Governance and Management


What is Sunbeam House Services?


Sunbeam House Services CLG (SHS) is a voluntary organisation, registered as a charity with the Revenue Commissioners, and providing a wide range of services to adults with intellectual disabilities. Sunbeam House Services is registered in Dublin, Registered Number 76504, at the office address of SHS, Southern Cross House, Southern Cross Ind. Estate, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Sunbeam House Services is constituted as a company limited by guarantee, and is also a registered housing association. Referrals are made by the Health Service Executive. SHS is funded by the Health Service Executive, the Department of Education & Skills and voluntary donations.

Now, let’s look a little deeper…..

Meet our Board of Directors


  • John Downey (Chairperson)

    Senior Business Consultant and Investor with over 25 years’ experience in managing and developing SME's across the Health Care, IT and Hospitality Sectors. I have three children and I have been involved in coaching at Kilmacud Crokes with the hurlers and footballers over the years. I have volunteered in The Coombe Hospital and the Oesophageal Cancer Fund.
  • Bernie Ivers

    Bernie has over 30 years experience in Finance & Management in the automotive & hospitality industry now devoting most of her time caring for her son. She holds one other directorship of a charitable organisation, is currently the chairperson & a trustee of the local development group in Avoca involving tidy towns, community development & infrastructure.
  • Martin Wolohan

    Martin is Head of Engineering & Environment Health & Safety at Servier Ireland Industry, International Manufacturer of Pharmaceutical Products. He has 25 years experience in large scale international Project management and budget control. He is also Chair of Sunbeam's Nominations committee.
  • David Clarke

    David was educated at Gonzaga College SJ and UCD, qualifying as a solicitor and becoming a partner in McCann FitzGerald heading up the firm’s litigation department. More recently his work concentrated on planning dispute strategy, professional obligations and indemnity insurance. Following his retirement as a partner, he became a consultant to the firm and also works with voluntary organisations.
  • Paul Murphy

    Paul is a seasoned Company Director with 18 years’ experience in the property sector. He is a qualified Valuer with an entrepreneurial background. Paul has owned or been involved with various companies over his career. He has a track record in managing and selling diverse property portfolios, has a keen interest in the market and economy and is committed to ethical practices.
  • Miles Williams

    Miles works as the Group Risk Accountant for Irish Continental Group, providing internal audit and assurance services for the Group. With five years of experience in internal and external audit and risk management, he is passionate about finance and good governance. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant at PwC South Africa, he moved to Ireland in 2020 to increase the breadth of his skills and talents. The scope of his audit experience is in consumer products, transport and charities.
  • Teresa McNally
    Teresa McNally RGN, BSc, MSc, FFNMRCSI

    Teresa McNally is a registered nurse with over 20 years’ experience in the health and social care sector. She is currently is a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Advisory Group on Integrating the Health and Care Workforce and is Chairperson of the Disability and Community Care Sub Committee with Home and Community Care Ireland (HCCI). Teresa holds an MSc in Healthcare Ethics and Law and has a passion for equality, human rights, governance and strategic leadership and development.
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    Niall Glynn

    Details to follow.
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    Paul Brennan

    Details to follow.
  • David Butler

    David is a Company Secretary and retired Finance Executive with 20 years experience in the charity sector. Originally qualifying with a Masters in Engineering (UCD), he changed career, becoming a Chartered Accountant. David has over 40 years’ experience in a variety of senior managerial and finance roles. He was the Secretary and Finance Director of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Schedule of Board Meetings 2022/23

  • 8th September 2022
  • 27th October 2022
  • 17th November 2022
  • 8th December 2022
  • 26th January 2023
  • 2nd March 2023
  • 20th April 2023
  • 25th May 2023
  • 6th July 2023
  • 7th September 2023
  • 26th October 2023
  • 16th November 2023
  • 7th December 2023
  • Meet our Senior Management Team


