As per our constitution WSI is managed on behalf of its members by up to eight members who are elected at each year’s annual general meeting. From time to time the committee also welcomes other members to take part in the business of the committee and to attend meetings as associate committee members. This has the advantage of providing new perspectives as well as providing extra pairs of hands for the work of the committee. Its also provides an opportunity for members of the association to familiarise themselves with the work of committee without committing to full time involvement. Click on images for more details.
The Williams Syndrome Ireland ( WSI ) was founded in 1987 with two family members and held it’s first Annual General Meeting in September 1989. It became a Registered Charity in 1991- Charity Number RCN 20024123. It is now run by a committee of up to 8 people that is elected each year at the Annual General Meeting. This committee consists of a Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer as well as a number of committee members – usually all parents or close relatives of WS children or adults. The committee meets 4 or 5 times each year.
Keeping us going!
Stephen lives in Westmeath but originally hails from Dublin. He was elected as Chairman in 2017 and previously served as
Brian Ahern is from Cork and is affected by Williams Syndrome. Brian is a brilliant role model for anyone with
Phil lives in County Limerick and is currently the Treasurer of the association. She has been in that role since
Pauline hails from Cork and has been a member of WSI since 2001 following the diagnosis of her daughter Annmarie
Maeve re-joins the Committee this year having previously served on the committee in 2015 Maeve is a sister of Fionnuala
My name is Linda Kane. I joined the Williams Syndrome Ireland committee in November 2019 and was elected secretary in
Tom lives in Dublin and has been on the WSI Committee for over ten years having formerly been in the
Associate Committee Member
Helena has been an associate member for two years and hails from Kildare. Her daughter Katie has Williams Syndrome who
WSI Official Documents
Section contains official WSI annual reports & governance documents:
- Chairman’s Report for the Year
- Financial Report for the Year
- WSI Constitution
- Any other Report that’s Appropriate