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Peter Matthews

Executive Manager, Community AOD Programs Peter has worked in the Health and Welfare field for over 35 years. Initially trained as a Social Worker, he has completed a Psychology Degree, and more recently a Health Services Management Diploma. He has worked in the areas of child welfare, general counselling, training and a significant time in […]

Eric Allan

Executive Manager, Residential Services Eric has been the Executive Manager of the residential services at Odyssey House Victoria for over 15 years. Eric established the award winning Circuit Breaker program in North East Victoria in 2005. Eric is a board member and past president of the Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association which seeks to promote quality […]

Jeff Wilson

Executive Manager, Finance and Company Secretary Jeff is a qualified accountant with some 45 years experience in financial operations, management accounting, project management, general management and administration. Most of this experience having been gained in senior executive finance positions in the public sector. Additionally, Jeff has substantial experience in major project work and business strategy […]

Neos Zavrou

Executive Manager, Community Programs and Odyssey Institute Neos is a registered psychologist and has worked in the alcohol and other drug field for over 30 years.Neos oversees the Odyssey Community Services and the Odyssey Institute (Training Unit). Odyssey Community Services offers a range of programs targeted to Alcohol and Other Drug Users and their families. […]

Janet Beaumont

Director of Development Janet was born in Liverpool, England and migrated to Australia in 1998. Janet has worked in Fundraising and Development in the not-for-profit sector for more than 20 years. Originally from a corporate background, she entered not-for-profits in 1994 becoming the CEO of Liverpool One Parent Families Trust. Janet was also on the […]

Staff Recognition at the NIDA Awards

Photo of David Dryden and his award

Late last year, David Dryden, one of the senior therapists in our residential program was inducted to the Coralea Honor Roll at the National Indigenous Drug & Alcohol Awards. The Coralie Ober Honor Roll recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals who have made a significant contribution, over a considerable period of time (at least […]

Turning the First Sod for Gippsland Residential Rehabilitation program

Turning the sod at HOPE in Gippsland

The Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester MP and Loy Yang B Power Station – Alinta Energy Australia General Manager, Tony Hicks, marked the formal sod turning for the Hope Restart Centre (HRC) being built in Gippsland. HRC Chair, Peter Down, and State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull MP and many others attended. Darren Chester […]

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

Geok Wong donates to Odyssey House Victoria

When people come to Odyssey House for help and enter our residential rehabilitation program, almost all have neglected their physical health for some time. The daily toll of addiction can have an enormous physical and mental effect on a person’s body. Even if a person has made the transition onto medicated drug replacement (pharmacotherapy) such as Methodone, […]