Our Staff

Image of Kevin Whelan, CEOKevin Whelan, Chief Executive Officer

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Anna Moran, Head of Operations

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“Since its inception, Fighting Blindness has been driven by ambitious, courageous and radical people who know that through excellent and daring scientific research we can change the future for those living with sight loss, while always standing with its members and advocating on their behalf. It is fulfilling to work in a charity whose clear priority is the people it serves and I am privileged to be part of it.”

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John Delany, Senior Counselling Manager

Email John here or call directly on 01 674 6496.

“As a psychotherapist I believe in the possibility for positive change and growth in people’s lives. For me, the Fighting Blindness vision of Cure, Support and Empower creates an ideal environment in which to work.”


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Ann Cooke, Counselling Administrator

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“I like working in an organisation that really makes a difference.”



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Laura Brady, PhD, Research Officer

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“Fighting Blindness believes in the power of research as a means to cure and deliver more effective treatments for those living in Ireland with sight loss. Accordingly, it strongly advocates, promotes and invests in both academic and clinical areas of research. The pace of change has never been so exciting or so rapid and I consider it a privilege to be part of this process.”



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Caitríona Dunne, Advocacy Manager

Email Caitríona here or call direct on 01 6789 028.

“It is an honour to be a part of the pioneering work of Fighting Blindness and to ensure that the voice of people and families living with vision loss is represented in everything that we do. ”



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Mari McCafferty, Finance Manager

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“Working in the non-profit sector and using my profession to make a difference to people is very satisfying and I’m glad to be part of the team at Fighting Blindness.”


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Amanda Kenny, Communications Manager

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“As a small charity with a big mission it’s essential to raise awareness of our work and the issues of blindness and sight loss in Ireland. Sharing stories is vital to our quest to cure, support and empower.  If you think you can help please don’t hesitate to get in touch!”



Image of Clodagh RyanClodagh Ryan, Senior Fundraising Manager

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“I get to interact with the volunteers and supporters of Fighting Blindness on a daily basis.  It’s great to be able to establish events that interest our supporters and bring them back year on year to support the work of the charity. We have a core of dedicated and loyal fundraisers who we can rely on to support the work of the organisation.”


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Emma Morgan, Donor Care Manager

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“I am proud to work with Fighting Blindness team and be part of their mission to cure empower and support those who need our services most.  I engage with our donors on a day to day basis and their generosity and passion for the work we do is truly inspiring.”