HMI Council

The Council is the governing body of the Institute. Council meets regularly throughout the year to develop strategy, and guide the work of the Institute.

Lucy Nugent

Lucy Nugent

President, HMI
Chief Operating Officer, Tallaght Hospital

Lucy has worked in the acute hospital sector for over 20 years and is a Registered Children’s Nurse and Registered General Nurse. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing Studies (Hons) from Dublin City University, an M.Sc. (Hons) in Healthcare Management from Trinity College, Dublin and a Diploma in Leadership and Quality Improvement from the Royal College of Physicians Dublin. She sits on the European Association of Hospital Managers’ Scientific Committee and on the International Hospital Federation’s Chapter on “International Core Leadership and Managerial Competencies”.

Lorcan Birthistle

Vice President, HMI
CEO, St. James’s Hospital

Gerard O’Callaghan

Dr. Gerard O’Callaghan

Honorary Treasurer, HMI
Chief Operations Officer, South South/West Hospital Group

Before his current appointment Gerard was CEO of South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital. Previously he was General Manager, Kerry General Hospital; Management Accountant for the Southern Health Board; and Finance and General Services Officer at Cork University Hospital. He is a qualified accountant (FCCA) and holds an M.Sc. in Management from Trinity College Dublin and a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Aston University, Birmingham.

Gerry O'Dwyer

Gerry O’Dwyer

Director of Education, HMI
CEO South / South West Hospital Group

Gerry O’Dwyer is employed as the Chief Executive Officer of the South / South West Hospital Group (SSWHG). A long term health service manager, he has held many senior roles in Ireland including Regional Director for Performance and Integration, HSE South; Regional Director of Operations in Dublin Mid Leinster; and Hospital Network Manager for the acute hospitals in HSE South. Gerry was elected President of the European Association of Hospital Managers (EAHM) in September 2014

Ann Marie O'Grady

Ann Marie O’Grady

Honorary Editor Health Manager, HMI
Chief Executive Leopardstown Park Hospital

Ann Marie is Chief Executive of Leopardstown Park Hospital, a specialist provider of inpatient and day services for older persons. She was previously a member of the Senior Management Team in Beaumont Hospital and, prior to that held a number of clinical and managerial roles in both Ireland and New Zealand. She is a current member of the Department of Health Strategic Advisory Group on Hospital Groups. She is a past Vice Chairman of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. Ann Marie is a member of the Editorial Board of the European Association of Hospital Managers which publishes the journal Hospital on a bimonthly basis.

Anne Slattery

Anne Slattery

Honorary Secretary, HMI
General Manager, St. Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny

Derek Greene

Derek Greene

Immediate Past President, HMI
Chief Executive, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dún Laoghaire

Derek’s previous positions include Assistant Secretary University College Dublin, Head of Human Resources in Beaumont Hospital and various assignments in Hospital Management, Human Resources and Community Care. He has also held positions in the private sector in various roles. Derek is a member of the IPD and holds a Masters Degree in Management from Trinity College Dublin and the Irish Management Institute (IMI).

Dymphna Bracken

Dymphna Bracken

Ordinary Member, HMI Council
Area Communications Manager, HSE, Dublin Mid-Leinste

Dymphna holds a degree in Marketing and Public Relations and an MA in Public Relations from Sterling University. She is a member of the Irish Institute of Public Relations. She joined the Health Services as Communications Officer with the Midland Health Board in 1998. Prior to joining the health services she worked as a political and news journalist with the Limerick Leader.

Tom Daly

Tom Daly

Co-opted Member, HMI Council
Corporate Management, HSE, Manorhamilton

Tom Daly works with the HSE, based in Manorhamilton. Tom has spent over 35 years in the public sector in various administrative and management posts mainly with the North Western Health Board including at Regional Management Team level and now with the HSE. He has particular responsibilities in the areas of cross-border and all-island health and social care and is a HSE representative on the Management Board of Co-Operation & Working Together (CAWT) and its current Director General.

Denis Doherty

Denis Doherty

Ordinary Member, HMI Council
Principal, Denis Doherty & Associates, Healthcare Consultants

Denis’s former positions include: Director of the Health Boards Executive (HeBE); Director of the Office for Health Management; Chief Executive Officer, Midland Health Board; Chief Executive Officer, Mid Western Health Board; President, Standing Committee of the Hospitals.

Adrian Ahern

Adrian Ahern

Co-opted Member, HMI Council
Operations Manager, Ballinderry Nursing Home

Adrian holds the following qualifications: R.P.N., R.G.N. ,BSc (Hons) Econ, M.A.
He is the current chair of the HMI West Regional Committee. A former General Manager in the HSE, he is now Operations Manager with Ballinderry Nursing Home Ltd. He is a council member of HMI and Irish rep on the EAHM mental health group.

Eamonn Fitzgerald

Eamonn Fitzgerald

Co-opted Member, HMI Council
Chief Executive, Hermitage Medical Clinic

Pat O'Boyle

Pat O’Boyle

Co-opted Member, HMI Council
Chief Executive Officer, Dublin Dental University Hospital

Pat is currently Chief Executive Officer of the Dublin Dental University Hospital.  She was formerly Secretary & General Manager of the National Maternity Hospital and prior to that Director of Operations & Human Resources at Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital.  Before joining the health sector she worked in various industries in the private sector for a number of years.  She holds a double Masters in Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management from Keele University. Pat is Chair of the Association of Hospital Chief Executives, the Dublin Mid-Leinster Regional Forum of HMI, and the Executive of the Voluntary Hospitals Risk Management Forum.

Sharon Morrow

Sharon Morrow

Co-opted Member, HMI Council
Chief Executive Officer, LauraLynn Children’s Hospice

Sharon qualified as a RGN at the Adelaide Hospital and held a number of positions at the Adelaide Hospital and Tallaght Hospital. In addition to a BSc (Hons) and MBA, Sharon has a MSc in Medical Ethics & Law, qualified as a Black Belt in Lean/6 Sigma and is a Crew/Team Resource Management Instructor.  She worked as a Directorate Business Manager at St James Hospital before moving to the HSE, National Clinical Strategy and Planning Directorate as National Programme Manager for Rheumatology, Neurology, Dermatology, Orthopaedics, Epilepsy and Home Antimicrobial Therapy.  She subsequently held the post of Chief Operations Officer at the Adelaide & Meath Hospital, Tallaght before joining LauraLynn as CEO in August, 2014.

Pauline Treanor

Pauline Treanor

Co-opted Member, HMI Council
Secretary General Manager, Rotunda Hospital

Pauline is a qualified nurse and midwife and has many years experience in senior management roles in hospitals in Belfast, Drogheda and Dublin and has worked in the Rotunda Hospital since 2001. She was Director of Midwifery and Nursing and since 2008 has held the role of Secretary General Manager. In addition to her nursing qualifications, Pauline holds an MBA Health and Social Service Care Management from the University of Ulster, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance in the Michael Smurfit School, University College Dublin in 2012.