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NMBI Board members

The Board comprises of 23 members with a lay majority of 12. Of the remaining 11 members, eight are registered nurses and midwives elected by the professions. The elected members represent the general, children's, psychiatric, intellectual disability, public health and midwifery disciplines.

They represent the areas of nurse training, administration and clinical practice. A further three nurses and midwives are appointed by the Minister of Health. All Board members act in a non-executive capacity

Essene Cassidy (President)

Essene Cassidy (President)
  • President of NMBI
  • Elected from the practice of public health nursing
  • Term of office expires on 5 December 2022

Louise Kavanagh McBride (Vice President)

Louise Kavanagh McBride (Vice President)
  • Nominated by the Institutes of Technology
  • Term of office expires on 5 December 2020

Mark Blake-Knox

Mark Blake-Knox
  • Appointed public representative
  • ​Term of office expires on 5 December 2022

Karen Canning

Karen Canning
  • Elected from the practice of general nursing
  • Term of office expires on 5 December 2020

Lorraine Clarke-Bishop

Lorraine Clarke-Bishop
  • Elected from the public health sector and engaged in the education of nurses and midwives
  • Term of office expires on 5 December 2020

Catherine Cocoman

Catherine Cocoman
  • Elected from the practice of psychiatric nursing
  • ​Term of office expires on 5 December 2022

Pat Dolan

Pat Dolan
  • Appointed public representative
  • Term of office expires on 5 December 2020

Mary Gorman

Mary Gorman
  • Elected from the practice of midwifery
  • ​Term of office expires on 5 December 2022

Karen Greene

Karen Greene
  • Nominated by the Health Service Executive (Directors of Nursing or Directors of Midwifery)
  • ​Term of office expires on 5 December 2020

Liam Hamill

Liam Hamill
  • Elected from the practice of intellectual disability nursing
  • Term of office expires on 5 December 2022

Martin Higgins

Martin Higgins
  • Appointed public representative
  • Term of office expires on 5 December 2020

John Horan

John Horan
  • Appointed public representative
  • Term of office expires on 5 December 2022

Anne Horgan

Anne Horgan
  • Nominated by the Health and Social Care Professionals Council
  • Term of office expires on 5 December 2022

Eileen Kelly

Eileen Kelly
  • Elected from the practice of care of older persons
  • ​Term of office expires on 5 December 2022

Denise Lawler

Denise Lawler
  • Nominated by the universities
  • Term of office expires on 5 December 2022

Breda Liston

Breda Liston
  • Elected from the practice of children's nursing
  • Term of office expires on 5 December 2020

Kathleen Lombard

Kathleen Lombard
  • Nominated by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA)
  • Term of office ends on 5 December 2022

Kilian McGrane

Kilian McGrane
  • Nominated by the Health Service Executive
  • Term of office expires on 5 December 2020

Dermot Manning

Dermot Manning
  • Appointed public representative
  • Term of office expires on 5 December 2020

Liam Minihan

Liam Minihan
  • Nominated by the Health Service Executive
  • Term of office expires on 5 December 2020

Denis Murphy

Denis Murphy
  • Appointed public representative
  • Term of office expires on 5 December 2022

Colm O'Herlihy

Colm O'Herlihy
  • Nominated by the Medical Council.
  • Term of office ends on 5 December 2022.

Laura Sahm

Laura Sahm
  • Nominated by the Minister for Education and Skills.
  • Term of office ends on 5 December 2022.

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