Our Team

Dr. Celia Keenaghan

Leading Keenaghan Collaborative 

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Celia is a sociologist and social entrepreneur committed to enabling those working for civic wellbeing to maximise knowledge, ideas and research by bridging the worlds of business, community, funders, academia, policy and practice. With over 20 years’ experience in public health research, children and young people’s wellbeing, public participation and social innovation, Celia has been a driver of many key national initiatives including the pioneering SpunOut.ie national youth social change organisation. Celia has been involved in development and delivery of education and training at community, undergraduate, postgraduate and in-service levels. She is a skilled, networker and facilitator and has project managed many multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder initiatives.

Email: celia@keenaghan.ie

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Joanna Sweeney


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Joanna Sweeney is a practising systemic psychotherapist and organisational consultant. Like Celia, Joanna has also been involved in the development and delivery of education and training at community, undergraduate, postgraduate level and in-service levels. Specialist areas include mental health, relational and community based supports. She currently lectures part-time in social studies, co-ordinates a MA in Youth and Families and has recently co-developed a postgraduate certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution accredited through NUI Galway (St.Angela’s College Sligo) and the Mediators Institute of Ireland.

Email: joannasweeney@keenaghan.ie

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Marie Corcoran-Tindill

Development Worker 

MarieProfileMarie Corcoran-Tindill is experienced in designing and delivering experiential training and facilitating processes of change among diverse community groups and organisations.Marie is skilled in management, organisational development practice, administration and community development processes, and has extensive work experience in busy and deadline driven community organisations and small businesses. Her work has mainly been in cross cultural/diverse environments in Ireland, Tanzania, South Africa, New Zealand, central Australia (among Aboriginal communities), and in three of the South Pacific small island states (Samoa, Kiribati, Tuvalu). Over the past 10 years Marie’s work has been, more specifically, in experiential training and facilitating processes of change.

Email: marie@keenaghan.ie

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