Essene Cassidy

Essene Cassidy is a registered Children’s, General and Public Health Nurse, her particular areas of interest are child health & development, immunisations and corporate governance. As Director of Public Health Nursing, Dublin North City and County (DNCC), she leads a team of 160 nursing and ancillary staff responsible for the delivery of health related services to an eligible population of 266,000 people and is responsible for the clinical governance of service provision to this client group.


In addition, she was elected to the NMBI Board in 2012 and appointed by the Board as President in 2016. In this role, she has led a significant change agenda and rebuilt the trust and confidence in the organisation amongst key stakeholders and parent Department.  Her experience of identifying strategic change initiatives and overseeing their development and conclusion, together with her Board experience have provided her with unique knowledge and lived experience of regulatory and governance responsibilities.

Internationally she works with the International Nurse Regulators Collaborative (INRC), National Council for the State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a committee member on the Council for Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) and was recently appointed to their faculty to deliver regulatory leadership training internationally. She recently completed an Advanced diplomas is Medical Law and Quasi Judicial Decision Making with the Kings Inns in Ireland.

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