Board and Staff



RADE has a voluntary Board of Directors who ensure that the project remains innovative and addresses the needs of our participants. The RADE Board are a strong cross-section of experience and talent that provides a sound foundation upon which RADE operates.

RADE board members are:

Eoin Ryan

Fedelma Martin, company director, Martin & Co. Chartered Accountants

Tony Geoghegan, CEO, Merchants Quay Ireland

Theo Dorgan, poet, writer, broadcaster, member of Aosdána
Carmel Furlong, school principal (retired)
Dominique Cleary, Solicitor, writer
Anna Quigley, Coordinator Citywide
Colm Ó Cléirigh, company director, Ó Cléirigh Architects


Project Director
Michael Egan

Michael Egan, who initiated the RADE programme, has been working in community and professional theatre as both a playwright and actor since the ’70s. He has also worked on film acting/writing/directing. He established the first FÁS scheme in the Merchants Quay Project and worked there from ’92 to ’96. During this period he wrote, directed and produced a number of short drama pieces which were performed by clients of the Merchants Quay Project. This culminated in the production of his play Laughers and Screamers, performed during the Dublin Theatre Festival ’96. Michael produced Theatre in Education work in Down to Earth Theatre Company, where he also developed the pilot Theatre/Arts/Drugs group that became the RADE project.

Rehab & Training Co-ordinator
Monika Rampal 

Monika started working with RADE team during 2016 as volunteer Yoga teacher, acupressure therapist and later as Key-worker. Since August 2017 she is responsible for overseeing the running of RADE’s Rehab Service,  managing a team of three Project Support Workers and three counselors. Monika also facilitates a weekly Relapse Prevention Programme, looking at encouraging participants to change their drug-using behaviour through the use of CBT techniques, and  Community Reinforcement Approach.  Monika supervises the key-working of 18 programme participants.

Monika came to Ireland in Jan 2016 to study a Masters in Addiction studies from Dublin Business School (DBS) and passed her Postgraduation in June 2017. She also has  Certificate in Relapse Prevention skills, CRA, ASIST, and Introduction to Children First.

Monika has a proven background in Holistic sciences. She passed her graduation (BSc), Level 8 from India.  She also has a Diploma in acupressure, acupuncture, SUJOK acupuncture, Electro-homeopathy, Nutrition and health education, Naturopathy and Yoga sciences.

Her holistic background and the experience that she has gained thus far for 14 years provided her with many resources that will be helpful in her career in health sciences and drug recovery.

Supervisor & Art Facilitator
Cathal O’Grady

Cathal joined RADE in 2018 as a CE Supervisor, having previously worked in RADE as a support worker and arts facilitator from 2014 – 2016. He is a visual arts graduate of the Institute of Art, Design and Technology; a qualified solicitor; and also has many years’ experience working in local government.

CE Supervisor
Anne McDermott

Anne joined RADE in July 2018 as CE Supervisor.

Anne has an employment background in business management, however in early 2016 she was able to make a career move to the Community sector, something she had wanted for a long time.

Most recently, Anne worked as a Support Worker on a two-year education and training programme for women who have the dual issues of criminality and addiction. During that time she completed a Diploma in Community Drug and Alcohol Work through Urrus/UCD to add to a previous Diploma in Coaching, Certificate in Training and Development, MBA and MSc in Human Resource Leadership.

Anne feels passionately that everyone has the right to live a happy fulfilled life and is eager to support others in achieving this.

Support Worker
Jen Coogan

Jennifer Coogan joined RADE team in November 2017 as a Support Worker. She has a higher diploma in Drug and Alcohol Studies with second class Honours. Jennifer also has QQI Level-5 Certificate in Community Addiction Studies, certificate in Key-working and Care Planning, Relapse Prevention Skills, Peer Education Drugs Awareness Training, ASIST and Reiki Level-1.

Jennifer is a focused and energetic individual with a positive attitude. She has 2 years of experience working with alcohol and substance abusers at Ballyfermot Star. During her Journey at Ballyfermot, she has attended many workshops to improve her knowledge and skills.

Jennifer has excellent interpersonal skills and established with clients who have complex needs and challenging behaviour.

Support Worker
Meghana Ramchandran

Meghana joined RADE in June 2018 as a Volunteer Support Worker.

Support Worker
Vacant (currently recruiting)

Priya Palakkaparambil Rajendran

Priya started volunteer work with RADE in February 2018. She is having a pharmaceutical background and successfully completed her masters in addiction studies from DBS. She is very passionate with a positive and supportive attitude.


Lenny Abrahamson, film maker
Pom Boyd, writer, stand-up comic
Steven Burke, writer
Stuart Carolan, writer/producer
Jack Cawley, sound technician
Juliet Clancy, writer
Cathy Coughlan, dance artist
Tony Curtis, poet, broadcaster, member of Aosdána
Emma Downey, costume designer
Jason Figgis, camera man
Eugene Finn, film archivist
Maeve Ingoldsby, writer
Dan Keane, AV technician
Rodney Lee, acript writerfilm maker / editor
Declan Lynch, film editor
Malcolm MacClancy, writer
Trish Mcadam, film maker
Paula Meehan, poet, dramatist, member of Aosdána
Sean Millar, musician and songwriter
Gerry McDonnell, poet/playwright
Bren McElroy, actress
John McNamee, writer
Alessandro Molatore, film maker
Olga Criado Monleon, costume designer
Larry O Bryan, author
Joe O’Donnell, writer/magician
Mark O’Halloran, actor, writer
Darryn O’ Kane, Designer (costume & lighting)
Judith Ryan, actor, script writer and director
Dave Stone, film maker
Peter Young, stained glass artist
Paddy Lynch, comic creator, graphic designer
Deirdre Keirns, yoga Instructor
Brian Flanagan, film maker
Karl Parkenson, writer
John Cummins, rapper