Health, News, Regional

SBHA names new Development Manager

Michelle Daly Hayes

Michelle Daly Hayes. Photo Paul Mullins Photography

Mid West Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association has announced the appointment of Michelle Daly Hayes as their new Development Manager.

Michelle has previously worked as a journalist in Ireland, Belgium, the Middle East and Africa. She returned to Ireland in 2007 and has been working as a Social Media & Brand Communications Consultant.

“We at the Mid West Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association are delighted to have Michelle Daly Hayes joining the team”, said services Co- Ordinator Gillian O’ Gorman on the appointment.

‘Her experience will help us to fundraise and to innovate so that we can expand our services to members in ther future. We are looking forward to working with many partners and supporters across the Mid West in 2015 and Michelle will be a part of our dynamic team to do this.”

Michelle Daly Hayes, was also on hand to discuss her appointment, ‘I’m excited to be joining the team at Mid West Spina Bifida and to working on projects with them. I am eager to meet with any would be partners or organisations who are passionate about providing services for people with disabilities in the Mid West. it is an excitng time to be passionate and involved with charities such as Mid West Spina Bifida who have such a positve track record and history in Limerick, Tipperary and Clare,” she said.

Michelle Daly Hayes recently completed a MsC in Innovation and Social Enterprise in DCU and is poised to bring this experience to her role as Development Manager at the Mid West Spina Bifida Association.

Her experience in the non- profit sector spans the last decade where she was previously National President of Junior Chamber Ireland, on the board of Junior Chamber International, Dublin and Dublin Chamber of Commerce. She also currently sits on the board of The Blue Box, a children’s therapy charity also based in Limerick.

She lives in Limerick and is married to Jude Hayes, they have a son Luke (1).


About Mark Dunphy

Founder and Editor of The Clare Herald, Mark Dunphy is a native of Connolly in County Clare. Mark also operates Dunphy PR.


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