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Who are we?

Peter Burnheim,
Executive Officer

Katie Flynn,
Coordination and Communications Manager

Carli Finch, Administration and Finance Officer

Britt Guy, Youth Policy Advisor

The Association of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies Northern Territory (AADANT) Incorporated is the peak body for Alcohol and Other Drugs treatment services in the Northern Territory.

As an independent, membership-driven, not-for-profit association, we work with our members to support and strengthen Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) service delivery for people who experience harmful substance use in the Northern Territory.

Our mission is to build and maintain a strong, sustainable and culturally diverse AOD sector that works together to reduce alcohol and drug-related related harm across the Northern Territory.


AADANT acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live, work and walk

Our Board

Chairperson - Jill Smith, CEO CAAPSChairperson - Jill Smith, CEO CAAPS

Jill moved to the Territory from NSW 2011, and brings many years of senior leadership experience in the youth, AOD and community services sectors.

Holding Master's level qualifications in child and adolescent welfare, Jill has a background working to promote social justice and children's rights, and continues to advocate for people in our community who do not have the strongest voices when it comes to public debate and policy development.

As the CEO of the Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Programs Jill shares a particular interest ensuring Territorians have access to quality services, our workforce have opportunities to access professional development along with best practice resources, and collectively we maintain a strong commitment to improve the lives of our most vulnerable people.


Deputy Chair - Vacant


Treasurer - Carole Taylor, CEO DASA









Secretary - Vacant






Public Officer - Stephen Versteegh, ED FORWAARD

Stephen has been embedded in the Northern Territory community for more than 40 years, having lived in Alice Springs and now residing in Darwin. 

He is the Executive Director of FORWAARD Aboriginal Corporation, previously occupying several senior positions within the Employment and Training sector. Stephen is an accomplished senior leader, with over 20 years’ experience in the corporate arena.

Stephen has strong credentials as a board member. He has previously completed five years as a member of the Electrical Workers and Contractors and Licencing Board, as well as holding committee positions on several of the Northern Territory’s Training Advisory Boards.

Stephen brings to the AADANT Board, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, he also has a solid understanding of corporate governance and has leadership proficiency. He is well qualified for the role, having gained a Batchelor of Education as well as having Diploma qualifications in Education, Business, Leadership and Management and Human Resource Management.

Stephen is an advocate for the AOD sector and is steadfastly resolved to building enterprise capability, to ensure that clients continue to receive high-quality, relevant treatment and support.


Ordinary Member - Kerri Diamond, Chief Operations Officer, Bushmob


Ordinary Member - Mark Gasparis, Kalano Community Association Aboriginal Corporation 

Ordinary Member - Luke Nox, Amity Community Services




Our Strategic Plan

2019-2022 Strategic Plan

Our Constitution

AADANT Constitution 2017

Our Annual Reports

AADANT Annual Report 2020-2021

AADANT Annual Report 2019-2020

AADANT Annual Report 2018-2019

AADANT Annual Report 2017-2018

AADANT Annual Report 2016-2017

AADANT Annual Report 2015-2016

AADANT Annual Report 2014-2015

AADANT Annual Report 2013-2014