PID and LCIF Board of Trustees Appointee Lion Teresa Dineen

Lions Club of Cork

Teresa DineenTeresa Dineen, from Ballinhassig, County Cork in the Republic of Ireland, was elected to serve a two-year term as International Director of Lions Clubs International at the association's 103rd International Convention, June 25th - 29th 2021.

Teresa has been in the Legal Profession for many years. She is currently the Practice Manager to both Senior Counsel and Junior Counsel.

She has been a member of the Cork Lions Club since 2007 and was her club's first female president. Teresa has held a number of offices within the association including team leader for district projects, District Governor, District GST Coordinator and District New Voices Coordinator. Teresa's motto during her term as district governor, "TEAM" defines her leadership and passion for service, "Together we must Empower, Assist and Mentor one another."

In recognition of her service, she has received numerous awards including an International President's Leadership Award and an International President's Award. Teresa is a Melvin Jones Fellow.

In addition to her Lions activities, she is active in numerous civic and professional organisations.

Teresa's priority is her family which includes her partner Declan, three children and seven grandchildren. She enjoys nothing more than spending time with them and her many siblings. She is an avid reader, gardener, yoga enthusiast and keen hillwalker.


David Evangelista

Special Olympics, Regional President & Managing Director, Europe Eurasia

David EvangelistaDavid Evangelista oversees program operations in 58 countries in Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia providing strategic direction and engagement with the public and private sector to raise awareness and gain support. He also leads fundraising efforts for the region.

David has extensive global experience in the areas of government relations, industry engagement, international development and global partnership building in support of marginalised populations. He was a founding member of the Sports Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) and a current member of the Centre for Sports and Human Rights. David was a former member of the High Level Group on Sports Diplomacy for the European Commission and is a member of the Advisory Board of Access Challenge. He is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow of the Lions Clubs International Foundation and is Founding President of the Washington DC Special Olympics Lions Club. Evangelista has served as a guest speaker for the United Nations, European Union, various universities and a number of civil society organisations on issues related to international development, disability and government relations.

David has a bachelor's degree in international relations from the School of International Service of American University in Washington DC and a master's degree in international business from IESIDE in Vigo, Spain. David is a native of Rhode Island, USA, and currently resides in Vigo with his wife and their two sons.