Miss Heather Boland has a background in religious education and in special educational needs. She lives in Newtownabbey and is an active lay preacher in the Methodist Church.
Miss Patricia Boyd has a background in finance (accounting, governance and probity) within the National Health Service, including serving on the former Eastern Health and Social Services Board’s Drugs and Alcohol Awareness Team.
Mr Tom Briggs was a Managing Director of a main car/van dealership in Belfast and is currently vice-president of Knock Motor Cycle and Car Club.
Dr Paul Darragh is a former Public Health Physician. He is also an active charity and church worker.
Mr Ronnie Gibson was an Engineer and a Company Accountant. He is currently an active Church & Charity Worker
Mr Edward Johnson has a background in Banking, Finance and Marketing. He is also actively involved with his local church.
Rev Jack Lamb has been the Minister of Townsend Street Presbyterian Church, Belfast since 1995, working in an inner city community, which has a high level of alcohol and drugs dependency.
Mr Jason Nicholson has been employed in the charity sector for the last fourteen years. Married to Claire and father to three children, he has a strong interest in the compassionate and practical outworkings of the Christian faith.
Dr Diana Patterson OBE (awarded for services to substance misuse) is a retired Addictions Psychiatrist, who was responsible for the addictions service in Belfast covering alcohol and drugs.
Dr G Pickering is a Christian GP and forensic medical officer. Also wife to Iain and mum to William and Anna. She is thankful that the Lord has given her the opportunity to work in a voluntary capacity with ITL and also with Portadown Temperance Council in a constant battle against the horrors of addiction. She is also thankful to the Lord for health and strength to remain busy!
Rev Jim Rea MBE is a former President of the Methodist Church in Ireland and has a Research Masters Degree on The Nature of Alcohol Addiction from the University of Oxford.
Mr A Wood had a work background at both local government and civil service levels; as well as church administration at local level and, following retirement, centrally. Including nine years as Lay Treasurer to the Methodist Church in Ireland.