Our Board

Rachel McKeon

Co-Founder & Director
Rachel Co-founded OvaCare with June Feeney in 2011, having carried out fundraising over the last number of years for UK’s ovarian cancer charity Ovacome, following her mother passing away in March 1999. After moving to Ireland and meeting June at an Ovacome fundraiser in 2010, they were both passionate in the belief that Ireland would benefit from a national ovarian cancer charity that could improve diagnosis and raise awareness of ovarian cancer in Ireland, through sharing global research and best practice with other ovarian cancer charities around the world and working closely with our medical panel. Rachel was also diagnosed with the BRCA 1 gene mutation in 2018 and had the necessary preventative surgeries following that. Rachel is a Company Site Director and Life & Business Coach and lives with her husband David and daughter Maya in Sligo.

June Feeney

Co-Founder & Director
June Co-founded OvaCare in 2011 following her own diagnosis with ovarian cancer in 2009. She felt there was very little support in Ireland for women and their families affected by the disease and believes strongly that OvaCare can help give them a voice. Meeting Rachel in 2010 was the catalyst in getting OvaCare off the ground, and together they jointly Co-founded OvaCare’s Board of Directors. June is a qualified human resource generalist and lives in Co. Waterford with her husband Michael and daughter Niamh.

Brian Cremin

Director, Company Secretary & Treasurer
Brian Cremin became a Director of OvaCare in 2011 when inspired by June Feeney’s personal story, who together with Rachel had an inspiring passion for wanting to make a much needed contribution through OvaCare. As an experienced Senior Executive and Company Director, Brian brings a strong business knowledge and background while also being focussed on promoting the core values of OvaCare. Brian is committed to ensuring OvaCare continues to grow and serve the patients and families affected by ovarian cancer. Father of five children, Brian lives in Cork and he is Managing Partner of 3SIXTY, the business improvement specialists who work with clients in medium to large organisations across all sectors.

Sharon O’Toole, PhD

Chair of OvaCare & Medical Panel
Sharon O’Toole is a Senior Research FellowScientist in Trinity College Dublin working in the area of ovarian cancer. She qualified with a BSc Hons in UCG in 1994 and then completed an MSc Biotechnology in 1996. Having worked in industry she then returned to research and completed a PhD in Trinity College in 2003. She has gained enormous experience in the area of ovarian cancer and has played a major role in the development of studies in gynaecological cancer. She was instrumental in establishing INNOVATION- the Irish National Network for Ovarian Cancer Collaboration which has brought together the medical, research and charity organisations involved in ovarian cancer in Ireland. She was part of the organising committee of the first World Ovarian Cancer Day on May 8th in 2013 and this has now become a very successful annual event. She also sits on the board of the Irish Society for Gynaecological Oncology with a responsibility for Public and Patient Involvement (PPI).

She was invited by the founders of OvaCare to establish and chair a medical panel for the charity which will ensure that it is kept up to date with the latest developments and to advise on issues relating to ovarian cancer. She lives with her husband Pat and 3 children in Dublin.