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Our People

Janene Ware

Board Member

As an Australian who emigrated from Brisbane to Belfast (and back again) to “have an adventure” I bring a unique perspective and cross sector skill-set with significant experience in the Australian, UK & Ireland not-for-profit and public sectors. Encompassing a variety of roles including senior leadership, director and co-founder across Education, Youth Work, Health, Housing, Creative Industries, Community Development, Social Enterprise & Innovation.

This includes supporting over 100 for purpose business start ups, social enterprise, and not-for-profit project teams through the ideation, acceleration and scaling innovation journey.

An advocate of ‘listening deeply and treading lightly’ I have seen the power of participatory research, community storytelling & co-design approaches to inspire & deliver local action, movement building & wider systemic change.

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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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