The Marie Keating Foundation, one of Ireland’s leading cancer charities, has appointed a new Director of Nursing Services and a new Senior Communications Manager as it develops its Management Team at the Foundation.
Dr Carla O’ Neill has joined the Foundation as Director of Nursing Services. Carla is a Registered General Nurse with clinical experience in surgical, medical and critical care settings. Previously, Carla has experience in nurse education in third level institutions, most recently as a Lecturer in Nursing at the School of Nursing & Human Sciences in Dublin City University. Carla has extensive experience of conducting research on the impact of cancer on individuals and their families through her PhD and current projects. Carla was appointed Director of Nursing Services with the Marie Keating Foundation in June 2017. Dr Carla O’ Neill, Director of Nursing Services, says “I am very excited about this position, as I believe there is enormous potential in targeting the next generation in relation to cancer awareness and prevention, and to continuing the process of demystifying the disease. I believe that creating an open dialogue in how best to support families affected by the illness is a key component of this process, particularly in targeting vulnerable groups in the community who experience poorer health status and health outcomes. I am excited about further developing this important work with my colleagues in the Marie Keating Foundation.”
Edel Mc Cabe was appointed Senior Communications Manager in May 2017. Edel has worked in communications & P.R. arena for over thirteen years, for commercial businesses and not-for-profits. Before joining the Marie Keating Foundation, Edel worked as the Senior Communications Manager in the Arthritis Ireland team. On working with the Marie Keating Foundation Edel Mc Cabe, Senior Communications Manager, says “One of our goals is to use health communication to help reduce cancer risks, incidence, and mortality. At the Foundation, we are working every day to communicate effectively with the Irish public about cancer prevention and cancer detection so that we can all lead healthier, happier lives and we are so thankful for the ongoing support we receive from the general public and our corporate partners which allows us to do this.”
For more information on the Marie Keating Foundation team please see http://www.mariekeating.ie//theteam.