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 Chair
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 Daws, Treasurer
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 operates two Therapeutic Communities, the Rick Hammersley Therapeutic Community (RHTC) at a semi-rural location in Perth's northern suburbs and Serenity Lodge in Rockingham. Cyrenian House also manages the North Metro Community Alcohol and Drug Service (NMCADS) and offers a comprehensive non-residential service that includes outpatient counselling services, prison programs and aftercare for people with drug and alcohol use and associated problems. Support and counselling is also available for family members and significant others.
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 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.
Sheila has been CEO of Palmerston Association since 2009. Formerly a Member of the Western Australian Parliament from 1996 to 2008, Sheila was appointed a Cabinet Minister in 2001 and held 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 where alcohol and drug use are involved. Sheila has had an extensive career in industrial relations, educational and social policy research fields relating to social disadvantage in Australia and the United Kingdom.
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.
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.
Julia is Executive Officer with the McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth, based at Curtin University. The McCusker Centre team is dedicated to reducing harmful drinking and harms from alcohol among young people.
Angela is Chief Executive Officer at the WA Substance Users' Association (WASUA). WASUA 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.