    • Fran Murphy
      CEO

      Fran comes to us with a professional background in supporting people of all ages, with learning disabilities, acquired brain injuries, autism and significant complex needs.Her original experience is from Nursing also includes rehabilitation; person centred operations, clinical leadership and quality assurance, decongregation, self directed and supported living. Along with a proven track record of strategic leadership and innovation. Fran has worked across many counties in Ireland and abroad and has collaborated with families to establish successful family support services. Fran tells us she agrees entirely with Confucious who says Choose a job you love…… In her spare time she is growing her own football team of grandchildren with a solid 5-a-side to date!
    • Paul Holmes
      FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

      Paul joined Sunbeam house services in February 2023 as our Financial Controller leading the Finance team . Paul is a qualified Certified Public Account (CPA) who brings his wealth of knowledge from his senior leadership roles within other Section 38 and Section 39 organisations. Paul has also worked in the private sector having worked in Financial Services, Fintech, and Community Pharmacy.
    • Kate Hopkins
      SENIOR SERVICES MANAGER

      Kate previously worked in Mental Health Services in the UK and Ireland. Kate has responsibility for a mix of Day Service, Residential and Respite Service locations. Kate is a strong believer in empowering clients to make full use of their abilities and to live happy and fulfilled lives. She is also passionate about the provision of high-quality services underpinned by strong staff teams containing a diverse mix of skills and qualifications.
    • Stephen Kearns
      SENIOR SERVICES MANAGER

      Stephen has extensive experience as both a frontline Community Support Worker (CSW) and then as a Client Services Manager (CSM) providing him with a firm knowledge of both strategic and day-to-day workings of SHS. Stephen is a firm believer in prioritising clients and is passionate about providing them with the necessary tools to live an independent life to the best of their ability in a safe, happy and healthy environment.
    • Leona Doyle
      SENIOR SERVICES MANAGER

      Leona has extensive experience within the disability sector and proudly strives to ensure that all clients are empowered to live their lives to their full potential with dignity, equity and respect. Leona is the organisational representative for a number of external committees and working groups, such as the HSE New Directions Working Group and the HSE Central Respite Referrals Committee.
    • Marc Cantwell
      SENIOR HR MANAGER

      Mark has over 25 years of experience in HR Operations, Employee Relations HR Project Management and Organisation Capability Management. In addition, he has experience in Environmental Health and Safety Management and Auditing. He is strongly interested in teamwork development and leadership development in all elements of an organisation and is an advocate for wellbeing at work.
    • Denise Commons
      SENIOR QUALITY, COMPLIANCE AND TRAINING MANAGER (ACTING)

      Denise specialises in quality improvement systems and processes in accordance with national legislation and best practice. Denise believes the focus for her and her team is to continually develop, innovate and improve services to ensure our clients are safe and provided with the best possible care, while also ensuring compliance with governing legislation is met consistently and to a high standard.
    • Isabelle Napoleao
      SENIOR MANAGER

      Isabelle is a Registered Nurse Intellectual Disability (RNID) with senior management experience, having worked in both clinical healthcare and community settings. Isabelle comes to SHS with over 15 years’ experience in the healthcare sector, including the areas of intellectual and physical disabilities.
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      MDT SENIOR MANAGER

      Details to follow.

    Meet our Client Service Managers


    • Anita Blair

      Anita is Deputy Client Services Manager in Sunny Gardens and Ard na Mara. Anita is passionate about client advocacy and promoting a client-led service.
    • Aoife Donnelly

      Aoife is Deputy Client Services Manager in Drumcooley, a Day Service based in Bray. Aoife believes in a client-centred approach and in assisting clients to achieve the best quality of life possible.
    • Gemma Burke

      Gemma is Acting Client Service Manager of two residential locations, Kilcarra and Ros Mhuire in Rathdrum. Gemma values Teamwork and Partnership and strives to ensure that each client lives their lives to the fullest potential in an enjoyable and safe manner.
    • Liticia Varela

