The Ely Centre is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of The Ely Centre, developing the mission, values of the organisation and its strategic objectives in accordance within the Articles of Association and other legal and regulatory guidelines. The Board of Directors elects a chairperson from among its members.

The Board of Directors

  • Mr. W. J. Dixon (Chairperson)
  • Mr. A. Coulter
  • Mr. O Wilson
  • Mr. W. Wallace
  • Mr. J. Mullen
  • Mrs. A. Dixon 
  • Mrs E Lappin
  • Mrs R Barton

The Role of the Board

The Ely Centre Board is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of The Ely Centre, developing the organisation's mission and values, and the strategic objectives in accordance with the articles of association and other legal and regulatory guidelines

To assist in the achievement of good governance The Ely Centre Board adhere to these set of core principles.

  • Leadership
  • Legal requirements and obligations
  • Effectiveness
  • Performing, reviewing and renewing the committee
  • Delegation
  • Integrity
  • Openness

Brooke House Steering Committee (BSC) Members

The BSC is responsible for reviewing and overseeing the management of Brooke House Project under the Governance of the Ely Centre. It will oversee the Brooke House operational and financial objectives and its budgets (both annual and medium term) and report these to the Ely Centre Board (defined as comprising both the Directors of Ely and the Trustees of the Ely Centre). It will monitor staff and project performance against the delivery plans and service budgets and agree and monitor action plans where remedial steps are necessary.

The BSC is composed of a maximum of 10 individuals (Excluding Ely Centre BOD) who have been bereaved and/or injured as result of Military or RUC Service, or individuals who seek to support the target groups/ areas with experience in project management of a similar scale

  • Major Doug Beattie MC,MLA
  • Major Edwin Parks (Rtd)
  • Mr Jeff Smith
  • Mrs Ann McCormac
  • Mr David McFarland
  • Mr Errol McDowell QPM
  • Mr Roy Crawford
  • Mrs France Nolan
  • Ely Centre BOD Rep
  • Ely Centre BOD Rep

Our Staff

The Ely Centre Staffing Team

  • Mr Lee McDowell                           Director of Services,  Contact
  • Mrs Sharon Breen                         Health and Well Being Officer Co Fermangh, Contact
  • Mrs Gelnda Milligan                       Health and Well Being Officer South Armagh and Monaghan (SAM), Contact
  • Mrs Christine Spence                     Health and Well Being Maternity Cover SAM, Contact
  • Mrs Lesley Hutton                         Health and Well Being Maternity Cover SAM  Contact
  • Mrs Yvonne Breen                         Fundraising and Development Officer Contact
  • Mrs Wendy Patton                         Finance Officer, Contact
  • Mr Ben Higgins                             Welfare Officer Outreach, Contact
  • Mrs Mabel Black                            Welfare Support Officer In House , Contact
  • Mr Danny Kennedy                        Welfare Support Officer (SAM) Contact
  • Mr David Taylor                             Welfare Support Officer (SAM) Contact
  • Miss Shirley-Ann Ebbit                    Family Support Officer Contact
  • Mrs Karen Clyde                            Office Adminsitrator , Contact

Brooke House Staffing Team

Useful Documents

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