Board of Directors
Board Director – USA, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland (UK)
Phil qualified as a medical doctor at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1977 and has studied and practiced the integration of conventional and alternative medicines with a special focus on sound healing. He founded and grew the largest independent consumer electronics sales and marketing company in Ireland. Upon moving the US in 1996, he contributed to the growth of Internet Service Provider, Earthlink. He has spent the past 15 years immersed in the world of Internet technology. Currently, he is CEO of the music company, youbloom (www.youbloom.com) which works in the area of live music events including an annual music summit/festival in Los Angeles and Dublin. He has released two albums as a singer-songwriter and continues with his interest in songwriting and sound healing.
Today’s consumer can interact with a business or a brand in so many different ways, it’s critical now to be where they want you when they want you, and to provide a streamlined enjoyable experience. I believe that capitalizing on this trend to monetize marketing dollars is table stakes. I enjoy the day to day challenge of building and optimizing campaigns, and see this ROI driven model as a discipline any organization can use to improve profits.
I’m a father of two soon-to-be college graduates and 4 dogs, originally from NY, now comfortably entrenched in Santa Monica. Running is my fitness passion and sanity check.
For over 35 years, Mr. Kotick has brought leadership, creativity and integrity to the nonprofit sector in Greater Los Angeles serving in such capacities as C.E.O. of Family Health Care Centers of Greater Los Angeles, Vice President for Community Programs for the Greater Los Angeles Affiliate of the American Heart Association and Executive Director of the Center for Health Care Rights. Experienced in healthcare, advocacy, and services to diverse populations, Kotick has also been a Delegate to the California Conference on Handicapped Individuals and the California State House Conference on Aging. Kotick has contributed to California State legislation including the “Torres-Felando Long Term Care Reform Act”. A graduate of the University of Southern California with a J.D. and B.A. degree in political science, John Kotick lives in Los Angeles, California.
Raymond is a currently a director of Mindwise, a Northern Ireland based mental health charity. Previously, he was a director of Odyssey Trust, a charitable organization responsible for caretaking the £105 million Millennium Project for Northern Ireland for 8 years, becoming Deputy Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee for final 4 years. He is also a volunteer for a number of other charitable organizations.
In his professional career, Raymond completed a BA in Accounting and Finance at DCU – 1980 to 1983 and then trained as a Certified Accountant with KPMG from 1983 to 1986. He worked in various accounting roles in London with a property development company in Central London and then with a Canadian Bank in the City of London.
He went on to join the family business, Tedcastles, trading principally today as Top Oil in Ireland, in various positions including CEO of Kelly Fuels for 7 years and then as Group Chief Executive of Tedcastles from 2001 to 2010. He currently acts as Deputy Chairman of Tedcastles and is based in Belfast.
Board Director – Northern Ireland (UK)
Róisín Ní Chéileachair
Róisín’s background is in the creative media and applied communications industry. She has 20 years’ experience, encompassing a range of positions in Irish broadcasting, production, management and senior management and across a variety of genres in radio, tv, and digital for which she has collected multiple awards. Her main focus has been radio, drama, multi-platform education, and commissioning, significantly contributing to developing and supporting the burgeoning media industry in Northern Ireland. She has also held key assessment and mentoring roles and has delivered several aspirational, one-off and ongoing CPD training programs to the sector across the island.
Róisín began professional training in holistic healthcare in 2005 and also now works as a therapist and personal process facilitator, primarily integrating body-mind psychotherapeutic techniques with Somatic Experiencing. She has been inspired by her many local and international teachers from the complimentary, medical and mental health communities with whom she trained and is passionate about supporting a state of well-being amongst those who work as front-line professionals, caregivers, therapists, and managers, particularly those affected by post-traumatic stress. Róisín is also especially interested in the influence of trauma on individuals and their groups and how this can impact and shape a society collectively – psychologically, emotionally, physically, spiritually and economically.
Noeleen Slattery Lee D.Ac. T.C.M.C.I.
Noeleen has been in healthcare all her working life, beginning with nursing which she did for thirty-three years. For the past twenty years, she has worked as a Chinese Medical Practitioner as well as a Bereavement Counsellor since 1974. Noeleen has also been a voluntary worker with the Bereavement Counselling Service for ten years. While working with Cairde, a support group for families affected by HIV and AIDS, she founded a project for children infected and affected by HIV and counseled children in hospice care and families with AIDS-related syndromes. Noeleen was with Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland for more than fifteen years. In her capacity as a senior Board Member and later as President of this Organisation Noeleen monitored classes and she accompanied and co- ordinated groups of students attending the Nanjing University of TCM for clinical practice. Noeleen was with AFI until the organization dissolved in 2007. She has been the national representative for T.C.M on a Republic of Ireland Dept of Health working group whose aim is to bring T.C.M into statutory regulation and a founder member and board director of T.C.M.C.I., a registration body for Chinese Medical practitioners. Noeleen is also a founder member of ADVIC, a group advocating the rebalancing of the homicide justice system (see www.advic.ie) and through ADVIC is currently running a training course for accredited counselors to enhance their skills when dealing with people affected by Homicide.