Our People – North Dublin Home Care

North Dublin Home Care is a non-for-profit organisation established in in the 1970’s, with a team of over 200 dedicated Home Care Workers, supervisors, office based schedulers and support team members, a small management team and a voluntary Board of Directors.

Find out more about our Board, CEO and team below.

Michael Dowling - North Dublin Home Care

Michael Dowling

Chairperson / Director

Michael has worked in the Financial Services industry since 1982 and has extensive expertise within all areas of the financial sector.

As a Qualified Financial Advisor and Personal Insolvency Practitioner, Michael has a proven and successful track record in business development and achieving targets in both personal and commercial financial planning.

Therefore, bringing essential knowledge and experience to North Dublin Home Care.

Brian Coghlan - North Dublin Home Care

Brian Coghlan

Secretary / Director

Brian is an experienced independent Financial Services Professional with over 30 years experience in the financial and pensions management sector.

As a qualified Financial Advisor and a B.A in Law, Brian is always at hand to offer advice and support in his role of Secretary and Director.

Brian managed the pension contracts for North Dublin Home Care for several years which gave him inside knowledge and experience of daily operations.

Louis Moore


Louis Moore is an experienced and dynamic senior level manager in the Logistics & Supply Chain Industry. He has a proven track record for delivering increased efficiency, profitability and driving down operating costs.

Louis specialises in management, contract negotiations and organisational change. As a voluntary Director of North Dublin Home Care Louis brings extensive experience, mentoring and knowledge in the changing demands of business.

Deirdre Giblin


Deirdre Giblin is Director of Development & External Engagement at the National College of Ireland (NCI) where she leads NCI’s external engagement activities and represents NCI in interactions on key projects with a diverse range of stakeholders. She is also working on the development of a second campus for NCI.

With an all-encompassing background in management consultancy, human resources and the development and maintenance of external relationship building, Deirdre is no doubt an asset to North Dublin Home Care in the support of the achievement of its mission.

Christine McRory


Christine McRory is currently the Learning and Development Manager at KPMG Ireland. Prior to this Christine spent over 20 years working at Xerox where she held management positions in Global Learning Strategy, Geographic Training, Employee Development etc.

With experience in learning and development, design and execution of innovation learning strategies, Christine’s experience in her role as director, is no doubt an asset to North Dublin Home Care.

Debbie Rooney - North Dublin Home Care

Debbie Rooney


Debbie has been working in North Dublin Home Care since 2011 and involved in the area of direct provision of care and support since 1998. With a wealth of experience and academic learning ranging from QQI Level 6 to QQI Level 9 Debbie makes a suitable candidate for CEO. She is driven by best practice principles and the provision of quality care to our Service Users.

Debbie has always been a privileged to work with extraordinary people, their families, communities, health care and medical professionals, in Ireland and overseas.

Debbie O'Shea - North Dublin Home Care

Debbie O’Shea

Quality Lead/ Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Officer 

Debbie was first employed by North Dublin Home Care as a Supervisory Assistant in 2014. From a front-line perspective Debbie has a wealth of experience in the provision of care and support, making Debbie a suitable candidate for the role of Quality Lead/ Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Officer.

Debbie has the skillsets required to establish the relationship between community care and the importance of safety, health and welfare at work. Her academic background, particularly regarding her level 7 QQI qualifications and her Manual and Patient Moving and Handling Instructors qualification, ensures best practice and that all voice’s, both Service User and Home Care Worker are heard and documented. This can be particularly seen throughout the companies person-centred care planning.

​Debbie enjoys the unique experiences that come with working with people on an every day basis; and that every day brings new learning.

Louise Gjerde -NDHC

Louise Gjerde

Payroll / Accounts Manager

Louise joined North Dublin Home Care in October 2019. As a qualified Accounting Technician and experience in working in the public and charities sector, Louise makes a excellent candidate for the role of Payroll / Accounts Manager. She also spent some time working as a Home Care Worker which gives Louise a greater understanding of the care industry.

Louise enjoys the diversities within her role and the friendly atmosphere within the company.

Michelle Hewitt

Assistant to the CEO

​Michelle joined the company in 2000 as an administrator. With enhanced skills in payroll, accounts, supervision and HR Michelle was promoted to assistant to the CEO in 2013. With extensive training and knowledge in payroll/accounts, IT skills, office procedures and managing people, Michelle has been known to engage in most roles in the company.

