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Trócaire Team

Trócaire's dedicated team works around the world to tackle poverty and injustice on your behalf, in addition to hundreds of committed partner organisations and volunteers who are passionate about building a better world.

Meet some of the team

   Caoimhe de Barra, CEO

Caoimhe de Barra was appointed Trócaire CEO in October 2018, twenty-one years after first joining the organisation. Her first role was as Campaigns Officer, later becoming Policy and Advocacy Coordinator.

Josienne MumarasharuJosiane Umumarashavu, Finance & Administration Intern

Josiane appeared on Trócaire’s 2004Lenten Box commemorating the 1994 genocide in Rwanda in which she lost her father, sister and two of her brothers. With Trócaire's support she continued in education and recently received her degree in accounting. In August 2016, she joined the team at Trócaire Rwanda.

john mccolganJohn McColgan, Trócaire Ambassador

John is the Director of Riverdance, and Trócaire's first Ambassador.  He recently produced the acclaimed photography exhibition and documentary ‘This is Palestine’ following a visit to Gaza and the West Bank with Trócaire. John aims to raise €2.1 million over three years to tackle human rights abuses and humanitarian needs through our Romero Fund.

Michael ThiauriMichael Thiauri, Project Support Officer, Kenya

Michael supports Trócaire’s agricultural resilience programme in Kenya to help families affected by poverty grow food, access water and boost their incomes.

Emmanual Karulinda

Emmanual Karulinda, Livelihoods Programme Officer, 

Emmanual supports rural families to grow bigger harvests and develop other small businesses with training and microcredit.

bishop william Crean

Bishop William Crean, Chairman of Trócaire 

Bishop Crean of Cloyne Diocese heads up Trócaire’s Executive Board, which oversees the financial and operational management of the organisation. He was appointed Chair of Trócaire in June 2013.

Martina O'DonoghueMartina O’Donoghue, Programme Manager, Uganda

Martina's work supports people in Uganda to secure access to land and other vital resources; to make the Ugandan Government more accountable and responsive to its citizen’s demands in the areas of health, education and water; and to combat gender based violence against women.

Ella Syl-MacFoy

Ella Syl-MacFoy, Gender Equality Adviser, Sierra Leone

Ella provides technical support oversight and advice to Trócaire partners and the Sierra Leone Team on gender related issues.

David O'Hare

David O’Hare, Press Officer, Northern Ireland

David raises awareness about Trócaire’s work with media and our supporters in Northern Ireland. He ensures that our supporters know how their valued donations are being used to fight poverty and injustice.

Details of Trócaire's Trustees, Board and Executive Leadership Team

The Trustees and Board are the custodians of Trócaire’s vision, mission and values; they approve strategy, structure, annual plans and budgets, and ensure the organisation is effective and accountable.