Staff

Project Director

Gill McCaw
gill@rade.ie

Gill started working with RADE in January 2022 as an Interim Project Director. Her career to date has been a merging of both theatre and business. Her responsibilities have combined management, finance and marketing roles within large multinationals, a marketing agency, and for her own start-up. 

 Gill joined Gúna Nua Theatre as Executive Producer in 2018. Since then Gúna Nua has produced the critically acclaimed Bread Not Profits, by Mike Finn, at Cleeve’s Factory, Limerick, in April 2019, a national and international tour of the award-winning The Morning After the Life Before by Ann Blake, and in 2020, Appropriate by Sarah-Jane Scott at the Origins 1st Irish Theatre Festival in New York. Gill produced Gúna Nua’s production of ‘Stronger’ by Geoff Power, for the Dublin Theatre Festival 2021.  

Gill previously produced the sell-out Lunatic, There I Go, at the Civic Theatre in 2018, a stage adaptation of Hanna Greally’s Bird’s Nest Soup, written by Gill with concept by Andrea Scott, for Floating World Productions as part of First Fortnight Festival. Prior to that Gill produced Green Street, the sell-out hit of Dublin Fringe Festival 2012, a site-specific production set in Dublin’s Green Street Courthouse and written also by Gill with Sarah Binchy, Geoff Power and Pauline Shanahan. As co-founder of Percolate Theatre, Gill produced two rehearsed readings of new writers’ work at Bewley’s Cafe Theatre and Project Arts Centre. Gill’s early business career in strategic marketing included manager roles working for Sheraton Hotels’ Europe, Africa and Middle East management division and Hertz Europe, both based in London. She also worked as a marketing consultant with clients in the technology and travel sectors. Gill also founded and managed a SME in the health and wellness sector for four years, also in London before returning to Dublin in 1999. 

CE Supervisor 

Monika Rampal (Rehab & Training Coordinator) 
monika@rade.ie 

Monika has Masters in Education from Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick and Masters in Addiction studies from Dublin Business School. She has Certificates in Relapse Prevention skills, ASIST, Introduction to Children First, and she is also a Accredited CRA Practitioner.

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. Monika’s holistic background and the experience that she has gained thus far has provided her with many resources that will be helpful in her career in health sciences and addiction recovery.

Monika started working with RADE team during 2016 as a 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 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, SWOT analysis, and  Community Reinforcement Approach.  Monika supervises the key-working of both CE and HSE programme participants.

CE Supervisor 

Aida Rinkevieciene (Finance & Administration) 
aida@rade.ie 

Aida joined RADE in January 2021 as a CE supervisor. She is in-charge of payroll, administration, and accounts.

Support Worker (CE)

Jack Beglin
jack@rade.ie

Jack started working with RADE in November 2021. 

Support Worker (CE)

Dermot Byrne
dermot@rade.ie

Dermot started working with RADE in May 2022. 

Support Worker (CE)

Thomas McCarthy
thomas@rade.ie

Drug & Alcohol Project Worker 

Ruaidhri McAuliffe
ruaidhri@rade.ie

Ruaidhri has more than 20 years’ experience working with people who use drugs beginning as a volunteer in Merchant’s Quay in 1993. He spent five years working in Ana Liffey’s low threshold services before becoming Coordinator of UISCE in 2005, a post he occupied until 2016. Ruaidhri was a member of the North Inner City Drugs Task Force throughout that time. He has also served on the boards of Chrysalis Community Drug Project and the Irish Penal Reform Trust.

Ruaidhri has an academic background in Sociology and Social Research and maintains a strong belief in social justice and human rights for people who use drugs. 

Drug & Alcohol Project Worker 

Karen Pierce
keran@rade.ie

Karen has started working with RADE in June 2021. Karen is graduated with a BA in Social Care at Dublin Institute of Technology in 2015 and  has worked as a recreational and community engagement worker for individuals in crisis accommodation. 

Volunteer 

Tobias Constien
volunteer@rade.ie

Tobias has started volunteering for RADE in May 2022. He is a graduate of the Dramatherapy program at the Nürtingen-Geislingen University (Germany) and is currently pursuing a degree in psychology at Trinity College Dublin.

Artists who have worked with RADE

Lenny Abrahamson, filmmaker
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, cameraman
Eugene Finn, film archivist
Maeve Ingoldsby, writer
Dan Keane, AV technician
Rodney Lee, scriptwriter, filmmaker/editor
Declan Lynch, film editor
Malcolm MacClancy, writer
Trish Mcadam, filmmaker
Paula Meehan, poet, dramatist, member of Aosdána
Sean Millar, musician, and songwriter
Gerry McDonnell, poet/playwright
Bren McElroy, actress
John McNamee, writer
Alessandro Molatore, filmmaker
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, scriptwriter and director
Dave Stone, filmmaker
Peter Young, stained glass artist
Paddy Lynch, comic creator, graphic designer
Karl Parkinson, writer
Caroline Coffey, drama facilitator
Deirdre Keirns,
Yoga Instructor
Brian Flanagan,
filmmaker
John Cummins, rapper
Elida Maiques, 
comic facilitator
John Devoy,
art facilitator
David Stone,
 Film making facilitator
Gabrielle Breathnach,
 drama facilitator
Gary Boyd,
Film Trainer
Alison Nea, Costume Designer
Joe Caslin, Street Artist, Illustrator, Art Teacher
Colm Keegan, Writer and Poet
Trevor Knight, Musician and Composer
David Butler, writer 
Cormac Lennon, Yoga Instructor
Niamh Lawlor, Puppet artist, art Teacher
Orla McGovern, Storytelling teacher 
Clara Monahan, Song writer 
Nicole Rourke, Creative Writing Facilitator   
Sorsha Galvin, Collage Art Facilitator