Our Team

PJ Harnett - Programme Manager Integrated Care

Programme Manager Integrated Care Programme for Older Persons

PJ Harnett

PJ Harnett has worked in a variety of roles in Healthcare over the past 34 years before becoming the National Programme Manager for the Integrated Care Programme Older Persons. This included working in clinical practice, senior managerial and service improvement and development roles locally and nationally. Originally qualifying as a Mental Health Nurse, he holds a Masters in Nursing, Masters in Healthcare Management and is currently undertaking a PhD  in implementation of change in health systems with a specific focus on integrated care. 

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Service Improvement Manager – Integrated Care Programme for Older Persons

Jennifer Hardiman

Jennifer Hardiman has worked in clinical and managerial roles for 30 years in the NHS in the UK prior to her current role as Service Improvement Manager for the Integrated Care Programme: Older Persons. She initially trained as a nurse and a midwife, and her senior management roles have been varied across strategy, planning and operational management. Jennifer has a special interest in older people and primary care and has experience of leading large scale projects, service redesigns and care pathway redevelopments.  She led on the implementation of an Integrated care service across North East London in 2010 and was part of the initial pilot work led by the Kings Fund and Nuffield Trust in the UK..

Des Mulligan - Service Improvement Manager

Service Improvement Manager – Integrated Care Programme for Older Persons

Des Mulligan

Des Mulligan has had a varied career in the public and not for profit sectors, having commenced his career in the Dept. of Social Protection. He then managed employment services before joining the Alzheimer Society of Ireland as a Regional Manager in 2002. He worked with ASI for almost 12 years managing and developing services for people living with dementia. In his role with ASI he was project lead on a number of projects funded through organisations such as CAWT and Dormant Accounts. His most recent example of this was as project lead on one of the original four Genio funded Dementia projects that was based in Mayo.  Des has also worked as a  General Manager of a nursing home in Sligo that was part of the Sonas Group of homes. Currently he is one of two Service Improvement Leads implementing the HSE’s Integrated Care Programme for Older People with pioneer sites around Ireland.

Dee Conroy - Project Maanger integrated Care Programme

Project Manager Integrated Care Programme for Older Persons

Dee Conroy

Dee Conroy has worked for over 20 years as a Project Manager with wide-ranging experience in transformation projects, change management and quality improvement initiatives.   With particular expertise in Healthcare and a background in infrastructure design and delivery, Dee has worked extensively in public and private sectors in Ireland and abroad.  Before joining the Integrated Care programme for Older Persons in 2015, Dee worked in the Acute Hospitals and Social Care divisions of the HSE, as well as on numerous change initiatives in acute hospitals throughout Ireland. Dee is a qualified Chartered Engineer with a higher diploma in Computer Science, as well as post graduate qualifications in Project Management LEAN Six Sigma, Change Management and Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

Dr. Siobhan Kennelly

National Clinical Lead for the Integrated Care Programme

Dr. Siobhan Kennelly

Dr Siobhán Kennelly (grad RCSI 1998) is a Consultant Geriatrician in Connolly Hospital & CHO9 and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, RCSI. She has been National Clinical Advisor in Social Care with the HSE since 2015 and within that role has been clinical lead on the Integrated Care Programme for Older Persons. Her clinical and research interests include the care of older patients in community settings including residential care, the development of integrated care pathways in older person’s services and end of life care.

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Health and Social Care Professions Clinical Advisor, Older Persons

Catherine Delanvey

Catherine is the HSCP Clinical Advisor for Older Persons services. She has worked in a variety of  health care settings including private practice, acute hospitals and within Primary Care as a Senior Physiotherapists. Since 2012 she worked part time as a Physiotherapy Manager, and in 2018 became a full time Physiotherapy Manager. She lead a team of Physiotherapists working across Primary and Social Care, and was invovled in the development of interagency exercise opportunities for older adults referred to Physiotherapy. She has completed the RCPI Cerficate in Quality  Improvement and Leadership . She is a Honorary Clinical Lecturer with the RCSI and has completed her Masters in Manual Therapy through the University of Western Australia.



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