Foyle Hospices' trustees & management

Members of the Board of Trustees

Michael McCafferty, Chairman

Chartered Architect. Born in Derry, educated St Columb’s College and Queens University, where awarded a first in Architecture. Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. In private practice in Derry before being appointed principal housing architect in the Londonderry Development Commission and then the Housing Executive. During this time was also involved in Community work, held chairmanships in a number of community based associations, including: Community Network Services Ireland Ltd (founder member), Londonderry Inner City Trust (founder member),Derry Housing Association,Northwest Centre for Learning & Development, and Rathlin Island Trust (founder member).
Married with two sons.  Interest, Fly-fishing.

Angela McIntyre, Vice Chairman

Angela McIntyre has been involved in the Hospice since its inception in 1985.She has worked continuously as a volunteer, fundraiser and advisor/expert on nursing issues and Director of Nursing early on. She was also responsible for organising the ACE workers at the time (a government funded scheme). Angela has had a varied career in nursing, health visiting and more recently teaching. She has one philosophy in life: "if I cannot do some good, please let me do no harm."
She has been blessed with a loving husband and family. With their support she has been able to continue her involvement in the hospice work.
In 1994 she finished her degree in Public Policy & Management which has aided her as a Trustee.
Her years of nursing expertise are very helpful to the Board as well as her support for the current Director of Nursing.

Dr Lucinda Watt, Trustee

Dr Watt was born and grew up in Ballymena. Graduated in Medicine from Queen's University Belfast 1984.  Junior doctor in Royal Victoria Hospital. Trained and worked as a GP in Co. Antrim. She came to Derry in 1995 and worked in Care of the Elderly, Altnagelvin Hospital and Spruce House.

She is married with two children. She is a Member of First Derry Presbyterian Church and a volunteer with Foyle Cruse.  She is also a Member of Ulster Wildlife Trust and enjoys walking, reading and going to the theatre.

Robbie Butler, Trustee

Robbie has been an active Hospice Volunteer for over 20 years and has been heavily involved in all aspects of fundraising for the Hospice throughout these years.

Robbie was invited by Dr Tom McGinley to become a Hospice Trustee some 5 years ago in recognition of his fundraising efforts. He gladly accepted as he holds the Hospice very dear and has nothing but great admiration for all of its staff and the work that they do.

Robbie has worked for Ulsterbus for the last forty years and is still employed by them.
He has four children and five beautiful grandchildren to keep him fit and active.
Robbie's hobbies include hillwalking, cycling, swimming and listening to all forms of music.

Paddy Kelly, Trustee

Rosemary Parker, Trustee

Rosemary works as a volunteer in the Day Care Unit of the Hospice. She attended the Model Primary school, the Londonderry High school which amalgamated into Foyle and Londonderry College. From there she went to Stranmillis College, graduating in 1982. Rosemary is married with two children and enjoys gardening, reading, singing & travelling.

Eugene Gallagher, Trustee

Eugene worked in administration and management in Health & Social Services for more than 30 years , where he gained experience in a number of departments, including Personnel, Finance, Policy &Planning and Primary Care, as well as experience of commissioning services.He worked on local, Northern Ireland and UK Committees and at Board level.He was also a part time lecturer in the Business and Management Department of the North West Regional College. He has an MBA from Ulster University and is a Chartered Manager and a Fellow of The Chartered Management Institute .For the past 6 years he has worked as a self employed management consultant.

Joan Stewart, Trustee

Joan was born in Omagh and educated at Omagh Academy, Limavady Grammar School and University of Ulster. She went on to teach Geography and Religious Studies in Strabane Grammar School. Since giving up teaching, Joan now volunteers for Childline’s Schools’ Service as well as becoming involved with Foyle Hospice’s Healing Heart Project. She enjoys having time to read, walk her dog, spending more time at the coast and reconnecting with old hobbies as well as learning to sew. Joan is married to Brian and has two sons.

Chief Executive

Mr Donall Henderson

Senior Management

Medical Director

Dr. Paul McIvor

Director of Nursing

Ms. Yvonne Martin
Head of Fundraising
Mr. Ciaran McGinley
Administrative Services Manager
Ms. Terri Sythes