Authority Members

The composition of the Authority (i.e. the board) is guided by the requirements of the National Disability Authority Act 1999, as amended by the Disability Act 2005. The Authority is appointed by the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and comprises a Chairperson and 12 Ordinary members.  The current board was appointed in August 2018 and the 4 year term runs until 20 August 2022.  Membership is as follows:

      • Ms. Helen Guinan (Chairperson)
      • Mr Brian Callanan
      • Ms Niamh Fawl
      • Ms Aisling Glynn
      • Mr Damian Gordon
      • Ms. Martha Griffin
      • Mr Jack Kavanagh
      • Ms. Teresa McDonnell
      • Dr Cathal Morgan
      • Ms. Deirdre O'Connor
      • Ms. Kathryn O’Donoghue
      • Mr Deaglán Ó Briain
      • There is currently one vacancy following the resignation of Ruthann LaMalfa in July 2021

Authority Secretary: Suzanne Lambe

The term of the current board of the National Disability Authority reaches the end of its four year term in August 2022. 

A process to appoint a new board is underway and the application process is now open until 15.00 on Friday, 27 May 2022