Pat O’Brien is a hospital pharmacist currently working as Medication Safety Coordinator in Galway University Hospitals. A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, she has postgraduate qualifications in clinical pharmacy, health management, leadership and patient safety. She is a founder member of the Irish Medication Safety Network and an adjunct lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics in NUI, Galway. Pat has been a member of the Galway University Hospitals Arts Committee since 2003 and was Chairperson of that committee from 2012 to 2016. Prior to that, she was a member of the Board of the Galway Arts Centre from 1992 to 1999 and Chairperson of that board from 1994 to 1996.
Olga Magliocco is a visual artist and poet based in Galway, with a background in journalism. She ran Ur Publishing Ltd. for 8 years before studying at CCAM, GMIT. Exhibiting widely, her paintings are included in private collections in Ireland, England, Germany and Canada, and her published poetry includes two Anthologies in North America. In Lethbridge, AB, she was Board member of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Campaign Coordinator with United Way of Lethbridge & District, and the MS Society. She is also a Past President of Junior Chamber Galway, a founding member of Unit 22, Artist’s Collective, current Chair of UachtarArts Group, Oughterard, and was appointed to the Saolta Arts Board in April 2019.
Patrick Finnegan is the founder of Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust, Professor Emeritus of Medicine at NUI Galway and a retired consultant physician of University Hospital Galway.