We are delighted to have Bill Griffin CEO of Galway Simon join our Board. Bill has formerly worked in clinical and managerial roles of organisations that support people with intellectual disabilities. He has a big interest in working on the development of the supported employment model to include groups such as those in recovery from addiction. He sees the model as benefiting the population that Galway Simon serves. He hopes, as a Board member, to help in the further development of EmployAbility Galway and the extension of its quality support to a wider group within Galway City and County
Bill has worked in the field of human services since 1976 in England and Ireland. He trained in England as a nurse for people with intellectual disabilities and as a general nurse. He worked in community settings and managed a project that enabled adults with ID to move from institutional care and take up a life in local communities. Following a move back to Ireland he completed an MSC in Rehabilitation Studies in UCD in 2004.
The philosophy that has underpinned his career is one of disenfranchised people being supported to play a meaningful role within society and to exercise their rights as members of that society.