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Our staff

Ciairín de Buis, CEO

Ciairín de Buis Early Years GE16 LaunchCiairín has led Start Strong since March 2009. She is responsible for implementing the vision of the Start Strong Board of Directors, leading the strategic direction of the organisation and the overall management of Start Strong. Her background is in the community and voluntary sector, with a particular focus on advocacy. She has a strong commitment to social justice and equality issues.

Toby Wolfe, Policy & Research Officer

Toby Wolfe resized smallerToby is responsible for the analysis of research and the preparation of policy papers for Start Strong. His background is in economics and social policy analysis. He has worked in Ireland, Germany and the UK.

Tressan McCambridge, Communications & Campaigns Officer

Tressan McCambridgeTressan is responsible for our communications, public relations and social media. Her background is in economics and media communications with a particular focus on the public and not for profit sectors.

For any media queries you can contact her on 087 295 9344

Lorraine Whitty, Office & Administration Manager

Lorraine Whitty Start StrongLorraine is responsible for the administration and smooth running of all aspects Start Strong. She has a strong background in administration in both the public sector and the charity sector in Scotland and Ireland. As well as working with Start Strong, she volunteers for a number of organisations in the community and voluntary sector.