Currently employed as the Executive Director of SMART Recovery Australia. Ryan commenced this role in November 2013.
Ryan has worked in the not-for-profit sector for over 25 years, including over 20 years in Executive roles. This has been primarily in the fields of mental health, suicide prevention, HIV/AIDS advocacy, Gay and Lesbian rights, social justice and the environment.
Ryan was the Chief Executive Officer for Suicide Prevention Australia for over eight years. In a previous role he was the Executive Officer of People Living with HIV / AIDS (NSW) Inc. (now Positive Life) for over 5 years. In both positions he was successful in significantly building the capacity and capability for the organisations.
He has been on numerous Boards and committees at international, national and state level. His current role also includes being the company secretary of SMART Recovery Australia. Ryan is an ex-officio Board member of SMART Recovery International; an organisation he played a key role in being established in 2018. Ryan is also a member of the Network of Alcohol and Other Drugs Agencies Board Advocacy sub-Committee
Ryan McGlaughlin has been awarded a Vice Admiral commendation for ‘bravery’, is a ‘Distinguished’ Life Member of PLWH/A (NSW), won the inaugural Leadership Recognition Life Award for Suicide Prevention Australia, and was Volunteer of the Year for the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby.
Ryan has completed a Master of Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise Management and a postgraduate Certificate in Community Management and Not-for-Profit Management at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Dan joined SMART Recovery Australia in October 2016. Originally from Scotland, Dan has many years experience working in addiction recovery, peer education and within the homeless sector in the United Kingdom.
Since immigrating to Australia, Dan has worked with a number of leading non-government organisations within the mental health, addiction and youth sectors. Prior to joining SMART Recovery Australia he was responsible for managing a multi-site residential care service for youth. Dan’s qualifications include an Honours Degree in Addiction Studies, Diploma in Integrated Counselling, a Certificate in Community Mental Health and a Diploma in CBT. He is currently studying a diploma business management. As of 2017, Dan is a member of the board of Silky Oaks.
Dan has a real passion and interest to see people who are experiencing addiction gain more control over their behaviours. He strongly believes in peer support and that those seeking recovery are the experts in themselves. His desire is to see people equipped with the necessary tools and strategies and empowered to live more balanced and fulfilled lives.
Tim joined SMART Recovery Australia in July 2020 as a Project Officer (Marketing / Sales). Having completed his Bachelor of Psychological Science, Tim is currently in his final year of a Master of Social Work degree. Tim has previously worked in Customer Service and Sales within the Information Technology and Pharmaceutical industries. During 2019, Tim completed a student internship with Mental Health Carers NSW and currently volunteers with the Centennial Park Visitors Survey Project.
Tim advocates for the implementation of social justice principles and empowers people to make positive changes to their life and their communities. In his spare time, you will find Tim spending a lot of time with his beloved Springer Spaniel, Hector, in many of the dog parks in and around Sydney.
Sally has a Masters in Psychology and worked for many years as a rehabilitation psychologist both in the UK and in Australia. She is fascinated by the mind-body connection and has extensive training in meditation and mindfulness, in addition to brain-mapping and neuro-feedback therapy. In 2014 Sally trained with Dr Joe Dispenza, best-selling author and international speaker, and is a certified trainer of his work. Pre-COVID, Sally could be found somewhere around the world assisting at Dr Joes advanced retreats, or teaching Professional Development workshops to teachers in the areas of Well-Being and Brain Health. Sally loves spending time in nature with her 2 children, dog and ever-growing number of guinea pigs.
As Operational Support Officer, Alicia works closely with the team to provide logistical support.
Prior to her time at SMART Recovery, Alicia has worked in various administrative roles in both the private and public sector, most notably in Executive Support roles within the Department of Justice.
Alicia is currently studying a Bachelor of Nursing and Business Administration. Between her studies, she most recently worked in the Emergency Department of Prince of Wales Hospital, an experience which allowed her to see some of the challenges that addictions pose on individuals, families and the wider community.
A not-for-profit newbie, and an avid traveller, Alicia is keen to see where this journey takes her.
SMART Recovery Australia is a registered health promotion charity that enables the delivery of SMART Recovery mutual aid meetings supporting people with behaviours of concern (addictive behaviours) across Australia.