Meet the Team

Joanne Griffin


Regional Community Connector, based in Dundalk Institute of Technology

Joanne also began her career as a hairdresser and progressed to working as a trainer with global hair product companies, where she designed and delivered training programmes.

She then attended college as a mature student and holds a BA in Applied Social Studies and an MSc in Children and Youth Studies. Joanne has worked with young people in various settings, including a garda youth diversion project.

Her most recent role as acting co-ordinator of a Youthreach Special Educational Needs Initiative (SENI) Centre, gave her the chance to work with young people following a multi-disciplinary approach, which is a staff team that comes from a wide variety of backgrounds, including guidance counselling, occupational therapy and trained teachers.

Joanne is committed to, and passionate about, working with and empowering young people to fulfill their potential and encouraging them to have a voice and to make informed decisions.

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