Co-Ordinator – Kate Gibney
Kate lives in North Cork with her partner and two children. Kate is an avid runner and enjoys competing in road races. She represented Ireland in basketball in underage level and went on to receive a scholarship at Illinois State University. She has worked in Drug & Alcohol Services in a variety of settings for the past 18 years. She became Rehabilitation Co-Ordinator in 2010 where she had the responsibility for implementing the National Rehabilitation Framework throughout the region. Prior to Co-Ordinating the Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force she was Co-Ordinator for the Cork Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force.
Development Worker – Gordan Kinsley
Gordan lives in Youghal, East Cork and is married with two children. Gordan was heavily involved in the founding of Ladies football in Youghal and is currently involved at Inter-county level in Cork. Has been a keen swimmer over the years with All Ireland and Munster medals and participated in many National and International Surf Lifesaving competitions with Cork Surf Lifesaving .
Has been involved in the area of Drug And Alcohol support over 21 years working providing different levels of interventions. A graduate from CIT in 2005 with a BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care, has been involved in the development of many alternative policy proposals which can be seen in our research portal. In 2008 worked in partnership with the South East Regional Drug and Alcohol Taskforce in the development of a strategic response to Service User Involvement, Action 42 of the National Drugs Strategy. This led to a strategic plan adopted across two regions with training tool kit for all services. Many other developments over the years included;
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