The four winners of the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards have been announced.
The prestigious 2022 Awards return at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel in Buncrana on Friday 23research and development September at 7pm with five people (four laureates) who will be celebrated for their achievements in their chosen field and their support for Ireland and its diaspora.
Four eminent members of the diaspora to receive this prestigious award for 2022 are: Kathleen Shereen, Moya Doherty, Dr. Susan K. Horsky and Ann and Mark Payada.
Since the early 1970s, Kathleen Sheeren has been, and continues to be, an active and enthusiastic member of the Donegal Society Committee; For many it is the instantly recognizable face of the Donegal diaspora in Dublin. Over the course of nearly 50 years, Kathleen has held nearly every position on the Donegal League Committee. She was the first woman to serve as President, was President, Trustee, and Life Member, and helped establish the Donegal Person of the Year award. Kathleen has continually volunteered her time and expertise to promote, encourage and acknowledge all things Donegal as far afield as the UK, New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Dubai.
Moya Doherty was the commissioned producer and creator of Riverdance that just celebrated its 25th anniversary. She is a founding director of Tyrone Productions who has worked with prominent directors to create widely acclaimed productions. She is a writer and broadcaster, and her work in radio, television and live performance (including the production of the televised opening ceremony of the Special Olympics in 2003) has seen her be honored with honorary doctorates by the University of Ulster, NUI Maynooth and University College Dublin. She is currently the Chair of the RTE Board of Directors.
Dr.. Susan K. whiskey
Dr. Whorisky has helped build some of the most successful biotechnology companies from the ground up as a member of the founding executive teams of Vera Therapeutics, Moderna, Momenta Pharmaceuticals, and Cubist Pharmaceuticals. These companies have pioneered cutting-edge technologies and have developed life-saving medicines and preventive vaccines, creating value and contributing to many jobs in local economies. Susan has also held various positions in academics, venture capital and biotechnology executive management. Susan has been a research fellow in Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School with a Nobel laureate, an advisor to venture capital firm Polaris Venture Partners, and an entrepreneur in residence at MIT.
Mark and Ann Piada
Mark Biyada founded BAYADA Home Health Care in 1975 with the goal of helping people lead a safe home life with comfort, independence and dignity. Four decades later, BAYADA has grown from its humble beginnings to become a global leader in home healthcare serving clients from more than 345 offices in 22 states with locations in Canada, Germany, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Korea and the United States. kingdom.
Ann Claffey Baiada, RN, is a champion in the nursing profession. Her unwavering commitment to clinical excellence led her to create two training and mentoring programs at BAYADA – Project White Cap, a training program for new nurses, and Project White Shoes, an annual training for clinical leaders.
Speaking today, An Cathaoirleach Cllr. Liam Blaney said: “It is really great to have the 2022 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards back at the Inishowen Gateway. Celebrating the role the diaspora plays in County Donegal is so important to us and I really look forward to meeting Kathleen, Moya, Susan, Ann and Mark to congratulate them on receiving this prestigious award. “
All four will be honored at the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards Ceremony at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana on Friday 23 Septemberresearch and development With tickets now available for sale via EventBrite –
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