About Our Team

The staff that makes Frontline work

Stuart Fraser

Project Director

Stuart has worked in health care and social enterprises as a Nurse and Manager for the last 25 years in Scotland, England and now Ireland.  His experience includes working in the NHS, voluntary sector, trading and service delivery social enterprises all in the drug treatment sector. He currently joined the organisation as the new Director of Inchicore and Bluebell Community Addiction Team in November 2014. Stuart has a First Class Honours Masters Degree in Management Community and Voluntary Sector and his Master’s thesis investigated developing a green social enterprise. He also sat on Mentor Iontach which was the advisory group for the Msc in Social Enterprise run by DCU Ryan Academy. He also has a passion for music and has been seen fronting a dodgy Dr Feelgood tribute band in Dublin. His other passion is old vintage VW campervans and has been seen at many a motorway service station with his van waiting for the AA

Tom Long

Addiction Team Worker

Tom has been working in Frontline since Jan 2013, he is the Senior Addiction/Progression & Aftercare Practitioner in Kavanagh House.

 Tom’s current role involves supporting clients towards self-actualization, the realization/fulfilment of their talents and potentialities.

His educational background is in counselling/psychotherapy and addiction. He is trained in auricular acupuncture and certified in restorative practises, smart recovery and cognitive behavioural therapy.

Jenny Banks

Project Innovation Officer

Jenny has been working with the organisation since 2009.  She has been responsible for the design and implementation of the ICARUS client management system and in more recent times the implementation of the eCass system which uses Salesforce platform.  Other recent projects include the implementation of a HR System and a redesign and development of our website and promotional material.  She is also part of our Management Team and Health & Safety Subcommittee. 

 Apart from project development, Jenny has responsibility for our IT Support, grant applications, preparation of reports to relevant funders and provision of information to the National Drug Treatment Research Board.  Jenny has a background in Marketing and Business Development with an MBS from Michael Smurfit Business School

Sabrina O’Neill

 Addiction Practitioner

Sabrina has been working in Frontline since January 2018, starting on a student placement, she then progressed onto relief work and is now a full-time addiction practitioner in Kavanagh House. Her role involves key-working an average of 20 clients.

Part of Sabrina’s role is to facilitate the ‘drop in’.  This is a non-judgemental informal safe space for clients to come and enjoy a cup of tea in a social setting.  It operates on a harm reduction basis where clients are provided with information on services available.

Sabrina has an honours degree in Social Care, a diploma in childcare, a level 7 certificate in Addiction Studies and a FETAC level 5 in Nursing Studies. Sabrina has experience of working in the community with vulnerable adults and children in many different settings.

 

 

 

Jason Gallagher

Addiction Practitioner

Jason has been working with Frontline since 2021. With previous experience working in the community sector since 2015 and 6 years working with a homeless organisation of which 3 years were spent in a recovery residential service. 

Jason has excellent knowledge of the housing sector and treatment services within the community.  His expertise in facilitating group work is utilised in his facilitation of our Frontline Make Change and Frontline Connections Programmes.  Jason’s main skills include Motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.   He has a Level 7 in Addiction Studies from Maynooth College.

Alison McNulty

Addiction Services Manager

Alison joined the team in Frontline in August 2016.  Initially as a volunteer she progressed onto relief work and more recently has taken up the role of the Addiction Services Manager.  Her role involves co-ordinating the day-to-day service provision of Frontline and providing direct support and supervision to the team.

 Alison has an honours degree in Applied Social Studies in Social Care and a diploma in Addiction Studies. She has also undertaken various CPD courses relevant to Addiction, Mental Health and Community Work.

Alison has experience of working in the areas of childcare, youthwork, disability and homelessness within the community sector.

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Gillian Turner

Childcare Practitioner

Gillian has been working with Frontline since 2020.  She works with the morning and afternoon children at The Children’s Project and is the key worker for the morning group which cares for children ages one to four years old.  Gillian’s area of focus is to provide a safe, fun and child-centred environment for the children and record their development and behaviour.

