I am an Assistant Claims Manager and have worked in Allianz Worldwide Care for the last three years managing claims processing, quality and training teams.
I am originally from Artane in Dublin and have lived in Ashbourne Co Meath the last 12 years. I have three children, Alec (10, Ava ( 8) and Elise (5).
I live to challenge myself and have been competing in local runs and Hell and Back competitions the last few years in addition to attending the gym 5/6 times a week.
I am really excited to challenge myself once again with the 4 peaks in aid of a very worthwhile cause and look forward to meeting new and like minded people on this journey.
I come from a nursing background and decided to change career direction 6 years ago when I joined Allianz worldwide care to become part of the Medical Management team. This team challenge is a fantastic opportunity to not only conquer the 4 peaks but to be part of something really special. Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease that affects so many families including my own. Creating increased awareness through this activity, along with the much needed funding for additional research, will hopefully one day result in even earlier recognition and a possible cure.
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“Tell me and I will forget, Teach me and I will remember, Involve me and I will understand.”
I am a keen marathon runner, having a run a number of a marathons in the last few years although you wouldn’t know it by looking at me as I’m also a keen “socialiser” on the weekends. Every year or so I educate myself on a specific charity or organisation that I don’t have any understanding or familiarity with. And to be honest I have never directly been affected by Alzheimer’s so when this opportunity came about, I researched the diminishing effects and the work that this Society does and of course I got as many people involved as possible. Fundraising is the easy piece as friends and family always are quick to put their hands in their pockets. The most important/difficult part of this challenge is raising awareness of the effects of Alzheimer’s not only on the affected person but also on the family and friends that care for their loved one through those tough times. It will take 4 days to climb the four peaks but Alzheimer’s is a debilitating illness that effects the rest of someone’s life.
I am with Permanent TSB for 19 years at this stage, in a variety of roles in Finance and then Commercial. From Artane originally, now living in Malahide. An avid sports fan, who loves but is not very good at football and skiing! Completed my first adventure race last year, by finishing the Westport Sea2Summit race. Really looking forward to the 4 peaks challenge and getting started with the training programme!
I’ve always led a very active lifestyle, having played hurling and football from a young age.
In more recent years, I’ve extended this physical activity to mountain climbing which I’ve found to be a very rewarding, challenging and enjoyable activity. I’ve climbed a number of mountains throughout Ireland and I’ve even travelled to Africa to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest free standing mountain in the world.
I’m now looking forward to my next challenge – The Four Peaks of Ireland.
Having witnessed the impact Alzheimer’s can have on an individual and their loved ones, I’m delighted to be able to leverage this challenge to raise funds and awareness for The Alzheimer Society, so they can continue to provide vital services which help improve the lives of those affected