Our team

Senior Management Team

Vivienne Evans OBE, Chief Executive

Omar Amin, Director of Finance and Administration

Becky Allon-Smith, Director of Programmes

Kersti Dolphin, Director of Services

Policy and Communications

Robert Stebbings, Policy and Communications Lead

Support Services

Mary Carter, Family Support Lead (East Sussex)

Katie Jackson-Barrett, Senior Family Support Coordinator (East Sussex)

Clare Parsons, Family Support Coordinator (East Sussex)

Ilaria Longo,  Family Support Coordinator (East Sussex)


Paul Hayes (Chair) was the CEO of the National Treatment Agency from 2001-2013, before setting up and leading Collective Voice as Director from 2015-18.

James Armstrong (Vice Chair) is Director of Marketing and Innovation at Phoenix Futures.

Katie Parrett is the Chair of the Lived Experience Advisory Group (LEAG) and feeds the information from the group into the Board meetings. She runs her own company as a business consultant and coach.

Fiona Duhig is a Global Account Manager at Deloitte

Madeleine Durie is the Chief Executive of the Minstead Trust, a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities with training, residential care and supported living.

Professor Eileen Kaner is Professor of Public Health & Primary Care Research at Newcastle University

David Wightman is the Chief Operating Officer at GIG Retail, a global media, data, and technology agency for retailers and brands. 

Lived Experience Advisory Group (LEAG)

Our LEAG is made up of family members with experience of being affected by a loved one’s drug, alcohol or gambling problem.


Fi Glover (Patron)

Fi Glover is a multi-award winning broadcaster and writer currently co-hosting new radio programme and podcast Off Air with Jane and Fi on Times Radio. Fi worked for the BBC for many years and presented a number of popular shows, including landmark BBC Radio 4 series The Listening Project, and the award-winning Fortunately which she co-hosted with Jane Garvey, along with My Perfect Country for the BBC World Service.  Fi has been Adfam’s Patron since 2015, and regularly supports Adfam’s work.

Dan Carden MP (Ambassador)

Dan Carden, has been the Member of Parliament for Liverpool Walton since 2017, and Adfam’s Ambassador since 2021. In 2021 Dan shared his own experience of alcohol dependency and impact on his family in a powerful speech in the House of Commons, and has been a huge advocate in raising awareness of the challenges people affected by substance use and their families face. Dan is also Chair of the Drugs, Alcohol and Justice APPG, Vice Chair of the APPG for Alcohol Harm and a Commissioner on the Commission on Alcohol Harm.