About Samantha Quinlan – Director – iCAAD.COM
Samantha Quinlan has worked in the Behavioural Mental and Emotional Health sector for 15 years and is one of the founders of iCAAD. She has an extensive knowledge and network on specialist issues and highlights across the addictions and behavioural health sector.
She founded the Leading Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (LEAP) charity, alongside starting a residential addictions facility in 2003.
She has devised and delivered programs for vulnerable adults and young people, adolescents with extreme childhood trauma, work place leadership and solutions and adults with learning disabilities.
Sam is committed to her own personal development and leadership skills and regularly attends conferences and intensive courses including the LCP at ONSITE workshops.
She sits as co-chair on the UFENow ethics committee as the co- chair to the “International Collaborative Committee (Cultural, Migration and International Ethical Issues)”and she is on the fundraising committee of International Animal Rescue.
Her future aim is to provide a platform to support the end of modern slavery and human trafficking and to improve the psychosocial elements of communities that have suffered due to critical conflict.
She trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in production and stage management and In 1990s founded the Brighton & Hove Fringe Festival, The festival is a leading event in the yearly cultural calendar.
In her spare time she builds theatre sets and supports her daughters performing arts teachers in school productions and would one day love to perform again!