Welcome on Board Fiona Cusack, Barry Ennis and Kevin Kelly,
At last month’s AGM Fiona Cusack was elected Company
Secretary and Board Member. Fiona’s became interested in Vision Sports through
her nephew, Dean Cusack, who is vision impaired.
Barry Ennis was also to the Board also. Barry has an
insurance/financial services background and was a member of the 2017 MayFest
Kevin Kelly, who represents Ireland at blind football, is
Advocacy and Communications Manager at the Asthma Society of Ireland.
We now have a full complement of 15 Board members at Vision
Sports. Earlier this year 5 times Paralympic champion Jason Smyth joined us.
Tina Paulick came in during springtime to handle our social media while Sandra
Watts will take care of youth development.
At 5 years and 4 months our Chair Joe Geraghty is now our
longest serving Board member. Our Treasurer Alan Worrel has completed 4 years
and 2 months.
Vice Chair Caroline Fogarty takes care of governance and
legal issues. Finbarr Roche is the NCBI nominee while Brian Allen is the
ChildVision nominee. Robbie Cousins looks after public relations while Patricia
McCarthy is our research expert.
The Board is drawn from the four provinces with Waterford
hotelier Ann Cusack (Granville Hotel) joining in alongside Ireland’s joint
first Paralympian Martin Kelly from Newbridge now also a Board member.
Well known top eye surgeon Michael O’Keeffe is Honorary
President of Vision Sports Irelaned.