Our Structure

 How we are Governed

Member Organisations:  We have 60 member organisations 
General Assembly:  Each member organisation is represented by 2 people from their organisation at the National Federation General Assembly which meets on a quarterly basis 
Areas Federation Committees:  There are 5 Area Federation Committees:

  • Dublin North-East Area Federation Committee;
  • Dublin Mid-Leinster Area Federation Committee;
  • Southern Area Federation Committee;
  • South-Eastern Area Federation Committee; and
  • Western Area Federation Committee.

Each Area Federation Committee is made up of representatives from member organisations in the area/region where they provide services.    

Board of Directors:  In accordance with the Memorandum & Articles of Association, the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies arranges for the election of its Board of Directors as follows:

Each Area Federation Committee has the power to elect two directors to the Board and which currently are as follows:

  • Dublin Mid Leinster: Christy Lynch (KARE) & Brendan Broderick (Muiriosa)
  • Dublin North East: Pat Reen (Prosper Fingal) & Denis Cronin (Daughters of Charity Services)
  • Southern Area: Sean Abbott (COPE Foundation) & Marie Linehan (KPFA)
  • South East Area: Vincent O'Flynn (Carriglea) & Fiona O'Neill (WIDA)
  • Western Area: Bernard O’Regan (Western Care) & Johanna Cooney (Brothers of Charity) & Breda Crehan-Roche, Ability West. 

The above Directors have the power to nominate up to 5 co-options, however, one must come from each of the following geographical areas: Dublin North East; Dublin Mid Leinster and Western Region.

The current co-options are Mr. Bernard O’Regan, Western Care, Ms. Claire Dempsey, St John of God; Ms Anna Shakespeare St. Michael's House and Ms Gere O'Byrne, Family Representative. 

The Board elects a Chairperson every two years.  The current Chairperson of the National Federation is Bernard O'Regan, Western Care. The Board is responsible for the governance of the National Federation in accordance with its Articles of Association and directs the National Federation's work programme.  In terms of the financial management of the National Federation the Board has in place a Finance Sub-Committee to oversee this task. 

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