Management Committee

The Management Committee is elected by LASC’s members at the AGM every year. Committee members provide guidance and practical support to staff on the day to day running of the organization and the projects, as well as being responsible for strategic, financial and governance oversight of the organization.

Current members are:

Fernanda Otero

Fernanda Otero (Chairperson from January 2023) is a journalist with a Master’s in Communication and Journalism. As an activist living in Ireland since 2016, she has volunteered in grassroots movements and acted as an organizer in the Brazilian community living in Europe. As a member of the Worker’s Party in Brazil, she worked in the Federal and Sao Paulo State Parliament. Fernanda has been a collaborator at LASC since 2017.

Greg Merrin

Greg Merrin currently works as a Policy Officer in Early Childhood Ireland. Greg has a wealth of experience working in international and Irish development organisations, a great interest in social justice and environmental issues and has previously lived and worked in South Africa. Greg also holds a number of qualifications in Social Development, Human Resources Management and Project Management.

Clíona Maher

Clíona Maher is Latin America Coordinator for UCC since 2015. She has worked in educational and cultural international cooperation for Universidad Veracruzana (UV) and international NGOs engaging in Mexico for over 25 years. Her research interests include social responsibility, community engagement, migration, sustainable development and internationalisation in higher education and how they can play a role in promoting global citizenship and Agenda 2030 on a local, regional and global level.

Maria José Hidalgo

Maria José Hidalgo Product Design Engineer and colombian activist passionate about service design, sustainabiliy, social innovation and how disruptive thinking can create and transform experiences to people. Holds a MSc in Innovation and technology Management. Her professional experience includes working with the NGOs, financial, insurance, technology and manufacturing sectors. She has collaborative worked with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams

Rodrigo Silva

Rubén Flores

Rubén Flores is an occasional lecturer and researcher at University College Dublin. He hopes to support LASC drawing on his social research background.

Sahar Hussein

Political Scientist from Chile with an MA in Public Affairs and Political Communication from TU Dublin. Experienced in Global Citizenship Education and Development Studies. Committed to Global Justice and Feminism. Former LASC Education Officer.