Kathy Rowland – Manager
(Working Monday and Tuesday each week and alternate Wednesdays).
Kathy joined the company in 2018 and manages the delivery of the service, the staff of the centre and the future development of Mayo Volunteer Centre. Kathy has over 12 years’ experience working in community and rural development. Prior to taking up her role as manager of Mayo Volunteer Centre, she worked as CSP Manager in Geesala, and as a Development Officer with Sligo LEADER Partnership Company. She holds a degree in Business and an MSc in Sustainable Rural Development from Queen’s University, Belfast. She is also very active in her local community where she organises education courses and community events.
Lesley Moore – Manager
(Working Thursday and Friday each week and alternate Wednesdays).
Lesley has a strong business and consultancy background working for the major part of her career in the UK. She moved to Ireland 10 years ago and has been a consultant in digital marketing and social media before becoming Manager of the Volunteer Centre in September 2020. She now job shares this role with Kathy Rowland. Lesley has volunteered extensively in her own community in Westport.
Vincent McHale – Placement Officer
Vincent is the Placement Officer for the Castlebar office.
Vincent comes from a training and education background having spent almost 20 years delivering training programmes in Business & Computing.
Vincent is no stranger to Community based projects having previously worked with the Roscommon Women’s Network as the Training Coordinator and with South West Mayo Development Company for 6.5 years as Assistant Training Coordinator on their Local Training Initiative projects.
He is also heavily involved in volunteering in his own local area as part of his local Enhancement Group, Drama Group and Soccer Club. He holds a BA in Economics, Sociology & Politics and a BA in Personnel Management as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Learning & Development.
He is available from Monday – Friday between 9.30am and 5pm and works in the Ballina office Tuesday – Thursday from 10.00 – 14.00 (current opening hours).
Edel Gallagher – Placement Officer
Edel has worked with Mayo Volunteer Centre since 2008.
With over 10 years working in a placement officer role, Edel has seen first-hand the wonderful volunteering spirit of the people in County Mayo. She has successfully coordinated a number of events and projects with community groups and organisations.
Edel is a true advocate for volunteering. When she’s not at work she is usually taking part in fundraising cycling activities.