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Supporting people with learning disability or autism to live, learn and work.

Our People

Cara Cash-Marley

Chief Executive

Lydia Lynas, Director of Employment and Community Inclusion at Orchardville

Lydia Lynas

Director of Employment and Community Inclusion

Anne Marie McCartney, Director of Finance & IT at Orchardville

Anne Marie McCartney

Director of Finance & IT

Paris McDonagh, Director of Social Enterprise & Commercial Development at Orchardville

Paris McDonagh

Director of Social Enterprise & Commercial Development

Board of Directors

Orchardville is managed by a voluntary Board of Directors who provide our overall governance and leadership based on a shared vision, mission and values. Our Board ensures that Orchardville fulfils its financial and legal responsibilities and promotes best practice. Board members bring a range of skills and experience ensuring that Orchardville delivers on its charitable and business objectives.

  • Kathy Martin, (Chair)
    Head of Marketing, Communications & Audiences at BBC Northern Ireland, Kathy is a seasoned professional with extensive Board experience in the charity sector and also extensive experience of learning disability.

  • Louise Tiffney, (Treasurer & Chair of ARC)
    A qualified accountant, Louise provides strong financial guidance.

  • Jamie Bill, (Director)
    Jamie is a senior manager of a large private organisation and brings an employer perspective to the Board.

  • Apolonia Mbondiya, (Director)
    Apolonia is a youth and community worker and is the carer of a participant with autism.

  • Jonathan McAlpin, (Director & Chair of Governance Committee)
    Jonathan has extensive experience in social enterprise.

  • Sian McKinty, (Director)
    Sian is a teacher and parent of a child with learning disability.

  • Chris Perry, (Director)
    Chris is an experienced senior HR manager, providing guidance on HR.

  • Carrie Matchett, (Director)
    Carrie is a free-lance consultant specialising in strategy & governance.

  • Margaret O’Kane, (Director)
    A social worker & recently retired senior Heath Trust executive, Margaret has extensive experience of learning disability and leadership.

  • Jo McGinley, (Director)
    Jo has over 20 years’ experience working in communications, change management and business improvement.

At work in the Orchard Café, Belfast

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