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


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 –

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

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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Justice Richard Refshauge –

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

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


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


Justin Steven –
Director – Finance & ICT


Kim Fleming –
Manager Arcadia House

Kim has worked in the non-government ATOD sector for 29 years, bringing a wealth of knowledge to Directions broadly, and Arcadia House specifically. She has worked in the NSW and local ATOD sectors, including We Help Ourselves (WHOS). …read more

Mary-Anne Struthers –
Human Resources Development Leader

Mary-Anne has a wide range of experience in administrative and HR roles having worked across the private, public, academic and community sectors. This includes nearly two years as HR Manager …read more

Tracey Hughes –
Manager – Community Services

Tracey commenced working in the community sector in 2000 with Women’s services and then focused working within the ATOD field. Tracey has held numerous clinical and leadership roles …read more

Corrina Trimarchi –
Program Evaluation & Performance Analyst