TRENT HADDOW – Chairperson

Trent is the Lead Pastor of a local church that played an integral role in getting Destiny Haven up and running in 2007. He has a heart to see people live a transformed life, to be free from the oppression of life controlling issues such as those the Diamonds experience before coming to Destiny.  He loves that Destiny incorporates biblical principles as part of its overall process in the restoration journey for the Diamonds, allowing them opportunity to discover a faith filled, transformed life. Trent has a trade in horticulture and completed his CertIV in Ministry in 2012 . He has been a Senior Pastor for 10 years, plays the piano and bass guitar and is married with 2 children.

Janine Profile

JANINE EPERE – Public Officer

Janine is the CEO and Clinical Services Manager of Destiny Haven. After experiencing her own recovery journey in a residential rehabilitation program with husband Lewis in 1994, she entered into full time study and gained considerable experience in rehabilitation services. In 2003 she graduated from Worldview Centre with honours – Bachelor of Intercultural Studies. She has an advanced Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy, a Diploma in community services – Alcohol and other drugs and a Diploma in Comorbidity, and completed a Master of Counselling in 2017. Janine and Lewis founded Destiny Haven in 2007 and have served in the organisation ever since.

JULIA SMITH – Director       

Julia holds significant experience in management and administration across a range of industries, including a role as Private and Confidential Secretary to the most senior Directors at NBN Television, Newcastle. A local to the Brookfield area, Julia has faithfully served Destiny Haven in the role of Office Manager and Personal Assistant to the CEO on a volunteer basis since the organisation’s opening in 2007. Julia has been instrumental in the development and facilitation of many of Destiny Haven’s income generation and public relations activities.  

ALISON GILBERT – Director                                      

Alison’s heart is to see peoples’ lives transformed physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, financially, and socially. When she was a teenager she experienced Janine’s intervention, prompted by Christ, which enabled her life to be set in a different direction. She has joined the Board of Destiny Haven to be part of a team, and community, that enables the loving, nurturing, supportive environment that is Destiny Haven to go from strength to strength and provide many more women the opportunity for their lives to be transformed. Alison has also held a long-term vision to see centres like Destiny Haven come into existence to support men, and families as a whole. She is a proud descendent of the Anaiwan/Nganyaywana people group of the New England Tablelands. She is an avid supporter of regenerative agriculture; cottage industry & SME; and social enterprise. Among Alison’s academic achievements are her Diploma of Business; Diploma of Leadership & Management; and Diploma of Christian Counselling. She is director of a real estate company, a mortgage broking company and is a partner in an accounting firm. Alison and her husband, Adam, have 4 children.

JOY VAN NAMEN – Director                                      

Bio coming soon.

CASEY BILLING – Treasurer 

Bio coming soon.