The Board of Talbot Grove has announced the appointment of Sligo native Dolores Tiernan as Chief Executive Officer.
The appointment marks a return to Talbot Grove for Dolores, who served as the facility’s Deputy Director (2002-2010) prior to her appointment as Senior Addiction Counsellor with the Health Service Executive (HSE) in Kerry, a role she has held in the interim.
“I am delighted to be returning to Talbot Grove as Chief Executive Officer and to be given the opportunity to shape the future course of one of the leading private residential treatment facilities in the country,” Dolores said.
“In my career to date as a senior addiction counsellor and programme administrator I have witnessed first-hand the transformative potential that can be offered to those who seek change. I believe strongly in a holistic approach to recovery, and in helping to overcome the stigma that is sadly still associated with addictive disorders.
“I look forward to working closely with my team of experienced and capable colleagues at Talbot Grove.”
Commenting on the appointment, the Board said Dolores' depth of experience as a counsellor – and her specific knowledge of both Talbot Grove and the wider context of addiction in Kerry and Munster – made her uniquely qualified to take the helm at the facility.
“We warmly welcome the appointment of Dolores Tiernan as CEO of Talbot Grove,” a spokesperson said.
“Dolores brings to the table not only experience but also deep caring and empathy for those who are struggling. She will be a strong advocate for the people at the heart of what Talbot Grove does – the people and families who are struggling with addiction and striving for positive change.”