Board Members

John Cronin

John is a keen advocate of the rights of people with a disability and is a passionate believer in the ethos of the independent living movement. John played a key role in the foundation of Cork and has been a member of the Board of Management since 1998. An ardent fan of sports John is a Paralympian Boccia player, competing in several Paralympic Games, including London 2012 and Sydney 2000 where he won a gold medal in his BC3 pairs class.

Donal O’Sullivan

Donal has been a member of the Cork CIL Board since 2013. As the CEO of Cooperative Animal Health, a farmer owned Cooperative in the animal medicine and nutrition business. Donal brings a wealth of Board and Governance experience.

Padraig Hannafin

Padraig has worked in the Communications and Public Affairs Department in the Rehab Care since 2009. A CIL service user since 2003 when he moved to Cork to study at University College Cork. Padraig joined the board during his studies and has served as Chairperson since 2012. Padraig is a keen fan of most sports and plays power soccer for the Kingdom Rebels.

David O’Sullivan

David has worked in the Agri Supplement manufacturing industry for over 30 years with roles in manufacturing and human resource management. He completed a Higher Dip. in Human Resource Management (UCC), Dip. in Manufacturing Management , Innovation for Growth (IMI) and a Masters in Human Resource Management (UCC) 2016. He has also served on the board of Animedica.

David has a keen interest in supporting those with disabilities having had a son with severe epilepsy and understands the value that organisations such as CIL can bring to those that need it most.

Michelle Casserly

Michelle joined the Board of Management of Cork CIL in April of 2019. A qualified Chartered Accountant with over 10 years financial experience Michelle also has a Diploma in International Financial Reporting Services. Michelle currently works as a Senior Manager, Accounting and Finance Policies, for a leading international technology innovation firm in Cork.

Dr Gerard White PhD

Gerard has worked as a clinical nurse for 24 years and now works as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in A&E. Gerard holds a BA, MA & PhD in Nursing as well as post graduate diplomas in Management, Education Gerard’s areas of interest include clinical teaching, trauma management, and ethics in nursing. He enjoys outdoor activities, family time and reading when he gets the chance.

Nicola Meacle