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Disability Equality Specialist Support Agency

Our Board of Directors


Jacqui Browne

Independent Disability Equality Consultant


Jacqui was one of the founding members of DESSA and has been Chair since its establishment in 2001. Jacqui worked for over 20 years as a disability and equality activist and consultant. She is also a former member of Commission of Status of People with Disabilities whose report 'A Strategy for Equality' in 1996 which was a blueprint for disability rights in Ireland. In her spare time Jacqui also manages to fit in "some" sailing.



Brian Miller

Health Service Executive


Brian is a Disability Services Manager with the HSE in DSE Wicklow. Prior to this role Brian worked as a senior policy advisor in the National Disability Authority. For many years Brian was a regional manager for the National Rehabilitation Board, in this role he was involved in the area of supporting people with disabilities to access training and employment opportunities. Brian is a member of the National Implementation group for the New Directions.



Michael Gogarty

Independent Consultant


Board Members 

Martin Kelly



Susan Carton



Geraldine Graydon



Anne Colgan