Our Team

Our team consists of the National Spokesperson for the Simon Communities of Ireland, our policy analyst and our campaigns and communications officer.

Executive Director and National Spokesperson – Wayne Stanley

Wayne Stanley is Executive Director of the Simon Communities of Ireland. He has held the position of Executive Director since November 2022. He joined Simon in 2019 as National Spokesperson and Head of Policy and Communications having worked in the homeless and housing sector for 15 years. He is currently Chairperson of Home for Good, a broad based campaign seeking to secure a referendum to enshrine a right to housing in the Constitution. He served as Vice President of FEANTSA (European Federation of National Organisation working with the Homeless) 2020-22 where he continues to work with colleagues to tackle homelessness in Europe.

Chairperson of SCI Board – Mick Price

Mick Price is the Chairperson of the Board of the Simon Communities of Ireland. Mick Price (I.C.P.; A.C.I.; and I.G.A.S) is an addiction counsellor and supervisior accredited with A.C.I. and he has over 30 years of experience working with addiction issues, specialising in working with Relapse groups and support for family members. He is also a group analytic psychotherapist, training analyst and supervisor accreditied with I.G.A.S./I.C.P. he acts as consultant to the charity/voluntary sector across a broad range of issues from change management, governance issues, succession planning, executive selection to strategic planning. Mick was previously chair of Merchants Quay Ireland and Aiseiri, and also ran a wide range of groups on a voluntary basis for Aiseiri for over 20 years. He is a passionate believe in the intrinsic value of voluntary commitment. Mick spent over 30 years as a senior executive in a variety of roles in the financial services sector.

The Directors of the Board of SCI are as follows;

Chairperson: Mick Price

Noel Daly

Karen Golden

Dermot Kavanagh

Catherine Kenny

Pauline McKeown

Tess Murphy

Emily Lyons

Eleshia Fahy