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.

Martina Phelan Vice Chairperson
Martina Phelan
Vice Chairperson.

With over 15 years experience in Accounts and payroll in many varying industries, Martina has lived with chronic pain for over 30 years due to a birth defect and is no longer able to work.

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 years.  Linda is currently working full-time for a well respected organisation as a Group Financial Advisor. 

 

Mark Nother - CPI Governing Body
Mark Nother
Governing Body Member (Communications & Fundraising). Working in the area of Governance & Corporate Services with an academic background in politics and public administration, focusing on the relationship between the Third Sector & the State.

He also brings experience in fundraising, communications & board membership.        

He has lived with the chronic pain condition New Daily Persistent Headache (NDPH) since 2008.

Deirdre Ryan - Governing Body Member
Deirdre Ryan
Governing Body Member.
Martina Donnelly CPI Governing Body Member
Martina Donnelly
Governing Body Member
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.