Team Hope Board & Staff

Steven SingletonSteven Singleton is the chair of the TEAM HOPE Board. When Steven and his family lived in Thurles he was the local co-ordinator for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Now living in Dublin, he is a lecturer in a Dublin third level theological college.


Peter HeaneyPeter Heaney lives in Dublin and works for an Irish Based International Development Organisation with previous experience working overseas for both a faith based charity and a government agency.


Kate HoganKate Hogan is a primary school teacher based in Dublin. Kate is a local rep for the north Dublin shoebox checking centre and has also been on distribution teams.


Stuart KennyStuart Kenny is a marketing, PR and advertising consultant, with many years of experience in the charity sector here in Ireland in both a voluntary and professional capacity.


Mike O ConnellMike O’ Connell lives in Limerick and recently retired as Vice President of Limerick Institute of Technology. He is a Chartered Accountant and higher education consultant.


Jennifer ThompsonJennifer Thompson lives in Dublin, where she works as an Advocacy Officer for Concern. It’s a role that sees her travelling to many parts of the world representing Concern. She has also worked in overseas development projects, living in both South America and Cambodia.


Audrey WilsonAudrey Wilson lives in Co. Monaghan, having worked in the community and voluntary sector for 10 years. She is particularly passionate about volunteering and social inclusion issues. Audrey currently works with YWCA Ireland as General Secretary.


Niall BarryNiall Barry is the Executive Director of TEAM HOPE. He has 25 years experience in international development work. Starting to work alongside the Zulu people of South Africa in 1989, he has since gained a wide experience of development work in Africa, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Carol HennesseyCarol Hennessey is the National Manager of the TEAM HOPE Christmas Shoebox Appeal, who has worked in similar projects for 15 years. Carol has a particular concern for the people of Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union.


Stephen ConwayStephen Conway as International Projects Co-ordinator Stephen has considerable experience in leading international teams to destinations as far apart as Moldova, Nepal and Burundi. Since 2008, he has been co-ordinating all our relief and development projects in many parts of the world.


Rachel BrowneRachel Browne is our Schools Co-ordinator, who joined us in early 2015 from a charity, where she co-ordinated programmes for primary schools in an outdoor pursuits centre. Rachel is responsible for all Team Hope’s contact with pre-schools up to third level colleges for all of our programmes.


Theresa WoodTheresa Wood is our Executive Administrator providing invaluable support to all our programmes. She has joined us from a background in both the legal and medical legal world, and actually enjoys administration!


Alan McElweeAlan McElwee is our new Business Development Manager. With over 20 years experience in the business world and also in the voluntary sector, Alan is looking forward to helping grow Team Hope’s impact for children and their families in Eastern Europe and Africa.