Colette established and is co-convenor of the All-Party Oireachtas Group on Dementia
, which raises awareness and works to secure cross party support for initiatives which address the multiple challenges facing people with dementia in Ireland and their carers. Colette previously served as the CEO
of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland
(ASI). She was responsible for all aspects of the operation of the charity including the provision of services and supports for people with dementia all over Ireland, HR and the management of 1,000 staff, financial management and advocacy.