Meet our Team

Mary Leahy


30 yrs Nursing & Midwifery experience in variety of healthcare settings in Irl & UK. MSc (Hons) Healthcare Leadership. HDip PHN, BNS( Hons) Dip Mediation, RM, RN. QQI, Political experience.

Dr. Maitiu O Tuathail

Medical Adviser

Dublin based GP with experience in medical industrial relations and communications, and an interest in healthcare reform MB, Bch, BAO, Msc (Hons) Healthcare Management, MRCPI, MFSEM, MICGP

Our Mission

Heroes-Aid is the brainchild of Mary Leahy, Public Health Nurse & National Coordinator for Nurse/Midwife Safety, Health and Wellbeing, together with Damien Nee, member of National Covid Emergency Response Team and has been co-ordinated with the help of Amanda Wilkinson (RCSI) and assisted by Doug Leddin. Doug has come together with Andy Kavanagh of Irish Band Keywest, to record and release a music video with frontline workers at its heart, Joe Naughton created our website and social media presence , all done in order to help raise awareness around how brave our front line workers are and funds to help keep them as safe as we possibly can. This Organisation was established with the generous assistance of a wider Team reflective of the public's desire to support and help our Healthcare Heroes now and into the future. We deeply appreciate their time, energy and generosity. The Team wants to show these brave people that they are greatly appreciated. Everyday they risk their lives going to work in an effort to save the lives of our Families, Friends and Neighbours.

Our goal is to raise funds to provide practical supports, such as essential PPE (Protective Personal Equipment) and other resources to keep our healthcare Heroes safe as they care for us. The Fund also intends to provide longer term Psychological, Educational and practical support for frontline Healthcare workers, their children and families who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

Thank You!