Meet our Board Members

As volunteers, we dedicate our free time to the Limerick Mental Health Association and we are all passionate about helping others to remain well and maintain positive mental health.

Dr. Lisa O'Rourke Scott

Dr. Lisa O'Rourke Scott joined the board of Limerick Mental Health Association as Chair in July 2020.  Lisa is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society.  She currently works as a Lecturer and researcher at Limerick Institute of Technology as well as an Associate Lecturer with the Open University.  Her teaching interests centre on the varied ways in which psychology can be understood and applied.  She has a particular interest in the changing and multiple ways in which mental health and distress can be interpreted and is keen to highlight the varied and varying experiences that people have of mental health and distress as well as to promote mental health advocacy.   

Lisa has previously worked in the voluntary and community sector as a counsellor, employment coach and facilitator of groups and workshops.  She has extensive experience of governance and of steering committees and groups.  Most recently she chaired the LIT standing committee on research ethics and was an elected member of Academic Council at LIT and the Board of Studies at the Open University. 

She is Principal investigator of the Genders and Sexualities research group (GSRG) at LIT, where she supervises postgraduate students and engages in commissioned research projects.

When she is not working in Limerick, she spends time in her home in Dingle, Co Kerry, where she enjoys music, good company, sea swimming and wonderful food.  

Morgan Mangan
Acting Secretary

Morgan joined the board of LMHA in January 2021.  He is a Partner at international executive search firm Amrop where he focuses on board and senior executive appointments.  He holds a BA from NUI Galway, and an MBA from UCD’s Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.  Previously Morgan spent several years as an army officer spending time in the Middle East, Balkans and Africa.  Morgan will focus on the areas of strategy and compliance in his role on the LMHA board.  His interests include Munster rugby, sea swimming and hiking.

Ray O'Halloran

Ray joined the Board in May 2021. His background is in finance and he is a Director at Grant Thornton Accountants for the last the last 17 years, previous to that Ray worked in banking for 10 years. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and holds a Masters in Financial Services (MSc) out of UCD.

He’s a Past Captain of Limerick Golf Club and former League of Ireland player and captained Limerick FC to League Cup success in 1992. Currently he is Project Manager with Ballynanty Rovers FC on their ground development in Knockalisheen.

Ray loves all sports and is a great believer in positive mental health in sport and all walks of life and is volunteering to promote and develop LMHA in the City and County.

Lavinia Ryan-Duggan
Community Development

Lavinia joined the Board LMHA in January 2021 to support Community Development giving her time voluntary to help make a positive difference to the mental health agenda for Limerick. Lavinia is Corporate Business Manager with Vhi Healthcare and recognises developing a culture of proactive health management in the workplace, in community and at home that can result in a positive impact on individuals physical and mental health.

Lavinia holds a Bachelor of Business Studies with University of Limerick, a Masters in Business Strategy & Marketing Management with Limerick Institute of Technology and is Chairperson of CIPD Midwest. An active contributor to her local community, most notably her role as event director since 2018 for Shelbourne junior parkrun, a 2km free fun run led by volunteers each Sunday for children aged 4-14.

Lavinia’s personal passion is to continue to be a leader of change in business and the community through innovation of thought and works with LMHA on enabling the organisation to build on the mental health supports and needs of the Limerick community to make a meaningful difference.

Therese Kavanagh
Digital Director

Therese joined the board of LMHA in April 2020. She has over 20 years experience designing and developing websites for SMEs with a strong focus on online user experience. She has also worked as an educator providing training to adults in the areas of website design & development and a wide range of creative software packages.

Therese aims to make Limerick Mental Health's digital presence as easy to use and accessible as possible and to develop the website, blog and social media channels into a trusted source for mental health related content. She also has a keen interest in the area of mental health and she welcomes the opportunity to help promote positive mental health to the people of Limerick and the Mid-West while also developing her own awareness of mental health issues and the work of non-profits. Therese also serves as a trusted advisor to the board on all matters relating to Digital.