The Executive

Julie Babineau- Chief Executive Officer and Board Director

Julie has held leadership positions in the health and community services sectors in both Australia and Canada.  She has a wealth of experience in policy, planning and strategy as well as an extensive knowledge of the health needs of populations in need. For seven years Julie was the CEO NSW Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network, which serves a diverse and vulnerable population.  While CEO, Julie led substantial reforms at JH&FMHN that saw the expansion of services to courts, community and adolescent settings while promoting a patient centred approach. Julie is President of NADA, an advisory council member of NSW Ambulance and a non-executive director of Wellways, a not-for-profit mental health and disability organisation. Julie became CEO of Odyssey House in 2016 and joined the Board as an Executive Director in 2019.

Lyn Mackenzie, Director Finance and Commercial Services and Company Secretary


David Kelly, Director Programs

David has worked in the Alcohol and Other Drug and associated sectors for almost 20 years, including working in Therapeutic Communities, Residential Rehabilitation programs, and Day and Community based programs. David has also worked within Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and has held senior leadership and Board roles across Alcohol and Other Drugs, Mental Health, Housing and Homelessness, Out Of Home Care and a range of other program areas. David holds graduate and post-graduate qualifications in Psychology, Social Health, Addiction Studies and Management and Business Administration, including an MBA. David is passionately committed to supporting those who are experiencing marginalisation and disadvantage in a holistic way and to improving organisation’s capacity to work with them.


Di Robinson, Director Development and Engagement


Peter Reuben, Principal, Odyssey College