Area Based Childhood Programme
Blue Skies Initiative

Meet the Team

Karen Costello

Project Coordinator

Karen is the project coordinator of the Blue Skies Initiative. Karen holds a degree in Psychology, with a postgraduate qualification in Counselling & Psychotherapy, and an MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis. 

Karen has extensive experience working in a variety of organisations that support families and individuals in the community.  In particular, Karen has extensive knowledge, skills and experience working with young offenders and those in the care system.

Sarah Thornberry

Project Development worker

Sarah is a project development worker with the Blue Skies Initiative. Before joining the team, Sarah worked with the Youth Services in Clondalkin for ten years.

Sarah has a huge range of training, skills and experience working with the local community.

Edwina Deegan

Project Development Worker

Edwina has had many roles working with children and families over her career.  Through this work she has become more passionate about working with parents and caregivers in those early years of their babies lives.

“It is such a privilege to spend time with new parents navigating a whole new world”

In addition, Edwina is fortunate to collaborate with many incredible people not only in her team but throughout the community who also have enthusiasm for working with children and families.

Jess Tobin

Project Development Worker

Jess has worked in the youth and community sector for 20 years, this includes 10 years in Youth Work.

Her experience include working in diverse community settings and has a huge range of training, and skills in working with the local community.

Aoife Connolly

Aoife is our Project Development Worker dedicated to the Adamstown area.

Aoife comes to Blue Skies Initiative with Youth & Community experience across local government, youth work settings and a special interest in youth mental health programme delivery.

Catriona Doyle

Catriona is our PC+ Coordinator and has been working in the Youth & Community Sector for almost 15 years.

Over the past 18 months she has been working primarily with Parents living in Tallaght and Clondalkin.

She truly believes it takes a village to raise a child and it also takes a village to support parents.

Anne Skully

Parent Child Plus – Home Visitor

Lynda Cunningham

Parent Child Plus – Home Visitor

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