Board of Directors
WANADA's Board of Directors is comprised of agency and individual delegates, who each bring a wealth of experience and knowledge of AOD issues. The directors oversee the organisation's activities.
Terry Murphy, Chairperson
Former Director General of the Department for Child Protection and Family Support, Terry has broad experience in health and human services and particularly in the alcohol and other drug sector.
As Executive Director of the Drug and Alcohol Office from 2005 to 2007 and the WA Drug Abuse Strategy Office from 1997 to 2001, Terry led the State’s alcohol and other drug strategy and service delivery.
Terry also led the State’s strategy to address Aboriginal health as the director of the Office of Aboriginal Health at the WA Department of Health, from 2002 to 2005. Terry holds degrees in psychology and economics, as well as an MBA.
Angie Paskevicius, Vice Chairperson
Angie is the CEO of Holyoake. 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 and Narrogin as well as outreach services to local communities. Holyoake also provides accredited and non-accredited training across Australia as a Registered Training Organisation and as part of their DRUMBEAT Program.
Carol Daws, Treasurer
Carol is the Chief Executive Director of Cyrenian House. Cyrenian offers a therapeutic community, including a residential service for women and children, and various outpatient services. Cyrenian assists individuals and families affected by their own or another's illicit and/or licit drug use.
Shaun Mays, Secretary
Shaun Mays is Operations Manager at Mission Australia in Western Australia. Mission Australia operations in Western Australia include the Pilbara Community Alcohol and Drug Service and the Drug and Alcohol Youth Service (DAYS). DAYS provides inpatient withdrawal and respite services, inpatient residential rehabilitation service and outpatient counselling and support, psychotherapy and medical assessment to young people.
Sheila is CEO of Palmerston Association. Ms McHale was previously a Member of the Western Australian Parliament from 1996 to 2008. Sheila served in opposition as the spokesperson for Health, the Arts and Heritage. In 2001, Sheila was appointed a Cabinet Minister. Over the eight years she had various portfolio responsibilities which included Disability Services and Community Development. Her work as Minister for Community Development and Disability gave Sheila significant insight into family trauma and breakdown as a consequence of alcohol and drug use. Before her parliamentary career Sheila had an extensive career in industrial relations, and educational and social policy research fields relating to social disadvantage in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Daniel is Chief Executive Officer of the Aboriginal Alcohol & Drug Service Inc (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.
Andrew is Chief Executive Officer of Milliya Rumurra Aboriginal Corporation. Milliya Rumurra is a Drug and Alcohol 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 their services.
Dr Geoff Masters
Dr Geoff Masters is a General Practitioner working with the Fresh Start Recovery Programme. Fresh Start Recovery Programme grew out of a commitment to help drug users and their families recover from drug dependence. Fresh Start concentrates on detox and developing a drug free lifestyle.
Paul O'Neill is Chief Executive Officer of Ngnowar-Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation in Wyndham. Ngnowar Aerwah provides alcohol and other drug, treatment and rehabilitation programs. The organisation offers a range of services and works closely with local government and non-government agencies. Ngnowar-Aerwah's services include individual counselling and group work, a 13 -19 week residential rehabilitation service with case management, a Sobering Up Shelter, the Building Solid Families Program.
Paul is Chief Executive Officer of Outcare. Outcare specialises in working with people prior to and after their release from prison as well as those at risk of becoming embedded in the criminal justice system. Outcare has a presence in every major correctional facility in the metropolitan area (except Wandoo) and delivers a range of services within the community. Outcare runs culturally specific programs for Aboriginal people, as well as specialist programs for people with cognitive disabilities and mental health issues. As families of prisoners need support, Outcare also offers a range of services to assist them and keep families connected.