Meet the Jigsaw Roscommon Team

Karen Moran

Karen Moran

Administrator

I worked with PayPal for 12 years in a variety of roles but primarily working as a trainer; training new recruits to the company. In later years, I worked as team leader to a team of trainers and was also involved with project administration/management.

I have a diploma in Project Management and a BBS with Marketing and German.

What is your favourite book?

That’s a tough one as I love to read and read a lot, however I think one of the most memorable books I’ve read is The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay. I also love all of the Harry Potter books and basically any kind of thriller/detective novel!

If you were able to give one piece of advice to your teenage self, what would it be?

Be yourself, don’t conform and really, really enjoy life……it can be cut short unexpectedly.

Sinead O’Brien

Sinead O’Brien

Youth and Community Engagement Worker

Prior to joining the Jigsaw team, I spent 7 years in the Youth Work Sector which included working in Garda Youth Diversion Projects and Special Projects for Youth. This work gave me great insight into the daily challenges faced by young people and a desire to empower young people to take control of their own lives and health.

I have a BSc (Hons) in Public Health and Health Promotion and a MA in Health Promotion.

I am heavily involved in sport and I play both Camogie and Gaelic football. I am currently chairperson of my Camogie Club and I sit on a collaborative Health and Wellbeing Committee with members of other sporting groups within my parish. I also train underage teams in my club which is a very rewarding role.

What is your favourite film or band/musician?

I’m not embarrassed to say I’m a Harry Potter addict!

If you were able to give one piece of advice to your teenage self, what would it be?

To quote the Dalai Lama, “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito in the room’

Vinnie Flannery

Vinnie Flannery

Senior Clinical Support Worker

I worked as a clinical support worker for 8 years in Jigsaw Galway before becoming a senior in January 2017 and then moving to Jigsaw Roscommon in October 2017. Prior to working in Jigsaw, I worked with Family Support Services for 3 years. I have also worked with young people in care, people with acquired brain injuries, homelessness and learning disabilities. I was born in Warrington in England but I grew up in Galway from the age of four.

I have an MA in Social Work and BA in Applied Social Studies and Social Care.

What is your favourite book?

Took a while to get through it but I loved Lord of the Rings.

If you were able to give one piece of advice to your teenage self, what would it be?

It’s okay not to have it all figured out straight away. Any mistakes we make are just experiences and it will all work out over time.

Siobhan Murphy

Siobhan Murphy

Clinical Support Worker

I am an Occupational Therapist, having graduated from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh in 2011. I previously worked as an inpatient OT in an acute Mental Health setting.

Where are you originally from?

Co. Armagh

What is your favourite film?

Cool Runnings!

If you were able to give one piece of advice to your teenage self, what would it be?

Travel as far as you possibly can.

Sarah Simkin

Sarah Simkin

Project Manager

I am Project Manager of Jigsaw Galway and Roscommon. I have worked in Jigsaw since November 2008 and have had a number of roles since then, including facilitating the Youth Advisory Panel.

I’m passionate about youth mental health and ensuring that young people are supported as they move from childhood in to early adulthood. I am also determined to destigmatise help-seeking (the idea of asking for help when you need it).

I love reading and listening to books. I love learning!  Spending quality time with friends is one of the things I enjoy most in life. And music is my therapy!!!

Fun fact: I have a fear of stickers (but don’t tell anyone!)