Professor Steve Allsop, Chairperson
Steve is a senior academic at the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI), Curtin University where his interests include preventing and reducing alcohol-related harm, amphetamine-related harm, and co-existing mental health and drug problems; responding to drug problems in the workplace; and, enhancing the capacity of human service providers to implement effective prevention, harm reduction and treatment strategies.
Steve has been involved in policy, prevention and treatment research and practice and professional development for health, police, education, and community organisations for over 35 years. He has managed prevention, policy and treatment services, and until September 2016 was Director of NDRI. His previous roles include A/Executive Director, Drug and Alcohol Office, Western Australia and Director of the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University of South Australia. His contribution to the field has been recognised with induction into the WA Alcohol and Other Drug Awards Honour Roll, the APSAD senior scientist award in 2015, and the National Alcohol and Other Drugs Honour Roll in 2017.
Angie is the CEO of Holyoake and 2015 Telstra WA Business Woman of the Year.
Holyoake provides a comprehensive range of family focused services to people of all ages experiencing problems related to their own or someone else's alcohol or other drug use. Services offered include individual and group counselling, education and support at sites in Victoria Park, Midland, Northam, Narrogin and Merredin as well as outreach services to local communities. Holyoake also operates two social enterprises, Holyoake Wellbeing@Work® and the DRUMBEAT® suite of services.
Carol is a registered clinical psychologist, a member of the Golden Key Honour Society for Academic Achievement, and CEO of Cyrenian House Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Treatment Service. Cyrenian House offers services in Perth, the South West and the Kimberley, including four therapeutic communities (TCs), two low medical withdrawal units, a residential women and children’s program, a childcare centre, an integrated community alcohol and drug service, a regional outreach service in partnership with Milliya Rumurra, prison programs, and a non-residential service offering individuals and families counselling and support.
Daniel is Chief Executive Officer of Wungening Aboriginal Corporation (formerly the Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Service - AADS). His Father Noongar and Mother Yamatji have maintained strong traditional family lines. Daniel has dedicated much of his free time and energy to his community through roles including Chairperson of Noongar Mia Mia PTY LTD, representative to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission’s (ATSIC) Perth Noongar Regional Council, and as a member of both the Gordon Reid Foundation for Youth Fund and the National Indigenous Youth Leadership Group. Daniel’s studies have included Indigenous Community Leadership (FaHCSIA), Community Management and Development (Curtin), AICD Company Directors training, Public Sector Administration and other professional development programs related to social service and justice delivery while engaged in Family and Children’s Services and other government departments.
Angela is Chief Executive Officer of Peer Based Harm Reduction WA (formerly WA Substance Users' Association - WASUA). Peer Based Harm Reduction WA provides non-judgmental, friendly peer based support, information and education, advocacy and harm reduction services, and services aimed at reducing the transmission of Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmitted Infections associated with drug use in the community.
Andrew is Chief Executive Officer of Milliya Rumurra Aboriginal Corporation. Milliya Rumurra is an alcohol and drug service based in Broome. Programs provided include residential rehabilitation, a sobering-up shelter, community based prevention and treatment. Milliya Rumurra primarily offers treatment services for Indigenous residents, however, non-Indigenous people are also eligible to access services.
Emma is the Chief Executive Officer of Palmerston Association, a Board Director of the Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) and former Vice Chair of the WA AIDS Council.
Emma is experienced with governance, strategy, risk, and clinical and organisational development. Emma has 20 years experience in the non government, and government sectors. Emma is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has a Masters in Applied Social Studies, a Post-Graduate Diploma and a Post Qualifying Award in Social Work, a Bachelors with Hons in Theology, and a Certificate IV in Coaching.
Captain Ken Smith
Ken is a Salvation Army Officer and is The Salvation Army Australia's WA State Manager Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) and Homelessness. In WA, The Salvation Army's Bridge Programme operates a sobering up service, a low-medical withdrawal service, and a residential rehabilitation service, as well as non-residential counselling and outreach services.