The team at Friends of the Cancer Centre are passionate about the charity and the difference it makes to the lives of people locally.

Each member of the team brings with them a wealth of experience from the voluntary, public and private sectors and each is committed to driving the charity forward for the benefit of patients and our supporters.

If you woud like to contact any of the team below you can find their details in the Contact Us section of the website.

Colleen Shaw

Chief Executive

Colleen, who has over 20 years experience in the voluntary sector in Northern Ireland, has been chief executive since 2005 and she is responsible for the day to day running and governance of the charity.

Cathy Rooney

Finance and Projects Manager

Cathy joined the team in 2006 and is responsible for managing the charity’s finances and also oversees all of our funded projects throughout the Cancer Centre.

Nuala Bannon

Communications Manager

Nuala joined the team in 2013 and manages the PR for the charity. She has over 10 years experience in the public relations industry and is responsible for the internal and external communications for the charity.

Claire Hogarth

Fundraising Manager

Claire has been with us since 2013 and brings with her over 9 years experience in the voluntary sector. Claire manages the charity’s calendar of fundraising events, as well as working closely with our fundraising groups and community fundraisers.

Ana Wilkinson

Corporate Fundraising Manager

Ana joined us in 2016 bringing over 13 years of fundraising experience. Ana works with our corporate partners, sourcing opportunities for Charity of the Year and strategic fundraising partnerships, sponsorship and CRM.

Sarah Breen

Fundraising Officer

Sarah works closely with Claire on all of the charity's fundraising events and in particular she works closely with our community fundraisers to assist with events happening across Northern Ireland.

Dawn Lyness

Project and Finance Officer

Dawn works closely with Cathy on the charity's finances and she also assists in managing some of the charity's funded projects, partricularly working closley with the hospital's social work team with our Patient Grants Programme

Karen Devlin

Fundraising Assistant

Karen joined the charity in 2016 and as part of the fundraising team works closely with Claire and Sarah to support our events and community fundraisers. Karen also provides administrative support and assists with the day to day running of the office.