Meet the team
iCAN is what it is because of the wonderful people who volunteer their time.
100% volunteer working for the wider JIA community in Ireland
Wendy Costello is the Chairperson of iCAN.
Wendy lives in Tipperary. She is married and has two daughters, Caoimhe and Niamh. Niamh has had JIA since the age of three.
"I love meeting JIA families and get great strength from their amazing stories . I man the 24 hr support line. I am also on the BSPAR parent group and also Chairperson on ENCA. Being involved in a larger JIA community beyond Ireland is very important to me . I am very proud to be a founding member of iCAN and think we have a wonderful team who can drive iCAN forward in the coming years."
Ken Hyland is the Vice Chairperson of iCAN. Ken is based in Dublin and is also the Company secretary.
Fianait Mitchell is the Secretary of iCAN and is based in Co Clare.
Susan Bell Flavin PRO is based in Enniscorthy Co Wexford.
Declan Smyth is our treasurer and is based in Shannon Co Clare
Sean Connolly is a member of our committee is based in Cork
Fergus Pearse is a member of our committee and our Limerick parent rep
Katy Kelly is a new member to our team and is also based in Cork
Edel Mc Sherry is a member of our committee and based in the north west.