FOUNDERS

Maura Moran

MAURA MORAN

Carmel Whirskey

CArmel whirskey

Lucy Brady

lucy brady

BOARD MEMBERS

Alan Moran

Alan Moran – Chairperson

Alan Moran (Chair) is Group Managing Director at medical services and training provider Hibernian Healthcare. Hibernian has been a sponsor of i4Life since 2022 and Alan has visited the clinic in the Linda Compound in Lusaka to see at first hand the fantastic work being done by the i4Life team on the ground. He is a Business Studies graduate of Dublin City University and has also worked in the financial services industry. Alan is a strong believer in the i4Life commitment to knowledge transfer especially to support the community healthcare workers and medical staff in Linda.

Nixon Miyoba

Nixon Miyoba

Nixon Miyoba is a Lecturer of Clinical Nutrition at The University of Zambia and holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Kenyatta University, Kenya and a PhD student at the University of Zambia. He has worked in the Public Service in Zambia under the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and under the Ministry of Health. Nixon has authored several scientific publications and is an author of childrens nutrition books.

Maura Moran

Maura Moran

RGN. RM. RPHN. BN. MSc. LLM DTN. D. Gov

Maura is a Co-Founder and Operations Volunteer with i4Life. Dual masters qualified, registered Public Health Nurse and midwife with 25 years professional experience. Extensive teaching and training experience including international child protection and safeguarding. Doctural Candidate at the IPA, UCD.

Yana Angelova

Yana Angelova

Yana Angelova, Education and Training Pharmacist at Hibernian Healthcare, holds a first-class MPharm degree from the University of Brighton and is currently pursuing an MBA at the University of Bradford. Driven by her passion for healthcare and education, she became involved with i4Life.

Yana has been fortunate to travel to Zambia multiple times with i4Life, witnessing firsthand the transformative impact of their vital work. She has been inspired by the unwavering commitment and tireless efforts of the local teams serving these marginalised communities. It is a privilege for Yana to contribute her experience on i4Life’s board, where she strives to create lasting positive change by improving access to education and healthcare services.

Management Team Zambia

Grace Banda Mushibwe

Grace Banda – Mushibwe Country Coordinator Zambia

RN. OTN. OPHTHALMIC NURSE. EMERGENCE & CRITICAL. NGO MGT. PROJECT MGT. MSc INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION & HUMANITARIAN AID. PROFESSIONAL MSc IYCF.

Grace is the in country coordinator for i4Life in Zambia. Grace oversees the day to day running of the public health care clinic and nutrition clinic.

Sandra Fitzgerald BA HDip

Sandra Fitzgerald – Operations Manager

Sandra works in our Headford office and manages the coordination of the day-to- day operations of i4Life. Sandra has over 20 years management experience and holds a BA in English and Psychology. She recently completed a HDip in Computer Science where she graduated with First Class Honours.

Ronald Soko Admin & Hr Manager, Zambia

Ronald Soko – Admin & Hr Manager, Zambia

Wilson Kirabira

Wilson Kirabira- Nutritionist and Public Health Specialist

Wilson works on our project in Uganda alongside Adraa Agricultural College (AAC) and Offaka subcounty where we work to save lives of malnourished children in Uganda’s most chronically food insecure regions.

Wilson coordinated a team of nutritionists and social scientists from Zambia, Ireland and Uganda to develop a learner friendly nutrition curriculum. Implementing the curriculum will build capacity of several AAC students, community facilitators and communities to cope, adapt and thrive in the face of climate related crisis food insecurity and malnutrition shocks.

Volunteers

Katherine Farrell

Katherine Farrell

Katherine has volunteered with i4Life since its inception and has traveled extensively to Zambia and Uganda to volunteer in i4Life Nutrition clinic. Committed to sustainable education, Katherine is a Public Health Nurse and Midwife.

Joan Whiriskey – Volunteer Finance Team

Joan began working as an Administrator with i4Life in 2012. Joan has a background in Administration from the private sector. As an Administrator, Joan supports and assists the i4Life Team with the day to day office administration duties. Joan is a member of the i4Life financial governance committee part of her duties.

