Ant Hanlon - Interim Chief Executive
Ant Hanlon has been working with ICCM since January 2017. Ant is also Chief Executive with Leeds Irish Health & Homes and the Board of Trustees asked him to support them with the re-focussing of the organisation after a turbulent period in their history. Ant has delivered a strategic business plan which set out the vison for rebuilding ICCM to be the organisation of choice for Irish people in the Manchester area seeking support and guidance. The business plan has been achieved through working with the Board of Trustees, a new and highly experienced manager in Martin Moran, staff, volunteers, community members and stakeholders. A new business plan is being developed to meet the demands of the post-pandemic era and will as ever keep the core values of providing the best service to members of the Irish community who require our support.
Ant has held many offices throughout his tenure and was Treasurer with the Federation of Irish Societies (now Irish in Britain) from 1999-2008. He was a member of the Yorkshire and Humber BME Regional Forum; Chair of Volition (a mental health infrastructure organisation); a Board of Governor member with the Leeds and Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust and Chair of the BME Mental Health Forum in Leeds.
Martin Moran - Manager
Martin Moran, Manager of ICCM is responsible for implementing the operational objectives of the charity, guided by the Board of Trustees and the CEO.
Martin has worked in Health and Social Care for over 25 years as a Social Work Professional, registered with Social Work England. He has worked for a number of Local Authorities and Charities as a Child Protection Social Worker, Team Leader, Service Manager, Commissioner (Local Authority Funder) and as a director for a national charity where one of his proud accomplishments was developing his Directorate from £300k to over £4.5m in five years for the benefit of people who were most in need being responsible for over 70 staff and equal number of volunteers.
He has been invited to numerous advisory groups by government departments: Department for Education, The Department of Health and the Ministry of Justice to advise on national guidance for Substance Misuse and Young People. These became national guidance. Martin has brought all his skills, knowledge and experience to ICCM and is dedicated to pushing the charity to develop and grow.
Martin’s professional and personal passion is for every person in need, no matter what that need, is to receive the support to enable them to live a happier and more fruitful life.
Rachel Stout - Team Leader
Rachel has a BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care. Much of Rachel’s career has been involved with working with some of most disadvantaged and isolated people. Rachel moved over from her native Limerick in 2019 where she worked in homeless sector in Brighton and Hove. She previously worked in social care sector in Ireland and worked in residential care services supporting adults with intellectual disabilities and also young people in care.
Margo Gallagher - Support Service Officer,
Margo Gallagher is the Support Services Officer ensuring the administration of the charity runs smoothly. She takes responsibility for data collection and financial management and is the first point of contact for people accessing the many services the charity provides. Margo is originally from Clones in Co. Monaghan.
Zhara Treanor - Community Engagement Lead
Zhara oversees the over 50`s social groups which run weekly in four different venues across the city. The aim of these groups is to bring people together to help reduce social isolation and loneliness, while promoting health and wellbeing through exercise, dance and community involvement.
Zhara also provides support for the Irish Traveller Community and is a qualified social worker. Zhara is originally from Co. Monaghan.
Patrick Rodgers - Information and Advice Worker
Patrick has a background in working with homeless people in London and Stockport for over 20 years, including 7 years working with London’s Irish community for Irish Centre Housing. He gained a valuable insight into housing and benefits while carrying out his various roles.
Carmel O'Connor - Information and Advice Worker
Carmel has been an advice worker at ICCM for over fourteen years and has background in charity, careers and housing. Her technical knowledge surrounding welfare benefits claims continues to be a valuable resource for many accessing our services from our Levenshulme office.
Miriam Tenquist - Advocacy and Support Officer
Miriam has a BSc(Hons) in Sociology and MSc in Sociological Research, specialising in social isolation and quality of life in old age. This has given her a background knowledge in public care, service provision and age-friendly policy. She has most recently worked f or the University of Manchester as a fundraising supervisor and global alumni relations intern, giving her a lot of problem solving and communication skills, which she has then used in my personal work with homeless, housing support, and third sector organisations to produce a range of best practice policies.
Francis Duncan - Advocacy and Support Officer
Francis has worked for a number of years within higher education, most recently at Kent University as Campaigns Co-ordinator, where he empowered and supported a wide range of student volunteers to develop their skills and ensure they were supported in order to get the most out of their University experience. Francis also ran campaigns which saw him working with agencies as diverse as homeless charities and the police. A large part of this work involved him trying to reach students who traditionally did not take advantage of the services available to them and working on policies to ensure these students were represented fully within the university.