Our Team

Annette Maughan

Annette took up the post of CEO of Moy Valley Resources IRD in January 2019 having worked as Operations Director and Community Employment Supervisor for the company for the past number of years.

Originally from beautiful Donegal, Annette has a Degree in Agricultural Science (Land Hort) from UCD. She moved to Mayo in 1999 to take up the Head Gardener position at Enniscoe House, overseeing the maintenance and development of the restored garden. Later, she began her own company, AM Landscapes providing landscape design, consultancy and training services throughout the West of Ireland providing landscape plans, landscape surveys, tree surveys to both domestic and commercial clients through our the west of Ireland.

Underpinning her love of the landscape is her deep interest in community. An active member of her local GAA clubs, Annette volunteers her photography skills at events and activities. Gaelic for Mothers and Others is her most recent project. She also heads up the Killala Tidy Towns initiative locally and provides support to many other local groups when she can. In her free time, Annette likes nothing more than enjoying the great outdoors in her adopted home, Killala.


Jacqueline Kinsella
Community Employment Supervisor

Jacqueline Kinsella Moy Valley Resources Community Employment Acting Supervisor

Jacqueline joined the Moy Valley Community Services Team in November 2015.  She worked on the Community Services Programme and was the lead on co-ordinated the delivery of the Student Enterprise Awards across the county.

In 2017, she moved into Community Employment  https://www.gov.ie/en/service/412714-community-employment-programme/  and oversees up to 46 CE staff.  Her responsibility is to coach, mentor, and encourage participants to take advantage of training and upskilling as they prepare to re-enter the workforce. In addition, participants are provided with relevant and rewarding job opportunities both within the company and with external employers in the North Mayo region.  Check out our careers page for further details https://www.moyvalley.ie/category/careers/

Jacqueline has qualifications in legal studies, accounting and event management.  Most recently, she has added two degrees from IT Sligo https://www.itsligo.ie/ firstly an Ordinary Degree in Business Management Applications and secondly a Hons Degree in Business. 

Outside of the office, Jacqueline is an enthusiastic runner and enjoys the Ballina Parkrun https://www.parkrun.ie/ballina/ every Saturday morning.


Corina Deehan
LEADER Development Officer

Corina Deehan Moy Valley Resources LEADER development officer

Corina has in the past managed a number of successful Moy Valley partnerships including cross-border Interreg and Cycleau projects. 

Corina’s role is now to assist individuals, businesses and community groups to access LEADER funding for development of projects that will benefit the North Mayo region, liaising with Department of Rural and Community Development, Pobal, Mayo LCDC and other local agencies to deliver results for the region. 

Corina has a Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Training and a Master’s Degree in Executive Training and Management.  She is also the quality manager for all training output from Moy Valley Resources.


Kim Merrifield
LEADER Development Officer

Kim joined the Moy Valley Resources LEADER Team in 2018. Before joining Moy Valley Resources, Kim worked as a District Partnership Manager in the Early Help and Preventative Services Directorate in Kent County Council in the UK.

Kim now works with Corina Deehan to assist community groups and enterprises to access LEADER funding for the development of projects that will benefit the North Mayo region.

Kim has a Masters Degree in Community Development, a BA in Sociology and Politics and a Higher Diploma in Women’s Studies from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Kim is also a qualified designated safeguarding officer.


Anne-Marie Flynn
Manager, MayoNorth.ie

Anne-Marie Flynn manager Mayo North Promotions Office

Anne-Marie has worked with Moy Valley Resources since September 2015, after moving back to the West from Dublin. Before joining the world of community development she enjoyed a career in consumer research with agencies Millward Brown and RED C, working with a wide variety clients such as Bank of Ireland, Kerry Foods, the HSE, Dublin Airport and Failte Ireland.

Anne-Marie manages the Mayo North Promotions Office, a destination marketing and tourism development office for North Mayo. the aim of the Mayo North Promotions Office is to work collaboratively with stakeholders to promote North Mayo as a year-round tourism destination, showcasing its culture, heritage and natural landscape, and developing new experiences in an ethical, sustainable manner, to best benefit the region and its people. In her spare time she volunteers with various local organisations, writes a column for The Mayo News and follows the fortunes of Mayo GAA all around the country.


Kathy Rowland
Manager, Mayo Volunteer Centre

Kathy joined the company in 2018, and is responsible for managing Mayo Volunteer Centre, a high-quality service that connects volunteers with community and voluntary sector groups. Her role involves managing the delivery of the service, managing the staff of the centre and managing the future development of Mayo Volunteer Centre.

Kathy has over 12 years’ experience working in community and rural development. Prior to taking up her role as manager in the Volunteer Centre, Kathy worked as CSP manager in Geesala and Development officer with Sligo LEADER Partnership Company. She holds a Degree in Business and an MSc in Sustainable Rural Development from Queen’s University, Belfast.

She is also very active in her local community where she organises community education courses and community events.


Lesley Moore

Manager, Mayo Volunteer Centre

Lesley joined the Mayo Volunteer Centre in September 2020 as an Interim Manager while Kathy Rowland took maternity leave. In September 2021, Kathy returned to the Manager role on a part-time basis and she and Lesley now job-share the role. 


Originally from the UK, Lesley has a business background with a degree in Information Management and an MBA from Cranfield University in the UK. She also has a Diploma in Coaching. Since she has lived in Ireland, Lesley has run her own consultancy advising on digital marketing and communications. She worked for several not-for-profits during this time and is also a very active volunteer in her local community in Westport. 


Martin Conmy
Assistant  Community Employment Supervisor

Martin Conmy Moy Valley Resources Community Employment Assistant Supervisor


Martin joined the Moy Valley Resources IRD team in 2019 and as Assistant Supervisor is responsible for working with the outdoor-based staff on the Moy Valley CE scheme. 




Emma Donoghue
Community Services Programme Manager


Emma joined Moy Valley Resources in August 2021, as the Community Services Programme Manager.  She is responsible for the day to day operations of  Craoibhín Ballina, formerly known as the Over 55 Club.  She has transformed the club and activities.  Craiobhín now offers to anyone in the community anything from a cup of tea and a chat, to a walk using the new Nordic poles, or a Spanish, art or pottery class.

Prior to this, Emma spent 19 years supporting people in the community with different levels of abilities and personal challenges through her work on various boards of management and committees. She has worked for several charities such as Festina Lente, Cherry Orchard Centre, Western Care Association and was the founder of Irish charity Ability, Equine Assisted Therapy.

Emma has a B.A. in Contemporary Art Practices and a Hons B.A. degree in Contemporary Art, a Diploma in Interior Design, VTEC level 6 in Disability Awareness and Therapeutic Horse Riding and is an EAGALA equine-assisted psychotherapy facilitator.

When Emma is not working hard in the community, she teaches Art, and she has recently joined Ballina Community Radio where she presents her own show on Saturday nights from 6pm. In her spare time she loves to sea swim and walk her dogs on the beach.