Our Team

CPI is run by a Governing Body, most of whom live with chronic pain. The Governing Body is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of CPI.   All are volunteers with a range of skills and expertise from financial, legal and business backgrounds.

John Lindsay
John Lindsay
Chairperson

A successful & accomplished Chief Executive/Managing Director.  John has worked in both the private sector & the Public Health Sector. In the Public Health Sector he was Chief Executive Officer of organisations involved in the areas of physical, sensory & intellectual disability.

Andrea Hayes CPI Governing Body
Andrea Hayes
Vice Chairperson. Irish broadcaster & producer is well known by the Irish Public for her positive, friendly & down to earth persona on her television shows including the hugely successful series Animal A&E.

She is also the familiar voice on Dublin's Sunshine 106.8 presenting many shows during her time at the station. In 2016 Andrea's book 'Pain Free Life' was released. The book reveals that hidden behind her smile is a private battle with Chronic Pain. 

William McLoughlin BL
William McLoughlin BL
National Secretary. Barrister-at-Law specialising in Disability, Equality, Employment, Personal Injury & Judicial Review. Sat on the governing bodies of many Community & NGO's with responsiblity for auditing, governance & compliance with

 company, charities and public funding legislation.William suffered chronic pain following a severe rugby accident and failed spinal surgery but overcame the challenge to lead a successful career.

Linda Jones
Linda Jones
National Treasurer

Linda plays a significant role in the charity and brings a wealth of financial expertise having been employed in the financial sector for many year.  Linda is currently working full-time for a well respected organisation as a Group Financial Advisor. 

 

Dr Barbara Casey
Dr Barbara Casey
Governing Body Member. She is a Pharmacist with a PhD in Pharmacology and has suffered with chronic pain for over 12 years.

She's had multiple surgeries and interventions but because of ongoing health issues is unfortunately unable to work.  She has however 2 dogs (whippets), 2 cats and a partner.. not necessarily in that order!

Eileen Hopkins
Eileen Hopkins
Governing Body Member, Nurse & Life Coach. Recently graduated with DipHe in Personal & Business Coaching she aims to incorporate nursing knowledge, life coach skills, mindfulness practice & training to become a Pain Management Coach in 2017.

Eileen is a nurse who is living with chronic pain for the last decade and has found that mindfulness practice has greatly helped in learning to reduce and work through some of the factors which tend to aggravate pain. 

Seamus Eustace
Seamus Eustace
Governing Body Member
Eimear Riley
Eimear Riley
Governing Body Member. Eimear has over 20 years experience in the banking sector.

After many years service within the banking sector she decided to become a special needs teacher.  Eimear has fibromyalgia and while not currently employed she is positive about the future.

 

Joan Summerville
Joan Summerville
Governing Body Member
Christina Donnelly
Christina Donnelly
Staff National Co-Ordinator

Over 17 years managerial experience in the educational sector including finance, project, office and event management.  Working with CPI since 2008 with responsiblities including office management, support services, helpline and event management.