Staff & Board

Bodywhys was founded in 1995 by concerned people who identified a gap in support services for people affected by eating disorders. They all worked in a voluntary capacity to offer helpline and information service. There have been huge developments in terms of support services, information provision as well as in advocacy and lobbying.

Along with services development, we re-organised the organisation's structures in 2004 to include a Board of Directors, a Chief Executive, six staff and a wider team of nearly 100 volunteers providing direct support services. Support is currently available via our helpline service, support groups around the country as well as through our online support groups, BodywhysConnect, YouthConnect and an email support service.

None of these would be possible without the ongoing commitment of the dedicated volunteers and staff working hard to deliver these much needed services. Below is an outline of current staff along with a list of the Bodywhys Board of Directors.

Current Team

Jacinta Hastings Chief Executive Officer

Harriet Parsons Training & Development Manager

Mary Crean Administrator

Fiona Flynn Youth Development Officer

Barry Murphy Communications Officer

Kathy Downes Support Officer

Board of Directors

  • Dr. Parvez Butt (Chairman)
  • Mr. Henry Blake
  • Ms. Marie Devine
  • Ms. Tiggy Hudson

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