Meet the team

Chief Executive

  • Siobhan Doherty

    Siobhan Doherty

    Chief Executive

    Siobhan joined AWARE as Chief Executive in November 2011. Having first-hand knowledge of the impact of depression on people, families and friends she sees that there is a huge amount of work to do to ensure relevant services are provided to people with depression. Siobhan spends the majority of her time in the Belfast Office.

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Senior Management

  • Pat Lynch

    Pat Lynch

    Head of Education and Development

    Pat has been working for AWARE since May 2000 and is the longest serving member of staff in the organisation. As Head of Services, Pat oversees the smooth running of the Education and Training department. Pat is a keen gardener and loves everything to do with the outdoors.

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  • Patricia McDaid

    Patricia McDaid

    Head of Corporate Services

    Patricia joined AWARE in January 2004. Patricia is responsible for the smooth running of the organisation including management of Finance and Human Resources. In her spare time Patricia enjoys walking and zumba.

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  • Teresa Sloan

    Teresa Sloan

    Director of Fundraising and Communication

    Teresa joined AWARE in January 2015. Teresa is responsible for generating fundraising income to ensure growth of the charity and its services. She is also responsible for increasing the public profile of AWARE and the services offered.

    Teresa has worked in the charity sector for over 14 years and has a strong background in marketing and communications. Teresa enjoys exercise and outdoor activities.

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  • Tom McEneaney

    Tom McEneaney

    Head of Business Development

    Tom started to work for AWARE in September 2009. Tom has 30 years clinical and management experience as a mental health professional working within the Belfast Trust area.

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Communications

  • Michelle Byrne

    Michelle Byrne

    Communications Officer

    Michelle joined AWARE in March 2013 and is responsible for Communications within AWARE. Michelle has been tasked with raising the public profile of AWARE as well as the development and editing of all online communication including the website and social media sites. In her spare time, Michelle is a keen singer and enjoys spending time with her partner Stuart and young daughter Sophie. 

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Fundraising

  • Colleen Milligan

    Colleen Milligan

    Corporate Fundraising Officer

    Colleen is the Corporate Fundraising Officer for AWARE. Colleen formerly worked in the Education and Training Department. Colleen loves nothing more than her holidays in Italy with her young family and is currently learning Italian. She has a keen interest in Perinatal Mental Health and Young People's Mental Health.

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  • Joy Goodall

    Joy Goodall

    Fundraising Co-ordinator

    Joy joined the AWARE team in September 2016 and is currently based in the AWARE Belfast Office.

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  • Leslie Wright

    Leslie Wright

    Community and Events Fundraising Officer

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  • Margaret McCrossan

    Margaret McCrossan

    Community Fundraiser

    Margaret is our Community Fundraiser and works with fundraising teams particularly in the North West of the province. Margaret works closely alongside the Omagh AWARE Committee who have organized some extremely successful fundraising events to date.

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  • Pam Gaston

    Pam Gaston

    Corporate Fundraising Officer

    Pam joined AWARE as Corporate Fundraiser in July 2017 (Belfast Office), following 16 years in Commercial Banking.  Pam has a passion for worship and all things musical and is active in her local church.  She enjoys time with friends (even better where good food is involved!) and has undertaken overseas mission trips spanning 5 continents.

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Education and Training

  • Cassie Riggs

    Cassie Riggs

    Cassie is the Project Officer for the Feel Good Project covering Maternity Leave for Collette. Cassie is based in the Derry Office and can be contacted at the following email address and telephone number.

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  • Catherine McColgan

    Catherine McColgan

    Education and Training Officer

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  • Collette Hale

    Collette Hale

    Project Officer - Feel Good Project

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  • Marina Cully

    Marina Cully

    Education and Training Officer

     

    Marina joined AWARE in 2013 as a sessional trainer and then in 2016 as a full time Education and Training Officer. Marina is also a trained Massage and Holistic therapist with a particular interest in personal development.  In her spare time, she enjoys good food, eating out and then walking it off again. 

     

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  • Patrick Anderson

    Patrick Anderson

    Education and Training Officer

    Patrick has been working for AWARE since May 2015. Patrick qualified as a teacher in 2010 and taught in secondary education until he moved to the Voluntary and Community Sector to work with LGBT Young People in schools across Northern Ireland. Patrick now works within the Education and Training Department at AWARE, delivering training programmes such as Mood Matters and Living Life to The Full. Patrick enjoys keeping fit and enjoys most forms of exercise; in particular his training with Belfast Community Circus where he trains and performs as an aerial acrobat.

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Support Services

  • Caroline McLoughlin

    Caroline McLoughlin

    Support Services Officer

    Caroline is passionate about Mental Health and has been involved as a volunteer with AWARE for over 13 years. She was a Board member for 12 years and held the position of Company Secretary. Caroline currently works with Support Services and manages a large team of volunteers who deliver services across NI. As well as working in the Community and Voluntary sector, Caroline’s wide and varied career with HMRC and her involvement in family business gives her considerable experience in both public and private sectors. Caroline is studying for her degree in counselling and wishes to pursue her career in the field of mental health.

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  • Cherry Cantrell

    Cherry Cantrell

    Support Services Officer

    Cherry is the Support Services Officer in the Belfast Office at AWARE. She looks after support groups and volunteers in her area as well as public and outreach events, support calls and support mail. Cherry used to volunteer for AWARE as a support group facilitator for three years before coming onto staff in October 2014. Prior to working at AWARE, Cherry worked for the National Trust, the Open College Network and the Workers’ Educational Association. Her background is in adult and community education. When not working in AWARE, Cherry is a drummer in a local Samba band, she sings in a women’s singing group and enjoys walking other people’s dogs.

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Administration

  • Carole Coupe

    Carole Coupe

    PA to the Chief Executive/Administrator

    Carole has been working for AWARE since October 2010 and helps out the Education & Training department. She helps to organise the training programmes, from advertising the courses, taking in the applications to evaluating the forms that the participants fill in. Carole also looks after the day to day duties of the office as well as being PA to the CEO.

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Mindfulness

  • Frank Liddy

    Frank Liddy

    Mindfulness Practitioner

    Frank joined AWARE in October 2014. Frank has over 30 years’ experience in the delivery and practice of Mindfulness, both in Northern Ireland and internationally. He studied Mindfulness at the University of Wales and is accredited to use both Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention.

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  • Carolyn Blair

    Carolyn Blair

    Mindfulness Co-Ordinator

     

    Carolyn has been with AWARE since June 2015, her role is mindfulness co-ordinator and Paws B (mindfulness in primary schools programme) facilitator.  Carolyn has a daily practice and a particular interest in the extensive research-base for mindfulness.  Carolyn has also recently submitted her doctoral thesis to Queens University Belfast which is focused on eating disorders and body image issues in women.

     

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