ODYSSEY HOUSE VICTORIA: Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment, Training & Support

Patrons and Ambassadors

PATRONS AND AMBASSADORS

Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC
Governor of Victoria

On 1 July 2015, the Honourable Linda Dessau AM was sworn in as Victoria’s 29th Governor, the first female in the role.Governor Dessau was born in Melbourne in 1953, and was educated at St Catherine’s Girls’ School, matriculating in 1969, before attending the University of Melbourne, where she gained the degree of LLB (Hons). In 1975 she was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria…

Dennis Armfield

Dennis Armfield is a former player with the Carlton Football Club competing in the Australian Football League. Born in Canberra, Dennis was raised in Perth and drafted from Swan Districts in the 2007 AFL National Draft. He played his first senior game for Carlton in 2008 and reached the significant 100 game milestone in 2013…

Laura Turner

Laura Turner is a senior reporter for Channel Nine and returned in early 2017 from a two year stint as the US Correspondent. She has covered some of the biggest news stories in the world including the mass shooting deaths of fifty people in Orlando Florida, the election campaign of Donald Trump, and the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flights MH370 and MH17…

Dave Pate

After ten years of increasing drug and alcohol dependance, and surviving increasingly life threatening situations, I voluntarily entered Odyssey House Victoria’s Therapeutic Community (TC) in Lower Plenty in early 2007.   I graduated the program in mid 2009 after 2 and a half years as a resident…