Founder and Chairman
In July 2021 Scott founded The Reuven Field Foundation after conducting research into the severe shortfall in funding for mental health services in Ireland. Originally from the UK, where the NHS provides community based mental health services throughout the nation, Scott became determined to bring the same level of funding and service provision to Ireland.
Scott has been in Ireland since 2009 and his wife and 3 children are all born and raised in Dublin. His day job entails being a director for Meta Ireland where he leads the Northern Europe sales team. Scott is also a volunteer coach for Mount Merrion Youths Football Club and believes in the power of team and individual sports as the key to mental health and wellbeing.
Scott’s vision for the Reuven Field Foundation is for the organisation to be entirely run by volunteers and for the board of directors to fund all administration and running costs of the charity – a unique model in Ireland – so all donations go 100% towards funding mental health services.
Brian Cahill is a former banker who worked for 15 years at JP Morgan in London. In 2019 he repatriated to Ireland and co-founded Know Your Funds, a fintech business that helps financial institutions ensure they are investing in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.
Brian is married with 3 children and lives in Dublin. He is an avid cyclist, a keen runner and a former triathlete. Basically, he loves any endurance sport. He is a lifelong rugby fan, a wannabe golfer, and has recently gained the proud title of “year-round sea swimmer” – an essential factor in maintaining mental health and wellbeing in his opinion.
In 2017, after 15 years of working in London, Singapore & Shanghai, Mark moved back to Dublin where he currently works for a global digital agency and lives with his wife and daughter.
In 2019, the week before he was married, his father was diagnosed with dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s association over 50 million people around the world are living with this disease today. Seeing his father’s condition first-hand, which has sadly led to him entering a specialist care facility, Mark has experienced the amazing work Mental Health professionals do. The level of care, attention to detail, empathy and professionalism they apply to each of their patients every day is simply incredible. With so many people impacted by mental health difficultues, Mark is passionate about raising awareness, removing stigma and helping to ensure proper funding is in place to make mental health services accessible to all.
Dr. Alastair Woods
Alastair grew up on a farm in Co. Meath with his brother and two sisters. He is a dental surgeon, qualified from Trinity College, Dublin in 2004. After spending a number of years in Galway he relocated to Dublin in 2014 and opened a dental practice with his wife, Noelle, in Deansgrange. He has three young children.
Alastair is a devoted road and mountain runner and enjoys spending time in the garden. He appreciates the physical and mental wellbeing afforded through sport and time spent outdoors.