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One in Four appoints new Executive Director

One in Four, the national charity which supports women and men who have experienced sexual violence, today announced the appointment of Ms. Maeve Lewis as the organisations new Executive Director.

One in Four, which will mark the fifth anniversary of the opening of its Dublin offices in Febuary this year, currently provides over nine thousand hours of psychotherapy annually. Its Advocacy Programme supports between eight hundred and one thousand women and men annually and its website,, socres some four million hits each year.

Ms. Lewis will replace One in Four’s outgoing Director and founder Colm O’Gorman when he leaves One in Four to take up a new position with Amnesty International.

I am delighted that One in Four has been able to appoint someone of Maeve’s experience and skill as the organisations new Eexecutive Director”, said O’Gorman. “Maeve has extensive expereince of leadership and management in organisations working to address sexual violence both here in Ireland and overseas. I am delighted that she will now bring her energy, experience and determination to effect change to the role of Executive Director of One in Four”.

Maeve Lewis has previousy worked as Head of Training of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, as founder and Director of the New Day Counselling Centre and is currently Clinical Director with Faoiseamh. She has also worked in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania as well as in Croatia and Bosnia to develop appropriate counselling and pyschotherapeutic responses to meet the needs of those impacted upon by conflict and genocide.

Announcing the appointment, Dr. Jane Pillinger, Chairperson of One in Four said, “We are very much looking forward to Maeve taking up her new post in the coming months. Maeve will bring to the role her rich and impressive expereince of working to ensure that those impacted upon by sexual violence have access to support services operating to the highest possible professional standards.”

She will take on the leadership of a highly motivated and skilled team of professioanls who have in five short years worked to develop One in Four as one of Ireland’s leading organisations working in the area of sexual violence.”


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