Founder & Conference Director
Samantha Quinlan has worked in the Behavioural Mental and Emotional Health sector for 15 years and is a founder of iCAAD. She has an extensive knowledge and network on specialist issues and highlights across the addictions and behavioural health sector.
In 2003 Sam founded the Leading Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (LEAP) charity whilst also starting a residential addictions facility. Sam completed a foundation degree in general counselling in 2012, she is also a qualified facilitator of Equine Therapy.
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.