Mags Flynn – Volunteer Finance Team

Mags has worked for over twenty-five years in various accounting roles, managing client services departments. She has also worked in the Charity Sector, with responsibility for governance, management and statutory reporting to internal and external stakeholders. She is currently working with John Gavin Accountancy practice in Mullingar, providing payroll, accountancy and taxation advice to clients. Mags also provides training and support to Start your own Business courses in the Midlands.

Mags volunteers with i4Life helping with salaries and banking in Zambia and is a member of the financial governance committee.

Dr Kevin Connolly

Dr. Kevin Connolly is a retired Paediatrician. Kevin has developed Immunisation Training Programme. Member of NIAC (National Immunisation Advisory Committee Ireland) on which he chairs the Paediatric sub-committee. Kevin is a member of the Advisory Committee for Human Medicines of the Irish Medicines Board and the Irish Representative on the Paediatric Committee of the European Medicines Committee. Kevin is Medical Director of i4Life since it’s inception, and has worked in a shanty town in Zambia for short periods 2-3 times per year since 2010.

Eithna Moran – Volunteer Operations Administrator

Eithna has a Bachelor degree (BE) in Civil Engineering from NUI Galway. She has worked in both the public and private sector. Currently she is a stay at home mum. She supports i4Life on a voluntary basis with office administration.

Grace Sweeney

Grace Sweeney – Volunteer Administrator

Grace has a BA degree in Applied Social Studies and she works part-time with adults with intellectual disabilities since 2004 in Tuam, Co. Galway. She supports i4life on a voluntary basis with office administration.

Mary O’Malley

Mary O’Malley – Volunteer Creative Lead

Mary volunteers weekly in our Co.Galway office where she leads creative projects such as our Christmas Cards and Wildflower Seeds fundraising ventures. Mary is also a part of our administration group and is an invaluable part of the i4Life team.

Dr. Mary Fitzgerald – Cunningham

Dr. Mary Fitzgerald Cunningham is a Senior Medical Officer working in Galway Community Services with HSE West, Mary has 30 years’ experience in clinical practice mainly in child health, primary care and child protection. Mary has a diplomas in child health and obstetrics( RCPI and RCSI Ireland). A Masters Degree in Public health From UCD, 1991 and an advanced Diploma in Child Protection Welfare from the University of Dublin in 1996 and obtained qualifications in courses in the medical evaluation in child protection, child development assessment at Great Ormond Street Hospital (2004) and Health Protection/Management of Outbreaks (University of Bristol ,2004).

Orla McShane i4life volunteer

Orla McShane – Digital Marketing Volunteer

Orla works in the field of digital marketing having obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Limerick and an MSc in Digital Marketing from Liverpool John Moores University. She works in a Galway based  marketing agency and is vastly experienced in SEO, content creation, digital strategy, analysis & reporting.
Orla supports i4Life with their digital marketing activities, creating policy documents and talking to outgoing volunteers about her experience in Zambia in 2022.

Donn O'Lochlainn web designer

Donn O’Lochlainn – Volunteer Technical Advisor

Donn has worked in sales and marketing roles for 13+ years and more recently done freelance web design, digital marketing and campaign management work. He currently works in a software implementation company in Dublin and helps out the i4life team with their website requirements.

Donn is based in County Wicklow.

Monica Grepioni – University of Bologna – i4Life Intern

Currently attending a Master’s Degree in Intercultural Communication for Enterprises and Organizations and with previous studies in Arabic and English translation, I have always had a deep interest in promoting and facilitating a reciprocal understanding between human beings, especially children which are in need to be heard.

The internship with i4Life happened unexpectedly and it represents a great opportunity to be part of a team keen on fundamental rights of children and whose actions have the potential to, step by step, create better opportunities for the human kind.

Aileen Moore – Voluntary Corporate Fundraiser

Aileen graduated from DCU with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Global Business in 2017. Having lived and worked in Paris and Dublin, Aileen is now based in London working for Gartner as an Account Executive, supporting a number of organisations globally including some from the Charity Sector.