After 30 years of service, Maeve O’Dea is the foundation’s longest-serving employee and has been an integral part of its growing impact on the region. As program director, she oversees all of the foundation’s grantmaking, working with hundreds of donors, advisory committees and applicants. She is also the foundation’s first point of contact for many nonprofits and serves as a mentor for colleagues in other foundations.
Prior to her move to the U.S., Maeve worked as an executive assistant at a Dublin accounting firm, in corporate public relations in London and in customer service at an engineering firm in Galway. Maeve is a graduate of the University College Dublin.