It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of Roisin Boland.
Roisin had been involved with ISQua from 2000, first as a Member and then as a representative on our Accreditation Council and Board. In 2008 Roisin was appointed CEO of ISQua. This was a time of major change for the organisation and her main objective was to establish ISQua in Dublin and at the same time drive the organisation towards realising its potential. This she completed with grace and skill.
Prior to joining ISQua, Roisin was the International Quality Advisor with the Health Information and Quality Authority, Ireland and was the CEO of the Irish Health Services Accreditation Board. A nurse by profession she also worked at a senior level in academic teaching hospitals in Ireland. Roisin held a Master of Business Administration and diplomas in management, communications and pharmacology. She often lectured on Masters and Undergraduate courses.
Roisin had very strong principles, was a generous friend and a pleasure to work with. She was always willing to help and her judgement and wisdom as well as her advice was always well thought out and helpful.
Roisin passed away peacefully, after bravely fighting a long illness, on Monday, 7th March 2016.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.