Our vision is for a New Zealand which recognises the role played by families/whānau and friends and supports the needs of families and communities affected by alcohol and other drug misuse.

Our Mission is to assist families and friends to deal with alcohol and other drug misuse in a way that strengthens relationships and achieves positive outcomes.

Board of Trustees


John Barr – Chairperson

Pauline Stewart PhDTrustee

Margaret Hughes PhDTrustee
Senior Academic Lecturer

Ken Daniels ONZMTrustee
Adjunct Professor – Social Work

Peter FernandoTrustee
Senior Legal Associate


Pauline Stewart PhDExecutive Officer and Founder

Lynette CrestaniAdministrator

Greg BrownManager


Brenda Lowe-Johnson