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The staff of GLEN.
Áine Duggan - Executive Director
For the past four years, Áine Duggan has served as President and CEO of Re:Gender, a national U.S.-based gender equality organization. Under her leadership, Re:Gender rebranded and evolved its programming to address discrimination experienced by all individuals across the gender, sexuality and sex spectrums, led a cross-sector network of academic institutions, nonprofits and corporations to integrate an intersectional gender lens in their structure, programmes and policies, and initiated a merger with the International Center for Research on Women.
Previously, Áine served as the Vice President for Research, Policy and Education at the Food Bank For New York City; served on FEMA's Emergency Food and Shelter Board ; led collaborative campaigns to secure improvements in the U.S. Farm Bill, Child Nutrition Reauthorization and other health-related legislation, build a school-based child nutrition training programme; the Coalition for the Homeless; and addressing homelessness and poverty in the LGBTI community.
In addition, Áine, a graduate of University College Dublin and teaches public policy in the MSW and Graduate Social Research program at Hunter College, New York. She currently serves on the boards of OutRight Action International and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and has previously served on the boards of Queers for Economic Justice and Irish HIV/Aids organisation, Cáirde.
Eimear O'Reilly - Senior Lead Workplace Diversity
Eimear joined GLEN in 2013, working on Workplace Diversity. Eimear has supported GLEN's Workplace Diversity programme since it was established and has played a key role developing the programme, supporting organisations develop LGBT inclusive strategies and growing its membership. Eimear leads the Workplace Equality Index in Ireland. Eimear has previously worked for an Expert Network in Berlin and has also completed internships at the Minority Rights Institute Bozen/Bolzano, Italy and at the Embassy of Ireland, Berlin, Germany. Eimear holds a postgraduate degree in European Politics and Cultural Studies at Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany and Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands and an undergraduate degree from UCD.
Marie Hamilton - Administration Manager
Marie has extensive experience of working in the NGO sector. She has served on the Boards of the National Youth Council and the Travellers Resource Warehouse. She previously worked in a community development agency and before that in ECO-UNESCO. Marie manages all financies and adminstration at GLEN.
Ross Flanagan - Communications Officer
Ross joined the GLEN team in 2015 after completing his BSc in Psychology and having worked in several different not-for-profit sectors. One of the most impacting experiences was during the Marriage Referendum as he worked with Yes Equality. As a long standing youth mental health advocate on a national and international level, Ross was eager to expand into LGBT advocacy. Now working as the Communications Officer with GLEN, he is delighted to be playing a role in creating positive change for the LGBTI people of Ireland.