Board Profiles

Laurie Kearon

Laurie brings a wealth of experiencing in securing Funding/Grants and will focus on this for Wicklow Dementia Support.
Within her work environment, Laurie is the Secretary of the Diversity and Inclusion, Disabled Sub Committee. Laurie is also the Vice Chair of the Irish Association of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society, Secretary of the Wicklow Area branch of the Irish Pony Society.  In addition to this Laurie has been involved in the National Water Forum since 2015 dealing with all aspects of the management and projects of Irish Water.
Laurie has personal experience of Dementia through her mother.



Patte Patte O’Reilly

Volunteering as an AlzPal for Wicklow Dementia Support, Patte gained unique insight into working with those with dementia and their family carers. A full-time mother of four, Patte comes from a background in publishing, public relations, fundraising and the art world. She has worked with charities here in Ireland and back in New York for many years. Patte joins us in the role of Social Media, Press Liaison and all things creative.


HarrietConlon Harriet Conlon

Harriet Conlon joins us as our Fundraising Chair with extended experience in both fundraising and Dementia care. Harriet has worked closely with Dementia and Alzheimer patients both professionally and personally. Harriet cared for both her mother and father instilling her passion for carers and Dementia Support. She has worked with St. Vincent De Paul for 12 years and fundraiser for both Saint Vincent de Paul and the Carers Association. Harriet brings her enthusiasm and energy to raise much needed funding to Wicklow Dementia is very creative ways.


Janice Comish

Janice has extensive voluntary experience with a focus has been on a number of areas: • Community – Tiglin Rehabilitation Services, Wicklow Dementia Support, Bray Area Rough Sleepers Support, Dignity Packs Ireland; Age Action Computer Classes. • Empowering Women in the workplace – Connecting Women in Technology; Dells Women’s Network • Encouraging young people to focus on a career in IT – “IT Is Not Just for Geeks” Technological Education Program for Secondary Schools; Dell Junior Achievements Co-Ordinator. • Whilst working in Dell, Janice was the Dell Ireland Giving Manager; Dell Community Team Lead and also provided Dell Project Management Training for Charities. • Janice was previously a Board Member of Nandri India.



 Jenny O’Reilly

Jenny has a background in social and community work at home and abroad. She has had a long term interest in elder care, in particular, in the care of people with dementia. She holds a CQSW and  Diploma in Social Work and other qualifications in dementia-related care. It is her belief that quality of life, of those with dementia, can be greatly improved with informed, loving, person-centred care.