      Liticia is Deputy Client Service Manager in Villa Maria, Ocean House and 23 Printworks in Bray. Liticia strives to work collaboratively with all stakeholders to promote independence and provide a high standard of care to our clients.
    • Bernadette O’Halloran

      Bernadette is Client Services Manager of Hall Lodge in Arklow.
    • Sarah Wolverson

      Sarah is Client Services Manager for three Day Services based in Arklow, Brí Nua, Core and Aistear. Sarah is a firm believer in helping clients to identify and maximise opportunities so that they can become independent adults who are valued members of their communities.
    • Siobhan Byrne

      Siobhan is Client Services Manager in two residential services in Greystones, Appleview and Helensburgh.
    • Siobhan Murray

      Siobhan is Client Services Manager of two respite services, Suaimhneas in Bray and Aubrey in Shankill.
    • Edel Lambert

      Edel Lambert is Client Services Manager of two Day Services based in Bray, The Cube and Dargle Community Base.
    • William O’Neill

      William is Deputy Client Services Manager of Bellavista. William is very much focussed on promoting community involvement and client-led goals within the centre, aiming to empower the people he supports.
    • Caroline Murray

      Caroline is Client Services Manager with responsibility for two Day Services based in Arklow, Glenvale and Ballyraine Day Services.
    • Rebecca Kavanagh

      Rebecca is Deputy Client Services Manager for Self-Directed Living South as well as two residential houses in Arklow, Silvara and 14 Abbey Manor. Rebecca enjoys working with clients who live independently in their own home and supporting them to live the life they choose.
    • Geraldine Heffernan

      Geraldine Heffernan is Client Services Manager in Pathways, a home support unit in Bray.
    • Meadhbh Treacy

      Meadhbh is Acting Client Services Manager of Ard na Greine in Bray.
    • Emma Moran
      Emma is a Deputy Client Service Manager in Le Cheile, Saoirse & Sonas – three Day Services based in Bray and Kilcoole. Emma strives to support the clients to reach their full potential.
    • Marie Mulhall

      Marie is Client Services Manager of Orchid Lane and Rosewood, both residential services based in Bray.
    • Kim McCann

      Kim is Deputy Client Services Manager in two residential services Ardbrae in Bray and Parkview in Shankill.
    • Laura Byrne

      Laura Byrne is Deputy Client Services Manager of Orchid Lane and Rosewood, both residential services based in Bray.
    • Darran O’Neill

      Darran is Client Services Manager in two residential services in Bray, 3A Vevay Road and Parknasilla.
    • Dawid Radziwill

      David is Deputy Client Services Manager in two residential services in Bray, 3A Vevay Road and Parknasilla.
    • Georgina Kelly

      Georgina is Deputy Client Services Manager in two residential services in Greystones, Appleview and Helensburgh.
    • Melissa Byrne

      Melissa Byrne is Client Services Manager of START, a Day Service based in Bray.
    • Rebecca McKenna

      Rebecca is Client Services Manager of two Day Service, Eolas in Bray and the POD in Wicklow town.
    • Bryan Duggan

      Bryan is Client Services Manager of two Day Services based in Bray, Student Learning Centre and Links.
    • Rebecca Banks

      Rebecca is Client Services Manager of two Day Services based in Bray, The Cube and Dargle Community Base.
    • Sophie Curran

      Sophie is Deputy Client Services Manager of two respite services, Suaimhneas in Bray and Aubrey in Shankill.
    • Aisling Cullen

      Aisling is Deputy Client Services Manager of START, a Day Service based in Bray.a Day Service based in Bray.
    • Wayne Hughes

      Wayne is Deputy Client Services Manager of two Day Services based in Bray, Student Learning Centre and Links.
    • Stephanie Metcalfe

      Stephanie Metcalfe is Client Services Manager of Willow in Kilcoole and MyWay in Wicklow town, two services based on self-directed living.
    • Amanda Byrne

