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ISCC Trustees 2019

Bruno Lucas, Chairperson

Bruno Lucas is Chairperson of the ISCC’s board of trustees. He became a member of the board in 2014 and was subsequently elected chairperson at the beginning of 2015.

Bruno has 22 years’ experience in Information Technology, innovation, management and delivery of services, including significant experience at senior levels within the Financial Services and Telecommunication industries.

As a Director in Great West Life Europe, Canada Life and Irish Life, Bruno was instrumental in designing and implementing technology solutions across Europe and designed strategies to build and maintain cost-effective technology solutions. Bruno joined Eir Business in 2015 and took responsibility of the Managed Services Centre architecture and systems. 

Bruno linked up with the ISCC with a particular focus on helping the organisation to articulate and implement their digital strategy.

Laura Cunningham

Laura Cunningham is a biomedical engineer working in the medical device industry. She is currently working towards a PhD. in Mechanical Engineering, carrying out medical device research in industry, in conjunction with Dublin City University. She was a founding member of DCU's Engineering Society and sat on its committee in management roles during her undergraduate studies. She was responsible for developing strategy, delivering on projects and liaising with members of the faculty. 

Her involvement with the ISCC came about from her own experience of living with Crohn's disease from the age of 11. Having attending ISCC meetings and events, she became a leader with the Better Health, Better Living programme, which is Beaumont Hospital's offering of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Programme (Stanford Model). 

Ciarán Davis, Honorary Secretary

Ciarán Davis has been a director of the ISCC since 2007 and became Honorary Secretary in 2011. His involvement with the Society arose from his own experience of living with Crohn's disease. Ciarán has been involved in delivering many projects for the ISCC and and has been supervising the operations function since 2018. He is especially proud of Living Well with IBD, which is our offering of the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Programme (CDSMP). Through a partnership between the ISCC and Beaumont Hospital which started in 2012, Ciarán trained first as a CDSMP leader and then a master trainer in Stanford University. He was a passionate advocate for the ISCC to roll out the programme to people who are living with IBD. Ciarán is the programme director for Living Well with IBD and worked on the successful roll out of the first courses in 2018 and will oversee the expansion of the programme in 2019. He has been called on to advise self-management coordinators in the HSE as they roll out CDSMP programmes nationally. Ciarán has trained over 150 leaders for Living Well with IBD and other organisations who are licensed to provide Stanford CDSMP programmes such as Beaumont Hospital, the HSE, and several other patient support organisations. 

Angela Mullen

Angela Mullen grew up in West Cork; she is from Clonakilty and trained as a nurse in the Mercy Hospital, Cork. After graduating, Angela worked in the Mercy Hospital for nine years, gaining experience across all specialties. From 1999 to 2010 Angela worked throughout Australasia, the Middle East and the United Kingdom. Upon her return to Ireland, Angela joined the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, where where she is now a valued member in the GI Unit. She has been the IBD Nurse Specialist since December 2014. Angela completed her BSc in Nurse Management and more recently completed Prescriptive Authority for Medicinal Products in UCD. Angela is currently the treasurer for the IBD Nurses Association of Ireland (IBDNAI) and joined the board of the ISCC in 2017. 

Adrian O'Brien, Honorary Treasurer

Adrian is a qualified accountant who recently joined the board of the ISCC and has been appointed as our treasurer. Now retired, Adrian worked for many years in a variety of administrative and management roles in the Central Bank of Ireland. In 2013 Adrian joined EIOPA, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority, as part of their Consumer Protection Unit where he worked on both insurance and pensions projects as well as performing the role of Rapporteur to the Committee on Consumer Protection and Financial Innovation.

Fergal Troy

Fergal Troy is a Chartered Surveyor. He got involved in the ISCC as a patient - Ulcerative Colitis. He felt he was in a position to offer support and help to IBD sufferers. He joined the Youth group as he felt it was a more informal way of offering support to young IBD patients through its peer to peer group and informal information meetings. He is lucky to be in a position where in most part he is symptom free. Earlier this year, Fergal was elected as the Youth Group leader for the European Federation of Crohn's and ulcerative Colitis Associations - EFCCA.