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, as an Addiction Practitioner in Kavanagh House.

 Tom’s current role involves supporting clients towards self-actualisation, 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

With vast experience in the co-ordination of funding applications and reporting to statutory and philanthropic agencies, Jenny has been working in a project development role with Frontline since 2007.  She has been responsible for the design and implementation of the ICARUS client management system and implementation of the ‘eCass’ Salesforce platform.  She is the liaison pesron with the National Drug Treatment Reporting System and has responsibilty for managing the Frontline Brand.  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. 

Jenny has a background in Marketing and Business Development with an MBS from Michael Smurfit Business School

Sabrina O’Neill

Senior Addiction Practitioner

Sabrina has been working in Frontline since January 2018 as an Addiction Practitioner and more recently has taken up the role as Senior Addiction Practitioner. 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 and a Level 7 Certificate in Addiction Studies. She 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

Senior Addiction Practitioner

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 Senior Addiction Practitioner.  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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Jessica Wade

Addiction Practitioner

Jessica has a wealth of experience in the community and housing services.  She is a  skilled practitioner in addiction treatment and prevention, harm reduction, crisis intervention family services and case management. Jessica has particular expertise and knowledge of the housing sector & treatment services within the community. She is committed to change, quality, honesty, innovation and integrity. 

Jessica has a Level 7 Diploma in addiction recovery coaching and also community development from Maynooth college.  She is also trained in smart recovery, cognitive behaviour therapy and motivational interviewing

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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 well-being 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, audit 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.

Corrine Doyle

Clinical Services Manager

Corrine’s role involves the day-to-day operational management of the Frontline Addiction Service in addition to supporting the development of and providing direct support and supervision to the addiction team.

 Corrine has gained her vast knowledge and experience from working across various addiction services for over 14 years. She has experience of working in community addiction projects -including youth addiction services, residential treatment services, homeless services and more recently had a direct role in informing and shaping drug and alcohol policy advocating for ‘communities of interest’ in the National Drug Strategy.

 Corrine has completed a masters in Addiction Studies and has an honours degree in both Social Science and Social Care and she is also an accredited addiction counsellor with ACI.