      Amanda is Client Services Manager in Claraville in Bray.
    • Lisa Dillon

      Lisa is Client Services Manager in Drumcooley, a Day Service based in Bray and in Tús Nua, a residential unit in Greystones. Providing care and support to someone who needs it most and helping them to be become more independent and confident in their own ability gives Lisa a great sense of fulfilment.
    • Tanita Burke

      Tanita is Deputy Client Services Manager of Rosanna Gardens in Ashford and Hillview in Rathdrum.
    • Katie O'Brien

      Katie is Client Services Manager of Primrose at no. 5 The Printworks and Bellavista in Bray.
    • Des O'Neill

      Des is Client Services Manager of Rosanna Gardens in Ashford and Hillview in Rathdrum. Des is passionate about the rights of the individuals we support and seeing them implemented.
    • Danny Byrne

      Danny is Client Services Manager in Le Cheile, Saoirse & Sonas – three Day Services based in Bray and Kilcoole. Danny has a great belief in individualised supports and believes that advocating for clients to be as involved as possible in their goal setting can yield fantastic results.
    • Barry Watters

      Barry is Deputy Client Service Manager for Tús Nua, a residential unit in Greystones. Barry is very proud of the support he has been able to give to the clients there.
    • Charlotte Harper

      Charlotte is acting CSM of Aistear, Core and Bri Nua. Charlotte is a strong believer in leading a happy staff team and delivering a high quality and safe service to empower clients to live their best life to the best of their ability.
    • Lynda Burke

      Lynda is Deputy Client Services Manager with responsibility for two Day Services, Glenvale and Ballyraine Day Services, both based in Arklow. Lynda strives to develop the clients’ independence and to promote self-advocacy and community interaction and engagement.
    • Jason Doyle

      Jason is the Client Service Manager at Villa Maria, Ocean House, and an alternative living arrangement dedicated to a single client. Located in the Bray area, these services prioritise person-centred care, emphasising empowerment and fulfilment as core values.
    • Niamh O'Neill

      Niamh is Client Services Manager in Sunny Gardens and Ard na Mara, two community houses located in Arklow town.
    • Patrycja Radziwill

      Patrycja is Client Services Manager in two residential services Ardbrae in Bray and Parkview in Shankill.
    • Hannah Hendy

      Hannah is Deputy Client Services Manager for three Day Services based in Arklow, Brí Nua, Core and Aistear.
    • Paul Downes

      Paul is Client Services Manager for Self-Directed Living South as well as two residential hours in Arklow, Silvara and 14 Abbey Manor. Paul enjoys supporting people to create meaningful lives of their own choosing and to become valued members of their community.
    • Catherine Kinch

      Catherine is Client Services Manager in Valleyview, a residential service based in Rathdrum.
    • Ross Beacom

      Ross is Client Services Manager of Dunavon, a residential service based in Rathdrum.
    • Debbie Tallon

      Debbie is Deputy Client Services Manager of Dunavon, a residential service based in Rathdrum. Debbie believes in empowering the people she supports to achieve their goals and to live happy and safe lives.
    • Emily O'Keefe

      Emily is Deputy Client Services Manager in Valleyview in Rathdrum. Emily is very passionate when it comes to client centredness and believes everybody deserves the right to live a full and autonomous life in a happy and safe environment.
    • Sally Kelly

      Sally is Client Services Manager of the Garden Team, a Day Service based in Bray.
    • John Halpenny

      John is Deputy Client Services Manager of Hall Lodge in Arklow.
    • Pauline O’Neill

      Pauline is Deputy Client Services Manager in Vale Lodge and The Beeches, two community houses located in Arklow town.
    • Sara Sheehan

      Sara is Client Services Manager in Vale Lodge and The Beeches, two community houses located in Arklow town. Sara is happy in her role thanks to the residents and staff teams that make the cluster a fabulous place to work.

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