Our board of management
Peter McKevitt- Chairperson
Michael O’ Mhurchu – Treasurer
Nicholas McShane – Director
Emma McCaffrey – Director
Nicki Jordan –Manager
I have had the privilege of managing Turas since January 2018. After completing a business degree I undertook a Masters in Ethnic and Racial Studies which steered me towards the not-for-profit sector. For the last 16 years I have since managed projects across homelessness, addiction and bereavement. I am passionate about influencing social change and empowering people to have the confidence to advocate for their own rights. My areas of particular interested include outdoor therapy and systems thinking in relation to organisations.
When not at work I love sea swimming, organic gardening and socialising!
Alan Duff – Clinical Manager
Outside work I like to cycle, cook, and walk. Since COVID I have become an avid lover of all things DIY.
Frank Fitzpatrick – Project Worker
Lee O’Neill – Project Worker
Deirdre Murphy – Counsellor
Caroline Macken – Counsellor
Caroline has a background in community development working in the sector for 15 years and holds an MA in Community Development. She is also an IAHIP accredited integrative and humanistic counsellor and has a BA in Politics and Sociology. She is trained in the 5-Step Model of Family Support for working with family members. She has also completed training in Family Constellations. Caroline also has completed the Anam Cara apprenticeship in supporting people at end of life or experiencing spiritual crisis.
Cian McCooey – Reception/Admin
I work in reception and administration at Turas. I handle calls and enquiries from individuals on a daily basis, as well as working with referrals of new clients.
Ciaran Warnock – Reception/Admin
II work in reception & administration in Turas and as part of the team I would be one of the first points of call for many clients who wish to engage with Turas explaining which supports and programmes are available to them. I have an honours degree in Business Management & Administration from DKIT and since joining Turas I have completed a course in Mental Health Awareness & addiction with the Open College obtaining a QQI certificate. I enjoy spectator sports, especially soccer.
Patricia Kelly – CAD Nurse practitioner
Patricia has a background in general and mental health nursing and in addition holds a diploma in counselling, addiction studies and science. In 2011 she established what is now known as the successful Community Alcohol Detox programme in Turas and is currently the Nurse Manager. Prior to working in Turas she worked as a nurse supporting the medical needs of homeless people.
Maureen Zeltner – Administrator
I joined Turas in 2006, and am privileged to be part of it’s growth and expansion down through the years. As an administrator in the office, I am responsible for the accounts and the general administrative operations of the organisation. My role is very rewarding and fulfilling and I’m just as likely to be found front of house as I am to be taking minutes at a board meeting. My back ground is in catering however I changed course and qualified in GMP way back in 2000. Every day I am amazed at the resilience of the human spirit and it reinforces in me the importance of our organisation within the community. At home when I’m not gardening I love reading, cycling, camping, and recently a bit of crochet too. Now if only I could swim…..
Tiina Univer – Finance