Dr Danielle Mackle (Here NI Chairperson)Danielle Mackle is a qualified social worker working for a large children’s charity. Danielle has experience working in the field of mental health as well as working with the BAME community in NI and working with young people in the care system. Danielle’s PhD explores the human development and well-being of the LGBT community in NI. Danielle lectures part-time in sociology and social policy at Ulster University.Karen Ritchie is a mum of two. Karen has experience in learning consultancy and HR. She enjoys mountain and marathon walking, gardening, art, cooking and is a vinyl record collector.
Keira McCormack -Keira ran the charity Gender Essence Support Services, stepping down recently to concentrate on other parts of the charity. She currently works for a Domestic Abuse charity as an IDVA, helping to set up their LGBT specific services. Keira has significant experience working in the women’s sector in particular the Rape Crisis centre and Women’s Aid on developing groups. Keira co-founded Essence Arts, delivers training and is a qualified Counsellor.