Multicultural Centre for Women's Health: A national voice for migrant & refugee women's wellbeing in Australia

Meet the women who shape, staff and support MCWH programs and projects to increase migrant and refugee women’s access and opportunities to live healthy and happy lives.

MCWH is an incorporated association and a registered charity. That means that any profit we make are put back into our work for migrant and refugee women’s health.

Board

MCWH is governed and guided by a remarkable board of women from diverse backgrounds, who share a strong commitment to the health and wellbeing of migrant and refugee women.

Health Educators

Since 1978, the core our our work has been health education, delivered by women skilled in sharing health information with other migrant and refugee women in their first language.

Staff

In addition to supporting our health education programs, our staff promotes migrant women’s health through partnerships, advocacy, research, training and capacity building.

MCWH Staff

Our small but talented staff provides support and training, develops health information resources and undertakes research and advocacy on issues affecting immigrant and refugee women's health and wellbeing.

Executive Director

Dr Adele Murdolo

Adele guides MCWH in its commitment to increasing migrant and refugee women’s health advocacy, research and rights in Australia.

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Health Promotions Manager
Joyce Jiang

Dr Joyce Jiang

Joyce ensures the successful delivery of MCWH health education programs and projects.

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Program Development Manager
Regina Quiazon

Regina Quiazon

Regina oversees MCWH training, communication and the multilingual library.

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Health Education Manager
Amira Rahmanovic

Amira Rahmanovic

Amira manages our Health Education Program and bilingual health education team.

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Multilingual Library and Resources Coordinator
Carmela Pitt

Carmela Pitt

Carmela maintains and updates MCWH’s multilingual library of women’s health information in over 70 languages.

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FARREP Worker and Bilingual Health Educator (Arabic, Tigre, Tigrigna)
Medina Idriess

Medina Idriess

Medina champions women’s sexual and reproductive health rights through the FARREP Program.

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Getting Equal Project Officer
Mi Nguyen

Mi Nguyen

Mi leads the Getting Equal project to strengthen women’s leadership and promote gender equality for all women.

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Health Promotion and Training Officer

Rosi Aryal Lees

Rosi provides expertise, mentoring and support to the training and PVAW Teams.

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Hand in Hand Project Officer
Yue Gao

Dr Yue Gao

Yue coordinates the Hand in Hand project for carers and people with life limiting illnesses.

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Communications Officer
Jasmin Chen

Jasmin Chen

Jasmin coordinates online and external communications across the organisation.

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Administration and Finance Officer
Ozana Bozic

Ozana Bozic

Ozana is the heartbeat of MCWH. She manages payroll, IT, stationary and office maintenance.

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Health Promotion Project Officer
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Hoa Pham

Hoa Pham coordinates and supports several Health Promotion Projects.

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PVAW Project Officer
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Monisha Vaid Sandhu

Monisha is working on two research projects relating to family violence prevention and support.

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Research and Executive Assistant
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Esther Semo

Esther provides support to the Executive Director and the Board of Management.

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Prevention of Violence Project Officer
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Sangwon Lee

Sang is coordinating the Safer and Stronger Communities project in partnership with Our Watch.

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MCWH Bilingual Health Educators

Our team of Bilingual Health Educators (BHEs) are highly trained educators and passionate advocates and leaders within their communities.

Health Educator (Somali)
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Health Educator (Punjabi, Hindi)

Gagandeep Kaur Cheema

Gagandeep Kaur Cheema is from Punjab, India. Since completing a Master of

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Health Educator (Dari, Farsi)
Portrait of Ghezal
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Health Educator (Vietnamese)
Portrait of Hahn
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Health Educator (Arabic)
Portrait of Huda
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Health Educator (Italian)
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Health Educator (Greek)
Portrait of Kalleni
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Health Educator (Hindi, Marathi)
Portrait of Manasi
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Health Educator (Croatian)
Portrait of Marianna
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Health Educator (Arabic, Kurdish, Assyrian, Chaldean)
Portrait of May
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FARREP Worker and Bilingual Health Educator (Arabic, Tigre, Tigrigna)
Medina Idriess

Medina Idriess

Medina champions women’s sexual and reproductive health rights through the FARREP Program.

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Health Educator (Vietnamese)
Portrait of Suong
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Health Educator (Tamil)
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Health Educator (Turkish)
Portrait of Wafa

Wafa Ibrahim

Wafa Ibrahim was born in Lebanon. She came to Australia 35 years

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Health Educator (Cantonese, Mandarin)
Portrait of Yanping
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Health Educator (Cantonese, Mandarin)
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Our vision is to be the national voice for immigrant and refugee women’s wellbeing in Australia.