Board of Management

The Board of Management of Genesis is made up of voluntary members who come from a diverse range of backgrounds with each person bringing a different set of skills to the organisation. Genesis adopted the Governance Code back in 2015 and the Board are committed to the standards outlined in the Code.

The Board

  • Patricia Moran – Chairperson (Senior Counsel)
  • Mary Russell – Director (Clinical)
  • Breda Hanaphy – Director (Local Resident and Fingal County Councillor)
  • Lorna Nolan – Director (Local Resident and Community Activist)
  • Teresa Blake – Director (Senior Counsel)

We are always on the lookout for new members from different backgrounds to join our board. If you are interested in giving your expertise and time to a community-led initiative and are passionate about mental health, please get in touch on either 01 820 2764 or

Principles of Good Governance

We, the board of management  of Genesis Psychotherapy and Family Therapy Services commit to:

Principle 1. Leading our organisation.

We do this by:

  • 1.1 Agreeing our vision,purpose and values and making sure that they remain relevant;
  • 1.2 Developing, resourcing, monitoring and evaluating a plan to make sure that our organisation achieves its stated purpose;
  • 1.3 Managing, supporting and holding to account staff, volunteers and all who act on behalf of the organisation.

Principle 2. Exercising control over our organisation.

We do this by:

  • 2.1 Identifying and complying with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements;
  • 2.2 Making sure there are appropriate internal financial and management controls;
  • 2.3 Identifying major risks for our organisation and deciding ways of managing the risks.

Principle 3. Being transparent and accountable.

We do this by:

  • 3.1 Identifying those who have a legitimate interest in the work of our organisation (stakeholders) and making sure there is regular and effective communication with them about our organisation;
  • 3.2 Responding to stakeholders’ questions or views about the work of our organisation and how we run it;
  • 3.3 Encouraging and enabling the engagement of those who benefit from our organisation in the planning and decision-making of the organisation.

Principle 4. Working effectively.

We do this by:

  • 4.1 Making sure that our governing body, individual board members, committees, staff and volunteers understand their:role, legal duties, and delegated responsibility for decision-making;
  • 4.2 Making sure that as a board we exercise our collective responsibility through board meetings that are efficient and effective;
  • 4.3 Making sure that there is suitable board recruitment, development and retirement processes in place.

Principle 5. Behaving with integrity.

We do this by:

  • 5.1 Being honest, fair and independent;
  • 5.2 Understanding, declaring and managing conflicts of interest and conflicts of loyalties;
  • 5.3 Protecting and promoting our organisation’s reputation.

We confirm that our organisation is committed to the standards outlined in these principles. We commit to reviewing our organisational practice against the recommended actions for each principle every year.

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