Elizabeth Mazeyko is from Uruguay, South America. Her professional background has been in community work since 1980 and she has been a Bilingual Health Educator since 1990. She has a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage (All Regions Massage School Melbourne) and an extensive knowledge of complementary therapies. Elizabeth has also completed a course as a Grief Counsellor with the Centre for Grief Education.
Most recently, Elizabeth has completed training to become a qualified Doula through the Dial A Doula Foundation. As a labour doula she provides practical and emotional support to women throughout pregnancy and childbirth and facilitates communication between women, their partners and healthcare practitioners.
Gagandeep Kaur Cheema is from Punjab, India. Since completing a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Canberra in 2008, she has been working as a Dietitian in the field of Chronic Disease Management and Prevention. Gagan’s passion to support women in improving their health brought her to MCWH where she started as a Bilingual Health Educator in 2014. Her work at MCWH is backed by a lifetime of professional and personal experience.
Medina Idriess has a Graduate Diploma in Social Science from Victoria University and has been a Bilingual Health Educator at MCWH since 1999. Empowering women to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing has always been her goal and in her homeland, Eritrea, she was a teacher but often found herself in both leadership and support roles in her community. Her focus now is supporting newly arrived women whose issues often include accessing relevant health services and information. She is also a FARREP community worker both at MCWH and at the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne.
Wafa Ibrahim was born in Lebanon. She came to Australia 35 years ago, married with 2 children and a granddaughter. She has worked with MCWH for over 20 years delivering health information mainly to Arabic-speaking women in different settings such as workspaces and community settings. In that time, Wafa has completed many training courses and amassed a wealth of skill and experience in transforming women’s lives and the lives of their family through education.