Framework is a non-profit organisation, a Company Limited by Guarantee and has Charitable Status. Since it was established in 1994, Framework has had a Voluntary Board of Management drawn from individuals with a track record of ethical practice or community service in Ireland. Currently the Framework Board is made up of;
Casey O’Connor / Chairperson
Casey O’Connor is a learning and development specialist, devoted to the constant development of people. Casey graduated with an honours degree in criminal justice, where she focused on constitutional and human rights. When she finished her degree she spent 5 years working with the Integration and Support Unit (NGO) in the capacity of a research and development officer.
In 2011, Casey was invited to research adult and continuing education, more specifically, lifelong education, at Waterford Institute of Technology, where she evaluated educational pathways of humanitarian workers globally and drew up an innovative approach to life wide learning for the humanitarian workers in a flexible framework. Casey then joined Triuir Innovative Solutions in 2015 as a learning and development specialist where she is currently tasked with delivering world class development services globally.
Casey then joined Triuir Innovative Solutions in 2015 as a learning and development specialist where she was tasked with delivering world class development services globally. She has since moved and is currently a Training Coordinator with Glanbia Ireland.
Marian Donegan / Treasurer
Marian is Project Co-ordinator of ACCESS Community Education & Training Project in Wexford. She has over 20 years’ experience of working in Community Education. Marian believes that Community Education focuses on the lived and shared experiences, it encourages analytical thinking, collective learning and positive action to challenge inequalities. This process needs to be located within people’s own communities with full consultation. She has a Diploma in Community Education & Training, completed Train the Trainer and is a qualified ECDL and MOS Instructor.
Mags Drohan / Director
20 years’ experience working in the area of family support and community development
Higher Diploma in Youth & Community Work from NUI Maynooth and Diploma in Social Gerontology from NUI Galway
Full Time Development worker in St Brigid’s Family & Community Centre Waterford
Enjoys creativity and the great outdoors
Joanne Galvin / Director
Joanne Galvin is an experienced consultant and trainer with a Masters in Rural Development, Certificate in Facilitation Skills, and Level 6 Training the Trainer. She is based in Waterford City and has worked in SAF Enterprise Office, for UNICEY in Swaziland, as a self-employed consultant, the Inner City Heritage and Arts Project as well as Spraoi Arts and Heritage Company.
Joanne has a wide range of interests including being a founder member of the Waterford Educate together School and has played a role in developing Framework both in a paid capacity and as a volunteer for many years.
Kate Brennan / Director
Kate graduated from TCD with a BSc. in Communications and holds diplomas from the Law Society of Ireland in Corporate Governance, in Finance Law and in Compliance Management. She is a member of ICSA: The Governance Institute, is a qualified Chartered Secretary and also holds qualifications in share registration and the law and practice of meetings.
Kate has significant experience in advising corporate entities across a variety of industry sectors, including publicly listed companies and not-for-profits, on governance and compliance matters.
Kate enjoys using her skills to assist voluntary organisations. She is a Board member of the Wexford Arts Centre and of The National Print Museum.
Kate lives in Enniscorthy with her husband and two children.
Heather Sinnott / Director
Heather has worked for 20 years in the community sector in Scotland and Ireland and is originally from a Careers Advice background. In Ireland Heather became involved in working with families and young people affected by offending behavior and the barriers this can cause to building happy and healthy lives.
She has experience in working within the Tusla Meitheal structures and in close collaboration with other statutory and community sector organisations. In particularly Heather is in a position of providing training and support to improve the skills, experience and enthusiasm of volunteers who are involved in supporting young people in the local communities based in Waterford, Wexford and South Tipperary.