Meet the team

Voluntary Board of Directors & Trustees

The Board is ultimately responsible for governance, strategic direction, ethos and overseeing the management of the organisation. Additionally, the Board is responsible for ensuring that we operate an appropriate system of financial control and comply with relevant laws and regulations. All members of the Board are volunteers.

Our current board members;

  • Mike Stalley (Chairperson)
  • Maggie O'Donovan (Secretary)
  • Mike Palmer

We are actively recruiting new board members to increase the size and skillset of our board. We are currently inviting applications from individuals who have one or more of the following skills;

(a) human resource management,  

(b) corporate governance & compliance,  

(c) diagnosis and treatment of autism, and; 

(d) living with autism and supporting families living with autism, 

(e) business development and entrepreneurship 

For more information and to apply please visit

Staff Team

We have a amazing staff team, who all play important roles, that support our organisation to deliver its mission. They are supported by a team of up to 100 volunteers without whom our organisation would not exist. Meet our staff team below to find out more about their roles and day to day activities within the organisation.

Nuala Geraghty

CEO & Assistance Dog Instructor - 0877998179

The Dog Training & Operations Team

Aileen Foy

P/T Assistance Dog Instructor

Natalie Carey

P/T Assistance Dog Instructor

Martin Falvey

Assistance Dog Instructor

Suzanne Mahony

Apprentice Assistance Dog Instructor

Rachel Quigley

Puppy Supervisor (Dublin Region)

Ciara Fleming

Apprentice Assistance Dog Instructor

Fundraising & Communications Team

Carla Ankiah

Head of Fundraising, Partnerships & Supporter Relations - 0864112123

Sarah Buckley

P/T Individual Giving & Volunteer Support Officer - 0858783280

Barry Jackson

Grants & Communications Officer

Eileen Aherne

Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropy Manager - 0830129549

Ivan Xiang

Social Media Fundraising & Engagement Officer - 0830937665

Administration Support Team

Margaret Barrett

P/T Office Administrator

Carol Longergan

P/T Executive Assistant


Our volunteers are essential to the running of our organisation. They support us by providing homes for our puppies in training, raising vital funds, raising awareness, socialising our puppies and with the support of our Puppy Supervisor they ensure our puppies have a good foundation of basic training before they embark on their formal training. You can learn more about the volunteer roles within our organisation below.

Volunteer for AADI

You can help change the world for a child with autism today