Meet Our Team

Mark McSherry

Director of Operations

Mark has worked in homeless services, women and children, men’s residential therapeutic communities, and community based day services. He has gained a comprehensive understanding of the needs and supports that vulnerable young people require to build better futures.

 

Mark has overseen and worked on the ground setting up bespoke services nationwide. This has been done with Tusla and the HSE in a dynamic and collaborative manner to support children and young adults.

Elaine Currie

Director of Practice Development

Director Elaine Currie spent 14 years in business and accounting then went into social care completing a BA in Applied Social Studies and Professional Social Care. During the last 6 years, Elaine has been a manager of over 14 aftercare services then progressing onto Deputy Director in a previous organisation. Elaine is currently completing a Masters in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. 

Tara Gaffney

Head of Services

Tara has over 20 years’ experience in the residential care of children and young adults, having commenced her career supporting people with varying physical and cognitive abilities before working her way through state provided Children’s Residential Services as a Social Care Worker, Social Care Leader and Deputy Manager.

 

Tara has a proven record of overseeing and supporting teams in the development and delivery of bespoke residential interventions designed to meet the needs of our countries most vulnerable young people. 

Katie Hogan

Social Care Manager

Having worked in the Social Care sector for the past 10 years, Katie has experience of supporting both young people and adults, who present with complex mental health issues, intellectual disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorder, in a variety of settings ranging from residential services, day service, and community-based services.

Katie’s Social Care degree, coupled with her management qualifications and experience has equipped her to support our skilled and enthusiastic team to enable the young people that we care for, to reach their full potential.

Claire O'Hara

Social Care Manager

Claire is a Social Care Manager in a bespoke children’s unit. Prior to coming to Futurescape Claire had an established career in private residential care having managed teams in Ireland and Australia. Claire’s interest and skill set are in child protection and assessing risk.

Claire graduated with a BA in Professional Social Care and has spent the past ten years working with vulnerable young people in mainstream settings.

Patrick Fitzpatrick

Administration

Having worked in Eircom in a very competitive busy environment in various roles including Credit Control, Data Sales Administration, Staff Supervision, Account Management, and Corporate Sales, Patrick then qualified in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Addiction Studies, and Reality Therapy and changed his career to working in the Voluntary & Community Sector in 2006.

He joined Attuned Programmes in 2019 and is responsible for the Recruitment Process of Social Care Staff, Administration, and Facilities Management.

Marie Doyle

Aftercare Manager

Marie recently joined Futurescape with the role of Aftercare Manager. Marie is responsible for managing 2 of our Aftercare services in the Leinster region.

Marie graduated with First class honours in Applied Social Studies in Social Care and prior to joining Futurescape Marie worked with vulnerable young people through community and residential services as well as in the disability sector. 

Our Consultants

Paul Van Heeswjyk

Our consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist Mr. Paul van Heeswyk is an Attachment-Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist who has been been working with individuals, couples, and families for over 40 years. Paul has extensive experience working as a consultant and Head of Psychotherapy in a number of organisations in Ireland and the UK. Paul provides support to our staff teams and managers in Attuned Programmes Ireland. 

 

 

Dr. John Gibson

Dr John Gibson from www.attachmentmatters.ie has extensive experience in the field of social care. 

Dr Gibson delivers trauma informed and TCI informed training to our staffteams and management and works closely with our management team to implement training content. Dr Gibson also provides one to one mentoring and coaching to the management team and is involved in the development of attuned programmes model of care. 

Patrick Tomlinson

Non Executive Director

Patrick’s experience spans from 1985 mainly in therapeutic services for children who have suffered trauma. Beginning as a residential care worker he has held positions at all organizational levels, up to CEO. He is a qualified clinician, strategic leader, manager, and author of numerous papers and books.

 

Patrick Tomlinson Associates (PTA) was founded in 2008 to support the development of people and organizations. PTA provides services in several countries. Therapeutic models that Patrick has worked on have gained widespread recognition. www.patricktomlinson.com

Eoghan Keogh

Wellbeing Programmes

Eoghan currently works as a secondary school Chaplain, retreat director, and delivers wellbeing retreats for professionals that support children and young adults. My retreat and one-to-one work aim to support cares grow and develop practices that allow them to maintain a strong sense of wellbeing in both their professional and personal life. The process develops a habit of reflective practice and facilitates a safe space where people can explore their current and lived experiences, so each person seeks to notice what gives them life, energy, and meaning in their professional and personal life. My role is not to persuade a person in one way or another but to facilitate a discernment process that allows each personage to reflect on their lifestyle and then make a good decision that makes them more present to themselves which in turn makes them more effective in their work with children and young people.

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