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Angela McIntyre has been involved with Foyle Hospice since its inception over thirty years ago. She worked closely with Dr Tom McGinley to ensure the provision of a facility which fully met the needs of the local community. Angela previously held the position of Vice Chairperson and was subsequently appointed as Chairperson of Foyle Hospice at the Annual General Meeting in June 2017.
A fully qualified nurse, Angela has held a number of positions as a Midwife, Health Visitor, Lecturer at North West Regional College and was instrumental in supporting the establishment of the nursing department at Foyle Hospice. She has been employed as a Health Worker with the Greater Shantallow Area Partnership for the last nine years, retiring from this position in March 2018.
Both professional and person experiences have encouraged Angela to always put the needs of others first, going the extra mile for anyone who needs help and support. Over the years, Angela has worked tirelessly and been whole heartedly committed to address the needs of local families and has been a lifelong supporter of hospice and palliative care in the local community.
Lucinda has been a trustee of the Foyle Hospice since October 2011. Originally from Ballymena, she qualified in Medicine from Queen's University in the mid-eighties and trained and worked in General Practice. After re-locating to Derry in the mid-nineties, she worked in Altnagelvin Hospital in Care of the Elderly where she developed an interest in Palliative Medicine.
Lucinda has now left clinical medicine and work on a sessional basis for The Appeals Service (NI).
Dolores has over 26 years of boardroom experience in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Her expertise lies in strategic planning, corporate governance and risk management. Dolores founded the School of International Business and the International Business Centre at Ulster University. She is an active member of the community and utilises her experience and skills to assist many other charities including Chair of Golf United, Save the Children, Northern Ireland Opera, Derry Theatre Trust and the Access Arts for All.
Gerard Guckian is a partner in a firm of solicitors in Derry/Londonderry, having qualified in 1985. He is a former Chairman of Altnagelvin Hospital Health and Social Services Trust (2004-2006) and former Chairman of the Western Health and Social Care Trust (2006-2016). Within those roles Gerard chaired the Trusts’ Governance and Remuneration and Terms of Service Committtees. Having been a Non-executive Director before those appointments, Mr Guckian has a lengthy experience of leadership in Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland.
He served on the representatives group of the Northern Ireland Confederation of Health and Social Care for 11 years, chairing that organisation for two terms. Gerard maintains a keen interest in patient safety issues, and has led initiatives to promote patient/public involvement and volunteering in Health and Social Care. He lives in Derry and is married with 3 children.