Our Board of Directors
Bro Donatus Forkan OH (Chair)
Brother Donatus was elected Provincial of the Province of the Immaculate Conception, Ireland in 1992 and in 1994 was elected General Councillor. He was re-elected General Councillor on the 18th of November 2000 and served as the First General Councillor for the last six years. Among his responsibilities as General Councillor, Brother Donatus was co-ordination of the Missions of The Order. He chaired the Hospitaller Youth Conference (Granada, November 2005) and the 2006 General Chapter Preparatory Committee.
He was elected Prior General of the Order at the General Chapter of 2006 and completed his term of office in 2012 where he returned to Ireland for a brief period before going to Malawi until elected Provincial of the West European Province of Saint John of God in January 2014.
A native of Wexford, Marion’s background to date, has been significantly focused on Customer Service, Sales and Leadership, with experience across general management in Telecoms, FMCG, Pharmacy, International StartUp in the US and currently in her capacity as a business consultant to Retail companies and SMEs looking to expand or improve their services.
She was drawn to Saint John of God Foundation by personal experience and the immense breadth of work, support and impact the organisation delivers.
Sharon Kearns is a highly experienced communications professional with extensive experience in the financial services sector and more recently the utilities sector. She has developed several effective external communications plans which have raised the brand profile of organisations through market research, sponsorships, advertising, events and maximising online channels. She has also led successful internal communications and employee engagement strategies including CSR programmes which have been shortlisted in the Chambers Ireland CSR Awards.
Her key strengths include collaborating with all levels of staff and fostering relationships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve key goals and objectives. Sharon holds a B.Comm from UCD and an MBS from Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, UCD.
Bro Finnian Gallagher OH
Since 2010 Finnian holds the position of Provincial Secretary, working at Granada House, Stillorgan, while residing as Prior of the Lucena Brothers Community in Rathgar. He is a Professed member of the Order since 1963 and has served in many roles including Provincial Councillor and Prior.
Trained as a nurse in psychiatry and general medicine, over the years he was appointed to posts of leadership in the Order’s Services in Stillorgan, New Jersey, and Belfast and in AMRI – when it was CMRS – in a health care office which he set up as a resource for Religious involved in healthcare in the 1980s.
Currently he is also a Director of Saint John of God Research Foundation and Chair of EmployAbility and Saint John of God Association (N.I.).
Bro Kilian Keaney OH
Bro Ronan Lennon OH