Our Team

 

 

Leadership

 

 

Mo Elrafihi

Chief Executive Officer

Over the past decade, Mo has provided strategic public policy advice to the Victorian Government across key portfolios, including Industry, Innovation, Multicultural Affairs and Crime Prevention.

He is a passionate advocate for advancing the rights and wellbeing of multicultural communities, refugees, asylum seekers, and LGBTIQ+ communities in Victoria.

Mo has been an active contributor to Victoria’s multicultural communities, including as a member of the CALD Health Advisory Panel and as a board member of the Islamic Council of Victoria.

 

Victoria Kyriakopoulos

Director, Advocacy & Strategic Communications

Victoria is a 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-SunThe 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.

DIANNA RICE

Manager, Operations & Programs

Dianna has over 30 years’ experience working across services sectors, including settlement, disability, aged care, youth, homelessness, mental health and health promotion, with senior roles within community-based organisations and local, State and Federal Government Departments.  

She is passionate about achieving real outcomes for communities and individuals through leading system change. Dianna has been practicing outcomes-based accountability since 2005 and has introduced the concept ‘Getting from Talk to Action’ in many of her roles. 

Her leadership style encourages people to be part of identifying and agreeing on the quality-of-life conditions and outcomes we want for the communities we work with.  

Policy & Advocacy

James Houghton

Senior Policy Advisor

Surmeli Yesilyurt

Partnerships & Engagement Lead

Jennifer Borrell

Policy Advisor

Suzan Saka

Project Officer

Hayat Doughan

Ageing Well Lead

RosEMary Fenech

Project Lead – Sector Support & Development

Media, Communications & Membership

Xiaoran Shi

Media & Communications Officer

DENIZ UZGUN

Communications Officer

Business & Executive Support

Ozana Bozic

Office Manager

Sophie Jaensch

Administration Officer