Martina Dunphy, International Living’s executive director, joined the group in October 2000. Originally from Kilkenny, Ireland, Martina came to work for International Living in Waterford, and has worked her way steadily up the ladder. Her horizons have broadened both within the group and geographically.
In January 2006, Martina took IL’s advice, packed bag and baggage, and moved to Panama City, where she managed International Living’s growing office in Casco Viejo. From this base, Martina managed International Living’s local office operations in Panama, Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, and France. In February 2007, she returned to International Living’s head office in Waterford to take up the position of executive director.
Martina is a lifetime over-achiever, having graduated high school early, earned her business management degree at night, and won several awards in Ireland for her efforts and results. Martina continues her studies with the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting
Articles by Martina Dunphy
- Canadians Get Stung by Cost of Health Care in U.S.
Posted on November 10, 2009 by Martina Dunphy
Canadians carry their national health care coverage with them wherever they go, but unfortunately they don’t carry the Canadian cost of health care with them.
- Good News for Expat Bookworms – Google Editions will Read on Any E-book Reader
Posted on October 20, 2009 by Martina Dunphy
For people living abroad, the days of muling paperbacks in your suitcase and mining the bookshelves of the local B&B may be over. Google announces that it’s e-book service, Google Editions, will offer books that can be read on any e-book reader… or laptop… or smartphone.
- Canadian Dollar Currency Exchange Rate Give Canadians Extra Buying Power Abroad
Posted on October 15, 2009 by Martina Dunphy
Riding the rising tide of oil prices, the Canadian dollar currency exchange rate gained against the U.S. dollar to its highest level since August 2008.
- U.S. Health Care Drives Patients to Foreign Doctors
Posted on August 18, 2009 by Martina Dunphy
As health care costs rise and U.S. politicians bash each other over health care reform, millions of Americans are voting with their feet and simply driving to Mexico for health care they can afford.
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