Operations Director CeaseFirePA,
Place of Birth: Blue Bell, PA
Where you live: Philadelphia, PA
First Job: Waitress
What it taught me: It taught me how to work well with different personalities.
Three things people would be surprised to know about me:
1. I know all the words to Billy Joel’s ‘We didn’t start the fire’
2. My favorite animal is the hippopotamus
3. My acting debut was as Cinderella in the kindergarten play
Best advice you could give someone starting out: Do not be discouraged if your first job isn’t your dream job. Become involved with groups or activities that you truly care about and you’ll find your passion.
Orla Treacy is the Operations Director of CeaseFirePA, Pennsylvania’s leading gun violence prevention organization.
CeaseFirePA is dedicated to reducing and preventing gun violence through education and advocacy in communities across the state. In this role Orla oversees internal operations of the company, including communications, coalition building and reporting. Orla attended high school at Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Flourtown, PA and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.
She is a co-founder of the Máiréad Ní Fhearghail Ladies Gaelic Football team in Philadelphia. The team recently won the Ladies Senior Division in the North American Championship.