HAO - Board of Directors

James Dillon is the founder of Health Action Overseas (formerly Babies of Romania). He has played a key role in the setting up and establishment of HAO in Romania and has also been involved in setting up projects in Albania and China. He is managing director of a multimedia company specialised in designing training programmes, both DVD and online, for large corporates in Ireland and the UK.
He has worked with UTV, Sky News, TVAM and GMTV.

Brendan Collins has over thirty years experience of working in disability, human resource management and the non-profit sector in Ireland. Brendan worked for over twenty years in Enable Ireland, a national organisation for people with physical disability, where he was directly involved in facilitating both children and adults in educational, social and vocational activities. He led the Community Development Programme supporting adults in accessing community based activities; a programme underpinned by the values of social inclusion, equality and the social model of disability.
Brendan was “human service and disability” Course Director for the Open Training College where he was involved in the design and delivery of a HAO training course on the social model of disability to staff in Romania. In July of 2010 Brendan took up the position of CEO of Health Action Overseas.

Patrick Vaughan  joined the board of FVB in 2008 and is a resource person on finances/accounting. He is a semi-retired Property Manager and Pension Fund Trustee and has many years experience as Financial Director in large multinational companies involved in manufacturing and marketing of electronic products. Pat is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.
Raymond Watson
Carmel Murphy

HAOUK  - Board of Directors

Christine Glew studied for a BA Hons in International Relations and went onto complete an MSc in Information Technology for Management. She has worked for a large Utility Company for the last 16 years in a variety of Management roles. She has had a life long commitment to the voluntary sector; highlights include acting as a public speaker and local campaigner for Oxfam.  She spent several years as a Treasurer on the Board of Directors of a local homeless charity where, by successfully applying for grants, she managed to balance the books.    In 2006 she went to Sri Lanka for an unpaid 3 month voluntary placement to a local charity supporting Tea Plantation Workers, where she assisted in writing grant applications. Christine’s passion is to help those people in life who do not have the means to help themselves.  She has seized the opportunity to help HAO Ireland and FVB in Romania, improve the quality of life of youngsters institutionalised under the communist regime, by establishing the UK arm of HAO.

FVB - Board of Directors