Board of Directors

A former treasurer of the Irish Deaf Youth Association, Lianne is now a co-chairperson of the ISL Recognition Campaign and a committee member on the ISLA Sub Committee group Deafhood Ireland.

Lianne currently works in the Financial Sector with Northern Trust and holds a BA (Hons) in Business, Economics and Social Studies (TCD, 2006) and a Certificate in Equality studies for Deaf people (UCD, 2014).

Micheál is a secretary at Irish Deaf Society (IDS) and a treasurer at Dublin Deaf Association (DDA). He is also involved in some political campaigns, such as ISL Recognition, Right2Water and many social injustices.

He was graduated as a civil engineer but is currently working as a software engineer at Bank of Ireland. In the past, he was involved with Irish Deaf Youth Association (IDYA) and European Union for the Deaf Youth (EUDY).

Melissa has been an active member of the Irish Deaf Community for the past ten years. Based in Waterford, she is currently the Secretary of the South East Deaf Women’s Group and is currently on the boards of management for the Centre for Deaf Studies and the Council of Irish Sign Language Interpreters.

Melissa currently works at Dunhill Education Centre in Waterford in Administration and communication support.

Wendy is a news presenter on RTE’s signed news for the Deaf and on Hands On, the television programme for the Deaf.

A former board member of the Irish Deaf Youth Association, Wendy is actively involved with the Irish Sign Language Academy and its subcommittee Deafhood Ireland and has a Diploma in Irish Sign Language Teaching and a B.A. in Deaf Studies (TCD, 2013) and takes a keen interest in the promotion of Irish Sign Language.

John Bosco is a former secretary and chairperson of the Irish Deaf Society. He has been involved in many committees and working groups; within the Civil Service and other Government bodies monitoring the progress of Deaf people in society.

His recent publications have focused on Deaf people in society, such as the level of poverty within the Deaf community and equality-related issues affecting the Deaf communities.

He graduated with a doctorate from University College Dublin. Dr. Conama lectures at the Centre for Deaf Studies, Trinity College, University of Dublin.

Jennifer is an active member within the Irish Deaf Community and was formerly on the boards of the Irish Deaf Youth Association, Young Peoples Club, St. Vincent’s Ladies Football Club, and Deaf Sports Ireland. Jennifer is currently on the board of the Leinster Deaf Sports Council as the Ladies Futsal Manager.

Jennifer was instrumental in setting up the Ladies Football/Ladies Futsal for both National and International Level.

A former employee of Dublin City Council with an array of administration experience, Jennifer is now a full time student at Killester College training to be a Disability and Care support worker.