We are delighted to announce we have appointed Dr. Karen Foley as our new CEO, who will take up the post this April. Karen has been a senior staff member in ABI Ireland for many years and established herself as a leader within the organisation and broader sector. She has been the organisation’s Head of Service Operations since 2021 with responsibility for strategic service development, operational management, rehabilitation processes and standards nationally. Karen achieved a Research Doctorate from Trinity College Dublin, postgraduate certification in Healthcare Management from the Institute for Public Administration and Certification in Brain Injury Specialism, accredited by the Brain Injury Association of America.
Karen holds a Board position with the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) and represents on a number of national working groups, striving to deliver on the recommendations of the Ombudsman’s Wasted Lives report and the rollout of the National Neuro-Rehabilitation Strategy. ABI Ireland Chairperson Clair Cullinan welcomed Karen to the role saying she brings a wealth of experience and commitment to improving neurorehabilitation services.