Meet the Team

Our team is small, but our passion for what we do is massive!

Plan International Ireland is a strong and experienced group of passionate and determined innovators who are determined to make a difference.

David Dalton
Chief Executive Officer

Originally from Limerick, married with four children, David is an avid Munster rugby fan but can also be found in Naomh Olaf GAA club coaching the Under 11 boy's team.

Donal Maher
Financial Controller

Nenagh native, Donal, is one of the more experienced Plan Ireland staff, joining the organisation in 2006.

Mike Mansfield
Head of Marketing & Sponsorship

Originally from Ballinasloe in Co. Galway, Mike joined Plan Ireland over six years ago and loves every bit of it! Mike leads the Marketing, Media, Communications and Regular Giving functions in Plan International Ireland.

Sabrina Kevany
Head of Fund Development

Sabrina joined Plan in January 2013 with a blended background of advertising and not-for-profit. Graduating with a First Class Honours in Communications from DCU, she joined the creative department of McConnells Advertising where she worked as a Concept and Art Director for clients such as The Irish Times, BMW, Diageo, Innocent Smoothies and Concern.

Suzanne Keatinge
Head of Programmes

Suzanne joined Plan as Head of Programmes in February 2015. She holds a master’s degree in African politics from SOAS in London, and a history master’s from Cambridge University.

Dualta Roughneen
Disaster Risk Management Co-ordinator & WaSH Advisor

Dualta joined Plan in 2009 after completing a Masters in Human Rights in UCD. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer, having graduated from UCG in 2001, he worked with Coffey Construction in Foynes and the County Council in his native Mayo.

Barbara Scettri
Head of Development Grants

Barbara joined Plan as Education Programme Officer in September 2012. She holds a master's degree in cultural anthropology from Padova University in Italy, where after graduation she participated in research on female migration.

Christina Meehan
Donor Relations Officer

For all things Sponsorship Christina's your Lady.

Donnacha Maguire
Media and Communications Officer

A Meathman by birth, Donnacha joined Plan International Ireland in July 2015. Donnacha is a keen sports man and can often be found running the roads of north Dublin or playing handball in Na Fianna CLG.

Rachel Duke
Fundraising Officer

Rachel joined Plan Ireland in March 2014; with a background in fundraising and an interest in children’s rights. After graduating from Trinity with a degree in Sociology and Social Policy, she went on to work at the Irish Cancer Society and the Children’s Rights Alliance.

Louise Cribbin
Donor Relations Officer

Louise joined Plan Ireland in May, 2014. Louise has previously worked for organisations such as UNICEF Ireland and Sightsavers International.

Anne Farrell
Regional Fundraising Officer

Anne graduated from NUIG with a Bachelor of Law degree and worked as Regional Fundraiser with the Irish Wheelchair Association for two years during this time. Anne has also previously worked in the NUIG Sociology Department and before moving to FAS as Supervisor of CYTP (Community Youth Training Project) to complete a research project as a precursor to the Knock Airport development project.

Siobhan McCanny
Accounts Assistant

Siobhan joined Plan Ireland as an Accounts Assistant in August 2011. Originally from Tyrone, Siobhan moved to Dublin in November 2011 after taking three years out travelling to Australia and New Zealand.

Annette Fuhrmann
Education Programme Officer

Annette joined Plan in October 2013. After qualifying as an architect; with a thesis on building in the developing world, Annette spent 5 years working as an architect in Germany.

Aubert Ouango
EQUIP Programme Manager

Aubert is part of Plan Ireland's team in Burkina Faso where he has been the EQUIP Programme Manager since October 2013. He is a father of two boys (Runi and Loïc). Aubert likes to play tennis and run.

Didier Young
Business Development Specialist

Didier joined Plan International in March 2013. He brings with him 20 years of humanitarian experience in many African countries, mainly in emergency situations, developing and managing large-scale operations.

Frank Velthuizen
Disability Coordinator

Frank joined Plan Ireland in May 2014. Frank is originally from The Hague in The Netherlands, but upon completion of his studies he has worked and lived overseas in Uganda, Malawi, Sudan and Afghanistan.

Rebecca O'Halloran
Education and Advocacy officer

Rebecca joined Plan Ireland in April 2015. After having completed a BA in N.U.I. Galway she spent a year travelling and returned to complete her postgraduate in Law and MA in Development.

Lorraine O'Toole
Compliance & Monitoring Programme Officer
(On Maternity Leave)

Lorraine developed an interest in international development during the third year of her Business and Economics degree in Trinity College Dublin, where she took the ‘Economics of Less Developed Countries’ module. This inspired her to apply for her master's in Development Studies at UCD, which she completed in 2007. During her masters she travelled to Uganda and carried out primary research for her thesis ‘Universal Primary Education in Uganda a quality or flawed approach’.

Vanina Trojan
Child Rights & Advocacy Officer

Vanina joined Plan in January 2011 as Child Rights and Advocacy Officer to develop Plan Ireland's advocacy strategy and mainstream a child rights-based approach to programmes. Since 2013, Vanina has coordinated Plan Ireland’s Child Rights Programme portfolio which includes strategic lead, management and growth of international programmes relating to children's rights and the coordination of Irish-based advocacy initiatives for the promotion of children's rights.

Emilia Sorrentino
Education in Emergencies Specialist

Emilia has a background in Education in Emergencies and Psycho-Social Support. She has spent the last four years in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (Gaza and the West Bank) where she worked as Programme Manager and later as Country Director for an Italian NGO.

Suzanne Walker
Programme Officer

Suzanne joined the Plan Ireland team as a Programme Support Officer in January 2011. She is a passionate advocate for children's rights and has volunteered with child-centered projects in Ireland and overseas.

Aidan Leavy
Inclusion Specialist (Plan International)

A native of Westmeath, Aidan joined Plan Ireland in May 2011. A graduate in social sciences, Aidan was previously Director of International Service Ireland (ISI), supporting people with disabilities in West Africa and South America.

Gillian Quinn
Inclusion Officer (Plan International)

Gillian joined Plan International in November 2014 as an Inclusion Assistant and since July 2015, she works as an Inclusion Officer with Plan International Headquarters.