Meet The Team

We are a small team here at Children’s Heartbeat Trust but our passion for working with heart families across Northern Ireland is HUGE and we are very proud of the positive impact our work has.

Sarah Quinlan

Chief Executive
Sarah Quinlan

Sarah is our Chief Executive. She has been instrumental in developing the charity from a small organisation to one that supports thousands of heart families across Northern Ireland.

Cathy Dalton

Family & Youth Services Manager
Cathy Dalton

Cathy is our Family & Youth Services Manager. You can regularly find her on Clark Clinic or out and about with our families and young people.

Olivia McGrath

Youth Support Worker
Olivia McGrath

Olivia is our youth support worker with a focus on our young people.

Lynn Cowan

Fundraiser
Lynn Cowan

Lynn is our fundraising officer with responsibility for raising vital funds for the charity through our amazing volunteer fundraisers and our corporate partners.

Alison Crawford

Admin Support
Alison Crawford

Alison looks after our office and keeps us all up to date with everything going on. If you give the CHT offices a call its usually Alison you end up talking to.

Board of Directors

We have a committed Board of Directors who are responsible in law for the overall governance of the charity. Together they bring a wealth of experience and knowledge from different backgrounds including clinical, family experience of CHD and professional expertise. All our Directors are volunteers – giving up their time and expertise for free. 

As key members of the CHT Team, the Board work behind the scenes to achieve our mission, set strategic direction and ensure we are financially sound and compliant with relevant legislation.

Prof. Nichola Rooney

Chair
Prof. Nichola Rooney

Hazel Bradbury

Treasurer
Hazel Bradbury

Jane Boyd

Director
Jane Boyd

Dr Brian Craig

Director
Dr Brian Craig

Grainne Curran

Director
Grainne Curran

Diane McDowell

Director
Diane McDowell

Paula Murray

Director
Paula Murray

Mark Sidebottom

Director
Mark Sidebottom

Will Young

Director
Will Young

Niall Parfitt

Director
Niall Parfitt

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