Meet Our Staff

The people behind work.

Play Team

Julie Graham

Julie Graham

Active Play Coordinator/Play Therapist

How long working at ADY?
4.5 years

Best thing about ADY:
Working regularly with all our fabulous deaf children and their parents, and seeing them blossom

Hobbies:
I love reading – anything and everything! Theatre

Roisin McCormack

Roisin McCormack

Lead Play Ranger

How long working at ADY?
2 years

Best thing about ADY:
The best thing is watching the children grow up, being happy and I love to see the children playing and talking to each other confidently.

Hobbies:
I love reading – anything and everything! Theatre

Lisa Beattie

Lisa Beattie

Play Ranger

How long working at ADY?
2 years

Best thing about ADY?
I enjoy working and spending time with all the deaf children in Belfast and Craigavon. I love seeing all the kids face every week when they see what we have planned for them during their session, watching them play in their own small own world with no cares and learning how to communicate through sign language and lip reading brings me happiness.

Hobbies:
I love watching films and series on Netflix, I enjoy photography and art and also enjoy long scenic walks.

Annemarie Brennan-Spiers

Annemarie Brennan-Spiers

Play Ranger

How long working at ADY?
2 years

Best thing about ADY?
I love seeing the children having fun and using their great imagination in role play.
Such a fun and friendly atmosphere to be!

Hobbies:
My hobbies is watching Netflix, reading and walking with friends.

Michelle Hull

Michelle Hull

In-House BSL Tutor

How long working at ADY?
I have been working for ADY/NIDYA which was old name for this organisation as freelance BSL tutor for many years.   I have been in the role of In House BSL Tutor for past two years now.

Best thing about ADY:
I am STILL enjoying teaching the various classes especially Sign and Play because it is a great experience for me to deliver the nursery rhymes and children’s books to the parents of Deaf children.  It is vital for Deaf children to learn nursery rhymes and books to develop their language and communication.

Hobbies:
I am a dog lover and I enjoy to take Milo, my dog, for long walks.  Recently I have learned to bake during the Coronavirus lockdown.