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 has responsibility for the Letterkenny Youth Information Centre, The LOFT and Donegal Youth Council.  He has been employed with the Donegal Youth Service for 17 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 17 years and is responsible for the Community Employment project. He supervises our 18 current CE participants that are spread geographically throughout the County in different projects.  Lee is also the Donegal Youth Service Health & Safety Officer.

    Frankie Mc Greevy

    Loft Youth Worker

    Frankie has 15 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 Wide Voices project, and the Young Carers project.

    Maria Crossan


    Maria is 15 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 for accounts across the organisation.

    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.