Our Team

Annette Maughan

Annette Maughan moved to Mayo in 1999, from County Donegal and settled in the beautiful area of Killala.  Having taken up the post of CEO of Moy Valley Resources IRD in January 2019, she previously held the Operations Director and Community Employment Supervisor positions for the company for 9 years.

Annette holds a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Science (Landscape Horticulture)(UCD) and a Masters in Professional Leadership (ATU Sligo).

Initially, on moving to Mayo, Annette held the position of Head Gardener at Enniscoe House near Crossmolina and later opted to set up her own business, AM Landscapes – a landscape design, consultancy and training business which she ran until 2008 offering services to schools, community groups, home-owners, developers and planners throughout the west of Ireland.

Annette’s interest in community and community development stems from her upbringing in a rural community where she engaged at a young age in local activities and events and through the example set by her mother, in particular.  Annette has been actively involved in GAA, LGFA, Tidy Towns, community council and volunteering in general since she moved to Killala and spends much of her spare time in the great outdoors.  Annette’s other interests include female entrepreneurship, female involvement in sport and supporting and encouraging increased female involvement in decision making environments.

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 and in 2017, she moved into Community Employment Programme 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/  She also holds the the Operations Manager role for the Greenhills Enterprise Centre.

Jacqueline has qualifications in legal studies, accounting, event management and training and development.  Most recently, she has added a special purpose award in Training and Development to her already completed degrees  in Business Management Applications and a Hons Degree in Business. 

Outside of the office, Jacqueline enjoys swimming in the local Ballina Swimming Pool.

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.

Lesley Moore
Manager, Mayo Volunteer Centre

Lesley joined the Mayo Volunteer Centre in September 2020 as an Interim Manager, and was appointed as Manager in April 2023.  

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.