Chair of Trustees
Paddy McGuinness CMG OBE advises businesses and governments on resilience and security. A former civil servant with experience of senior levels of Government, at home and overseas, he brings us his experience of seeing through major programmes successfully and the facilitation of interdisciplinary working. A sometime resident of Hackney, Paddy was educated at Ampleforth College, York and Oxford University.
Sr Rita Dawson RSC
Sr Rita Dawson (DL BSc(Hons) MSc RGN RSCN) is a member of the Religious Sisters of Charity. She is currently Provincial Leader of the English/Scottish Province.
A qualified nurse, Sr Rita has been Matron/Chief Executive of St Margaret of Scotland Hospice in Clydebank since 1986. She is also a Director at St. Andrew’s Hospice (Lanarkshire). Sr Rita has been a member of the board of Trustees at St Josephs since 1 November 2011, and she is chair of the Mission Committee.
Sr Jackie Doherty RSC
Born in London, Sr Jackie Doherty RSC has had a varied career as a nurse in hospices, nursing homes and community nursing both in her home town and in Glasgow. She has also held administrative roles and has spent much time supporting parishioners in the community.
No stranger to St Joseph’s, Sr Jackie first came to the Hospice in the late 1980s where she worked as a nurse, later returning as local leader and Head of Care. In between she worked at St Margaret’s in Clydebank for two long spells, most recently for seven years until 2000.
Sr Jackie is welcomed to St Joseph’s as a Trustee following the retirement of Sr Geraldine O’Connor.
Edward is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, Clydebank, one of St Joseph’s sister hospices.
He also represents the interests of the Religious Sisters of Charity at St Andrew’s Hospice, Airdrie, St Joseph’s other sister hospice and has acted as a special advisor to the Congregation for the last fifteen years in matters of governance, structure, Mission and the preservation of the Core Values.
Edward was educated at St Aloysius College in Glasgow followed by Strathclyde University.
He is a qualified accountant and runs a family owned private practice specialising in personal tax, VAT and business consultancy. Edward is married to Kate and they are the proud parents of five children.
Dr Michael Moran
Michael is a global medical director for oncology at AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company. Prior to this role, Michael worked for Pfizer in the global, German and UK oncology medical affairs teams. Before joining the pharmaceutical industry in 2017, Michael was a clinical lecturer at University College London and held an honorary clinical contract in the head and neck surgical service at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.
At St. Joseph’s Hospice Michael is a Trustee and chair of the clinical governance committee. At least once a year Michael volunteers in Lourdes, France and is the Irish member of the International Medical Committee of Lourdes.
Jim McManus is Director of Public Health for Hertfordshire, Population Health Management Programme Lead for the Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care System, Acting President of the UK Association of Directors of Public Health, and a Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. Jim was a Health Foundation Generation Q Quality Improvement Fellow, is an Hon Professor at the University of Hertfordshire.
Jim has experience in service commissioning and quality improvement in end of life care. A Chartered Psychologist, Jim has worked on organisational quality, equality and diversity issues for over twenty years, having previously held appointments from the Lord Chancellor advising the judiciary of England and Wales on diversity and equality, produced guidelines for NHS Trusts on religious equality and guidance and toolkits for the Home Office and Dept of Communities and Local Government and is currently on the Oversight Group for the National HIV Strategy.
In 2011 Jim was awarded the Good Samaritan Medal for Healthcare Excellence by Pope Benedict XVI, the highest honour for healthcare the Holy See can award. Previous recipients include Sir Alexander Fleming. In 2021 he was awarded the President’s Medal for Outstanding Service to Public Health from the President of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK
Outside work, Jim is an advisor to the Centre for the Art of Dying Well – St Mary’s University, and an advisor on healthcare to the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales. He volunteers in his local parish and is a Secular Discalced Carmelite.
Following retirement, Peter Pledger is a Trustee of the Open College Network (London). Over the past couple of years he has fulfilled roles as a member of the Institute for Apprenticeships Financial Services T-Level Panel, a member of St. Mary’s University Business and Law School Advisory Board, a member of the Advisory Board of Everywoman Ltd and a member of H.M. Treasury’s Financial Services Skills Taskforce.
Peter has held a number of senior posts in not-for-profit organisations including Chief Executive of the National Skills Academy for Financial Services, Chief Executive of South London Business and Executive Director of London West Learning and Skills Council. In addition, Peter has served as Chair of the Young Adults Steering Group of the UK Financial Capability Strategy, a Governor of St Mary’s University, a non- executive director of Greater London Enterprise and a judge on the National Training Awards. He also served as the Chief Executive of a private FE college, ran his own skills consultancy and was a senior trade union official.
Margaret Doherty is the Director of the Centre for the Art of Dying Well at St Mary’s University (part-time) with a mission to focus on hope and companionship at the end of life through public engagement; research, policy, and practical companionship (delivered in collaboration with the SVP volunteering charity.)
She is also a Governor of an independent preparatory school in Kent and Deputy Director of Communications (part-time) at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.
She specialises in AI and Machine Learning, Strategic Planning and Development and Internal Communications and Engagement.
Margaret joined the St Joseph’s Board of Trustees in September 2017.
Dr Una Molloy
Dr Una Molloy is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Community Palliative Care Team at St Francis Hospice, Raheny, Dublin and has a very keen interest in the development of palliative care for people with chronic illness, in particular addressing the palliative care needs of older people.
She believes that we must find creative ways of providing quality care to our ageing population in partnership with primary care and the acute health care systems.
Una also teaches at Trinity College, University College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons Dublin. She is currently involved in a post-doc research project exploring how we can meet the palliative care needs of older people. Her other research interest involves the use of action research in organisations to bring about meaningful change. She currently supervises masters’ students who are completing a MSc in Loss and Bereavement at RCSI using action research.