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 Organising Committee.
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.