Olga Magliocco, Chairperson
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.
Mark Kane, Company secretary
Mr. Mark Kane is an independent Attorney, Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Mediator. A graduate of the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Griffith College Dublin/Nottingham Trent University, University College Dublin and the Robert Gordon University. Mark, among other professional qualifications, is recognised as a Dispute Resolver and Arbitration Fellow by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and as a Mediator by the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland. Mark has considerable experience sitting as decision maker in public law, protection of the public and regulatory matters, including through his membership of the: Fitness to Practise Committee of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), Preliminary Proceedings Committee of the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU), Fitness to Practise Committee of the Dental Council and Professional Conduct Committee of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI). Beyond this he is a private company Director and Company Secretary with substantial experience in dealing with consumer complaints and dispute resolution, including in his current roles as Adjudicator & Mediator Panel Member to the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) and ad hoc references, including in Mark’s specialisation of construction and engineering disputes.
Originally from the UK, Pete Duffy has lived in Ireland for 22 years and has been involved in the arts within Galway and beyond during this time. He is a self-employed music producer and currently runs a boutique recording studio called The Dreams Loft and helps aspiring arts to develop their creations. Having spent a few months in hospital when he was younger, Pete is fully behind what Saolta Arts do and wants to help create a nicer environment for both staff and patients within the hospital.
Patrick Finnegan, Honorary member
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.
Sarah Kelly BArch FRIAI
From Galway, Sarah qualified in Architecture from UCD and is co-owner of Patrick McCabe Architects, a private Architectural practice based in Galway, focusing on design of the Contemporary Home. With over 30 years’ experience as an Architect, much of that in the west of Ireland, she has been involved with many building types and procurement process including HSE led building projects. Sarah has been involved at various levels in many voluntary organisations in Galway including, Western Group of Architects, Open House Galway, BPW, Junior Chamber, Schools, and Sport Clubs reflecting her keen interest in Professional, Community and Family life in the west. Sarah is a Past Chieftain of The O’Malley Clan.