Dr Peter Boylan is a retired Obstetrician. He is a former Master of the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street, Dublin, and is currently Chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He trained in Dublin and London, at Queen Charlotte's and The Chelsea Hospital for Women. Dr Boylan also held an academic position, Associate Professor, at the University of Texas, Houston, for four years. He has extensive experience of dealing with hyperemesis gravidarum and is delighted to see Hyperemesis Ireland established.
Dr Aoife Ni Sheaghdha is a GP working in North Dublin and Dublin City Centre. Dr Aoife has both personal and professional experience in dealing with Hyperemesis Gravidarum and understands how difficult life as a HG sufferer can be. She is committed to supporting HG patients and their families. She is also keen to educate other Health Care Professionals about HG diagnosis and treatment, especially those involved in Primary Care.
Deirdre Munro RGN., RM., HDip Midwifery., QFA., MScHSR., International Fellow ECPD & Certified Change Agent. Deirdre is an Irish Nurse, Midwife and CEO of Health Service Design. Deirdre founded the Global Village Network Community which includes the Global Village of Midwives. Deirdre is truly honoured to be a board member and shares her passion for methodology, co-design and implementation.
Nicola Awford is the Economics Secretary at the British Embassy in Dublin. She suffered from Hyperemesis Gravidarum while she was pregnant with her daughter during her previous posting to South Africa. She wrote about her experiences in a guest blog for 101Mothers. Nicola hopes that by the time her daughter grows up there will be better understanding of HG, both among medical professionals and the general public.
Brian Cleary is a Pharmacist and Researcher with an interest in the safe and effective use of medicines in pregnancy. His research interests include epidemiological studies examining the safety of medication use in pregnancy and randomised controlled trials addressing the efficacy of medicines in maternal and newborn care. He works in a maternity hospital and is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
Rebecca Hegarty got involved in the voluntary sector following the birth of her son in 2013. Rebecca worked with AIMS Ireland (Association for improvements in maternity services) for just over 2 years and has a passion for womens rights and advocacy. Her experience of Hyperemesis Gravidarum during her pregnancy is what led her to get involved, in the hopes that the support and treatments available to women in Ireland could and would improve.
Marian Mc Bride is a Senior Dietitian at the Rotunda Hospital. She has worked for over ten years in healthcare organisations in UK/ Ireland. She has a strong background in healthcare programme management and leadership, and has considerable experience training and educating professionals. Marian provides clinical and emotional support to women with hyperemesis. She is passionate about increasing the awareness of the charity to help sufferers get the right treatment and support.
Mrs Caitríona Carton-Murphy is a Barrister at Law based in the Four Courts, Dublin. Caitríona has one son and suffered from severe hyperemesis gravidarum during her pregnancy 13 years ago, at a time when there was very little support or knowledge about this debilitating illness. Caitríona has been a keen volunteer in her local community for many years and she is delighted to support Hyperemesis Ireland by bringing not just her professional expertise, but more importantly, her own personal experience of HG to promote the worthy objectives of this foundation.
Stephen Vernon is the Dublin based Chairman of Green Property. His support for Hyperemesis Ireland came after his daughter suffered hyperemesis throughout three pregnancies. He is also a board member of The National Maternity Hospital.