Anteneh Tadele is Media, Documentation and Visibility Officer for GOAL in Ethiopia. Travelling widely as part of his job, Anteneh has become one of GOAL’s key generators of images, video and other forms of content. His role sees him interview GOAL staff, as well as individuals and families that GOAL works with on a daily basis. The content that Anteneh provides is used by the organisation to communicate its work to the wider public. Anteneh has been working with GOAL since 2012.
Acting Director of Programmes
Christy is a former President of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). He is currently a board member of Irish health insurer, VHI and of Páirc An Chróchaigh Teoranta, the GAA subsidiary that runs the organisation’s national stadium, Croke Park. He is also a Director of Simplee Flavours Ltd., a Cork based artisan flavoured salt and pepper company. Mr Cooney holds a Masters in Education. He is a former Assistant Director General of Irish National Training and Employment Authority, FÁS. He has also served on the board of the Independent Radio and Television Commission (IRTC). Mr Cooney was one of the most experienced administrators in the GAA, having served in a variety of positions both at county and provincial level, before assuming the position of President of the association in 2009. He held this position for three years until April, 2012. Mr Cooney is married with two children and lives in Youghal, Co. Cork.
Denis has in excess of 30 years’ experience conducting criminal investigations with Ireland’s police force “The Garda Síochána” and civil and criminal investigations with a multi-agency body in Ireland “The Criminal Assets Bureau”. He has extensive expertise in fraud, compliance and money laundering investigations, with a strong technical knowledge of banking and financial transactions. He has obtained wide experience in managing and conducting investigations of complex criminal and civil matters, and in the development of investigative strategies and techniques. He is a former risk advisor and consultant to a number of national and international organisations. M.Sc. and B.Sc s in Management, Trinity College, Dublin; Diplomas in Management Law and Legal Studies from Dublin Institute of Technology; qualifications from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Europol.
Eamon Sharkey joined GOAL as Head of Fundraising in April of 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from UCD, and Masters in both International Development and Business Administration. Before joining GOAL, Eamon was Head of Donor Fundraising in Trocaire, and brings over 12 years experience in marketing, e-commerce, communications and fundraising in Ireland and Australia.
Else Kirk is GOAL's Regional Director for the Middle East, based in Turkey. Else has 17 years of experience in the humanitarian sector including leading GOAL's Ebola response in Sierra Leone. Else joined GOAL in South Sudan in 2007 where she worked as Area Coordinator, shifting to the Darfur programme in 2009 and subsequently taking up the role of Head of Programmes for Sudan. Prior to that, she worked in Zimbabwe and Zambia for the Danish Association for International Cooperation and DANIDA for six years where she worked as a financial advisor and administrator.
Else spent the first 18 years of her life in Zimbabwe, where her family is engaged in agriculture. Else has an MA in Development Studies from the University of South Africa, where she specialised in Gender Studies; and an MSc & BSc in Economics and Business Administration from Aarhus School of Business in Denmark.
Else starts every day with warrior poses (yoga) and is an avid jogger.
From Omagh, Geraldine is GOAL’s Global Health and Social Behaviour Advisor.
She has 24 years’ experience in the management of global health, nutrition and HIV response initiatives throughout Africa.
Geraldine joined GOAL in 2013 and was a senior member of the GOAL’s Ebola response team from 2014 -2105.
She is instrumental in ensuring that GOAL’s health and social behaviour programmes are evidence based and achieve lifelong impact for GOAL’s communities.