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Rita Prasad-Ildes (Managing Director), Nera Komaric (Health Promotion & Knowledge Hub,) Marina Chand (Strategic Projects & Contribute), Annette Ruzicka (Multicultural Psychological Therapies), Jackie Bentley (Culture in Mind), Ellie Richards (Clinic)
Ellie Richards (Clinic Coordinator), Lama Alnawakil, Amy Nguyen, Keyla Nieves, Shirley Craig (Accountant), Vidya Charan (Finance & HR)
Heidar Molavi (Practice Nurse & Nurse Advocate), Yvonne Iragahoraho, Jemma Baker, