Our Staff

Our Staff

Led by CEO Tina Roche, our staff are experts in fund development, donor care and social issues. They work closely with our donors and grant recipients all across Ireland.

Tina Roche MBA – Chief Executive
Tina Roche MBA – Chief Executive

Tina founded The Community Foundation for Ireland in 2000 along with sister organisation Business in the Community Ireland. Tina has an MBA from IMI/Fordham and has many years business experience having worked in various roles as Financial Controller, Company Secretary and Head of Development. Her main interests are in philanthropy, human rights, education, community activism, corporate social responsibility and sustainability. Tina has been recognised for her work ranging from winning Tatler’s Public Life Award, shortlisted for the Women Mean Business awards to being named in the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behaviour by Trust Across America™.

Jackie Harrison- Head of Development
Jackie Harrison- Head of Development

Prior to joining us in 2010, Jackie was Chief Executive of Philanthropy Ireland and previously held a number of senior roles in the Irish Business and Employers Confederation. A former Director of Inter Trade Ireland, the Digital Hub and Young Social Innovators, in 2001 she was nominated as Chevalier in the French Ordre National de Mérite. In 2014, she was awarded an M. Litt by Trinity College for her research in relation to female philanthropists and also written several reports including “A Guide to Family and Personal Giving” and “How Entrepreneurs View Philanthropy in Ireland”. Her passions are philanthropy, donor care and growing the resources of the Foundation to enable it to meet its mission.

Niall O’Sullivan – Fund Development Adviser
Niall O’Sullivan – Fund Development Adviser

Niall has been in the fundraising and philanthropy space for almost 20 years. In that time he has worked for Oxfam, consultancies and Trinity College. He previously worked with us from 2006 to 2012 and returned to The Community Foundation for Ireland in 2016. He is passionate about the potential to grow philanthropy in Ireland – especially among families and individuals. The O’Sullivan family has a small fund with us which mostly supports environmental issues.

Helen Beatty - Senior Grants and Donor Services Executive
Helen Beatty - Senior Grants and Donor Services Executive

Helen joined the organisation in 2007. She has a Masters Degree in Equality Studies from UCD. Helen is particularly interested in social justice issues, early childhood development, and the advancement of philanthropy in Ireland. Helen works with some of our most strategic Donor Advised Funds to help them channel their giving effectively.

Adele McNamara - Grants and Donor Services Executive
Adele McNamara - Grants and Donor Services Executive

Adele manages a portfolio of individual, family and corporate funds and supports her donors to strategically develop their giving. She is passionate about social justice, equality and community development. Adele came to us from our sister organisation Business in the Community Ireland where she worked in social support and advocacy. Adele holds a BA Degree in History and Classics and a First Class BA Honors Degree in Psychology.  Adele has managed The Older Persons’ Fund since its inception with Atlantic Philanthropies and is particularly interested in advocating for justice and equality for Older Persons.

David Bockmann- Grants and Donor Services Executive
David Bockmann- Grants and Donor Services Executive

David manages a portfolio of individual, family and corporate funds at The Community Foundation for Ireland, assisting donors in effective and impactful grant making in Ireland and abroad. David joined us in the summer of 2014, bringing with him an Honours B.Sc. in (Mgmt.) Management & Marketing and a background in Customer Service Management, Procurement and Charity Software Licensing. After a start in IT and CRM project management, David joined the Grants and Donor Services Team to pursue his interests in supporting philanthropy and charitable giving, in particular in the areas of homelessness and refugee & migrant issues.

Sara Stokes – Grants and Donor Services Executive
Sara Stokes – Grants and Donor Services Executive

Sara is an experienced researcher with degrees in Sociology and Arts Policy, and a PhD in Gender and Equality Studies and has worked in the area of grant making and policy analysis for almost a decade across a wide range of public agencies. She joined the Grants and Donor Services team at The Community Foundation for Ireland in 2015, a role that affords her the opportunity to pursue her interest in equality and community development while ensuring that our donors are nurtured and supported in their philanthropic endeavours.

Hazel Hill – Marketing Executive/ Youth Programme Leader
Hazel Hill – Marketing Executive/ Youth Programme Leader

Hazel joined the team in 2014. She has a first class Honors Degree in Contemporary Culture and Society from DCU, a Post-graduate diploma in Applied Research Skills from Ulster University and is currently pursuing a Post-graduate diploma in Digital Marketing from the Digital Marketing Institute. Hazel holds two roles within the organisation. She manages the Youth Fund including the YPP programme and also deals with the digital and day to day marketing activities. She is particularly interested in youth issues, especially looking at solutions to youth unemployment and meaningful representation and increasing the awareness of philanthropy in Ireland through digital platforms.

We share our wonderful services team with our sister company Business in the Community Ireland.

They Include;

  • Eileen Curran, Reception and Health and Safety
  • Moira Horgan, Head of Marketing
  • Qaasim H Abdul, Head of Finance and ICT
  • Tom Wallace, Management Accountant
  •  Steven O'Connell, HR Executive
  • Larry Moylan, Project Manager