Chief Executive Officer
Emiliano has extensive experience providing strategic leadership on diversity and inclusion, developing policy and implementing a diverse range of services in the health sector. During his 15 years at Northern Health, he led their Cultural Responsiveness, Disability and Reconciliation Action plans and transformed the way hospital language services are delivered to people with limited English proficiency, leading to improved health outcomes.
Prior to working in the health sector, Emiliano worked for 10 years as a university lecturer and researcher and holds the position of Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Languages, Literature, Cultures & Linguistics at Monash University. He has published widely on the impact of cultural competence on health outcomes, and presented over 30 conference papers nationally and internationally.
Emiliano has been the Chair of ECCV’s Health & Wellbeing Policy Committee since 2015.
Director of Operations
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.
Director of Policy & Partnerships
Diana is responsible for ECCV’s policy and engagement work, developing relationships and supporting business development. She has extensive experience in program and people management. She has a strong commitment to social justice, including building the capacity of the community sector 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.
Director of Media & Engagement
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.
Business & Executive Support
Business Support Coordinator
Business Support Officer
Media, Communications & Membership
Media & Communications Officer
Policy & Advocacy
Projects & Capacity Building
DR JYOTHSNA RAO
Strategic Engagement Lead
Partnerships & Engagement Lead
Ageing Well Lead
Healthy Ageing Coordinator
Carers Capacity Building Officer