Tinu joined the staff team in 2016 as a Project Manager and has over 14 years’ experience working with NGO, public sector, government funded projects including providing training support and facilitating cross cultural community dialogue within delicate and challenging contexts. She has a degree in Community Studies from Dundalk Institute of Technology and MPhil in Conflict Resolution & Reconciliation from Trinity College Ireland.
Equality Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Reuben is a multi-skilled community and youth work practitioner, Public Speaker, Facilitator and Trainer also creator of Workshops including Diversity and Intercultural awareness. He has worked in the ‘third sector’ for many years and in many jurisdictions on issues pertaining to development, equality, inclusion, diversity, immigration, and human rights. Reuben has a Master of Social Sciences Degree (MSocSc) in Community and Youth Work at Maynooth University. He also holds the following qualifications, a Diploma in Sociology, Project Management, Human Resources Management. His knowledge of the Irish immigration system is also informed by years of lived experience in Direct Provision.
Reuben has a wealth of knowledge and skills in intercultural dialogue, diversity management and conflict resolution. He has designed and delivered cultural competence training to several companies and community groups. Reuben has a proven ability to manage and complete projects to high standards including funding applications and managing budgets.
Joanna Fitzsimons was born in Lithuania in a Polish family. She has lived in Ireland since 2006. Joanna has been working with Cultúr since February 2008, initially as an Information Officer and in the recent years also as a Project Officer coordinating educational and community projects. She holds a MA in Polish Philology from Warsaw University and a BA in Law from Dublin Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Cultúr, she was engaged as an Information Provider with Citizens Information Centre in Navan supporting migrants in accessing information on their rights and entitlements. Joanna also manages Polish Saturday School in Navan.
Joanna is originally from Poland and has been living in Ireland since 2007. She currently works as an office administrator in Cultur and holds a degree in the field of Business Economics and Business Organisation. Joanna has been working with Cultúr since December 2016.