Janine Epere

Janine Epere

CEO, Co-Founder and Clinical Services Manager Destiny Haven

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Janine spent her young adult life as a full time entertainer singing and playing in top venues around Australia. In 1994 after struggling with addictions she and her husband Lewis found freedom after spending a year in residential rehab. After leaving Sherwood Cliffs, Janine served the local church as worship leader until she entered full time study. In 2003 she graduated from Worldview Centre with honours – Bachelor of Intercultural Studies. She also has an advanced Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy, a Diploma in community services – Alcohol and other drugs and a Diploma in Comorbidity. She has completed a Master of Counselling. Janine is the Clinical Services Manager at Destiny Haven and is responsible for the programs, group work, individual learning modules and oversees the counsellors and counselling of clients. She is passionate about helping women know their true worth and value. Lewis and Janine have three adult children.



  • Masters of Counselling, 2017
  • Diploma Community Services (Alcohol and Other Drugs and Mental Health), 2013
  • Diploma Alcohol and Other Drugs, 2010
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy, 2007
  • Bachelor Intercultural Studies, Honours, 2003


  • 2017 – Telstra Women’s Business Awards, NSW Finalist
  • 2015 – Lifeline Newcastle & Hunter Steel Magnolia Award, Special Recognition Award
  • 2013 – Lifeline Newcastle & Hunter Steel Magnolia Award, Finalist