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Our People

Annabelle Conway

Social Innovation Manager

Annabelle is a Social Innovation Manager with Innovate Communities and has been responsible for the development and management of the Social Innovation Hub in Ballymun since its inception. Her focus is on the advancement of social innovation in the community and she uses design thinking as a key tool to develop citizen-led projects such as the Social Innovation Hub and the Youth Academy programme.. She is also a highly experienced business mentor and runs our Incubate For Growth programme. In addition, she is also involved in scaling the Champion Changemakers Project to national level in 2023. Annabelle is a skilled professional with extensive experience in the areas of strategic planning, business development, mentoring and human resources management. 

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Our Changemakers

Find out more about our changemakers at Innovate Communities

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As an advocate for “listening deeply and treading lightly,” Janene understands the importance of engaging with and understanding local communities in order to inspire and deliver effective action, movement building, and systemic change. Her experience with participatory research and co-design approaches aligns with Innovate Communities’ focus on community-driven solutions, and her passion for community storytelling underscores the importance of centering the voices and perspectives of local residents in the work of the organisation.
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Mick Creedon is a skilled professional with experience in research, management training, and community development. As Manager of the Ballymun Job Centre, he provides job training and employment services to local residents. With his research expertise, Mick has co-authored reports on unemployment and employer attitudes towards hiring. His broad skillset makes him a valuable asset to any organization seeking to make a positive impact in their community.
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With a proven track record of establishing successful businesses and advocating for the power of networking, his passion for start-ups and small businesses aligns with Innovate Communities’ mission to support and empower entrepreneurs. Liam brings valuable insight and expertise in economic development, business start-ups, and community building to the table.

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