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 leads on Parenting NI’s business development which includes corporate employee wellbeing, practitioner training, accredited training, parent course, fundraising, marketing 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 12 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.
Head of 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.
|Kelly Barbour||Parenting Education Coordinator|
|Judith Bracken||Project Administrator|
|Teresa Campton||Finance Administrator|
|Noreen Coates||Parenting Support Officer|
|Chris Eisenstadt||Policy and Research Officer|
|Tracey Gillespie||Parenting Support Officer|
|Tanya Hamilton||Parenting Support Officer (SHSCT)|
|Elaine Hanna||Parental Participation Officer|
|Maria Herron||Families Together Coordinator Strabane & Antrim|
|Kathy Jan||Parenting Support Officer|
|Paul Kelly||Dads Project Key Worker|
|Jane Lavery||Parenting Support Officer (SHCST)|
|Emma Lyttle||Marketing and Communications Officer|
|Lynsey Martin||Parenting Support Officer (SHSCT)|
|Clare McGillion||Families Together Key Worker, Strabane|
|Michelle McGlade-Buick||Parental Participation Officer|
|Sharon McWhirter||Office Manager|
|Shirley Millar||Education Manager|
|Cahir Murray||Dads Project Coordinator|
|Sinéad Tumelty||Families Together Key Worker Antrim|
|Lauren Walls||Education and Participation Officer|