Meet Our Staff

So much of what we offer is because we have an amazing and dedicated group of staff. Everybody faces different challenges and you never know what someone is going through or how they are coping with life, unless you ask them and start a conversation about good mental well-being. Please take a look through their profiles and get to know them a little bit, before you call in.

Tracey Corbett Lynch

Tracey joined as Manager of LMHA in Feb 2021 having held numerous leadership positions both locally and nationally in the non-profit Sector. Prior to joining LMHA, Tracey worked as Chief Executive officer for a non-profit Social Enterprise organisation overseeing the delivery of a range of high profile national programmes delivered locally to support effective community led development and enterprise.

Tracey brings with her a combination of lived experience and wealth of knowledge in innovation and Community based leadership. She is delighted to join the team to support positive mental health in Limerick City and County.

Leona O'Callaghan
Office Administrator
Leona was delighted to join the team at Le Cheile as Office Administrator in February 2019.
She is passionate about mental health having her own lived experience with recovery and is a former member of Le Cheile.
Leona has over 15 years prior work experience in administration and accounts and is currently sitting her final exams to become a qualified accountant.
Leona knows how difficult but also how possible recovery from mental health difficulties can be so is delighted to work for an organization that promotes wellness and recovery in Limerick.
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Martina Shanahan
Community Development Worker

Martina is a local resident of Farranshone Limerick; a mother of three boys and a career to her son Mairtin who has Cerebral Palsy. Martina enthusiastically joins team an opportunity to bring her own journey of recovery to others; and combine this role in Le Cheile with caring.

Martina holds a Masters Degree in Community Development, Organisational Development and Marketing from UCC; She is also a trained life coach and trainer. Martina Brings to LMHA over ten years experience in training and facilitation in a cross-cultural setting.

Prior to having children, Martina worked in Uganda and Sri Lanka with Concern and in South Sudan with GOAL; she managed the Australian volunteer programme in East Timor and has also consulted with the Irish Aid in the dept. of Foreign affairs. More recently Martina has coordinated community based groups in Limerick City including the Park and Play Parent and Toddler Group, Step Forward Support Group for families with children with Cerebral Palsy and is also the chairperson of the Parent Association in St Gabriel’s School in Dooradoyle catering for the severe to profoundly disabled.

Martina is so delighted to join the team and working with Le Cheile volunteers to support positive mental health in Limerick City and County she will facilitate the Women’s group and contribute to facilitation of the Migrant Social Club another component of her role involves rolling out of messages from Limerick Mental Health week to local communities.

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Aoife Dennehy
Peer Support Worker
Aoife Dennehy is a trainee peer support worker currently completing her studies in DCU.
She began as a volunteer in Le Cheile which she absolutely loved and feels extremely lucky to be joining the team as a member of staff. 
Aoife has an honours degree in Business and has also completed a course in Youth and Community Work.
She is very passionate about mental health and looks forward to using her past experiences as well as her current studies to help her to be effective new role.
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