Our Board

Our dedicated CUH Charity Board includes representation from medical, academic, administrative staff and business people providing a broad range of experience. Together they volunteer their time to ensure that every cent is put to work where it’s needed most. Our Board is made up of:


Professor Michael Molloy

Professor of Medicine CUH and UCC and Consultant Physician/Rheumatologist.


Mr Kevin Mulcahy

Retired Businessman. Past directorships include Ashford Castle Hotel, Fota Island Resort, Aer Arann and Royal Trust Bank (Ireland).

Members of the board:

Ms Ber Baker –  Business Manager, Office of the CEO, Cork University Hospital

Mr Edmond Cahill – Partner at O’Brien Cahill Chartered Accountants, Cork

Mr Ray Cummins – Former Cork Duel GAA player and Retired Businessman

Mr Finbar Dennehy –  CEO of Dennehy Commercial Trucks, Carrigtwohill, Co Cork

Professor Michael Maher – Head of Radiology, BUH and Professor at UCC Medical School

Dr David Mullane –  Consultant Paediatrician, Cork University Hospital

Ms Ann Doherty – CEO, Cork City Council

Dr David Mullane –  Consultant Paediatrician, Cork University Hospital

Ms Norma O’Callaghan – VP Trend Micro

Mr Richard Martin – Managing Partner, RDJ Solicitors

Our Team

Our small, but exceptionally talented, core team in CUH Charity work tirelessly to provide the amazing staff and patients at CUH with all the support and extra funding they need.

Miriam Forde – Head of CUH Charity
Miriam is responsible for creating and implementing strategies to secure new sustainable funding as well as enhancing all the current levels of support for CUH Charity. Miriam’s role also involves raising the public profile of CUH Charity in the greater Munster area and building strong working relationships with staff and management at Cork University Hospital, as well as the wider community. Please email miriam@cuhcharity.ie to get in touch.

Clodagh McCarthy – Fundraising Co-ordinator
Clodagh is dedicated to developing and maintaining relationships and activities in relation to CUH Charity accounts, donation services and payments. Please email clodagh@cuhcharity.ie.

Our Patrons

At CUH Charity we’ve been privileged to have some of the most inspirational Irish personalities and Sports Stars join our team as Patrons and help us deliver life-changing and life-saving facilities and services for patients attending Cork University Hospital.

Pa Cronin
Pa was the Cork hurling captain who led the Rebels to the nail-biting All-Ireland hurling final and replay against Clare in 2013. The Bishopstown mid-fielder and secondary-school teacher became Patron of CUH Charity in the lead-up to the final and was instrumental in highlighting our call for volunteers for Cork Independence Day, as part of Cork Rebel Week.

Ronan O’Gara
Ronan is an Irish former rugby union player, playing at fly-half for both Munster and Ireland. He is the all-time highest points scorer for both Munster and Ireland and the fourth highest point scorer in the history of International Rugby. Ronan joined our Children’s Unit Appeal and has been a key voice in helping us provide the best of care to the children of Munster.

Donal Lenihan
Donal is a retired Irish rugby union player with 52 international caps. After retiring, he managed Ireland and the British and Irish Lions for their 2001 tour. Now, he is a regular co-commentator on radio and TV for rugby matches and writes for the Irish Examiner. Donal has been a long-standing Patron and key advocate of CUH Charity’s work.

Peter O’Mahony
Peter is an Irish professional rugby union player for Cork Constitution, Munster and internationally for Ireland. In 2015 there were smiles a plenty as Peter led 25 of his Munster teammates around the Children’s Unit at the hospital – signing autographs, sharing stories and giving sick children precious memories they’ll never forget.

Aidan O’Brien
Aidan is a well-known Irish horse racing trainer who works for John Magnier and his Coolmore Stud associates in Co. Tipperary. As a patron for CUH Charity, Aidan has been a key supporter of the Children’s Unit Appeal, helping launch the €1.5m appeal to refurbish the unit.

Dr. Clare O’ Leary
Clare was the first Irish woman to climb Mount Everest in 2004 and to complete the Seven Summits challenge. She was also part of a Beyond Endurance expedition team that reached the South Pole in 2008. An avid adventurer she channelled her energy and enthusiasm into her work with CUH Charity – encouraging others to take on a challenge and volunteer to raise the much-needed funds for the Children’s Unit refurbishment.

Professor George Shorten
Professor George Shorten MB, BCh, BAO, FFARCSI, MD (Anaes&IntenCare), FRCA, PhD, is a Professor for Anaesthesia and Dean of the School of Medicine at the University College Cork. As a patron of CUH Charity, George has been a key supporter and has helped drive awareness for the need for the expansion of the paediatric unit at CUH. Even giving supporters the chance to join him and two other famous Irish adventurers, Pat Falvey & Dr Clare O’Leary, on a breathtaking walk in Kerry to raise vital funds.

Our Friends

No mention of our team would be complete with you, our friends. CUH simply wouldn’t be the same without the help and tireless support of our wonderful donors, volunteers and friends.