Board Members & The Team

The Board

Chairperson: Simon Rees

“Simon is Clients and Marketing Director of Idiro Technologies.  A native of Wales, he moved to Ireland in 1996.  In his spare time Simon keeps bees.” Simon joined the CAP board in October 2014.



Director: Fr Sean Mac Giollarnath O’ Carm

Sean is a Carmelite Father. The Carmelite Fathers contribution to CAP is extremely invaluable, they provide us with offices and space to provide our service to the community.  Fr Sean is the parish priest for Our lady of Mount Carmel in Whitefriars Street.  Sean joined the board in September 2015.

Director:  Caroline Norris


Caroline has worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years. Most of this time she has worked in the area of homelessness and managed many different services ranging from emergency shelters, supported housing, and tenancy support in the community. She is passionate about the area of prevention and early intervention which is why she is very committed to working with CAP and supporting the development of the organisation to achieve it’s aims.

Director: Frances Daly

Director: Ercus Stewart


Ercus Stewart, SC, has practised at the Bar since 1970.  He is a Senior Counsel since 1982. His practice centres on civil, commercial and labour law, litigation and arbitration.  Mr. Stewart is also a member of the Bars of Northern Ireland, England and Wales and Australia (NSW).  In addition to his law practice, Mr. Stewart is a Chartered Arbitrator, in international and domestic Commercial Arbitration, and Accredited Mediator. He has been a member of,  or  arbitrated under, amongst others,   Law Society, CIArb,  ICC,  the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS – TAS) Lausanne, Switzerland,  Just Sport Ireland, Dublin. His text Arbitration Commentary and Sources published in 2003.  Ercus joined the Board of CAP February 2016.

General Sectary : Patricia McMahon

Patricia works as a Guidance Worker for the Local Employment Service under the Dublin North West Area Partnership and she is based in their Cabra Office. After an administration career in the private sector, Patricia started working for the Partnership in 2001 and took a keen interest in career guidance and how education and training transforms lives. After graduating from Maynooth University in Adult Guidance and Counselling, she moved into the role of Information Officer and then onto her current position, which she holds since 2008. She is a member of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors, a Committee Member of the National Local Employment Service Network (LESN) Mediators’ Forum and an approved psychometric tester with the British Psychological Society.

Contact the board at board[at]careafterprison[dot]ie


The Team

Aisling Meyler (CSS Manager) 



As CSS Manager, Aisling works on assessing the needs of individuals affected by imprisonment and empowering them to recognise and achieve their goals. She helps individuals to develop the skills they need to successfully lead crime-free lives. Aisling also assesses individuals in various prisons to see if they are suitable candidates to serve the rest of their sentence in the community with the support of both Care After Prison and other potentially needed supports.

Aisling received her BA in Social Science from the University College Dublin in 2011. She has also volunteered as a facilitator at Alternatives to Violence, and as helpline staff at Dublin 12 Domestic Violence Service. Aisling’s educational background and professional experience has equipped her with the knowledge and skills to help individuals through a multitude of issues. Aisling believes in Care After Prison’s mission and has empowered many individuals to find their way to productive, crime-free lives.

Community Volunteer Programme & CSS Manager

Pete McCann

Pete has a strong background in empowerment and facilitating change for individuals facing difficult issues in life. He obtained a diploma in Criminology and Social Policy in 2003, his degree in Social Sciences in 2008, and a diploma in Addiction Studies in 2011. Pete has also undergone trainings and has received certificates in many different areas including: First Aid, Community and Health Studies, Motivational Interview Training, Therapeutic Crisis Training, and much more. Pete’s past employment has also equipped him with a unique level of understanding and skills to help individuals overcome issues in their lives and work toward change. Some of his work experience includes: providing peer support at Pathways Project and working as a Project Worker for Merchants Quay. Pete is also in the process of earning his Certificate in homeless prevention/intervention.

As CAP manager, Pete is responsible for the day to day responsibilities of managing our voluntary Care After Prison service users that are not a part of the CSS Scheme. Pete oversees our team of Community Support Workers that work with the voluntary Care After Prison service users, and helps them with any issues that may arise, or questions that they have. Pete also acts as a liaison with organisations that provide services need by our service users.


Head of Operations:
Rosalinde Schut


As a Head of Operations, Rosalinde supports Care After Prison by developing and implementing administrative processes, policies and procedures, mainly around finances and human resources, as well as raising funds for the various activities Care After Prison is involved in.

Before joining Care After Prison in December 2013, Rosalinde was a transitional employment programme manager in inner city Dublin. She also has experience working as head of a training centre for jobseekers. Rosalinde has worked for the Dutch Probation Service since 2009, supporting Dutch citizens who have been sentenced in Ireland. Having worked in third level and adult education institutions, as well as the non-profit sector for over 15 years, she is committed to seeing empowered individuals transform their own lives.



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