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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 - Clinical and Therapeutic Services

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 and Champions' House

Brian is the founder and project manager of Jigsaw, and manages Wrexham's Champions' House recovery hub

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.

Beverley Highton

Supporting People Manager

Project Manager For Supporting People. Conwy. Wrexham. Pembrokeshire. Gwynedd and Ynys Mon. Tyn Rodyn 8 bed for prison leavers and Rough sleepers Bangor Gwynedd.

Julie Coates

Julie Coates

Residential Manager

Julie has years of experience managing recovery projects in the community, and therapeutic services for adults with learning disabilities and currently manages Parkland Place private rehab facility.

Cheryl Williams

Cheryl Williams

Deputy Residential Manager

Cheryl is the Deputy Residential Manager at our Parkland Place private rehab facility.

Naomii Oakley

Naomii Oakley

Director of Recovery Services

Naomii was appointed our Director of Recovery Services in November 2019.

Mel Garbutt

Mel Garbutt

Manager, Hafan Wen

Mel's 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

Kim Ellis

Kim Ellis

Community Therapeutic Services Manager

Kim is the Manager of our Therapeutic Services in the community.

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 Manager, Cyfle Cymru & Safeguarding Lead

Marian manages the Cyfle Cymru project in North Wales and is also the Safeguarding Lead for CAIS.

Rob Lynch

Rob Lynch

Team Leader, Powys YPSMS

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

Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams

Learning and Development & Health and Safety Manager

Becky is responsible for the management of CAIS' Learning and Development and Health and Safety.

Olwen Evans

Olwen Evans

House Manager, DAWN Centre

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

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 has over 20 years experience of handling complex data systems

Ffion Edge

Ffion Edge

Marketing and PR Officer

Ffion handles the marketing and PR for CAIS