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Lynette Hutson is a Salvation Army Officer who has worked for over 30 years in the field of addictions including four years in Winnipeg Canada. For 13 years has lead the Salvation Army New Zealand national network of alcohol and drug treatment services and during this time participated in expanding the range and variety of services delivered. Included in her role have been other allied Salvation Army services including the gambling harm reduction services, homelessness services and prison reintegration services.

The alignment and connection of these services along with the place of policy settings has informed designing better ways of working for the wellbeing of the whole person. Lynette is a trained and registered social worker. Her current role is oversight of all Salvation Army social services and she is a member of the bicultural Rūnanga (Māori Cultural leadership). She is married to Ian who is the Director if The Salvation Army Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit. She has four adult children and five grandchildren who bring great pleasure.