Appointments to the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU))

Following a Public Appointments Service (PAS) campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., with the consent of the Minister for Business, Enterprise an Innovation appointed the following non-professional members to the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU) with effect from 17 April 2018 to 20 March 2021.      

Ms Stephanie Manahan

Ms Manahan, who is a qualified occupational therapist, has worked in the healthcare services for over 30 years with experience in both Ireland and the UK. On her return from the UK in 1997, she spent seventeen years working in managerial positions in Tallaght Hospital and Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown. She has served for the past three years as CEO of the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) which a national disability service is providing services to 4,000 people per year. As CEO she is responsible for the overall management, operations and implementation of the organisation’s Strategic Plan. She took over the role in an organisation which had previously experienced significant reputational difficulties and has been responsible for the implementation of major transformative changes. She has been involved in a number of organisations and is a Director of the Not For Profit Association and Chair of the Board of Management of two special schools. Ms Manahan is currently a member of the Institute of Directors and the Governance Forum, Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) and also has considerable media experience. Her academic qualifications include, inter alia, an MSc in Healthcare Management & Community Mental Health from University of London.

Mr John Scott

Mr Scott has over 10 years senior management experience in the public health service and is currently serving as General Manager in the HSE’s Clinical Strategy and Programmes Division, Corporate Office of the Nursing & Midwifery Services Director (ONMSD). In this position he manages an extensive budget and is responsible for the preparation of annual estimates and monitoring of expenditure of the Nursing and Midwifery Programmes. In addition, his role includes a wide range of duties and responsibilities ranging from strategic planning and evaluation, management of risk and application of governance to assure the delivery of organisational priorities and objectives. Prior to joining the HSE as Senior Executive Officer in 2007, Mr Scott worked as an accountant for 20 years in in a variety of companies in the private sector. His academic qualifications include, inter alia, an MSc in Strategic Management Accounting conferred by the National University of Ireland (NUI).