Director, appointed in 2018
A passion for helping others has seen Sr Lorraine Phelan spend her life helping others less fortunate.
Before entering the Sisters of Mercy, Lorraine was a trained teacher and held a degree in Education, Educational Administration and Religious Education.
She was principal of three primary schools during her time in education. Two of the schools were in geographical low areas of socio-economic poverty. This brought many challenges but as Lorraine said “I love a challenge and enjoyed my career in education.”
Sr Lorraine’s deep connection with the Sisters of Mercy then supported her to establish the Mercy Foundation. “The Mercy Foundation was established to support the marginalised in the community in various ways, including financially and educationally by looking closely at the needs of the members of the various community organisations the foundation was supporting.”