HDF Staff

Mary HealyExecutive Director

Mary has worked in international development & humanitarian aid for over 20 years. She has worked at the heart of communities and in international fora – her passion is effectively connecting the two for justice and positive change. A nurse-midwife with a M.Sc. in Community Health, she brings a wealth of experience to the foundation which she joined in 2010.

Karell LounkokobiFinance Manager

Karell joined the foundation in 2015.With experiences in financial services and in the not-for-profit sector, she brings a unique perspective to development work. As a chartered accountant and a fraud examiner her technical skills complement the current team’s skillset.

Brenda RedmondOffice Manager

Brenda brings a wealth of experience to the foundation which she joined in 2010. With her efficiency and her eye for detail she is an invaluable link in HDF’s chain.

Kerry McCormackProgramme Officer
Kerry joined HDF in February 2016 after completing her Masters degree in Development Practice from Trinity College Dublin and has worked extensively in the non-profit sector in several countries.  She is passionate about improving the lives of children and empowering women to be the catalyst for change in their own communities.
Kasia PilatSenior Programme Officer
Kasia has worked in community development, international development and business and joined the foundation in 2012. With a Masters degree in Applied Psychology & in Business Studies, Kasia brings an array of valuable skills to the team.
Rosemary HeenanLiaison Officer
Rosemary joined HDF in 2015. She has an MSc. in Community Health and has worked in Africa since 1989 with a range of NGOs in the humanitarian and development sectors. Rosemary has a wealth of experience in organisational development and programme management and is committed to building the capacity of civil society organisations to develop local solutions to development problems.
Anuradha MukherjeeLiaison Officer
Anuradha joined HDF in 2015. She has a Masters in Development Communication, and brings with her experience in working with local and international organisations, social entrepreneurs and bi-lateral agencies. Anuradha is committed towards a life of dignity and full potential for every child.