Our Training Team

Frankie O’Sullivan – Owner and Course Director


Frankie O’Sullivan

Frankie has been working and teaching in the health and social care industry for more than twenty five years. Her career in disability services has taught her that services need to be innovative and creative in order to enhance the experiences of those in receipt of care. Through teaching she has developed methods that can bring about innovation and improvements to services, delivering sustainable behavioural change. She believes that training services must keep pace not only with national standards but with international standards. It is essential that the end user is the focus of every service and training programme offered.

In 2011, Frontline Training Services was established. Frontline Training have developed new standards for Health and Social Care training. Her passion is the development of engaging content for the Health and Social Care sector. In recent years she has combined her passion for engaging content with the selection of excellent trainers. Frontline Training is dedicated to the development of its trainers, we provide our trainers with all the resources necessary to ensure positive engaging experiences for our learners.

Frankie is the principal author of the book to support the Award in Community and Health Services – Caring for People in Community and Health Services published in 2013 by Gill & Macmillan.

Linda Finegan BA (Hons) HDip (Ed) Dip (Social Care)

Linda studied at University College Dublin and began her career as a secondary school teacher. She took time out to concentrate on being a full-time mother, but was happy to return to the workplace as a volunteer in a day-care centre for older adults with intellectual disabilities. Inspired and encouraged by the people she was working with, Linda went on to study for and receive a diploma in Social Care from the National University of Ireland, Galway. In addition to her volunteer work, Linda has worked as a carer in a nursing home with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients and in a community house for adults with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviours. In more recent times, Linda has used her knowledge and experience to train other carers. Linda is convinced that excellence in care begins with excellent training and support for carers. She is passionate about teaching and delivering programmes that will give carers the skills and supports they need to provide the highest quality of care to each and every one of their end users. Linda has worked with Frontline Training since our inception in 2011.

Kerry McGlynn RGN, MSc, H.Dip, ITEC, IMST

Kerry has been delivering training with us since 2012 and she is an Emergency Department Clinical Nurse Manager with over 22 years ED nursing experience. She has held since 2003, and remains to hold a senior nursing position within her Band 1 hospital. She has excellent communication, clinical & Leadership skills and in 2016 completed her Masters Degree in Leadership with the RCSI. Within her clinical work environment and as part of her MSc and final dissertation Kerry has introduced Organisational Development and Quality Improvement Projects to the highest standards, these have had very positive results and have added to the betterment of the department. She writes, produces and updates PPPG’s for her Clinical Care Area of which are published on the HSE Intranet. In her healthcare region she also delivers education to nursing and medical staff in the areas of the assessment and triage for both children and adults using the Manchester Triage System and The Irish Children’s Triage System.  Kerry attended a programme on Infection, Prevention & Control with the RCSI. She feels very strongly about education and the importance of quality, evidence based practice that incorporates person centred care. Kerry was awarded the honour of The Ernie Martin Award for outstanding clinical skills while working in London and we are delighted that she brings this to the education that she delivers for us in Care Skills, Infection, Prevention & Control and Palliative Care in the Midland Region.

Ger McDevitt RCN, RGN

Ger is hard-working flexible individual who is passionate about educating others. A confident,  competent and experienced instructor with strong communication and leadership skills. She is highly organised and committed to providing the best quality teaching experiences. Ger commenced her career in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in 1976, she has enjoyed a comprehensive Nursing career. She has been combining teaching and nursing since 1999 and delivers a whole range of courses including, Patient Handling, Basic Life Support and Automate External Defibrilation and Cardiac First Responder. Ger also deliver a range of modules from the Healthcare Support Major Award.

Ger delivers Care Skills and Care of the Older Person in the Dublin area.

Alice Nolan RGN, RM

Alice qualified initially as a Nurse and then as midwife, she has over 40 years nursing experience and 10 years training experience. Alice is a dedicated professional to the disciplines of Nursing and Teaching. She has a true understanding of the importance of Mentorship and Preceptorship in the care environment.

Alice delivers a range of modules to include: Care Support, Care of the Older Person and Palliative Care in the Kilkenny and Midlands area.

Edel Matthews RGN, BSc Nursing Management

Edel is a qualified nurse with over 20 years’ experience in healthcare, pharmaceutical, community, and hospital settings.  Edel has spent the last 15 years delivering successful homecare programmes which involved educating & training patients and healthcare professionals in treatment administration, clinical studies & guidelines. She has a wide range of experience across a number of therapeutic areas and takes all this experience to support her passion to facilitate the delivery of high quality healthcare programmes. Edel delivers the full Major Award in Healthcare Support. Edel is registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland.

Edel delivers a comprehensive range of programmes in the Midlands area to include Care Skills, Infection Prevention and Control and Care of the Older Person.

Mary Moran: BA Hons Degree in Childhood Youth & Community Studies, MA Hons Degree in Leadership in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Mary has been working in the Early Years sector since 1991. Over the years Mary has worked with children with additional needs, with families who require additional support and guidance and as a Triple P Practitioner for children and their families both in the community and within Portlaoise Prison services.

Mary feels very fortunate to have the opportunities that her profession has bestowed upon her by stating ” From my work as an early year’s educator I have become aware that in this fluid profession one needs to acquire the most vital skill which is the ability to reflect on work practices and personal attitudes. This ability enables social inclusion to be the most significant part of the early year’s profession.  In doing so, the children and families strengths and abilities, can be supported and educators can implement an inclusive pedagogical approach”.

Mary has been working as QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education tutor with Frontline Training since October 2019