Our Staff

Jill Smith


Jill joined CAAPS as CEO in July 2013. Over 25 years she has worked with the community and government agencies in NSW and the NT. Jill is the current Chairperson of the peak body for Drug and Alcohol Services in the NT AADANT, and a Board member of NTCOSS. ‘I felt I could help CAAPS deliver while reflecting on core principles of capacity building for Aboriginal people, working alongside the CAAPS Board and staff while bringing my leadership experience in the NGO sector to the CEO role.’

Elizabeth Stubbs

Deputy CEO

Elizabeth has worked in our organisation over many years in different positions including client-facing roles and management roles. She brings great experience to the clinical governance of the organisation and is instrumental in promoting cultural safety for our clients, staff, and community stakeholders. Elizabeth currently oversees the operation of CAAPS programs and services.

Charlotte Taylor

Integrated Services Manager

Charlotte has worked with CAAPS over the last 5 years. Originating from the UK Charlotte brings great skill and commitment to her work. Charlotte oversees a number of programs and services including  HOS, Intake HASI, IFPS, and Health. Charlotte also manages integrated systems across the service.

Leah Cawood

Office Manager

Leah commenced with CAAPS in late 2019 as the Office Manager and has worked in various NT Government Agencies and in the private sector around Darwin. She has experience in facilities management, corporate administration, and emergency management. A born and bred Territorian, she is dedicated to the NT and supporting her community.

Cassandra Fisk

Clinical Coordinator Youth Service

Cass has recently started with CAAPS after moving to the NT in August 2020 and is the Clinical Coordinator for Youth Services. Cass brings a wealth of knowledge regarding intensive therapeutic residential care, trauma-informed practice, strength-based interventions, youth mental health, and child protection. Cass was worked with youth for over 17 years and is passionate about bringing support and empowering youth to reach their maximum potential.

Martin Blakemore

Clinical Coordinator AOD

Martin has been working at CAAPS for the last few years in the AOD program delivering psychoeducation programs to adult clients. Martin comes with experience in humanitarian and corrections work and is currently completing a Batchelor’s in humanitarian studies.

Katryna Kennedy

Darrandirra Child and Family Centre Coordinator

Kat has recently joined CAAPS to coordinate our Northern Suburbs Child and Family Centre. Originally from WA, Kat has spent the last 8 years making Darwin home, working in and around the Northern Suburb with children, youth, and families to support positive wellbeing outcomes and assisting them to reach their full potential. Kat brings experience and knowledge in local systems networks and strengthening families and communities through strengths-based, trauma-informed, and collective impact frameworks.