Organisation Structure

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.

Name Description
Kevin CarrollChairperson
Sr. Josephine (Jo) McCarthy (Presentation Sisters PBVM)Vice-Chairperson
Charlie LamsonDirector
Sr. Franca Onyibor (Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary)Director
Fr. Seamus O’Neill (St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan)Director
Sandra NevilleDirector
Rev Jon Parkin (Methodist Church)Director
Philip O'BrienDirector
Aidan EamesDirector
Elizabeth BolgerDirector


Misean Cara is composed of 77 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.


Name Description
John MoffettCEO
Fergal MolloyFinancial Controller
Séamus O’LearyOrganisational Change Manager
Seamus CollinsLearning & Development Manager
Jennifer DonovanDonor Engagement Manager
Mary O’ConnellFunding Manager
Valerie PhilpottSafeguarding Advisor
Don LuceySenior Project Officer
Eamonn CaseyProject Officer
Tom CarrollProject Officer
Ian DolanProject Officer
Siphiwe MurepaProject Officer
Orla DukeGrant Management System Coordinator
Clare MatthiasMarketing & Communications Officer
Palma TestaseccaFundraising & Grants Officer
Ciara BevanFinance Officer
Meaghan Higgins-CoyneAdministrator
Mića BowersOffice & HR Administrator
Jenny AckermannMonitoring & Results Officer
Colm AllanLearning & Development Officer
James LimaData Analyst & IT Support Officer

Development Mentors

Name Description
Finbar O’BrienSouthern Africa Development Mentor
Paul GichukiEast Africa Development Mentor
Patricia Ynoñan GarciaLatin America & Caribbean Development Mentor


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