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Imke Venter

Imke is a single mom of two and IT Professional and entrepreneur. At a broken point in her life, she realised that the end of her story may not be a good one. After a lifetime of active addiction, through her fellowship and a 12 step program, she found recovery. This has given her...

John Ritchie

John Ritchie spent to years as an Assistant Pastor, before deciding to embark on a professional career. He is now a retired electronics engineer, having spent most of his working life at a radar company in the Technopark, Stellenbosch. He has recently embarked on a tutoring career for high school students, teaching maths and...

Reto Reolon

Lecturer & Programme Creator Recovery Direct Reto is a dynamic, brilliantly spoken and most importantly, fantastic at conveying complex information and messages in a way that is both understandable and relatable. He has been heavily involved in the creation of the psychoeducational content that is implemented at Recovery Direct and has a particular interest...

Gary Breytenbach

I needed help. Badly. I was desperate. However – I struggled to find it. That’s because my background has resulted in my being driven by a need for evidence. I need to know that whatever I am medically engaging in is being driven by studies, statistics and above all – that it LOGICALLY MAKES...

Dr. Michael Demask

Dr. Michael P. Demask, PhD, LP, has contributed to both mental health and addiction recovery services for more than 32 years in the USA and various other countries. His published research in peer review journals has included both clinical and research studies. Dr. Demask is retired from his position as Dean Professor of the...

WARREN LUCAS

Warren Lucas is an Exercise Scientist, registered for a PhD in Medicine (Exercise Science) at the University of Cape Town, and a PhD Scientist Intern at the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council. Warren obtained his Masters in Sport, Recreation and Exercise Science at the University...

DR. RODGER MEYER

Dr Rodger Meyer has been an addiction treatment specialist for most of his professional life. He obtained his MBChB, Medicine – from the University of Cape Town in 1979. Dr Meyer has hugely contributed to the development of the recovery industry in South Africa and more specifically Cape Town. Today South Africa is known...

NURAIN TISAKER

I initially trained as a clinical social worker before doing my Master’s in clinical psychology training at the University of Cape Town. I’ve worked in in-patient psychiatric, addiction and eating disorder treatment centres over the past 13 years. This has afforded me with a wealth of experience in the in-patient settings. My approach is...

SIMON HOARE

I am passionate about helping and assisting clients on a partnership basis. I believe strongly in the value individuals can add to organisations and enjoy engaging individuals to help them grow and develop. I combine my experience and knowledge of Industrial/Organisational and Occupational Psychology with various coaching models to deliver an integrated coaching service....

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