A leader in alcohol and other drug services

Directions Health Services has provided treatment and support to people and concerned others impacted by alcohol, drugs and other addictions for more than forty years.

We are a specialist drug treatment service funded primarily by ACT Health and the Australian Government Department of Health.

Over the years our programs have evolved and adapted to suit the community’s ever-changing needs and reflect the latest social and scientific research.
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Our Vision, Mission, Values, Strategic Plan, Annual Report & Financial Statement

  • Our Vision
    Addiction free communities, where lives are transformed and families can be families.
  • Our Mission
    To instill hope without judgment; to work in partnership to maximise health and wellbeing.
  • Our Values

Board

Directions is incorporated under Assisting Drug Dependents Inc and trades under the business name of Directions Health Services. Directions is governed by a voluntary board that oversee the organisation’s strategic direction. The current Board comprises:

Frank Quinlan –
President

Frank believes in getting the most out of life. When he’s not running a marathon or taking to the skies as a recreational flyer he is working to improve the lives of others. For more than 20 years he has been active in the not-for-profit sector including …read more

Ken Wedgwood –
Vice President/Secretary

Ken is a professional with a conscience. As a Certified Practicing Accountant, Ken has an extensive career in finance both in Australia and overseas and has held a number of senior positions including as Chief Internal Auditor for the Australian Government Department …read more

Peter Norton –
Treasurer
Paul Walshe OAM –
Board Member

Paul works for ActewAGL and is responsible for branding, media, marketing, communications, digital, sponsorships and event management. Paul has worked for the organisation for over 35 years and is well known in the community for his work with many sporting groups and charities. …read more

Amy Kilpatrick –
Board Member

Amy has worked as a lawyer in social justice areas for many years and has a passion for public interest legal work. After establishing Street Law Outreach Legal Service in 2010, Amy moved into corporate governance advising.

Ben Duggan –
Board Member

Ben is a local teacher passionate about equity. He has worked in the education and political sectors over the past decade. …read more

Andrew Fraser –
Board Member

Andrew Fraser has been practising as a criminal defender in Canberra for eight years after committing journalism for almost three decades straight, save for a short break as a political staffer.
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Patrick McKenna –
Board Member

Pat is the currently the Director of Compliance and Governance at St Vincent de Paul Society for the Canberra/Goulburn Archdiocese. …read more

Dr Betty Domazet –
Board Member
Justice Richard Refshauge –
Patron

Justice Richard Refshauge has played a pivotal role in Directions’ work in the community for more than 40 years.
He was a founding member. …read more

 

Our Management

Bronwyn Hendry –
Chief Executive Officer

Bronwyn has over 30 years in mental health, and more recently, alcohol and other drug services.   Prior to joining Directions in 2013, Bronwyn was the Director Mental Health in the Northern Territory for 11 years…read more

Stephanie Stephens –
Director – Service Delivery

 

Ram Naik –
Director – Finance & ICT

 

Carolyn Andreae –
HR & Operations Manager
Meg Diggle –
Arcadia House Manager
Corrina Trimarchi –
Quality, Evaluation & Service Development Manager

Corrina has been employed in quality and service development roles in the community sector for over 10 years, after a number of years focused on teaching and progressing post graduate social research. With experience in audit, accreditation, policy development…read more