Garry has a wealth of experience with the multicultural sector in Queensland, having previously worked at Multicultural Affairs Queensland for five years in the role of Executive Director. Prior to joining ECCQ, Garry was Chief Operating Officer at Access Community Services. Garry’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts, a Post Graduate Diploma in Social Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. Garry has a strong track record of achievement in the public and private sector, having worked nationally and internationally in the areas of child safety, youth justice, homelessness, domestic and family violence, disability services and in the multicultural sector.
Athena has been involved in aged care since 1980 and was the first Director of Nursing at St Nicholas Nursing Home, then the first ethnic specific provider of residential aged care in Brisbane. She is currently the General Manager at Berlasco Court Caring Centre, a provider of high level residential aged care to those from CALD backgrounds. Athena has served on many State and Commonwealth Advisory committees including some years on the Aged Care Planning committee as a representative of ECCQ, chair of the ACQ (now LASA Q) Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Network, as well as the Vice President of NIMAC, and is serving a third term on the Board of LASA Q.
Vivienne has worked in the health and aged care sector for over 30 years including roles in nursing, community care, aged care, management and business development in Australia and in the UK. Vivienne held a senior position in Victoria with the Royal District Nursing Service for over twenty years before moving to Queensland. She has extensive experience working with people from CALD backgrounds. She is a registered nurse and has an Advanced Diploma in Business, a Diploma in Management and is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.
Rose commenced working at ECCQ with the Community Leadership Program in November 2014. She has a nearly 30 years’ experience working in the community sector in housing, tenancy rights, youth work, administration and workplace education and is an experienced trainer. She has qualifications in community development and has enhanced her skills while at ECCQ.
Hong has more than 15 years of experience managing health promotion initiatives both in Australian and international contexts across a range of areas including, child health, immunisation, nutrition, sexual and reproductive health and chronic disease. Hong holds a Master’s Degree of Social Sciences (Health Practice), Bachelor of Economics (Finance and Banking), Bachelor of English (Language and Culture) and Professional Translator (English-Vietnamese) accredited by National Accreditation Authority for Translators & Interpreters Ltd (NAATI).
Zhihong has worked in the multicultural health sector for over 12 years in Australia. Before moving to Australia, she worked in infectious diseases control and immunisation for over six years in China. Zhihong has a Master’s Degree in Public Health and a Bachelor Degree in Preventive Medicine.
Carrie has worked in print and television media and has 8 years of experience working in communication roles in the not for profit sector. She has a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Master’s Degree in International Relations.