The Team

Lorraine Thompson

Regional Director

Lorraine has been at the helm of the Donegal Youth Service for 11 years having formally worked as the Youth Information Coordinator.  She has been instrumental in the Donegal Youth Service gaining Quality Standards Framework awards (YWI) and has introduced a substantial set of policies and procedures that are at the core of our work.

Gareth Gibson

Youth Information Manager

Gareth is the Youth Information Manager with responsibility for Letterkenny Youth Information Centre, The LOFT and Donegal Youth Council.  He has been employed with the Donegal Youth Service for 14 years and has been instrumental in the design and implementation of many initiatives, including cyberbullying workshops that have been rolled out to both primary and secondary schools throughout the county.

Charlene Logue

Youth Outreach Manager

Charlene is the Youth Outreach Manager with a primary responsibility for our Youth Clubs, Breakout project and the Daybreak programme.  Over her tenure, she has been very successful in helping secure funding and managing many cross border projects.  Charlene is also responsible for Child Protection and Garda Vetting issues.

Lee Stephenson

Community Employment Supervisor

Lee has been with the DYS for 14 years and is responsible for the Community Employment project. He supervises our 18 current CE participants that are spread geographically throughout the County.  Lee is also  Donegal Youth Service Health & Safety Officer.

Frankie Mc Greevy

Development Officer

Frankie has 12 years of experience and a passion for Youth Work, Youth Democracy and Restorative Practice.  He is a skilled trainer and is involved in the day to day running of the Youth Information Centre.  Some of his projects include the World Eleven football team and World Wide Voices music group.

Maria Crossan


Maria is 11 years with the Donegal Youth Service, having spent four of those years on the Community Employment Scheme.  Maria works in the Finance & Admin Department with responsibility in areas such as Youth Club Affiliations and maintaining Garda Vetting and Timesheet databases.

Sinead Murray

Breakout Youth Worker

Sinead has been with the Donegal Youth Service for 8 years, beginning on the Community Employment Project in Daybreak.  Sinead is a champion for LGBT issues and has expertise in the field of one to one work. Sinead is the Team Lead for the Breakout and Teen Talk Projects.


Dominic Mc Glinchey

YIC Youth Worker

Dominic has been with with the Donegal Youth Service for 8 years. In that time he has worked on numerous cross border projects, the Daybreak Project, and The Loft. He currently works as a youth worker in the Youth Information Centre faciliating special interest groups and one to one work.

Louise Lynch

Teen Talk Coordinator

Louise began her employment with the Donegal Youth Service as a project worker on the Cross Borders Connection project.  Louise then joined the Youth Information Centre (YIC) in 2012, going on to become the Youth Information Officer for a number of years.  Since January 2017 she has been coordinating the Teen Talk programme full time.

Carlyn Maguire

Donegal Youth Council Coordinator

Carlyn became the Donegal Youth Council coordinator in 2016.  Previously she was a Youth Worker with the Daybreak Project which supports Young People aged 12-16 years who are experiencing difficulty in School or who have left School early. Carlyn has an BA Hons in Community Development.