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The Forster Foundation for Drug Rehabilitation Incorporated is an incorporated Not For Profit community based organisation formed in 1978 to provide services to individuals experiencing problems with drug misuse, including alcohol.

The Foundation’s governance comprises: 

  • a governance structure of Patron, Board, and employed staff at Banyan House
  • an integrated planning and reporting program comprising a 3 year strategic plan for the Foundation, annual operational plans including risk management for Banyan House and an annual report.

Governance Structure


Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O'Halloran AM


Position Name
Chairperson Associate Professor Robert Parker, BA(Hons), B Med, Dracog, Afrachse, Franzcp
Deputy Chair Ms Jen Upton (GAICD)
Treasurer Ms Sarah Brightwell
Public Officer Mr Peter Boyce
Secretary A/Prof Simon Moss
Committee members: Ms Kathy Katras, Mr Peter Boyce, Dr Philip Ventry

Banyan House Management:

Position Name
Chief Executive Officer Phil Blunt
Clinical Services Manager Leon Gailitis
Business/HR Manager Trudy Allpike

AGM & Membership

The Forster Foundation is holding its AGM on Thursday the 29th November 2018 at 5:30pm. People who wish to nominate for membership or a Board Office, should contact Banyan House on 8942 7400 for a Membership Nomination Form, complete the form and send to:

The Chairman
Forster Foundation Board
PO Box 312
Berrimah NT 0828