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Our Team
MEET THE ICAN TEAM

iCAN is made possible by the wonderful people who volunteer their time, energy and talents.

iCAN is run 100% by volunteers working for the wider JIA community in Ireland.

Wendy Costello with her daughter Niamh, who is also a vital member of iCAN, working with youth and teens.

Wendy Costello is the Chairperson of iCAN.

Wendy lives in Tipperary. She is married and has two daughters, Caoimhe and Niamh. Niamh has had JIA since the age of three.
“I love meeting JIA families and get great strength from their amazing stories . I man the 24 hr support line. I am also on the BSPAR parent group and also Chairperson on ENCA. Being involved in a larger JIA community beyond Ireland is very important to me . I am very proud to be a founding member of iCAN and think we have a wonderful team who can drive iCAN forward in the coming years.”

Ken Hyland is the Vice Chairperson of iCAN. Ken is based in Dublin and is also the Company secretary.

Fianait Mitchell is the Secretary of iCAN and is based in Co Clare.

Susan Bell Flavin PRO is based in Camolin Co Wexford.

Declan Smyth is our treasurer and is based in Shannon Co Clare

Sean Connolly is a member of our committee is based in Cork

Fergus Pearse is a member of our committee and our Limerick parent rep

Katy Kelly is a new member to our team and is also based in Cork

Edel Mc Sherry is a member of our committee and based in the north west.

iCAN SUPPORTS

Over one thousand children and teens in Ireland are diagnosed with JIA, with numbers growing daily. iCAN offers help through our online support network, fimly days out and information days.

iCAN INFORMS

iCAN helps parernts, children and teens navigate life with JIA by providing information on JIA through our online support network, our patient packs and information days.

iCAN ADVOCATES

iCAN is working to get children in Ireland better access to rheumatological. Currently, Ireland is at the bottom of the EU for paediatric rheumatological care. Our children deserve better.

HELP iCAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO CHILDREN WITH ARTHRITIS