People

Benefacts has a team of specialists in IT, web development, nonprofit management and governance, communications and financial analysis, who together have designed and built this database and website.

Patricia Quinn (Managing Director) and John Lyons (Head of Programmes and Operations) lead the organisation and make sure that it is accountable to its board and key stakeholders. Ger Sweeney is Company Secretary as well as Office Manager. Lorraine Griffin is the Digital Content Manager.

Mark Wilkes is Lead Developer with responsibility for the architecture of our software, database and infrastructure. Analyst/Developer Jeff Eldridge is responsible for web development, and John McGill is Software Developer. Julia Schroer serves as Data Insights & Services Lead and Eoghan O’Flaherty assists as Researcher. Colm Troy has provided consulting support for the website including the content management system in particular.

Paula Nyland is Head of Finance at Benefacts. She oversees the financial data capture process and manages an expert team of financial data analysts who convert the contents of financial statements into digitised data. The senior data analysts Keith O’Brien, Maria Towers, Anne Holloway and Mary Butler work with a part-time team: Pearl Cunningham, Tanya Fitzpatrick, Teresa McEntegart, and Mary O’Neill.

Students who have worked with the Benefacts team over the last year to get the database ready for publication have been Amanda Hewitt, Ciara McManus, Mark Perham, Fiachra Robinson, Angela Mendez Ruiz, and Seamas Sutton.