Fionn was first appointed to the Commission in February 2021.
Fionn is a passionate advocate for equality and human rights using community development approaches for social change. She is currently working for Dublin North City & County Mental Health Services HSE in the role of Area Lead for Mental Health Engagement since October 2021. Prior to this Fionn held the post of Co-ordinator of the Gateway Mental Health Project, a peer and member-led community development project in Dublin, hosted within Mental Health Ireland’s network from 2015 to 2021. Gateway has been cited as a model of best practice by the National, Economic and Social Forum (NESF) and in 2017 was independently evaluated by Trinity College, Dublin, as a valuable peer-led initiative for social support in the community.
Fionn holds an MA in Community and Youth Work from NUI, Maynooth. She is active in a number of national and local organisations and working groups to progress human rights and reform in mental health. She is a member of Mental Health Reform; a member of the Community Worker’s Cooperative; a member of Critical Voices Network Ireland (CVNI); and is a prior co-convenor of the CVNI East group.
First Appointed: 12/02/2021
End of Term: 04/04/2027
Position Type: Member
Basis of Appointment: nominated by the Voluntary Sector; appointed by the Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People.