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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


His Honour Professor the Honourable Hugh Heggie PSM


Position Name
Chairperson Associate Professor Robert Parker, BA(Hons), B Med, Dracog, Afrachse, Franzcp
Treasurer Ms Jyoti Vemuri
Public Officer Mr Peter Boyce
Secretary Mr Patrick Goda
Committee members: Ms Marybeth Pereira, Mr Andrew Harris, Ms Khami Aughterson, Mr Michael Pulu

Banyan House Management:

Position Name
Chief Executive Officer Phil Blunt
Program Manager Rose Dos Reis
Intake & Assessment Manager Dorian Goodall

AGM & Membership

The Forster Foundation will hold its AGM in 14th November 2024. Any changes to the date and time will be available one month out. 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