As the director of our service in N.Ireland, EJ is responsible for service delivery and development across N.Ireland.  EJ manages a team of skilled and experienced staff members who have personal and professional experience allowing them to offer information, advice and support to adoptive families in N.Ireland.

With a degree in Social Sciences plus a range of community development and adult education & training qualifications,  EJ comes from a voluntary sector professional background. Previous roles have involved widening participation & social mobility in higher education at Queens University Belfast, capacity building initiatives in Belfast community projects & developing empowerment programmes  for older people across N.Ireland.  EJ is committed to enabling the voice of adopters to be raised.

EJ is an adopter and was previously a volunteer with Adoption UK.