Organisational structure

The Medical Benevolent Fund Society of Ireland is a registered charity.

Committee Members

Dr Michael Kearney, MB.BCH.BAO.DCH.MRCGP (Chairperson & Trustee)

Dr Kearney is a graduate of UCC. He participated in the UCC training scheme for general practice. He is currently a partner in Manor Street Practice. He is involved in post-graduate professional development and was chairman of the North Dublin Faculty of the Irish College of General Practice from 1993-1996. He has been Trustee of the Medical Benevolent Fund Society of Ireland since 2011.

Dr Emer Allen LRCPI &SI, MRCPI, MICGP (Secretary & Trustee)

Dr Allen graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1998. She worked in paediatrics prior to training as a GP on the RCSI general practice training scheme.She has been working in general practice in Dublin since 2011. She has been a committee member of the Medical Benevolent Fund society since 2013.

Dr Andree Rochfort , MB BCh BAO, MRCGP  (Trustee)              

Dr Rochfort is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (1987). She is a staff member of the Irish College of General Practitioners since March 2000, as Director of the Doctors’ Health Programme and is the Irish national representative to the European Society for Quality and Safety in General Practice, EQuiP, since 2007. Andree is on the Board of the European Association for Physician Health (www.eaph.eu ).

Dr Kevin Mac Partlin, MB BCh BAO, MRCGP (Treasurer)

Dr Mac Partlin graduated from UCD in 1971.  He worked in General Practice since 1976 and is now semi retired.   He is a member of the Irish College of General Practice.  He is the Honarary Treasurer of the Medical Benevolent Fund Society.

Dr Tom Donnelly, MB BCh BAO, MFOM, FRCPI  (Communications Officer & Trustee)

Dr Tom Donnelly is a graduate from UCD Medical School (1987).  He is an Occupational Health Physician with the Irish Civil Service.  He has been a member of the Committee of the Medical Benevolent Fund Society since 2018.

Dr Sheila Mac Evilly, LRCPI & SI. DCH. DPH

Dr Mac Evilly graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1968. She formerly worked as a Senior Medical Officer, Community Health Medicine for the Eastern Health Board and was appointed Medical Co-ordinator of Services for Older People in 1995. She was the Chairperson of the Carers Association from 1993-1995.

Dr Ciaran Waters, MD

Dr Kezanne Tong, MD

Dr Elizabeth Walsh, MD

Dr Walsh is a Consultant Pyschiatrist in Galway University Hospital

Get involved

We have vacancies for positions on the board. If you are interested in finding out more about what this involves please contact us at info@medicalbenevolent.ie