Our Board


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.

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.

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.

Eleanor Dalton / Director

Eleanor Dalton has worked in Community Education and Development for more than 20 years, with experience in women’s community education and community arts. Eleanor has a masters in Adult Learning and Teaching and has co-ordinated  third level programmes in Community Education and Development through Waterford Women’s Centre in partnership with WIT over a 10 year period. She currently works as a social studies tutor with the WWETB,  facilitates art workshops with adults with additional needs and is involved in researching ways of developing community arts to promote equality and inclusion.