Our Team

Chief Executive Officer 

Orla O’Brien joined LauraLynn Children’s Hospice in April 2018, having spent almost 30 years working in children’s healthcare. Orla qualified as a Registered Children’s and General Nurse in 1989 and subsequently as a paediatric intensive care nurse before taking on management and leadership roles. Orla was also previously Chief Operations Officer in the Children’s Hospital Group, Deputy Director of Nursing in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital and Project Manager in the Department of Health.

Orla holds both a BSc in Nursing Management (Hons) and a Higher Diploma in Healthcare Risk Management (Hons) from UCD; a Diploma in Human Resource Management from the NCI; a Diploma in Physics and Chemistry from the RCSI; and most recently an MSc in Leadership and Management (Hons) from the RCSI Institute of Leadership. Orla maintains a link with academia by supervising dissertation students in the second year of their Masters Programme with the RCSI Institute of Leadership.

Our Management Team 

Orla O’Brien - Chief Executive Officer

Anne-Marie Carroll - Director of Nursing

Ailie Moseley - Quality, Risk and Safety Manager

Dr Joanne Balfe - Consultant Paediatrician

Ingrid Blake - Head of Finance

Kerry McLaverty - Head of Operations

Lauri Cryan - Head of Human Resources

Sarah Meagher - Head of Fundraising

Sarah O’Callaghan - Head of Marketing and Communications

LauraLynn employs approximately 140 staff in our multidisciplinary care teams as well as support within our teaching, research, fundraising and administration departments.