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

Senior Addiction Practitioner

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 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

Greg Christodoulu

Addiction Operations Manager

Greg is the Addiction Operations Manager in Frontline.   Greg has worked in a range of roles in the Community Sector since the 1990’s including high support childcare; family work; homelessness and addiction. He joined the Frontline Team in May 2014.

Greg is an accredited counsellor and holds a master’s degree in Social Justice & Public Policy, other relevant academic study to the role includes, Housing Law & Policy; Addiction Studies; Group Work Theory & Practice; Support & Supervision; Mental Health and Community Development. He also lectures on a part-time basis with Urrús; University College Dublin and the University of Glyndwr Wales on their diploma and degree programmes.

Michelle Moran

Addiction Practitioner

Michelle has been working in Frontline for the past 13 years. Her background is in Montessori, Childcare and Addiction Studies and she worked in the organisation for several years with children and young people.  She has a particular interest in key-working the parents of children accessing our Children’s Project where she brings her knowledge of families in addiction.   Michelle has responsibility for our Women’s Group in collaboration with the Inchicore Family Resource Centre and an Art Therapist.  She is part of the Child and Family Support Network and also part of annual community Christmas Tree event which involves working with local agencies in the area. 

Michelle has a particular interest in working with vulnerable young adults around addiction and the behaviours that put them at risk.  She has previously worked with teenage girls in ‘The Next Step’ Group and with local youth agencies on various initiatives.

Alison McNulty

Addiction Practitioner

Alison has been with Frontline since August 2016.  Initially as a volunteer she progressed onto relief work and more recently has taken up the role of Addiction Practitioner in Kavanagh House.  Her current role involves key-working with an average of 20 clients.  She is also responsible for running the ‘Benzo Group’ which enables participants to look at their benzodiazapine use and how to make positive changes around this.  Part of Alison’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.    Alison has an honours degree in Social Care and a diploma in Addiction Studies.

Sabrina O’Neill

 Addiction Practitioner

 Sabrina has been working in Frontline since January 2018, starting on a student placement for three months and then as a full-time staff. Her role involves key-working an average of 20 clients. She is responsible for facilitating the pre “Frontline Connection” group.

Sabrina has a degree in Social Care, a Diploma in Childcare 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.

 

 

Martina Curtis

Addiction Practitioner

Martina has taking role of Addiction Practitioner in  Frontline since August 2019.  Martina’s Back ground started with childcare and then moved to working in residential work and within the homeless services.  Martina has studied addiction studies Childcare fetac level 6 and is currently studying counselling and Psychotherapy. 

 Her current role involves key-working with an average of 20 clients.  Martina facilitates the drop in some afternoon’s and also run’s a support group in an external service.  Martina is a C.R.A accredited practitioner.

Eleanor Burke

Administrator

Elly is a member of the Management Team of Frontline and has been working in her position of part-time Finance Administrator since November 2015.  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 and attends the Board of Management Meetings.

Nicola Curran

Childcare Practitioner

Nicola has been working with Frontlnie since October 2014. A Childcare Practitioner who works with the morning and afternoon group she provides a child centred and developmental programme to each child. Her role involves key working nine children in the morning group which is made up of 4 months old up to 4 year old children.  This entails keeping anecdotal records of the children’s development whereby it is possible to assess their needs and their progression. Nicola’s educational background is QQI Level 5& 6 in early childhood care and education.

Orlagh McDonald

Childcare Manager

Orlagh has been working with the service since August 2018. She works with our morning and afternoon groups and key-works with ten children in the afternoon group.  This can entail recording progress and behaviour, helping children with coping skills and working with parents for the best interest of the child.  Orlagh has a BA in Early childhood care and Education. She has previously worked in Montessori preschools and as an Applied Behaviour Analysis Tutor in an early intervention preschool for children with Autism.

Rachel Wasser

Childcare Practitioner

Rachel has been working with Frontline since 2019. Rachel works in The Children’s Project with the morning and afternoon groups and is the keyworker for our morning group which cares for children from 1 to 4 years of age. Her role includes providing a safe, inclusive and fun environment for the children as well as keeping anecdotal records of the children’s development. Rachel has a BA in Early Childhood Care and Education and has a background in Montessori and play-based curriculum.

Benedikt Ricny

Addiction Practitioner

Benedikt has been with Frontline since July 2018. He comes from a background in psychology, holding a master’s degree in Health and Social Psychology as well as a master’s degree in Mindfulness Based Interventions making him a qualified Mindfulness Teacher

He has a particular interest in personal and professional development working on multiple projects as a trainer, facilitator, or programme developer.

At Frontline, he works in the role of the progression and aftercare addiction practitioner, which has him working with clients, who are in recovery looking to build a new life for themselves, as well as oversee the Progression group and the Aftercare group programmes.

 

 

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.

Leticia Ortega

Addiction Practitioner

Leticia is working in Frontline since September 2019.  She is based in our  Bluebell project.  She has experience  working as a Case Manager  in homeless  services  with vulnerable people and their families with complex needs.  Leticia holds a BSc in Social Science and a Higher Diploma in Community Drug Work from UCD.

Her current role involves the keyworking of aproximately 20  clients,  the development of care plans and tracking progress. Leticia co-facilitates Thursday afternoons drop- in at Bluebell. She is also the lead facilitator of Restorative Practice Module in our Frontline Connections Programme.  Leticia has a particular interest in working with women around domestic violence issues.