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Misean Cara was incorporated under the Companies Acts in January 2004 as a company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital. It was accorded charitable status in May 2004.

Board of Directors

There are currently ten directors serving on the Misean Cara board. Directors are elected by members at the Annual General Meetings, and they normally hold office for a period of three years. In order to ensure continuity of experience, interim arrangements were made at the outset whereby directors were elected to serve for terms ranging from two to four years.

Kevin Carroll Chairperson
Sr. Josephine (Jo) McCarthy (Presentation Sisters PBVM)Vice-Chairperson
Colin WrafterDirector
Dr. Pauline FaughnanDirector
Larry O’LoughlinDirector
Charlie LamsonDirector
Marie MulveyDirector
Sr. Franca Onyibor (Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary)Director
Fr. Seamus O’Neill (St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan) Director
Sandra NevilleDirector
Patrick McMahonDirector


Misean Cara is composed of 88 religious and lay missionary organisations. Under the Articles of Association, our members have the authority to admit new members. To see a full list of members, click here.


John MoffettCEO
Séamus O’LearyProject Funding Manager
Eamon O’ConnorFinancial Controller
Marie Therese FanningOffice and HR Manager
Anne CarthyDonor Partner & Communications Manager
TBCFinance Officer
Seth WheelerIT Development and Data Analytics Officer
Anthony HannonSenior Project Officer
Niamh CaffreyProject Officer
Eamonn CaseyProject Officer
Don LuceyProject Officer
Mary O’ConnellProject Officer
Valerie PhilpottSafeguarding Advisor
Colette NkundaLearning & Development Officer
Seán FerryMonitoring and Results Measurement Officer
Jenny Ackermann Learning & Development Officer
Clare MatthiasMarketing & Communications Officer
Seamus CollinsLearning & Development Manager
Ciara BevanAdministrator
Meaghan Higgins-CoyneAdmin Assistant
Jennifer DonovanDonor Engagement Manager

Development Mentors

Finbar O’BrienSouthern Africa Development Mentor
Paul GichukiEast Africa Development Mentor
Michael Osei NkrumahWest Africa Development Mentor
Patricia Ynoñan GarciaLatin America & Caribbean Development Mentor