Stephen Teap is a founding member of 221+ CervicalCheck Patient Support Group. Stephen lost his wife Irene to cervical cancer in July 2017. After her death he was informed that Irene had been part of the CervicalCheck audit. A year after his wife’s death Stephen helped launch the 221+ Patient Support Group. He is also one of the patient representatives on the CervicalCheck Steering Committee, whose members include representatives from the Department of Health, the HSE and the Irish Cancer Society.
Stephen lives in Carrigaline with his two sons Noah and Oscar.
Lorraine Walsh is a founding member of 221+ CervicalCheck Patient Support Group. Lorraine was diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 34, and found out later that an incorrect reading of her smear test delayed her diagnosis. Lorraine has worked tirelessly as a patient advocate since the start of the CervicalCheck debacle. She was also one of the patient representatives on the CervicalCheck Steering Committee, whose members include representatives from the Department of Health, the HSE and the Irish Cancer Society. Lorraine resigned from the CervicalCheck Steering Committee in December 2019.
Rosie Condra joined the 221+ Steering Group in 2020. Rosie is part of the original cohort of 221+ members, and has been actively engaged since becoming a member. Rosie works as a hospital nurse. This, along with her own personal experience as a survivor of the CervicalCheck debacle, makes her input to 221+ invaluable.
Evelyn (Lyn) Fenton joined the steering group committee as a patient rep in January 2022. Lyn is part of the RCOG group of people failed by Cervical check.
Lyn had cervical cancer in 2015, and in 2019 found out that her cancer could have been prevented. There were 4 misread smears, and 4 opportunities to prevent cancer. Lyn is passionate about ensuring that no other woman in Ireland has to endure this sort of failure again. She wants a better, clearer and more honest screening service for women in Ireland – not just in cervical cancer screening, but for all women’s screening services.
Liz Yeates is the CEO of the Marie Keating Foundation and hasbeen on the 221+ Steering Group from the beginning. In 2008, following a successful career in the private sector, Liz moved to the not-for-profit sector and joined Concern Worldwide where she led the Corporate & Major Donor Fundraising team for a period of 6 years.
As a survivor of both malignant melanoma and bilateral breast cancer, Liz had had her own direct experience of cancer and joined the Marie Keating Foundation in March, 2014 as Director of Public Affairs. She was promoted to CEO in March 2015.
Stephen McMahon is the Director and Co Founder of the Irish Patients Association, whose mission is to ensure that the patient is kept a the centre of the Irish Health system. It does this by advocating for the needs of patients to be paramount while working in partnership with health providers.
In addition to his policy-making, standard-setting, regulation, education and research experience,his 30 years in the private sector with a multi-national oil company has given him extensive expertise in areas such as procurement, operations, finance and marketing.
Lily Fox joined 221+ as Communications Coordinator in Spring 2022. She has previously worked in communications in academia and the arts/human rights. She has volunteered with community groups for the past 5 years and has a particular interest in working towards people-centered services and dignity for all across society.
Padraig McKeon provides communications support and expertise to the 221+ Group. He brings 30+ years of hands on experience working as an advisor, a manager, a governor and a leader with organisations in each of the public, the private and the nonprofit sectors.