Alma Clissmann – Secretary

Alma Clissmann trained as a solicitor and is a project manager in the Law Reform Commission since 2007. She previously was secretary to the Law Society’s Law Reform Committee for 7 years and member of the Law Reform Committee’s working group on reform of Charity Law.

Derek Seymour – Treasurer

Derek Seymour serves on a number of charity boards having worked previously in financial services including retail banking, business banking, risk management and venture capital. He’s a former Chairman of the Business Innovation Fund (small business seed venture capital fund). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland, and holds a Masters degree in Organization Behavior from Trinity College Dublin. He is director of music at Methodist Centenary Church and a former Chairman of the Dublin International Organ & Choral Festival (now Pipeworks). He is married with 4 children and lives in Dun Laoghaire, Co.Dublin

Beverley Barbour – Chair

Beverley is honoured to lend support to the Mia Charity in seeking to provide restorative options for patients dealing with the traumatic effects of hair loss. Having managed large teams and patients/client data bases, Beverley believes the need to exceed the expectations and give a little of ourselves is the key to continued success.

The experience of working for winner of ‘The UK Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For 2011′ has more than prepared Beverley for the variety that is the experience of life, people and work. With an HND Business Diploma (Merit), BSc. psychology degree and Masters in HRM in Business, she is well placed to contribute to the ethos of Mia. Beverley is a volunteer at the Royal Hospital, Donnybrook and has worked for five years on the helpline of a listening charity dealing with depression.

Medical Advisers

Dr Rosemarie Watson – Adviser

Dr. Rosemarie Watson MD, FRCPI, FACP is a graduate of University College Dublin in 1976. She trained in Dermatology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution Baltimore USA and was appointed to their faculty in 1986. She was appointed Consultant in Dermatology to our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, Dublin and St James s hospital Dublin in 1992. She has a special interest in Paediatric dermatology.

Dr. Jacinta Kennedy

B.A., M.A., M. Psych. Sc., ECP, is a principal clinical psychologist and group analyst. She works in the Psychological Medicine Service.

Support Advisers

Maura Kennedy

Bio coming soon

Ciaran Verso

Bio coming soon

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