The MACS Board is the core group of people who guide and direct the organisation.

They also ensure the organisation meet its legal and financial obligations. Positions on the Board are voluntary and unpaid.

  • Barry Smyth

    Barry Smyth, Co-chair

    Barry joined the MACS Board in 2017 and is currently the Operations Manager for the Alzheimer’s Society

  • Harriet Long

    Harriet Long, Co-chair

    Harriet joined the MACS Board in 2017 and currently works for PPR in Belfast, she is also an adoptive parent and foster carer.

  • Caoimhe Tumelty

    Caoimhe Tumelty (Youth Board Member)

    Caoimhe is the Time to Shine Leader at MACS, works in Led by You and she chairs the Shadow Board. Her role is to work with all services to increase participation for young people in fun and unique ways. She also works face-to-face with young people to get feedback to better shape MACS’ services and encourage them to participate. Caoimhe started working in MACS on the 6 January 2020 ('best day of her life!' - she says) and was a young person in the Wellbeing Service beforehand.

  • Stephen Green

    Stephen Green

    Stephen joined the MACS Board in 2020. He is an ACCA qualified accountant and the Financial Controller of Simply Nuc Limited. Stephen was the Finance Manager at Fold/Radius Housing Association for twelve years where he was a member of the Finance Committee and Audit & Risk Committee. He is also the treasurer for Kids in Control, a local professional theatre charity engaging with young people, and treasurer for North Down Cycling Club.

  • Avril Honan

    Avril Honan

    Avril joined the MACS Board in 2020 and is currently the Membership Director with Ulster University Students' Union, and has experience of governance, developing skills and engaging young people in decision-making. 

  • Brian Mccormick

    Brian McCormick

    Brian joined the MACS Board in April 2018. He is a counsellor/psychotherapist in private practice and is also experienced working within the public and voluntary sectors.

  • Joanna Johnston

    Joanna Johnston

    Joanna joined the MACS Board in 2018. She is currently a Grants Officer for the Halifax Foundation and a Development Officer for the Arts Council NI. She was previously a Volunteer Mentor at MACS.

  • Liguori Dobbin

    Liguori Dobbin

    Liguori joined the MACS Board through Boardroom Apprentice in 2018. She is recently retired from four decades in financial services with experience in governance and regulation. Being an adoptive mum she has experience and understands the challenges of young people who have not had a fair chance.

  • Victoria Mccallum

    Victoria McCallum

    Victoria joined the MACS Board in 2018. She has a BA in Management and Business and has experience of volunteering with young people, financial services compliance, technology and project management.

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    Andrea McCooke

    Andrea joined the MACS Board in 2020.

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    Caroline King

    Caroline joined the MACS Board in 2020.

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    Eamon McCotter

    Eamon joined the MACS Board in 2020.

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    Joyce Agnew, Board Apprentice

    Joyce joined the MACS Board in 2019 and will be with us for one year as part of the Boardroom Apprentice Scheme.