Board of Directors
WANADA's Board of Directors is comprised of agency and individual delegates, who each bring a wealth of experience and knowledge of AOD issues. The directors oversee the organisation's activities.
Professor Mike Daube, Chair
Professor Mike Daube is Director of the McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth and the Public Health Advocacy Institute. He has worked on alcohol and drug issues for many years, and was previously also Director General of Health for WA and Chair of the WA Alcohol and Drug Authority. He was recently Deputy Chair of the Federal Government's Preventative Health Taskforce. He is also currently Chair of the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol, President of the Australian Council on Smoking and Health and with Professor Fiona Stanley co-convenor of the WA Alliance for Action on Alcohol and Youth.
Ann Deanus, Vice Chair
Ann is the Chief Executive Officer of Womens Health and Family Services, which provides generalist health services to women in inner city Perth and north metropolitan regions, and information/ education services to women and health professionals throughout Western Australia. Services offered include a non-residential treatment service for women experiencing problems with their own or someone else's drug use, and a support service to women who are pregnant and/or parenting and use illicit substances (Pregnancy, Early Parenting and Illicit Substance Use Project).
Debra Zanella, Treasurer
Debra is Chief Executive Officer of Hope Community Services, a not-for-profit, faith based organisation with over a century of experience providing much needed support to Western Australians affected by alcohol, drugs and disadvantage: young people, adults, their families and communities. Today, Hope offers a range of services that include counselling, adult rehabilitation, supported youth accommodation as well as education and support to at risk young people, operating in the Pilbara, Midwest, Goldfields and Metropolitan areas.
In keeping with Hope's goal of providing a variety of high quality services, plans to open a Therapeutic Community in the midwest area are currently underway.
Carol Daws, Secretary
Carol is the Chief Executive Director of Cyrenian House. Cyrenian offers a therapeutic community, including a residential service for women and children, and various outpatient services. Cyrenian assists individuals and families affected by their own or another's illicit and/or licit drug use.
Sheila is CEO of Palmerston Association. Ms McHale was previously a Member of the Western Australian Parliament from 1996 to 2008. Sheila served in opposition as the spokesperson for Health, the Arts and Heritage. In 2001, Sheila was appointed a Cabinet Minister. Over the eight years she had various portfolio responsibilities which included Disability Services and Community Development. Her work as Minister for Community Development and Disability gave Sheila significant insight into family trauma and breakdown as a consequence of alcohol and drug use. Before her parliamentary career Sheila had an extensive career in industrial relations, and educational and social policy research fields relating to social disadvantage in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Daniel is Executive Director of the Aboriginal Alcohol & Drug Service Inc (AADS). His Father Noongar and Mother Yamatji have maintained strong traditional family lines. Daniel has dedicated much of his free time and energy to his community through roles including Chairperson of Noongar Mia Mia PTY LTD, representative to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission’s (ATSIC) Perth Noongar Regional Council, and as a member of both the Gordon Reid Foundation for Youth Fund and the National Indigenous Youth Leadership Group. Daniel’s studies have included Indigenous Community Leadership (FaHCSIA), Community Management and Development (Curtin), AICD Company Directors training, Public Sector Administration and other professional development programs related to social service and justice delivery while engaged in Family and Children’s Services and other government departments.
Angie is the CEO of Holyoake. Holyoake provides a comprehensive range of family focused services to people of all ages experiencing problems related to their own or someone else's alcohol or other drug use. Services offered include individual and group counselling, education and support at sites in Victoria Park, Midland, Northam and Narrogin as well as outreach services to local communities. Holyoake also provides accredited and non-accredited training across Australia as a Registered Training Organisation and as part of their DRUMBEAT Program.
Andrew is Chief Executive Officer of Milliya Rumurra Aboriginal Corporation's Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre, based in Broome. Although Milliya Rumurra primarliy offers treatment and rehabilitation services for Indigenous residents, non-Indigenous people are accepted.
Louise is Executive Officer of the WA Substance Users' Association (WASUA). Incorporated in 1996, WASUA's aim is to improve the health and social circumstances of people who use illicit substances in WA.
Ken is the CEO of Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation. Prior to taking this position Ken has worked as CEO of Mindaribba Local Aboriginal Land Council in NSW and as CEO of the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Consultative Committee (QATSIECC), which later became the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (MACATSIE), Regional Coordinator for the Department of Communities and as a Senior Policy Officer for Education Queensland. He has also developed, managed and operated his own business delivering programs for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander youth at risk.