SHEP is a community education and development project established in 1974

Board of  Management

As a community based, voluntary organisation, SHEP is governed by a Board of Directors & Management Committee. The current Chairperson is Ms Angela Murphy.

Staff Team

SHEP has a small team of employees who work with the project. The majority of the staff work on a part-time basis.

  • Jim Sheehan – Director
  • Pat McCarthy (P/T) Coordinator – Low-Cost Counselling
  • Liam McCarthy – Senior Training and Development Officer
  • Geraldine Flanagan – Programme Administrator
  • Deirdre O’Sullivan (P/T) – Training and Development Officer
  • Nuala Burke (P/T) – Low-Cost Counselling Referral Officer
  • Eilish O’Hanlon (P/T)– Training and Development Officer
  • Deirdre Lillis (P/T) –  Coordinator -Advocacy  Worker
  • Aleksandra Rogulska (P/T) – Finance Manager
  • Justyna Jegier (P/T) Finance Officer
  • Lorraine Vercuiel (P/T) – Low-Cost Counselling Administrator
  • Maria Young (P/T) SHEP Earth Aware
  • Toufik Messibah  (P/T)Lib Multicultural Counselling
  • Jessie Bowen  (P/T) Training Administration Support Worker
  • Carmel Savage (P/T) – Coisceim Counselling Referral Officer
  • Robert O’Herlihy  (P/T) – Communications & Technical Support Worker

In addition, we are supported, each year, by a small team of Community Employment and TUS Personnel. This very important support to SHEP is funded by the Department of Social Protection,

Project Personnel & Volunteers

The Foundation & Facilitation Training Programme is delivered through a team of 55+ SHEP Facilitators. The Community Education Programme is delivered through a team of around 100 SHEP Community Tutors. The Coiscéim Counselling Programme is delivered through a team of around 140 Counsellors. SHEP’s Advocacy Service is delivered with the support of a team of 10 Community Advocates. These personnel work on either a contract or a voluntary basis.