Interim Chief Executive Officer
Charlene has a wealth of experience in the field of parenting and family support. Having a third level qualification in community work Charlene has worked in the voluntary sector her entire working career. She has worked in a number of organisations delivering high quality services which aim to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families.
In Parenting NI Charlene worked as the Director of the Parents Helpline for almost 7 years before being appointed as the Director of Parenting Education, during this time she has managed diverse teams of staff and volunteers all working together towards a mission; to support families.
Meet the Directors
Muriel previously worked as Manager for Sure Start and High Need Family Support. She has extensive knowledge of families who are within the threshold of child protection and also receive services at Hardiker Level 2, 3 and 4.
Muriel’s background is in Early Years, training, counselling and operations management, all within the education, statutory and community & voluntary sector.
Director for Training and Development
Maria is responsible for business development which includes corporate employee wellbeing, fundraising and communication within Parenting NI. She is also responsible for overseeing the parental engagement project which aims to support the work of the Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership. She has over 8 years experience working for Parenting NI and a further 12 years working with young people, parents, adult returners and the unemployed to support their training, education and development needs.
Director for Finance and Operations
Hilary is a qualified chartered accountant with 17 years experience in the voluntary sector.
Hilary is responsible for the financial management, systems and processes within Parenting NI, ensuring that standards of best practice are maintained at all times.
|Gillian Allen||Helpline Supervisor|
|Lynne Brannigan||Helpline Worker|
|Teresa Campton||Finance Administrator|
|Emma Donnan||Counsellor – Belfast and South Eastern Trust|
|Ann Marie Drain||Counsellor – Southern Trust|
|Maria Graham||Counsellor – Western Trust|
|Siobhan Green||Helpline Worker|
|Lynn Heatley||Parental Engagement Coordinator|
|Maria Herron||Families Together Coordinator Strabane|
|Emma Lyttle||Communications Officer|
|Kathy Martin||Helpline Worker|
|Angie McCabe||Programme Development Officer|
|Eileen McCann||Helpline Worker|
|Lucy McCusker||Business Development Coordinator|
|Shirley Millar||Education Manager|
|Lorna Murphy||Project Support Officer|
|Marie Penney||Counselling Supervisor|
|Kate Preston||Helpline Worker|
|Jill Proctor||Helpline Worker|
|Jessica Sayers||Education and Participation Officer|
|Julie Schiess||Helpline Worker|
|Lauren Walls||Education and Participation Officer|