PPN Secretariat

The PPN Secretariat is a 11 member ‘steering group’ which oversees the workings of the PPN and acts as an administrative and communication mechanism for Galway County PPN. The 11 members of the PPN Secretariat were elected by the members of the PPN and held their first meeting in January of 2015.
Vincent Lyons
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Municipal District
Oranmore/Athenry
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Member and Former Treasurer of the Executive of Galway County Community Forum and now chairman of Galway County PPN Secretariat. Current Treasurer of Claregalway Community  Development Association and Treasurer of Claregalway Tidy Towns having been pervious chairman of both organisations.
Jarlath P. Canney
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Municipal District
Tuam
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Secretary & Founder Director of Action Tuam CLG, currently Company secretary A founder Director & Chairperson of the Mall Theatre & Cinema, PPN representative Director on the board of Galway rural Development Co. Ltd., Other Community activities include preservation of Tuam Railway Station Sexton & Curator, St. Mary’s (C of I) Cathedral in Tuam.
Carmel McGrath
Killererin Development Company
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Carmel has worked in the Medical Technology industry supporting education and the development of medical device technology. Carmel’s experience in the community sector is extensive. She is an enthusiastic and dedicated community volunteer in the village of Barnaderg & the parish of Killererin. Carmel has also been involved in setting up a youth-club and participated in Tuam dioceses ‘No Name Club’. Since moving to Barnaderg/Killererin, Carmel has initiated the Parents Association in Barnaderg National School and later became a member of the Board of Management.
Dan Dowling
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Municipal District
Ballinasloe
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Vice Chairperson and member of Executive of Ballinasloe Training For Employment ( Community Employment Scheme )Member and Vice Chairperson of Galway County Council LCDC,  Director of Ballinasloe Area Community Development Ltd,Member of Creagh Community Council,  Member of Ballinasloe Tidy Town Committee Chairperson and delegate to County Executive of Creagh Branch IFA
Martin Ward
Electoral College Social Inclusion
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Member of PPN Secretariat, Western Traveller Intercultural Development Committee, Local Community Development Committee, MAABS Committee, National Traveller Roma Integration Strategy, Local Traveller Accommodation Consultation Committee & Parkmore Residents Assoc, Tuam. Chairperson of INVOLVE Youth Service
Tom Madden
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Electoral College
Community & Voluntary
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Aodán Mac Donncha
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Aodán has been involved with community development in the Furbo to Rosamhíl / Aran Islands areas for over 20 years. He is the manager of Comhlacht Forbartha an Spidéil teo (local development co.). He is involved and committed to various voluntary campaigns and voluntary committees as well as daily community work.

Tá Aodán ina chonaí gar don Spidéal le 40 bliain anuas, agus baint aige le Forbairt Pobal i gCeantar Chois Fharraige agus Oileán Árann le 20 bliain anuas.  Ta sé ina bhainisteoir de Chomhlacht Forbartha an Spidéil Teo.

Nicola Johnston
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Municipal District Loughrea

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Nicola Johnston is a Community Youth Worker with YWIG at the Loughrea Youth Project.  Loughrea Youth Project is a UBU funded, targeted youth project providing youth work programmes and activities for young people from Loughrea and its environs aged 10 – 24 years.

Nicola has been involved in youth work since 1996 after completing a HDip in Community Work in Maynooth University.  She has also been involved in facilitating youth work courses and training, and in 2011 completed an MA in Adult Learning and Development with NUIG.

Nicola is relatively new to working in County Galway, coming to Loughrea Youth Project after a short time working with young people in Ballygar.  Prior to this Nicola has worked for Youthwork Ireland Midlands and the old Midland Health Board. Her training and facilitation experience was from working with GRETB and NYCI. Her work for the Midland Health Board was with the Health Promotion Unit, working with young people on the drugs issue.

Nicola has a passion for making young people’s voices heard and working with young people to ensure this happens. She believes that the youth work model offers the perfect vehicle for this.

Dr. Nives Stack
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Electoral College Social Inclusion
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Dr. Stack’s career in medicine spanned Public health medicine, hospital and family medicine and primary community and continuing Care. She has worked as a Volunteer Mentor in Mental Wellness for six years and is a member of Shrule Active 55, and a former member of Ballinrobe Golf Club and Headford Bridge Club. Dr. Nives is currently working on developing Duilleog, which combines activity with awareness and enjoyment of one’s natural habitat. Dr. Nives is passionate about human rights, environment protection, patients rights, family solidarity, mental and physical health and community development.
Martina Finn
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Electoral College Environmental
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