Gillian has a BA in Early Childhood Care and Education and has recently graduated as a inclusion coordinator (LINC). She has previously worked in multiple settings following the Montessori and play based curriculum.

Rachel Wasser

Childcare Manager

Rachel has been working with Frontline since 2019. She works in The Children’s Project as the Childcare Manager. She is responsible for the safety and wellbeing of the children as well as the supervision and development of staff in The Children’s Project.

 Rachel has a BA in Early Childhood Care and Education and is trained in the High Scope Curriculum. Her background is in Montessori and play-based curricula. Rachel is passionate about children’s autonomy, creativity and happiness. She keeps these values at the core of her practice and at the centre of the project. 

 

 

Eleanor Burke

Administrator

Elly has been working in her position of part-time Finance Administrator since November 2015 and is a member of the Management Team of Frontline.  She has vast experience in accounts and administration and has been working in various community based projects for the past seventeen years. 

Her responsibilities include dealing with Funders, salary processing, payment processing, actual and projected budgets, management accounts, uudit preparation and all aspects of accounting for the Project.  Elly is also a member of the Sub finance and Risk Committee of Frontline.

Paul Cunningham

Community Prison Links Practitioner

Paul is one of the newest additions to the Frontline team.  Originally brought onboard to cover  a 6 month maternity leave contract he was soon thereafter successful in his application to take up the Community Prison Links Practitioner role within Kavanagh House.  Paul has been working within the community addiction services since 2007, his main focus is trust and relationship building through a friendly non-confrontational approach. 

Paul’s main skills include Motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and solution Focused Brief Therapy.  Paul is also an accredited CRA practitioner and prides himself on a friendly open none judgemental approach to working with people from all of walks of life.

Katie Dawkins

Addiction Practitioner

Katie has been with Frontline since May 2021. Katie’s current role is as an Addiction Practitioner in Kavanagh House, where she supports clients one-on-one through care planning and keyworking. She also co-facilitates the drop-in service and sessions for the Make Change and Connections programmes. 

Katie has a BA honours degree in Psychology and a diploma in Addiction Studies. Before joining Frontline, she worked in the homeless sector. She has a particular interest in dual diagnosis and mental health, and has trained in ASIST, Mental Health First Aid, and the therapeutic use of Mindfulness.

Charlotte Begley

Addiction Practitioner

Charlotte has worked within the Community Addiction Services for over 15 years and has a particular interest in adolescent work with over 13 years in Probation Services.  Her approach to work stems from a non-Judgement, friendly client-centred, harm reduction approach using Motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural techniques

 She enjoys working with people from all walks of life and has a particular interest in working with young people, their families around  behaviours that put them at risk in the community and within the home.

Charlotte has aa Higher National Diploma in Social Care/Social Studies and a Diploma in Addiction Studies from Trinity College. I am an accredited Adolescent Community Reinforcement Therapist (ACRA). I am also trained in Strengthening families as Group Leader, Meitheal (Tusla) reasoning and rehabilitation for youths and adults with ADHD and ASIST.

Alan Boyne

Addiction Practitioner

Alan is one of the newest additions to the Frontline team.  Alan is with us on a relief contract and works in a capacity of an Addiction Practitioner role within Kavanagh House.  Alan has been working within the community addiction services since 2005 and has worked within the Health Board, community addiction services and mental health settings. He is a trained Counsellor accredited with the IACP and IAAAC.

His focus is trust and relationship building through a person-centred, non-confrontational approach.  His main skills include cognitive behavioural techniques and a non-judgemental attitude.

Jane Byrne

Addiction Practitioner

Jane recently joined the team in the capacity of Senior Business Manager. Prior to joining Frontline, Jane’s career to date has been in Dublin city centre accountancy practices, gaining vast experience pertaining to tax, audit and accountancy across various sectors. Having qualified with ACCA in 2011, Jane is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and received the CPA Certified Tax Advisor qualification in 2020.  Prior to qualifying as an accountant, she graduated from DIT with a degree in International Business, German and Russian.  

 Jane has a rescue border collie, who can currently count to 8. He might follow in Jane’s footsteps someday, once he has mastered the use of a calculator.