Meet the team

At Bluebird care all of our team members share a passion and desire to be the best, and provide the best care to all of our customers.

Kay Leahy

Managing Director

Kay is managing director and an experienced business owner with an impressive track record in business development. Kay is passionate about delivering a quality service, which drives her in leading a motivated team of staff.

“I have a finance background and spent my early adult years with a large Multi-National Company. My role was highly responsible and I gained valuable experience in Management and Administration. In search of a new challenge and to give something back I opened Bluebird Care Clare in 2011. 

My office has a family feel to it and I like to spend time there to ensure everything runs smoothly for the fantastic team and the Hero’s who support our customers. I love the satisfaction that comes with knowing that we make a real difference to people’s lives each and every day. I am delighted to have the opportunity to  provide the highest standard of care, promoting dignity, choice and independence.

Theresa Sexton

Office Manager

Theresa joined the Bluebird Care Clare team in November 2016 as Care Co-Ordinator and has since progressed to the role of Office Manager.

Theresa has an honours degree in Early Childhood Care and Education and over 10 years’ experience in hospitality, administration and customer care. Since joining Bluebird Care Clare she has achieved additional certification in Healthcare, Supervisory Management and Conflict Management.

Theresa manages the day to day running of the office; supporting staff, communicating with customers & their families and ensuring any queries or issues are dealt with quickly and efficiently.   

I enjoy supporting staff on their recruitment journey with us and ensuring there is a supportive environment for carers as they join the Bluebird Care Clare Team- we are very lucky to have an excellent team of staff who have a passion for delivering quality care to all our customers

Mary Nihill

Clinical Nurse Manager

Mary joined the Bluebird Care Clare team in January 2023 as Clinical Nurse Manager. Mary qualified with a B.Sc Honours Degree in Nursing (Intellectual Disability) in 2018. Prior to nursing Mary worked as carer in the community for 8 years. Mary chose a career in nursing as she really enjoyed working with vulnerable people and supporting them daily to live independently in their own homes.

Mary is the clinical lead at Bluebird Care Clare providing leadership and management to all staff ensuring that we deliver high quality safe care in the home and community for all our customers. Mary is responsible for the management and implementation of the quality care delivery and compliance. She carries out customer assessments and engages directly with customers and their family members daily.

Mary is an advocate for all Bluebird Care Clare clients in the community, many with complex needs. She works diligently to identify and source any additional supports and or facilities they may need. Marys ability to connect and relate to the clients helps build a therapeutic relationship with them and create trust in that we will deliver the best possible service in the comfort of their own home. Mary works closely with the team to ensure there is a network of support for all our clients within the community. She promotes mental health and well-being daily through highlighting the importance of companionship and ensuring the carers place emphasis in this in their caring role. 

Ruth Leamy

Care Co-Ordinator

Ruth joined the team in December 2018. She has completed her major award in Healthcare Support.   Ruth has extensive experience in customer service, working in the hospitality and healthcare sectors and also working with a fundraising company raising money for various charities.

As Care Coordinator, Ruth is responsible for managing rosters and the coordination of carers on a daily basis, allocating carers to customers, dealing with queries and general office administration. Having vast experience in customer service has supported her role in developing an excellent rapport with our customers and staff.   

Ruth is an excellent communicator and liaises daily with customers and staff both in the office and in the community.  Ruth works closely with the administration and management team to ensure high quality service provision throughout Clare.

Never underestimate the lessons that we can learn each day by the people whom we support and our outstanding staff team.  Living with my Grandmother, she teaches me to become my best self every day. A simple act of kindness can transform a day for someone

Magdalena Janczyk

Practice Supervisor

Magdalena joined our team as a Health Care Assistant in November 2019.   Her determination to provide quality support to our customers and inherent leadership ability led to her becoming Practice Supervisor within the Bluebird Care Clare Team.

Magdalena has 4 years experience in the healthcare sector and plays a key role in managing  and supporting the health care team.    Magdalena provides guidance, training and mentorship to all staff within the care environment. She supports the supervision process by carrying out supervisions and maintaining supervision records. Magdalena provides hands on support working with carers to ensure they are competent and confident in the service they are providing.    

As the saying goes “ Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life” – I love my job. Getting to know our customers and all the staff;  to support them the best way I can. I love the feeling of accomplishment at the end of the day, I know that I have not changed the world today but I may have made a difference in someone's life.