The External Advisory Board

The key purpose of the NiteLine Advisory Board is to assist and ensure our organisation’s ongoing viability, by offering direction to the internal managing board, meeting the appropriate interests of its stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders, and complying with all necessary legislation and regulation as we transition to charity status.

The Advisory Board can be contacted directly at:

Any feedback for NiteLine Dublin can also be sent to the NiteLine Coordinator at or submitted anonymously through our feedback form.

Want to get involved?

We are still recruiting for members of our External Advisory Board. See Board Match for more details” section to the Advisory board part of the website just before the all little bios? This is the link to our boardmatch ad:

Members of the Advisory Board

Nora Duggan

Chair of the External Advisory Board

Nora has a degree in marketing from DIT and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from UCD.  She is currently studying for a Certificate in Software Systems and Value Creation (DCU). Nora has led numerous projects transforming organisational capabilities to meet planned growth. Nora now works as an international Commercial Marketing Executive. She is passionate about building a strong strategic plan for NiteLine in ‘Expansion, Expenditure & Income’.


Doireann Crosson

Secretary of the External Advisory Board

Doireann volunteered with NiteLine for 6 years and was Coordinator of NiteLine Dublin in 2018/19, when she began working towards the establishment of an External Advisory Board. She is currently studying a Masters in Conflict Studies & Human Rights in Utrecht University. She hopes to support the smooth transition to charity status, which will enable NiteLine to further support third level students and expand into other colleges in Ireland. 

Nicola Fratini

Nicola spent 4 years volunteering with NiteLine while studying business and finance in DCU. She has a masters in finance and is currently completing her MBA with DCU. Nicola has worked with EY as a financial services auditor and Wells Fargo as a Relationship Manager. She now works as a Stockbroker with Goodbody. Nicola wants to ensure NiteLine Dublin’s transition to charity status is successful by lending her expertise in collaboration with the advisory board, further embedding NiteLine as household name in universities all around Ireland.


Leonie Frank

Leonie volunteered for NiteLine in 2015 while she was pursuing a part-time degree in Statistics at Trinity College. Leonie has worked as a Management Consultant, a Program Manager and a Subject Matter Expert, specializing in Data Analytics, Data Governance and Data Quality. Leonie now lives in Switzerland and works as Data Quality & Performance Management Expert. She is excited to use these skills to help identify the required structures for NiteLine to operate as a charity.

Sinéad Kelleher

Sinéad Kelleher is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and UCD. She currently works as an economist and policy analyst in a public sector body and has experience of the Not For Profit Sector. She has particular expertise in strategy and policy development and evidence based decision making, and will bring those skills to her role on NiteLine’s Advisory Board.


Fíona Kirk

Fiona volunteered with NiteLine Dublin for four years while studying Geography and Sociology at Trinity College. She held a position on the committee for two years, firstly as a publicity officer and subsequently as a training officer. Fiona has worked for various not-for-profits and in 2016 obtained a Master’s degree from Utrecht University in ‘Sociology: Contemporary Social Problems’.