Our Team

Briga Gorman – Nurse & Therapist, MLD Practitioner


Briga is a Nurse & Therapist qualified in Reflexology and Indian head massage, and she is also a fully qualified MLD Therapist. Briga helps to co-ordinate the Sanctuary Stay programmes.


Elaine Mc Gerr –  Therapist & MLD Practitioner

Elaine joined the team 2018 and is a reflexologist, massage therapist and is also a qualified Dr. Vodder MLD Therapist. Her background is in physical therapy and fitness and has completed specialised exercise and rehab training in order to deliver exercise  classes to those who have had a cancer diagnosis.


 Audrey Waters – Counsellor & Psychotherapist


Audrey joined the team of Counsellors at LARCC in February 2011. Audrey delivers adult one to one counselling at LARCC and  facilitates the Sanctuary Stay residential programmes. Audrey is LARCC’s qualified Play Therapist and has been delivering the Children’s Service since 2013, helping young children and teenagers to deal with the trauma of a cancer diagnosis in the family.
Audrey’s goal as a therapist is to create an atmosphere of trust and safety that can lend itself to increased insight, self-awareness, and healing.  Her approach is Person Centered and Holistic.  Audrey is a fully accredited member of the IACP.


Mairead Sheils – Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Mairead joined the team of Counsellors at LARCC in 2011 bringing with her an in-depth experience of counselling in health-care settings. She also brings with her a specific focus on illness management, bereavement counselling and counselling in the aftermath of a cancer diagnosis. She is a fully accredited member of the IACP.


Bernie McHugh – General Manager

Bernie joined LARCC in May 2010 bringing with her years of experience at senior managerial level. Bernie is manager of the Centre and it’s services.  She also looks after all the Marketing, PR and Fundraising for the charity, and is co-ordinator of the LARCC Fundraising Committee and the fundraising volunteers.

Bríd Casey – Administration

Bríd is with LARCC since 2014 and takes care the day to day running of the office and also co-ordinates a number of the key fundraising events for LARCC every year. Bríd is also the friendly voice at the end of the phone when you call the Centre.


Tricia Mc Grath –   Bra/Prosthesis specialist fitter.

Tricia joined us in October 2017. Tricia has brought a wealth of experience in bra fitting to our service. 



Stephanie Meehan – House Keeping / Catering

StephStephanie manages the upkeep of the Centre, maintaining it to the highest standard. Stephanie co-ordinates the LARCC volunteers who maintain the up-keep of the Centre.


Noel Cheevers – Caretaker

Noel joined LARCC in 2013 as Caretaker.  He manages the upkeep of the Centre and it’s beautiful grounds and gardens, maintaining them to the highest standard.



Kamalika Ranasingha – Chef

Kamalika is our qualified 5 star Chef who does all the catering during the Sanctuary Stay residential programmes. She can cater for all dietary needs and will help you with any of your dietary enquiries.


Marie Oxley – Volunteer Administration

Marie has been with LARCC since it’s foundation in 2002. Marie has retired but thankfully is still very involved with  LARCC and  plays a key role in the administration office, Marie co-ordinates a number of the key fundraising events for LARCC every year.


Patricia Sheridan – Fundraising Volunteer

Patricia is with LARCC since it’s foundation in 2002. Before her retirement Patricia played a key role in the Administration team and now as a volunteer she operates a very important role in the area of fundraising.