The Steering Group is presently made up of 20 organisations who come together to share their learning to develop and implement the work of the Parenting Network.

Members meet 4 times a year and function as a Steering Group. This group:

Agrees on the strategy for the Network

Circulates information

Plans events, learning opportunities and policy briefings

Advocates for ongoing development of Parenting Support in policy, practice and learning.

Prepares positition papers

Our Steering Group Members


Representative: Hugh Doogan

Barnardos Ireland

Representative: Maja Trninic

Barnardos NI

Representative: Rioghnach Murphy


Representative: Alison Montgomery

Daughters of Charity & Family Service

Representative: Dr. Tracey A Monsen

Family Resource Centres National Forum

Representative: Fergal Landy

Irish College of GPs

Representative: Dr. Roddy Quinn

Katharine Howard Foundation

Representative: Cliona Hannon

Triple P

Representative: Matt Buttery (Chair)

MU Centre for Mental Health and Community Research

Representative: Prof. Sinead McGilloway

One Family

Representative: Karen Kiernan

Health and Social Care Northern Ireland

Representative: Kevin Duggan

Parents Plus

Representative: Cherie Tyner


Representative: Rebecca Moore


Representative: Samantha Dunne