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Clive Wolfendale

Clive Wolfendale

Chief Executive

Since September 2009 Clive has been Chief Executive of CAIS

Lynn Bennoch

Lynn Bennoch

Commercial Director and Deputy Chief Executive

Lynn qualified as an accountant at Liverpool John Moores University in the early 1990s and spent many years in finance roles in FE and HE

Geraint Jones

Geraint Jones

Director of Partnerships & Development

Geraint qualified as a Registered Mental Nurse in 1987 at the North Wales Hospital in Denbigh, and has worked as a staff nurse in drug and alcohol detoxification

Leon Marsh

Leon Marsh

Director, Residential Services

Leon Joined CAIS in 2012 following 12 years working within the fields of criminal justice, residential and community services

Sandy Ackers

Sandy Ackers

Company Secretary

Sandy joined CAIS in August 2006 following 20 years of working within the private sector in a finance role.

Wynford Ellis Owen

Wynford Ellis Owen

Specialist Addictions Consultant, Living Room Cardiff

Wynford Ellis Owen 40 years writing, acting and directing, graduated in Addictions Counselling in 2006 becoming CEO to the Welsh Council in 2008.

Brian Lewis

Brian Lewis

Project Manager, Jigsaw

Brian is the founder and project manager of Jigsaw

Claire Jones

Claire Jones

Employment Projects and Volunteering Manager

Claire currently manages CAIS Volunteering and our Employment Projects

Elizabeth Jones

Elizabeth Jones

Lead Independent Nurse Prescriber

Liz completed a Bachelor of Nursing Degree in 1999 and joined CAIS as a staff nurse based at Hafan Wen.

Nicola Blackwell

Nicola Blackwell

Counselling and Parabl manager

Nicola manages our Drug and Alcohol Counselling and Parabl services

Daphne Deen

Daphne Deen

Supporting People Manager

Daphne manages our Supporting People programme, covering Wrexham, Denbighshire, Conwy, Ynys Mon, Gwynedd and Pembrokeshire.

Naomii Oakley

Naomii Oakley

Project Manager, Cyfle Cymru

Naomii joined CAIS in 2009 as the senior caseworker for the Peer Mentoring Project.

Mel Garbutt

Mel Garbutt

Manager, Hafan Wen

Her role is to ensure that the team offer a professional, person-centred service, and a safe environment - delivering evidence-based care for people undergoing detoxification from substance misuse

Jocelyn Roberts

Jocelyn Roberts

Manager, Ty'n Rodyn

I started working with CAIS as a Bank support worker about 12 years ago. I worked in a shop previously and continued doing so while I did Bank hours at Ty'n Rodyn.

Kim Ellis

Kim Ellis

Acting manager, Counselling Services, Lead Therapeutic Nurse

Kim leads our Therapeutic Interventions team and is acting manager of our counselling services

Liz Wilson

Liz Wilson

Project and Estate Manager

Liz first joined in CAIS in 2008, and has worked in various roles within the charity including finance, training, business support, and more latterly, development of new projects

Marian Williams

Marian Williams

Project Coordinator, Cyfle Cymru

Marian coordinates Cyfle Cymru across five areas of Wales, and has worked in a number of roles across CAIS

Rob Lynch

Rob Lynch

Team Leader, Powys YPSMS

Rob has worked in the field of social care for almost 40 years.

Julie Coates

Julie Coates

Project Manager

Julie has worked in the substance misuse sector for eight years - and has a particular interest in a strengths-based approach to recovery

Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams

Business Process and H&S Manager

Becky joined CAIS in March 2003 following 5 years working in the WCVA.

Ros Cameron

Ros Cameron

Learning and Development Manager

Ros worked for the probation service and Community Justice Interventions Wales, before joining CAIS following a merger in 2015.

Olwen Evans

Olwen Evans

House Manager, DAWN Centre

Olwen has gained a wealth of knowledge in administration during her 15 years with CAIS

Stephen Campbell

Stephen Campbell

Partnerships & Business Development Manager

Steve first joined CAIS in 2011 to manage Wrexham Young Persons

Endaf Arwyn

Endaf Arwyn

Counsellor, Lead Trainer

Endaf has over 25 years’ professional experience of developing and delivering training programmes

Mark Welsh

Mark Welsh

Catering Manager

With 25 years of experience in the business, Mark considers himself married to the catering industry

Eric Bonner

Eric Bonner

Data Manager

Eric is data manager for CAIS.

James Williamson

James Williamson

Marketing and PR Officer

James joined CAIS in 2015 following a seven-year spell in the Scottish press.