & Volunteers

Staff & Volunteers


Project Manager: Emer Hickey

Emer works Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Contact Emer at 0879905403 or 0539489017

Email Emer at [email protected]


Administrator & Welfare Rights worker: Karen Kenny

Karen works Monday, Wednesday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm & Friday 9.00 am to 12.30 pm

Contact Karen at 0539489017

Email Karen at [email protected]


Family Support Worker: Fiona Chapman

Fiona works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm & every second Friday 9.00 am to 1.00 pm

Contact Fiona at 0892732388 or 0539489017

Email Fiona at [email protected]


Community Development Worker: Deirdre Stanley

Deirdre works Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Contact Deirdre at 0894477584 or 0539489017

Email Deirdre at [email protected]


Ukrainian Family Support Worker: Mari Kolomiiets

Mariia works Friday 9.00-1.00 pm

Contact Mari at 0894914493 or 0539489017

Email Mariia at [email protected]


General Email: [email protected] or [email protected]


Reception Volunteers: Caroline, Darina, Marie, Anita, Carol-Anne, Agatha, Carol, Heather.


Gorey Family Resource Centre is heavily reliant on volunteers as without our volunteers we would not be in a position to deliver our counselling service and some of our support services.

Volunteer counsellors working in the Centre are:  Anne Colgan – Counselling Psychotherapist, accredited supervisor MIACP; MIAHIP; MECP. Anne’s role is to support the counsellors and work with the counselling sub-group to ensure the Centre continues to develop counselling services, in line with best practice.

Counsellors working in the Centre are Caroline Phelan, Gabriela Bucur, Louise Pollard 


Gorey Family Resource Centre current voluntary board members include: Beatrice Kinsella (Chairperson), Denise O’ Connor (Secretary), Rory Bracken (Treasurer), Trish O’Connor,  Nigel Tate, Collette Fassnidge, Sunniva Collier, Noeleen Watson and Darina Ryan.

All members of the board are local volunteers, who give their time to support the delivery of the work in the Centre.  They represent the general public with a broad range of backgrounds, experiences, expertise and knowledge of local and national issues. The VBOM meet on a monthly basis and have overall responsibility for meeting contractual obligations to funders.