Our Team

<b>Caolán Faux</b>
Caolán Faux Director
Where are you based?
Cavan & Monaghan

What has been your highlight working with YWICM so far?
Every time a young person achieves something, especially something they try that’s outside their comfort zone; that’s a win to me.

Random Fact about you? I watched my first classic Disney film when I was 17.

<b> Julie McGuirk </b>
Julie McGuirk Include Team Leader
Where are you based?
Clones

What has been your highlight working with YWICM so far?
Getting to know so many different young people and their stories. They say “if you enjoy what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life” and I love my job!!

Random Fact about you? One food I cannot stand the smell of is cucumber!

<b>Melissa Mackin </b>
Melissa Mackin Team Leader
Youth Information Service
Where are you based?
Carrickmacross

What has been your highlight working with YWICM so far?
Working with young people from the LGBT+ Community and creating new projects with them like the LGBT+ Queer Ball. We also created a booklet called the A-Z OF LGBT, which was a resource for parents, teachers and wider community to inform them of terms, words and issues facing LGBT+ Young people.

Random Fact about you? I can face paint and make animal balloons!

<b>Alan Ryan</b>
Alan RyanTeam Leader
Policy and development.
Where are you based?
Castleblayney

What has been your highlight working with YWICM so far?
Working on the detached project where you get to engage with young people on the streets. It gives you a real experience of young people in their own setting and the alternative ways you can help them.

Random Fact about you? I love superhero movies!

<b>Con Cullen </b>
Con Cullen Team Leader
Bounce Back Youth Service
Where are you based?
South east Cavan

What has been your highlight working with YWICM so far?
Having the craic with the young people and building positive relationships with them.

Random Fact about you? I get really bad travel sickness!

<b>Gráinne McPhilips</b>
Gráinne McPhilipsYouth Worker
Include Youth Service
Where are you based?
Ballybay/Clones

What has been your highlight working with YWICM so far?

Working as a Co-facilitator for Monaghan Comhairle na nOg. Last year 50 young people held an event and discussed with local councillors; issues facing them regarding transport, mental health and the environment.

Random Fact about you? I have an identical twin sister.

<b>Michelle Connolly</b>
Michelle ConnollyYouth Worker
Bounce Back Youth Service
Where are you based?
West Cavan

What has been your highlight working with YWICM so far?
Supporting and encouraging the young people throughout West Cavan to achieve their potential.
In 2019 & 2020 I was part of the team that lead out the Digital Health Conferences in Co. Cavan reaching out to over 1700 young people; educating young people on ways to keep safe whilst on line.

Random Fact about you?
I have an All-Ireland runner-up basketball medal.

<b>Liam Devanney</b>
Liam DevanneyYouth Worker
Include Youth Service
Where are you based?
Clones

What has been your highlight working with YWICM so far?
When two of the young males I worked with in Clones spoke about their mental health in a room full of their peers on World Mental Health Day 2019. It was a massive achievement!

Random Fact about you?
I’m very tall, I’m 6’5.

<b> Kevin Mc Mahon </b>
Kevin Mc Mahon Youth Employability Worker
Where are you based?
Cavan & Monaghan

What has been your highlight working with YWICM so far?
One of the young people told me I was the “Rank 1 Youth Worker and I make youth club fun for everyone.”

Random Fact about you?
I taught myself how to play the guitar and the drums.

<b>Cassandra Taffe</b>
Cassandra TaffeDetached Youth Worker
Where are you based?
Carrickmacross

What has been your highlight working with YWICM so far?
Getting to know and build relationships with all the young people has been my highlight! It’s the best!

Random Fact about you?
I am obsessed with the sky- the stars, the moon, sunsets, sunrises-you name it, I love it all!

<b> Jason Brady </b>
Jason Brady Youth Worker Bounce Back Youth Service
Where are you based?
West Cavan

What has been your highlight working with YWICM so far?
Meeting loads of great people, including the young people.

Random Fact about you?
I thrive under pressure.

<b>Ceara Nolan</b>
Ceara NolanYouth Worker
Where are you based?
Ballybay/Castleblayney

What has been your highlight working with YWICM so far?
Getting the chance to work with all different young people and being one good adult for many of them

Random Fact about you?
I enjoy watching crime documentaries

<b>Sandra Birdy </b>
Sandra Birdy Youth Worker
Where are you based?
Carrickmacross

What has been your highlight working with YWICM so far?
Getting to know all the fantastic young people.

Random Fact about you?
I love to read. When I’m going through a reading phase I can read up to 5 books in a week.

<b> Eve Cullen </b>
Eve Cullen Comhairle na nÓg Development Worker
Where are you based?
Cavan and Monaghan

What has been your highlight working with YWICM so far?
Having the opportunity to aid in the facilitation of summer camps and engage with young people from different back grounds and places.

Random Fact about you?
I tried being a vegan for 2 months!

<b> Mary Loughrin </b>
Mary Loughrin Accounts Administrator
Where are you based?
Castleblayney

What has been your highlight working with YWICM so far?
The AGM which was held in August last year, it was a brilliant event with so many young people.

Random Fact about you?
I recently became a granny!

<b> Kamila Jancewicz </b>
Kamila Jancewicz Detached Youth Worker
Where are you based?
Monaghan

What has been your highlight working with YWICM so far?
Love working with young people, support them, enable them in their rights and entitlements.
I learn so much from them… I would never suspect myself to be able play Fortnite.

Random Fact about you?
Cat lover.