Our team

Dovetail provides clinical advice and professional support to workers, services and communities who engage with young people affected by alcohol and other drug use. We offer free training, resources, and telephone advice to any Queensland-based professional who works with young people.

Karen Petty - Program Manager

Karen is an Occupational Therapist with over 15 years’ experience working in dual diagnosis and tobacco treatment across a range of inpatient and community settings. She has also recently completed a Masters Degree in Addiction Studies. Karen has an interest in trauma-informed care and loves travelling and being in nature!

Photograph of Bec Mounsey

Bec Mounsey - Social Worker

Bec graduated as a Social Worker in 2013. She has supported both young people and adults in her roles as youth worker, family case manager, group work facilitator and alcohol and other drugs counsellor in the not-for-profit sector. Bec has a particular interest in complex trauma and its link to AOD use. She is passionate about reducing the stigma and shame felt by people in AOD treatment.


Karl Lacis - Social Worker

Karl has worked in the youth alcohol and drug sector in direct practice through to service management roles both in Australia and the United Kingdom. More recently he has worked in Queensland’s child, youth and family support sector on sector and workforce planning and development initiatives. He now brings these two worlds together to support a sustainable youth AOD workforce in Queensland. Karl is passionate about social justice… and surfing!

Cameron Francis - Social Worker

Cameron is a Social Worker with over twenty years' experience in the youth alcohol and other drug sector in roles spanning individual counselling, outreach and peer education. Commencing with Dovetail at the project's inception in 2010, Cameron combines a systems-approach with an extensive knowledge of alcohol and other drugs in order to support the workforce to better respond to complex problems in young people.

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