Executive Officer, NIDAC Secretariat

Ms Gilchrist commenced working with the ANCD in 2006 and with NIDAC in 2009. Ms Gilchrist has worked for the past 32 years in the AOD and mental health sector at both government and non-government levels. She has worked in a number of roles, including that of director at a non-government drug and alcohol facility in Darwin, in areas of acute and forensic mental health as a psychiatric nurse, as well as a senior policy and project officer with NT Department of Health and Community Services.

Ms Gilchrist has a particular interest in residential drug and alcohol treatment services including the therapeutic community model of treatment, Indigenous AOD issues and workforce development issues. Ms Gilchrist has completed a Bachelor of Nursing Degree, a Masters of Mental Health and a Diploma in Business Management.