Our Board of Directors & Staff

Board of Directors

Meet Our Board
Photo Name Position

Joe Condon

Joe joined the Board in 2019. Joe's expertise includes IT, Governance and Policy. He is currently Chairperson of Young Parkinson's Ireland. Joe was diagnosed with Young Parkinson's Onset in 2013.



Paula Gilmore

Paula is CEO of PAI since 2015. She has an MA in Voluntary Sector Management. Paula has over 20 years experience in the voluntary sector. She is also Secretary on the Board.



Dr. Richard Walsh

Dr Richard Walsh joined the Board in 2017. Dr. Walsh began his training in neurology with a Research Fellowship in Movement Disorders and Dystonia with Prof. Michael Hutchinson in St. Vincent’s University Hospital. Since 2012, Dr. Walsh has run the Tallaght Movement Disorders Unit where he works with a Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist and a Movement Disorders Fellow.

Vice Chairman

Maeve Caldwell

Maeve is a Professor in Neuroscience in Trinity College, she joined the Board in 2019. Maeve's other interests include Stem Cells and Regeneration, she was also a Senior Research Fellow in the University of Bristol.

Research and Innovation

Dennis O'Riordan

Denis joined the Board in 2019. He is now acting Treasurer. Denis has many years experience in the banking sector as a Senior Manager. Denis lives with Parkinson's Disease and also had Deep Brian Stimulation as part of his treatment.


Michael Burke

Michael is Chairperson of the PAI Board since 2019. He has served two terms as a director to the Board. Michael is also Chairperson of the Tipperary Branch. Michael lives with Parkinson's Disease.



Michael O'Brien

Michael joined the Board in 2019. Michael has extensive experience in retail management. Since retiring immersed himself in many volunteering roles both locally and also with the County Council.

Secretary / Acting Treasurer

Miriam Jenkinson

Miriam joined the Board in 2019. Miriam is a retired primary School Principal, wife of David and mother of four. 


National Office

Meet Our Staff
Name Position
Paula Gilmore CEO & Company Secretary
Pauline Mahady Helpline manager
Nicola Kavanagh Parkinson's Nurse
Sabrina Fagan Fundraising and Communications

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