Board of Directors
Chairperson / Cork Community & Regional Representative
Ben Uzoma is an engineer living in Ireland with his wife and children since 2002. Ben was among the first pioneering members of NCP in Cork.
Veronica Bokeng Akale
Veronica is a Cameroonian national living in Ireland. A graduate from UCD with a Masters Degree in Commercial Law, Veronica currently works for Symatec Ltd in Dublin.
Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Umar Al-Qadri
Shaykh Muhammad Umar Al-Qadri is the Ameer/ Imam of Al-Mustafa Islamic Educational & Cultural Centre Ireland. The Shaykh is also the Founding Member of Irish Council of Imams.
Issah Huseini has been working in the community sector for over 10 years. He has brought huge contribution to the development and the success of NCP to date.
Community development and social inclusion
Originally from Sudan, Sarah has been working with Cairde in community development and health advocacy for new communities for the last 15 years.
Cherif Labreche, an Algerian born journalist, works with ethnic minorities and disadvantaged Irish individuals and communities. He has also worked as a reporter, presenter and producer with RTE radio, covering conflict, immigration matters, and poverty and world cultures. Cherif is an intercultural communication and media strategist and visionist.
John G. McDonnell
John G. Mc Donnell is an NUI honours graduate in Education who has extensive experience of working within the Irish education system. He has particular interest in the teaching of English as an additional language and considers language barriers as a hindrance to meaningful integration. He holds positions on a school’s board of management and as an executive director on private company boards.