Meet The Healthy Waterford Team




Julie Somers:

Julie is the Waterford Children and Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC) Co-ordinator and is employed by Tusla, Child and Family Agency. CYPSC seeks to secure better outcomes for children and young people through more effective integration of existing services and interventions at local level.








Mairead Barry:

Mairead is Lecturer in the School of Health Science in Waterford Institute of Technology. She is Co-Course Leader for the MA (Level 9) in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Health and Well-Being. She lectures in the area of Health Promotion, Personal Development and Facilitation Skills. She is a member of the Association of Health Promotion Ireland and is treasurer for the AHPI Accreditation Board who are responsible for the International Union of Health Promotion and Education registration system in Ireland









Kevin Moynihan:

Kevin works for the Community Department of Waterford City and County Council. As part of his role on the Healthy Waterford Committee, Kevin deals with all Financial Returns to the Department of Rural and Community Development and Pobal. As part of his wider role with Waterford Council, Kevin also works with the Social Inclusion and Community Action programme, The Age Friendly Programme and Waterford LCDC.











Rosarie Kealy:

Rosarie has been Co-ordinator of Waterford Sports Partnership since its commencement in September 2002.  Her previous work in the private sector as a Chartered Accountant, combined with her personal interest in and passion for sport and physical activity, have helped to build a strong and successful organisation.








Brianna Connaughton:

Brianna is the Healthy Waterford Coordinator since 2018. Brianna’s back ground is working with vulnerable children and families in both residential and community settings. She has a keen interest in community development, health promotion, empowering communities and individuals. Brianna works passionately towards building strong interagency teams, who work together to achieve the best outcomes possible, reducing health inequalities and improving the overall health and well-being of all who live in Waterford.









Joan Ita Murphy:

Joan Ita Murphy health promotion and improvement health and wellbeing manager. I have worked in the health service for many years and promoting health and wellbeing is central to my  work. By understanding the many factors that influences health and wellbeing ensures that all sectors of society play their part in supporting people to be healthy at all stages of their life. Healthy Waterford is a fantastic example of partnership working and the coming together of different sectors of society to ensure Waterford city and county is s great place to live, learn work and be healthy.





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