About us
 

PROJECT TEAM

The Dovetail team comprises 4 permanent staff and a handful of colleagues who join us from time to time for special projects.

 
CAMERON FRANCIS

CAMERON FRANCIS

Social Worker

Cameron is a Social Worker with over ten years experience in the youth alcohol and other drug sector. Starting off with a field placement at QuIVAA and going on to be employed as an outreach worker, Cameron developed a passion early in his career for working with young people who use alcohol and other drugs. Further positions as a peer educator with Brisbane Youth Service and later operating the Needle and Syringe Program with Youth and Family Service (Logan City Inc) firmed up his commitment to working with young people who use alcohol and other drugs.

 

Prior to working at Dovetail, Cameron worked for 4 years at Ipswich ATODS, primarily as an individual counsellor for young people, but also assisting other local services to build the capacity of their workforce in alcohol and other drug practice. In this role, Cameron developed and delivered training and support programs and acted as a consultant on complex cases that required multi-agency responses.

 

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Leigh Beresford

Leigh Beresford

Clinical Nurse

Leigh is a Clinical Nurse with a wide range of experience spanning 25 years. During her rewarding career in midwifery Leigh became interested in grief and loss which subsequently lead to a move in to alcohol and drug nursing. In 2001 Leigh began working for Queensland Health's Alcohol and Drug Service case managing clients at Melaleuca Clinic, during which time she developed a passion for working with young people.  As a result she jumped at an opportunity in 2005 to work on the QIDDI team delivering interventions to young people at Hot House and Biala.

 

Leigh's other passion is travel and she has managed to spend many years exploring the world, primarily around third world and developing countries. Now Leigh brings her rich personal and professional life experience to the Dovetail team in the role of Clinical Nurse.

 

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Cassie Davis

Cassie Davis

Psychologist

Cassie is a Psychologist with over ten years experience working in the youth alcohol and drug field. Cassie has a passion for supporting vulnerable young people and set out early for a career in Child Safety. As a new grad she began working for a child safety transitional accommodation program for young people with complex mental health needs. It didn't take long for her to realise the link between young people with psychosocial vulnerabilities and their engagement in alcohol and drug use and her interest in supporting young people using AOD soon became her passion. She has been working for the alcohol and drug service ever since.

 

With experience across a range of treatment modalities and services, Cassie has worked as a psychologist in a needle and syringe program, an opiate replacement clinic and seven years experience working for Hot House, a specialised youth alcohol and drug treatment service. Cassie brings her extensive clinical experience and contagious enthusiasm for working with young people to her role with Dovetail.

 

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