Michelle loves working with the office team and the Home Care Workers, that every day is different, bringing with them different challenges; and that the office is always busy which suits her fine.

Julieann O’Shea

Operations Support Officer

Julieann recently began working with us in February 2023, working full time as an Operations Support Officer. Julieann has experience as a Support Worker and a Team leader, in nursing homes. This will give her an understanding of the community support needs. She also has a background in Bookkeeping which will stand to her when assisting payroll. Julieann is hardworking, and excited about getting stuck in to her new role.

Sinead Collins

Customer Service & Service Demands Executive

Sinead started working at North Dublin Home Care as a Receptionist/Systems Administrator in 2020. With an eye for detail and an overwhelming feeling of doing the right thing, Sinead was promoted to Customer Service & Service Demands Executive in 2021. Sinead takes every step necessary to ensure that every visitor, Service User, employee etc. is treated in line with company values and beliefs.

Sinead loves how diverse and busy her role is and enjoys working alongside the team here at North Dublin Home Care.

Shauna Carroll - North Dublin Home Care

Shauna Carrol

Administration, Technical Support & Project Management 

​Shauna has been working at North Dublin Home Care since 2018. As an administrator Shauna manages all service administrative activities, ensuring the distribution of high quality documentation and smooth operational IT systems. Her ability to show persistence when problem solving and multi task while working under pressure has been recognised as an integral part of service delivery, making Shauna a suitable candidate for the role of administrator.

Shauna loves how versatile her role is, that each day consists of different tasks to be completed; which means she is never in the one spot for too long.

Nikita Larkin

Consortium Referral Coordinator / Admin

​Nikita is employed by North Dublin Home Care as a Consortium Referral Coordinator & Administrator for the Dublin Home Care Partners consortium. With previous experience in working in two other care organisations Nikita began working in this role in 2016.

Nikita, on behalf of the consortium, is the single point of contact between the HSE and the six consortium member companies. She manages all referrals from the HSE to the consortium, distributing them according to the members assigned trading areas.

Nikita loves working with all the team at North Dublin Home Care.

Lisa Murphy

Service Manager / Quality Assurance

Lisa recently joined the team at North Dublin Home Care. With an extensive background in the provision of care Lisa was appointed Service Manager/ Quality Assurance. Her experience ranges from the direct provision of care and support, to managing both residential and community based care services.

Lisa enjoys learning everyday and never knowing where that learning is going to come from.

Valeria Tomescu

Scheduler / Care Coordinator

​Valeria joined the North Dublin Home Care team as a Systems Administrator in 2016. With a lifetime of experience working directly with people, extensive computer experience and qualifications in law and mediation, Valeria makes a suitable candidate for the role of Systems Administrator. Valeria prides herself on professionalism, believing that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect regardless of the reason for engagement.

​Valeria loves linking in with people both colleagues and Service Users, that she values the importance of her role; and that there should never be a reason for a Service User going without a call. Valeria believes that there is no challenge or situation that cannot be fixed by our big family at North Dublin Home Care.

Lauren Doyle 

Scheduler / Care Coordinator

Lauren joined us in September 2022 working part-time as a Scheduler/Care Coordinator alongside Val in evenings/weekends. Lauren has experience working as a Home Support Worker, this will give her an understanding of our service users and the community here at North Dublin Home Care

Andressa Simoes 

HR Officer

Andressa has a degree and MBA in business studies and a working background in finance in the real estate market. However, she is no stranger to community care. She began her journey as a Home Support Worker in 2019 and combined her business and care background when she joined NDHC as a Scheduler in 2022.

Andressa recently took on her new role as HR Officer; with her business background and understanding of North Dublin Home Care, we feel this will be a great fit. Andressa prides herself as a hard worker, who loves new challenges, and enjoys any opportunity to learn from others.

Karen Byrne

Lead Scheduler / Care Coordinator

Karen started with us in November 2022, with over 8 years’ experience in Health & Social Care, we are delighted Karen joined our team. Karen has experience working in the community as a Home Support Worker, rapid responder and scheduler. Karen was promoted to lead scheduler in 2023.

Karen enjoys volunteering working with Inner City Helping Homeless and Irish Cancer Society.

