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.
Clinical Director, NADA
Michele Campbell provides expert clinical advice and resource development across the range of NADA strategic goals, informing the continued development of a skilled, competent and relevant AOD treatment sector. Other responsibilities include sector advocacy and representation with external stakeholders, as well as contributing to NADA policy responses and external policy development. Over the last 25 years she has worked in a variety of residential and non-residential services across the inner city and rural areas. Michele is particularly interested in service delivery in rural and remote areas, workforce development, practice-based research and innovative approaches to engaging marginalised populations. She holds qualifications in psychology, counselling, strategic organisational development, leadership and management and leadership coaching.
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 23 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.
Senior Psychologist, Triple Care Farm
Lauren Mullaney has worked in the AOD sector for approximately 10 years, and is registered as a psychologist 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 she believes that this has the potential to positively impact the treatment provided to people engaging with services. She is passionate about working with young people, the health of the workforce, and in using evidence based practices.
Associate Professor and Deputy Head of School (Research), University of Wollongong
Dr Peter Kelly is an Associate Professor and Deputy Head of School (Research) at the School of Psychology, University of Wollongong. He is a registered clinical psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists. 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.
Program Manager, Weave
Dylan is the Program Manager for the Speak Out Dual Diagnosis team at Weave Youth and Community Services. He has experience in supporting young people, through therapeutic and holistic case management, with a particular focus on homelessness and co-occurring mental health and AOD use. Dylan is passionate about a strengths based approach to service delivery and is a strong advocate for disentangling the lines and barriers between AOD support and mental health support.
Clinical Director, Sydney Drug Education and Counselling Centre (SDECC)
Belinda has over 20 years’ experience working with young people and their families with co-occurring substance use and mental health. Belinda also has an extensive training background in peer education, teaching, and training for capacity building. Belinda holds a Master of Social Science (Addiction) as well as a Master of Social Work she is passionate about social justice, harm reduction and advocacy for young people.
Programs Manager—Western Sydney, Ted Noffs Foundation
Simone has worked in the AOD sector since 2003, and in roles within Drug Health for NSW Health with a variety of different client groups. She has a passion for young people and working in the AOD sector with this client group. She has attained qualifications in social work and public health.
Clinical Advisor, Centre for Alcohol and other Drugs, NSW Health
Suzie is an accredited mental health social worker with a PhD in public health and community medicine who has worked in the AOD, mental health and forensic mental health fields for over 25 years. A clinical leader and current Clinical Advisor at the Centre for Alcohol and Other Drugs at NSW Health, her role is to provide AOD treatment policy advice and to support AOD treatment providers across NSW to deliver compassionate, trauma-informed and high-quality care. Suzie is an Adjunct Associate Lecturer at NDARC at UNSW, is the current NSW Representative on the APSAD Board and also works as an accredited trainer, researcher and therapist in the community. Suzie is a passionate advocate for elevating Aboriginal voices, knowledge and wisdom in the AOD sector.
Manager—Multicultural Programs, Odyssey House
Teguh Syahbahar is the Manager of Multicultural Programs at Odyssey House NSW and leads Odyssey’s CALD specialist programs that supports culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities to support primary prevention and foster community resilience. He has spent the last 3 years working at a grass roots level providing AOD counselling for people from CALD communities in South-West and Western Sydney. Teguh is passionate in improving the long-term health and recovery outcomes for people seeking support. Teguh holds qualifications in Exercise and Health Science, a Master of Rehabilitation Counselling and is currently completing a Master of Addictive Behaviours.
Clinical Services Manager—South Coast and Blue Mountains, Lives Lived Well
Mel is a Gestalt psychotherapist trained in applied medical science, couple and family therapy and community services management. Mel has 20 years’ experience working in the AOD sector across the state in youth, women’s and children’s, withdrawal, residential, and day programs. She is passionate about building capacity in the sector, reducing stigma, and enhancing the client experience in treatment.
Clinical Operations Manager, The Buttery and The Buttery Private
Frances provides clinical and operational oversight of AOD and mental health programs at the Buttery. Frances has over 20 years’ experience in the healthcare sector across QLD and NSW. Frances has expertise in residential and community outreach governance with a special interest in suicide prevention and work force development. Frances holds a Bachelors in Science (Psychology) and Nursing, a Masters in Mental Health and is a member of AHPRA.
AOD and Mental Health Field Worker, Weigelli Centre Aboriginal Corporation
Cathy has worked in the AOD sector for 15 years, and has broad experience across homelessness, domestic violence, mental health and disability supported accommodation. In her current role, she provides outreach to Aboriginal and non-Indigenous men and women across Forbes, Parkes, Peak Hill, Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo and Murrin Bridge. She walks alongside people so they can return to their family or mob, to lead happy and healthy lives.
Program Manager, The Glen Centre
Aaron is the Program Manager for the Glen Centre. The Glen is an Aboriginal Community Controlled organisation that is located on the Central Coast of NSW.
Project Support Officer, NADA
Alice is responsible for event planning and project support, as well as training grant administration. She also provides general secretariat support to the NADA Practice Leadership Group. Alice comes from a human security/international relations background, and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies in social work.
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