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Our People

Mary Callaghan

Board Member

Mary Callaghan brings a wealth of experience to the board of Innovate Communities, with a background in both IT and social impact.

With almost twenty years of experience working for world-class IT companies in Ireland and the UK, Mary has extensive experience in management, innovation, entrepreneurship, sales, training, and marketing. Her background in IT, combined with her work as an executive coach specializing in wellness and performance, makes her an asset to Innovate Communities in its mission to support and empower entrepreneurs and businesses.

Additionally, Mary’s work on a number of boards focusing on creating positive social impact demonstrates her commitment to community development and aligns with Innovate Communities’ focus on community-driven solutions.

A former Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mary has demonstrated strong leadership skills and a dedication to serving the people of her community. Her affiliation with the Social Democrats Party also underscores her commitment to creating a strong economy, fair society, and honest politics, values that align with Innovate Communities’ mission.

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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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