Leanne Curley 

Scheduler / Care Coordinator

Leanne joined our team in January 2023. Leanne has plenty of experience from working as a Medical Administrator in Nursing Homes. She also has worked as a Health Care Assistant since 2015, a wealth of knowledge that helps Leanne understand what is needed when working in the community for North Dublin Home Care. Leanne is looking forward to working in this new role. Leanne enjoys reading and breaks away.

Casey Gannon  

Scheduler / Care Coordinator

We are glad to announce that Casey Gannon is back at North Dublin Home Care. Casey is a dedicated Care Coordinator / Scheduler at North Dublin Home Care with a proven track record in reception and frontline office management. With a Level 5 qualification in Business Administration and Customer Service, Casey brings a blend of administrative expertise and exceptional customer interaction skills to ensure seamless scheduling and optimal client satisfaction. Known for their meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational abilities, Casey supports making sure the company runs well, fostering a supportive and person-centred environment.

Caroline McCann

Service User Care Manager

Caroline joined North Dublin Home Care as a Home Care Worker in September 2017. Her dedication to care was soon recognized and she became a home care worker mentor in November 2019. She has recently been appointed community supervisor in July 2020. Her many years of service with North Dublin Home Care, passion for her role and work ethic have allowed her to fit perfectly into this role.

 Lara Beveridge

Community Supervisor

​Lara originally joined NDHC as a Home Support Worker in 2018. Soon afterwards Lara was promoted to Acting Supervisory Care Assistant and subsequently to Community Supervisor in 2021. Her commitment to the organisation and experience in the provision of care and support in the community makes Lara an ideal candidate for the role of Community Supervisor.

Lara welcomes the opportunity of more responsibility and is always available to lend a helping hand to anyone who needs it, whether that be in the office or community. As a big team player Lara fits in well with her NDHC work family.

Oonagh Brennan 

Community Supervisor

​Oonagh joined North Dublin Home Care as a Home Support Worker in 2005. In 2021, with so much industry knowledge, Oonagh decided that it was time to cascade this knowledge to others, so joined the community management team as a Community Supervisor.

Oonagh loves meeting new people and states that due to the length of time spent in the company some Service User’s and Home Support Workers often feel like family.

Alison Stevens 

Community Supervisor

​Alison currently holds the position of a Community Supervisor here at North Dublin Home Care. Her journey in the care sector began in 2006 where she originally worked as a Health Support Worker.

Alison is passionate about helping people live independently in their own home and loves meeting new people and making sure they are supported in the community.

Karen Radford 

Supervisory Care Assistant

Karen worked for North Dublin Home Care previously and returned in October 2021. Karen enjoys getting to know all the service users and home support workers within the community. Karen is a friendly face supporting the supervisors, she is hard-working and enjoys her new role as Supervisory Care Assistant.

Andreja Pupic

Acting Supervisor

Andreja began working with us in November 2022. Andreja has come from a caring background working as a Home Support Worker since 2018. Andreja loves working in the community. Her motto is “Helping the Service User to remain as independent as possible”, we are all about this, and are delighted to have Andreja as part of the team.

Barbara Melia

Rapid Responder

​With a wealth of personal care and support experience Barbara began her profession in a paid caring capacity in 2015. In 2020, Barbara joined the NDHC family as a Home Support Worker and was soon afterwards promoted to Supervisory Care Assistant. This promotion was followed by an additional promotion in 2022 to that of a Community Supervisor.  In 2023 Barbara moved into our Rapid Responder Team. Barbara has obtained multiple skillsets and experiences along the way and uses these to ensure the delivery of high-quality care, building her professional repour with both Service Users and colleagues as she goes.

Barbara enjoys meeting new people and lending a supportive hand wherever needed.

Home Care Workers / Mentors

Carmen Petrariu Mentoring Home Support Workers since 2017

Anita O'Driscoll - NDHC

Anita O’Driscoll Mentoring Home Support Workers since 2017

Mark Donnelly - NDHC

Bolorchimeg Gundjalam Mentoring Home Support Workers since 2017

Mark Donnelly - NDHC

Margaret Gannon Mentoring Home Support Workers since 2019

Mark Donnelly - NDHC

Peter Roche Mentoring Home Support Workers since 2020