Meet the Team

Meet the dedicated Youth Link team and staff members.

Meet Our STAFF

JOSEPH MCKEOWN
 Director
JENNY BELL
Finance Manager
MARIA MCKENNA
Executive Officer
SUZANNE ADAMS
Centre Administrator
Debbie Byrne
Training & Development Officer
JOANNE STAINSBY
Research & Curriculum Development Officer
DARREN SHEILS
Youth Engagement Officer
ADAM HAMILTON
Good Relations and Church Engagement Worker
JIM MCDOWELL
Moorlands Senior Lecturer
Paddy Norwood
Training and Development Youth Worker

Executive Council

The governance, management and administration of Youth Link: NI is carried out by its Executive Council.

Appointments to the Trustees by members or their respective relevant Decision Making Bodies shall be made as follows:

  • Up to six Trustees to be appointed by the Roman Catholic Church
  • Up to three Trustees to be appointed by the Presbyterian Church
  • Up to three Trustees to be appointed by the Methodist Church
  • Up to three Trustees to be appointed by the Church of Ireland (together known as the Denominational Representatives); and
  • Two Trustees to be appointed by the Denominational Representatives

Trustees are appointed for a period of three years, which is renewable.

The current members of Council are:

Presbyterian Representatives:
Mr Paul Brown &
Dr Graeme Thompson
Catholic Representatives:
Mr Dermot Kelly,
Very Rev Raymond McCullagh,
James McLoughlin,
Ms Frances McNally &
Miss Lizzie Rea.
Church of Ireland Representatives:
Mr Simon Henry (Chairperson),
Ms Claire Hinchcliff &
Methodist Representatives:
Mrs Gillian Gilmore (Vice-Chairperson)
Rev. Philip Patterson

 

Trustees appointed by the Denominational Representatives:
Dr Ian Taylor &
Professor Danielle McWall (Treasurer).