NADA Practice Leadership Group

Established in July 2015, the NADA Practice Leadership Group (NPLG) provides clinical direction to NADA's programs and services.

An Expression of Interest to become a member of the NPLG is open NOW!


Jo lunnJo Lunn, Improving Organisational Capacity Officer
Jo is a registered psychologist who has worked with and consulted for a number of agencies in the drug and alcohol 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 work with and improve outcomes for clients with complex needs, including clients with drug and alcohol problems and mental health issues. Jo currently works with WHOs.

suzie hudsonSuzie Hudson, Clinical Director
Dr Suzie Hudson is an accredited Mental Health Social Worker with the Australian Association of Social Workers and has over 16 years clinical experience in the fields of substance misuse, mental health, forensics, research and evaluation. Suzie has worked, developed and managed community-based and residential alcohol and drug services both in Australia and overseas. She joined NADA in 2012 as a consultant and a year later she signed up more permanently. Currently working on Project Managing the NADA MDS/COMS data collection and training for members, Suzie has a PhD in Public Health and Community Medicine and a passion for engaging with social change.


Carolyn StubleyCarolyn Stubley, Nurse Manager
Carolyn has worked as a Registered Nurse in Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol for many years and holds a Masters degree in Health Service Management. For the last 17 years she has worked predominately with clients on opioid substitution treatment as the Nurse Unit Manager of Rankin Court, St. Vincent's Hospital for 10 years and commenced with WHOS in 2009 to develop and manage the Residential Treatment of Opioid Dependence (RTOD) stabilisation service. Carolyn moved into the role of WHOS Nurse Manager in 2012 to set up dispensing services at WHOS Rozelle, enhance relationships with community providers and on an organisational level coordinate Harm Reduction strategies across the 7 WHOS programs. Carolyn is the Chair of the NSW OTP Managers Group and Chairs the Australasian OTP Managers AGM each year at APSAD.

Liz PearceLiz Pearce, Clinical Director
Liz is a registered Psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has worked in the AOD and mental health fields for about 30 years in community, in patient, outreach and residential settings in both government and NGO sectors. She has worked in a number of women's AOD services and is happy to be the NADA Women's AOD Services Network representative in the PLG. She has a strong interest in research to inform clinical practice and has publications in peer reviewed journals based on her postgraduate research. She recently become a member of The Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Research Network (CMHDARN) and looks forward to fostering clinical and research collaboration between the mental health and AOD sectors.

Michele CampbellMichele Campbell, Manager Residential Services
Michele is the Manager of the Lyndon Residential Services and In reach Service. She has a background in psychology and counselling and has been working in the drug and alcohol field for the last 17 years.  Having commenced her drug and alcohol career at St Vincent's Hospital Drug and Alcohol Service before moving to The Lyndon Community, she has worked as a telephone counsellor, detoxification worker and outreach counsellor/educator prior to moving into management. This has provided a good insight into city based and rural and regional services and the differences in service delivery. Michele was the Inaugural recipient of The Ian Webster Scholarship and has led the organisation in change and program delivery. She is currently completing a Masters in Strategic Organisational Development and has participated in organisational research projects.

Doug JamesDouglas James, Quality Systems Officer
I was born in Cowra which is just about in the centre of Wiradjuri Country. My early years were spent in a variety of jobs including labouring, gardening and farm contracting. About 25 years ago my life took a change of direction when I decided to study Social Work at Monash in Melbourne. Since then I have worked extensively in rural and remote areas of New South Wales. Mainly in the delivery of community based counselling services and programs. Up until recently I lectured in the Djirruwang Programs which is an indigenous mental health degree program based at Wagga.

My area of interest is in communities that have low levels of engagement with the social determinants of health and the effect this has in terms of increased levels of substance use issues along with poor levels of social capital.

Peter KellyDr Peter Kelly, Senior Research Fellow
Dr 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 (APS) College of Clinical Psychologists. He has extensive clinical and research experience working with individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness and substance abuse problems. He currently holds a number of research grants and consultancies that focus on the development and implementation of clinical interventions to improve outcomes for people diagnosed with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse problems. He has published over 30 peer reviewed journal articles or book chapters, with the majority of this work focused on the non-government sector. Prior to completing his PhD, Dr Kelly was employed as the Chief Executive Officer at Kedesh Rehabilitation Services.

Ian WebsterIan Webster, Emiritus Professor
Professor Webster was the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) Board's inaugural Chair from 2001 until 2009 and continued as a board member until 2011. In 2012, Professor Webster was appointed as a Commissioner on the National Mental Health Commission by the Prime Minister. Currently a Consultant Physician in the Shoalhaven area, Emeritus Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales, and Chief Patron of the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia.

Professor Webster has chaired a number of Commonwealth and State Government inquiries and reviews in disability, health, mental health and alcohol and other drug problems. Among his other honours, 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.

biopic-LaurenLauren Mullaney, Psychologist
Lauren Mullaney is currently the Senior Psychologist at Triple Care Farm (TCF), and holds current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She has worked for approximately 6 years in the drug and alcohol sector though varying roles, and has a strong passion for working with adolescents and young people. Lauren believes that all individuals have the capacity to change, given the right tools and support to achieve their goals. She is also a keen advocate for staff and sector development and growth, as this has the potential to positively impact the treatment provided to the consumers.


Adrian WebberAdrian Webber, Clinical Director
Adrian has worked in the AOD and related sectors for the past nine years, and in community services for the past 15. During this time he has practiced as a clinician and worked in management roles, including at Freeman House, a longer term residential treatment program based in Armidale. In his current role of Director of D&A Services he is responsible for Freeman House, Rosalie House Drug Health day program in Tamworth, and the New England Outreach Program across the Hunter New England Region. Additionally, Adrian has worked as a lecturer in the School of Health, UNE, in the postgraduate counselling and mental health disciplines, where he was responsible for coordinating units in the areas of substance dependence and group counselling.Adrian's research interests include client AOD treatment experiences, and he is currently undertaking research in the AOD field for his PhD project. Adrian's training background is in psychology and counselling.



Angela Petrolo, Service Manager
Angela Petrolo is a registered psychologist, board approved supervisor and the current Service Manager at Kedesh Rehabilitation Services (KRS) in Berkeley. Angela has worked for over 7 years in the drug and alcohol sector in a variety of roles, as well as working in private practice with adolescents and adults and worked for a number of years in the area of suicide prevention with adolescents. Angela has a strong client centred approach and has led organisational change and program development, to further foster this approach at both KRS sites in Manly and Berkeley. Angela holds degrees in Commerce and Criminology, an Honours degree in Psychological and a Masters of Clinical Psychology. Angela will complete her clinical registrar program in December 2017.




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