The operations team is made up of dedicated professionals who are passionate about ethnic and multicultural communities.
Chris commenced as Executive Officer in January 2019, bringing extensive management and executive experience to the ECCV from the education, community and sport sectors.
A teacher by profession, Chris believes in developing the people around him as the basis of a strong organisation. Chris is the Coburg born son of migrant parents from Cyprus and considers it as a privilege to lead an organisation that has been at the forefront of advocating for cultural diversity in Victoria since 1974.
Jiembra commenced as ECCV’s Business Manager in March 2019 and is a Certified Practicing Accountant with a commitment to social justice. Jiem has many years’ experience working in not-for-profit organisations in operational and financial management, including with the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health, Oxfam and Women’s Housing Ltd.
Jiem is responsible for ECCV’s finance, HR, ICT and regulatory compliance and is a Brunswick local with Irish, English and Norwegian heritage.
Diana comes to ECCV with experience in program and people management. She has a strong commitment to social justice and the principles that surround this including building the capacity of the community sector in order to support vulnerable groups, reduce disadvantage and increase participation in the community.
Diana has extensive experience working with new and emerging communities and people seeking asylum including with Red Cross, Brotherhood of St Laurence and Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre. She is responsible for ECCV’s project work, developing relationships and supporting business development.
Rashmi has worked for several years in advocacy and policy development to promote social justice and eliminate inequality in Victoria, NSW and nationally.
Before joining ECCV, Rashmi worked with Our Watch, the national organisation for primary prevention of violence against women, as Senior Policy Advisor, Intersectionality, leading the implementation and evaluation of their Intersectionality Strategy, and development of a new Reconciliation Action Plan for the organisation.
Rosita is a Community Planner by profession with extensive experience working cross-culturally with people from migrant and refugee backgrounds and in innovative community development roles in regional Australia. Since 2017 Rosita worked as Manager then more recently as Interim Executive Officer of the Ethnic Community Council for the Loddon Campaspe Region.
Rosita is a trusted, collegial leader and community connector who brings extensive networks, community engagement and strategic planning expertise to her role as Regional Lead for ECCV.
Victoria is journalist and communications specialist who brings broad local, national and international experience to ECCV across media, communications, events and multicultural engagement.
Victoria has worked for leading Australian media, including the Herald-Sun, The Age and The Bulletin and her diverse experience includes roles as a Victorian Government Media Adviser, author of Lonely Planet’s Greece series and television and video production.
Media, Communications and Membership
Policy and Advocacy
Project – Multicultural NDIS Connectors
Project – Community Outreach
Project – NWMPHN
We are proud to recognise the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, as the first Australians, cultural leaders and traditional custodians of the land from which we advocate for ethnic community groups. We pay our respects to their elders, past & present.