Key People

Here you can get to know some of the key people that work within the Patient and Client Council.

Executive Team

Vivian McConvey – Chief Executive
            Vivian qualified as a social worker in 1987 and has worked with vulnerable children and families predominately within the 3rd Sector. A recurring theme in her work has been promoting meaningful engagement in decision-making through full and active participation of service users. In 2012, she established a 5 Nations coalition (5Nations1Voice) consolidating the voice of care-experienced children and young people across Scotland, England, Wales, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Working to assist care-experienced children and young people to change the narrative through sharing their stories, she is most proud of the introduction of Care Day in 2016.   She has worked internationally assisting social workers and young people to design and implement service user led models of practice.
Jackie McNeill – Head of Business Support

Jackie McNeill began her career in marketing within the private sector before moving to health and social care, where she has worked for over 20 years.  On moving into the public sector she initially supported people through the HSC complaints process and with the inception of the Patient and Client Council in 2009 she undertook a new role to encourage people to get more involved in health and social care decisions.  Jackie was the successful runner up for the Institute of Health Care Awards as Developing Manager in 2012.

In 2014, she became the Involvement Services Programme Manager for the PCC, looking after 3 core programmes namely, personal and public involvement activity, the PCC Membership Scheme and the Bamford Monitoring Group (representing local and regional views of patients and carers of people with a learning disability and a mental illness).  Jackie has recently taken up post as the Head of Development and Corporate Services and looks forward to creating impact in a time of great transformational change in Health and Social Care.

Meadhbha Monaghan – Head of Operations

Meadhbha Monaghan’s biography and photograph is pending.

Click here to see Executive Team Declaration of Interests

Management Team

Management Team

Involvement Services Programme Manager  – Johny Turnbull

Tel: 02895 363990

Client Support Manager – Katherine McElroy

Tel: 02895 360810

Senior Policy Impact and Influence Manager – Ruth Barry

Tel: 02895 360362

Business Support Manager – Carol Collins

Tel:02895 363995

Senior Practitioner (SAIs and Independent Advocacy) – Deirdre McGrenaghan

Tel:02895 361581

Business Support Manager (Finance and Governance) – Chris Turkington

Tel:02895 368269