Deborah Hall

Chairperson / CEO 

Deborah is currently stay-at home mum of three young children living in Celbridge. Debbie was raised in Dublin 15, but moved to Celbridge in 2007.

Debbie has a chemistry degree from IT Carlow and has worked in Compliance within the Pharmaceutical Industry for over 15years.


In August 2019, she lost a very close friend to breast cancer, who had just started her cancer treatment after giving birth to her first child. After speaking to her friend's partner and family, she came to realise the lack of services available to a parent of young children, who have been diagnosed with cancer. Debbie vowed to try and bring about a no-cost relief care-giving service to parents diagnosed with cancer, to help reduce the financial burden and added stress of finding child care arrangements for their children, while they are  attending their cancer treatments.


Fiachra Kirwan
Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer 

Fiachra is a chartered accountant with over 20 years’ experience. He has held several senior financial roles in industry both with domestic and international companies primarily founded or run by Irish entrepreneurs.

He has board experience having served on a number of boards throughout his career.  He also does volunteer work both as a kids coach and as a treasurer for his local soccer club.  


Donna Phelan

Company Secatary / Designated Liaison Person

Donna is a full-time mum of 3 girls and lives in Maynooth Co Kildare.  She has an extensive background in Retail Management.

Donna has completed both level 5 and 6 Special Needs Assistant Courses and is in NUIM studying Disability Studies.

Donna was involved in running the local toddler group in Maynooth in 2018 for 1 year and sat on the Board of her local planning alliance group. Donna is a co-founder of this charity. 


Hazel Ryan
Chief Governance and Risk Officer/DPO 

Hazel is a wife and mother of 3 children (and a cat!!) who moved to Maynooth in 2017.

Hazel currently works full time as Governance and Risk Change Manager with Bank of Ireland. She has over 15 years experience in banking, specialising in policy and procedure implementation, product lifecycle, corporate culture and risk management.

Hazel is a UCD graduate and is a qualified financial advisor and holds a Licence of Banking QFA qualification, as well as a level 8 certificate in Conduct Risk, Culture and Operational Risk Management. Hazel is also a certified Data Protection Officer holding a level 9 certification in that field. 

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