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Meet the Team

Our management and staff team boasts years of experience and expertise in the fields of addiction, rehabilitation and recovery.

Because we are committed to tailoring our approach to your needs, we are able to guarantee an excellent staff-to-guest ratio. Your therapy will be personal, and you will feel fully supported throughout.

Our 18-strong team also includes a full complement of therapists with a range of experiences and specialisms, a holistic practitioner, an experienced counsellor, domestic and administrative staff.

A number of our staff are themselves in recovery, and will be happy to share their experiences.

Alun Thomas
Chief Executive, Adferiad Recovery

Alun was Chief Executive of Hafal from December 2014 until the launch of Adferiad Recovery, and worked for the charity since 2001. With a background in nursing, Alun has worked as a Registered General Nurse in the NHS before taking on the management of a 75-bed nursing home which he developed into a specialist neurological rehabilitation facility.

Alun has a first class LLB (Hons), a Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing and an MA in Ethics of Social Care; he is currently studying for a PhD in Law. Alun is a Trustee and Director of Mental Health UK and of DACW, a Member of the Governance and Human Rights Research Group at the Hilary Rodham Clinton School of Law and Criminology at Swansea University, a Member of the Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children Advisory Board, and a Member of the Independent Advisory Panel on BRAINTRAIN.

Leon Marsh
Director of Hospital & Residential Services, Adferiad Recovery

Leon has more than 15 years of experience in the fields of addiction and criminal justice – including more than a decade managing residential rehabilitation services.

Leon works closely with our partners and commissioners. His focus is on ensuring our services meet the expectations of guests, and remain innovative and high-quality.

Amanda Starmer
Residential Manager

Amanda started her career in addiction at Touchstones12 as a Project Worker in her early 30’s. She progressed to become the Manager of what became Norfolk House, working with clients who were homeless or potentially homeless with addiction and mental health related conditions as lead needs.

Amanda has worked closely with CAIS services for over 15 years before joining CAIS, now Adferiad Recovery, as Manager of Parkland Place in October 2020 and prides herself on her steadfast quality of care and compassion.

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Cheryl Williams
Residential Services Quality Manager

Cheryl has more than seven years’ experience working in the field of mental health and dual diagnosis  and, in previous roles, has worked as a senior support worker and care manager, empowering people to make positive changes in their life.

She holds a degree in psychosocial studies with substance use and a number of management qualifications.

 

 

Jocelyn Williams
Lead Addictions Therapist

Jocelyn has more than 14 years’ experience of working in residential rehabilitation, and spent four years as the manager of a leading rehab unit.

She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field of addictions, including leadership and facilitation qualifications. Jocelyn is humbled that her work helps guests take control of their lives and reach their full potential.

Meg Rourke
Referrals Manager

Meg has extensive experience in supporting people into our residential services. Demonstrating a high degree of care and compassion, Meg will help you make the right decisions.

She is particularly passionate about ensuring the journey into treatment is as seamless and stress free as possible, working with guests and their families affected by addiction.