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MEET THE TEAM
Northern Ireland Team
Board Director – USA, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland (UK)
A physician by training, Phil has worked extensively on the integration of conventional and alternative medical treatments. He founded and grew Magna Group, the largest independent consumer electronics sales and marketing firm in Ireland. Upon moving to the United States, he became immersed in evolving technology and wellness making him uniquely suited to head a project using new techniques to improve healthcare.
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.
Anne’s passion over the past 30 years lies with mental health and well-being from early intervention and prevention perspectives. Initially qualifying as a Graphic Designer, from the National College of Art and Design Dublin, 1989, she developed a number of initiatives with RTE, National Museum of Art and Design and Collaboration North while also supporting young people at risk through arts initiatives with St John of God, FAS and subsequently back home in Belfast with Voluntary Services Belfast and the National Schizophrenia Fellowship. The voluntary sector appeals to her values and ethos which has resulted in her contributing to the growth and development of a number of small – medium sized 3rd sector organizations not least MindWise, where she holds the position of Deputy Chief Executive. Anne believes the key to success is the partnerships she has formed with the people she works for and with – most importantly the working relationships formed with those directly affected by mental health needs. Committed to life-long learning and reflective practice she holds a number of health care leadership and management qualifications including an MBA and is a Life, Executive, Mental Health and Wellbeing Coach and Coach Supervisor. She is currently instrumental in integrating Coaching into health care practice across disciplines and at all levels.