Our Team

Joe Quinsey


Joe Quinsey joined DCU Educational Trust as CEO in November 2019. In this role, Joe is responsible for the organisation’s overall strategy and future development as it works to build meaningful partnerships with DCU’s supporters to further the university’s mission to transform lives and societies. An accountant by training, Joe has over 20 years’ leadership experience gained in both the not-for-profit and commercial sectors.

Jason Sherlock, Associate Director, DCU Educational Trust

Jason Sherlock

Director of Development

Jason Sherlock joined the DCU Educational Trust team in March 2018. As Director of Development Jason is responsible for developing and implementing the Trust’s overall fundraising strategy.

Ms Claire Whelehan-Pettibone

Director of Philanthropy

Claire Whelehan joined the DCU Educational Trust in September 2005. Her current role as Director of Philanthropy is to develop and maintain a portfolio of individual, corporate and foundation relationships. Claire works closely with the Chief Executive to further the mission and objectives of the university through external funding and offers guidance in establishing and implementing a wide range of advancement policies and procedures.

Pat Edmondson

Director of US Philanthropy

Pat Edmondson joined DCU Educational Trust in August 2016. Her role as Director of US Philanthropy focuses on the development, cultivation and stewarding of a portfolio of both individual and corporate relationships.

Georgina Garford

Development Services Manager

Georgina Garford joined the DCU Educational Trust in June 2013 as a Prospect Research Manager. In her current role as Development Services Manager, Georgina is responsible for managing the Trust’s database, prospect identification, providing research support to the development team and overseeing the prospect management process.

Sinead Murphy

Communications Manager

Sinéad Murphy joined the DCU Educational Trust in January 2017. As Communications Manager, she is responsible for the development and implementation of communications strategy to promote the vision of the organisation and its role in support of the University’s strategic objectives.

Nina Johnson

Development Administration Manager

Nina holds the position Development Administration Manager at the DCU Educational Trust, after joining in March 2017 as Executive Assistant to the CEO. In her current role, Nina works closely with the team in identifying and implementing processes that increase efficiency, optimise performance and assist in the delivery of the DCUET strategy.

Jennifer Hoey

Associate Director

Jennie joined the DCU Educational Trust in September 2019 as an Associate Director. Her role focuses on the development, cultivation and stewarding of a portfolio of corporate and foundation relationships. Jennie’s experience spans across marketing and fundraising in the corporate and not-for-profit sector.

John O’Neill

Finance Manager

John O’Neill joined DCU Educational Trust as Finance Manager in December 2019. In this role, John is responsible for controlling and developing the finance function of the Trust in accordance with legislative requirements and organisational policies and strategies.

Aisling Duffy O’Connor

Aisling Duffy O’Connor joined the DCU Educational Trust in August 2021. Her role as an Administrative Officer helps maintain the database whilst also supporting the team. Aisling’s experience spans across both commercial and not-for-profit sectors.

Jenna Eccles

Jenna Eccles joined the DCU Educational Trust in March 2022 as a Development Manager. Her role is to develop existing relationships with Donors, as well as engaging with new potential prospects to highlight how with their philanthropic support, they can help to shape the future and change DCU’s students’ lives through education.

Anna Sheeran

Content Editor

Anna joined DCU Educational Trust in December 2022. In her role as Content Editor, she writes for our website, videos, reports and newsletters, supporting the communications activities of the Trust. Before joining our team, Anna worked as a copywriter in areas such as employer branding and retail marketing.

Constanta Moroz

Administrative Officer

Constanta joined DCU in November 2022 as an Administrative Officer. Constanta previously worked as a play centre manager. In her current role with DCU Educational Trust, she supports the team and helps to maintain our databases.