Bretine Curtis was appointed Interim Executive Director in December 2019.
Bretine’s 25 years of experience in mental health, alcohol and other drugs and suicide prevention is underscored by her passion for systems and service improvement.
Before joining the Commission in early 2019, Bretine held senior leadership positions in the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service. As the Interim Executive Director, Mental Health and Specialised Services, she was responsible for the region’s mental health and drug and alcohol services, primary health services in prisons, and statewide forensic mental health, learning, research and benchmarking programs.
She also held a Director role in service development and performance, leading the development and monitoring of strategic and operational planning and service improvement. Bretine has led mental health education across Queensland, including work to support forensic mental health service clinical risk assessment and information packages.
As the Commission’s Interim Executive Director, Bretine oversees the implementation of the Shifting minds: Queensland Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Strategic Plan 2018-2023 and provides high-level analysis and advice about mental health, substance misuse and suicide prevention reform.
Bretine holds a Bachelor of Social Work and has extensive experience across health and social services.