Our senior management team
Our senior management team
Chief Executive Officer
At Jigsaw, Joseph leads the Senior Management Team and works closely with our Board and youth advocates to evolve and implement the strategic plan for Jigsaw, Together 2022-2025, seeking to achieve better mental health outcomes for young people.
Dr Joseph Duffy has been the CEO of Jigsaw – The National Centre for Youth Mental Health since 2016. He has over 25 years’ experience as qualified Clinical Psychologist and has worked in the area of mental health managing and delivering services across all age groups and within institutional and community settings. He began his career as a Clinical Psychologist with the Department of Justice/Irish Prison Service where he worked with long term serious offenders for almost 10 years. He held senior positions with the Psychological Society of Ireland and the Granada Institute. He joined Jigsaw in 2011 as Director of Clinical Services and held the post of Chief Operating Officer from 2012 to 2016.
Joseph holds a BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology from the University of Ulster (UU), a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Trinity College Dublin (TCD), a Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics (TCD) and an MBA in Health Services Management from the Smurfit Graduate Business School, University College Dublin (UCD). He is a Fellow of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI).
He is a Board member of the Mental Health Commission and Mental Health Reform, a member of the Executive of the International Association for Youth Mental Health (IAYMH). He sits on the National Implementation Monitoring Committee (NIMC) for Sharing the Vision – A Mental Health Policy for Everybody the Irish Government’s policy framework for the continued development and enhancement of mental health services in Ireland from 2020 to 2030. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Irish Probation Journal.
Director of Finance and Operations
Peter McDevitt joined Jigsaw in November 2022 from international development NGO, Self Help Africa where he served as Chief Financial Officer for fourteen years.
Prior to that he worked in a variety of financial and general management roles, including CFO, with humanitarian organisation GOAL with whom he travelled to a number of countries in Africa, including Malawi, Zimbabwe, Sudan and Sierra Leone, as well as taking on assignments in Honduras, India, Iraq and Afghanistan.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and qualified as an Associate of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Peter has served in a number of governance roles in a voluntary capacity, including as Chair of Show Racism the Red Card, Treasurer of Carmichael, and as a member of the Audit and Finance Committee of Clúid. More recently he spent five years as Director and Treasurer of Dóchas, the Irish network for international development and humanitarian organisations. He has also worked in senior financial management roles with ESB International and in the financial services sector with FTI Treasury.
Jason joined Jigsaw in early 2018, working as a Regional Clinical Manager in Munster prior to becoming the Clinical Director in 2023.
Jason is a social worker and worked across different sectors of health and social care in Greater Manchester for over 15 years prior to moving to Ireland. His social work career began in child protection and working with young people leaving the care system prior to a move into Children and Young People’s Mental Health.
From 2004, Jason worked in North Manchester for Pennine Care NHS Trust in various therapeutic and managerial roles supporting both individual teams in Oldham, Richdale and Bury as well as broader strategic CAMH service development roles across Greater Manchester. He supported the implementation of the Children and Young People’s Access to Psychological Therapy Programme across the Pennine Care footprint prior to his departure in 2018.
Director of Education and Community
Siobhán joined the Jigsaw Team as Education and Training Manager in January 2016 and was appointed Director of Education and Community in 2019.
However, she has worked with Jigsaw as a Consultant Trainer since 2011. She established her own Independent Consultancy and Training Company ‘Health Promotion, Training and Support Services’ in 2003 and over the past 13 years, she has worked with a broad range of statutory, voluntary and community organisations supporting them to implement health, organisational development and training initiatives.
Siobhán has also completed a number of youth mental health-specific research projects including ‘A Voice Being Heard’ A research report on Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing in North Dublin. Prior to that, she worked with the National Youth Council of Ireland as the National Youth Health Programme Coordinator for 10 years, where there was a significant focus on youth mental health. Siobhán has a specific expertise in the design, development and delivery of education and training programmes based on adult learning principles and experiential learning.
Siobhán’s favourite book: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson & the sequels, the Girl who Played with Fire & The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
If you were to share one piece of advice with your teenage self, what would it be? Don’t take life too seriously!
Director of Services
Sarah worked in a number of management roles in Pobal, a not for profit organisation that manages funding programmes on behalf of government departments in the areas of early years, social inclusion, equality and reconciliation.
Sarah has a Degree in Psychology & Sociology from Trinity College Dublin and MSc Sociology & Social Research Methods from the London School of Economics & Political Science. After her studies she worked for a time with a small charity in London before returning to Ireland to work on a project in the Irish Prisons Service aimed at developing pathways for prisoners to find employment on release from prison.
Sarah’s favourite book: The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle and all things Harry Potter
If you were to share one piece of advice with your teenage self, what would it be? There are lots of ways to be successful. See everything as a stepping stone.
Director of Communications and Fundraising
Ballinasloe-born Mike joined Jigsaw in October 2016 from overseas children’s NGO Plan International Ireland.
With an extensive background in marketing, communications and fundraising, Mike’s role involves the strategic positioning of Jigsaw as a central character in the Irish story of young people’s mental health, a character with deep experience, a reasoned voice, a nationwide presence and an intelligent, yet passionate, approach. A character that supports the mental health and welfare of young people and that can articulate this support to all stakeholders in a way that inspires support, loyalty and action.
Mike’s favourite book: The Inner Game of Tennis by Tim Gallwey.
One piece of advice to your teenage self: It’s OK. Everything will work out in the end.
Celine joined Jigsaw in September 2016 as HR Manager and was successfully appointed to the Director of HR role in August 2020. Celine came to Jigsaw with a number of years’ experience in various industries predominantly service sectors like retail, food & beverage in Dublin Airport and before Jigsaw, a couple of years working in HR in RTÉ. Having worked in managerial roles across these industries, Celine came to Jigsaw with a significant amount of experience in organisational development and change, leadership and management development, employee relations and employee engagement and culture.
Celine holds a Bcs (Hons) in Human Resources from Dublin Institute of Technology and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD).