Dublin native Lucia Ebbs has been appointed CEO of CRY (Ireland). Lucia worked with Michael Greene, founder Chairman of CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) in 1996. Prompted by the sudden death of Michael’s son, Peter. Lucia saw the heartbreak and devastation it caused. When Michael and Marie started up CRY, Lucia decided to pitch in and help.
It became personal to Lucia in May 2002, when her niece Jenny died suddenly.
Since the beginning of CRY, Lucia has developed her skills in key positions as Administrator, Fundraiser, and Business Development Manager before her recent appointment as CEO.
Lucia intends to continuously raise awareness of Sudden Cardiac Death, development the Family Support Services and open the new All island CRY (Ireland) Centre at Tallaght University Hospital in September.
“It is with great honour that I have been appointed CEO of CRY. It is a cause that has been very close to my heart for over 20 years, CRY is entering an exciting new phase and I am excited about the challenges and opportunities this presents for the organisation and our families and supporters.”
The new, state-of-the-art CRY Centre is the result of a unique partnership between Tallaght University Hospital, the Department of Health and CRY. To achieve this, CRY is going to need unprecedented support.