The members of the NADA Practice Leadership Group are clinical practitioners, and are considered leaders in their fields, as evidenced by their professional backgrounds, accreditation status and clinical experience. The network informs the development of NADA policy and advocacy, and sector program development in relation to sector clinical and therapeutic practices.
Jo Lunn Improving Organisational Capacity Officer, WHOs
Jo Lunn is a registered psychologist who has worked with, and consulted for, a number of agencies in the AOD field. Jo has worked in an expert advisory capacity for government, lectured at university and TAFE, is an experienced supervisor and a qualified trainer. Jo has a particular interest in increasing individual and organisational capacity to improve outcomes for clients with complex needs, including clients with AOD and mental health issues.
Dr Suzie Hudson Clinical Director, NADA
Dr Suzie Hudson is an accredited mental health social worker with over 20 years’ clinical experience in the fields of AOD, mental health and forensics. Suzie has worked, developed and managed community based and residential AOD services both in Australia and overseas. Suzie has a PhD in public health and community medicine. Suzie interest lies in women’s issues, stimulant drug use and client outcomes.
Carolyn Stubley Nurse Manager, WHOs
Carolyn Stubley is a registered nurse with extensive experience in the AOD and mental health fields, and has worked with opioid substitution treatment (OST) for 17 years. Carolyn set up dispensing services at WHOs Rozelle, enhanced relationships with community providers and coordinated harm reduction strategies across seven WHOs programs. Carol’s expertise lies in OST, hepatitis C prevention and treatment, therapeutic community programs and harm reduction. She has attained a Master of Health Service Management.
Liz Pearce Clinical Director, Kamira Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services Inc
Liz Pierce is a registered psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Liz has worked in the AOD and mental health fields for 30 years in community, in patient, outreach and residential settings. Liz has worked in a number of women’s AOD services and represents the Women’s Network in the NPLG. She has a particular interest in working with women in AOD treatment, comorbidity, trauma informed practice and evidence based practice.
Michele Campbell Manager—Residential Programs, Lyndon
Michele Campbell has worked in the AOD field for the last 17 years, in city-based and rural services. Michele was the inaugural recipient of The Ian Webster Scholarship. She has a background in psychology and counselling, and is currently completing a Masters in Strategic Organisational Development. Michele is particularly interested in service delivery in rural and remote areas, workforce development, residential treatment and innovative approaches to engaging marginalised populations.
Douglas James Quality Systems Officer, Weigelli
Born in Wiradjuri Country, Douglas James has worked extensively in rural and remote areas of NSW, delivering community based counselling services and programs. He lectured in the Djirruwang programs at Charles Sturt University, which provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with an opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health). He has a particular interest in Aboriginal health and treatment, residential treatment delivery and the social determinants of health. He holds qualifications in social work.
Dr Peter Kelly Associate Professor, University of Wollongong Dr Peter Kelly is a Senior Lecturer and Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Research Fellow based in the School of Psychology, University of Wollongong. He is a registered clinical psychologist, and has been awarded membership of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists. He has extensive clinical and research experience working with people diagnosed with severe mental illness and substance abuse problems. Widely published in peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters, his interest lies in translating research into practice and co-occurring mental health and AOD issues. Prior to completing his PhD, Dr Kelly was employed as the chief executive officer at Kedesh Rehabilitation Services.
Ian Webster, AO Physician and Emeritus Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine—University of New South Wales Professor Ian Webster, AO served as the Chief Patron of the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia and Commissioner on the National Mental Health Commission. Professor Webster was the FARE chair from 2001 to 2009. He has chaired federal and state government inquiries and reviews in disability, health, mental health, and AOD problems. Professor Webster received the Prime Minister’s Award at the 2009 Drug and Alcohol Awards, became a Life Fellow with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (2006) and was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia in 1995.
Lauren Mullaney Senior Psychologist, Triple Care Farm Lauren Mullaney has worked for seven years in the AOD sector, registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Lauren believes that everyone has the capacity to change, given the right tools and support to achieve their goals. Lauren is an advocate for staff and sector development and growth, as this has the potential to positively impact the treatment provided to the consumers. She is passionate about working with young people, the health of the workforce and evidence based practices.
Adrian Webber Clinical Director—Treatment and Services, St Vincent de Paul Society NSW Adrian Webber has worked in the AOD and related sectors for nine years, and in community services for the past 15, practicing as a clinician and employed in management roles. Adrian has lectured at the University of New England, in the postgraduate counselling and mental health disciplines, and coordinated units in substance dependence and group counselling. His research interest lies in client AOD treatment experiences, and he is currently undertaking research in the AOD field for his PhD project.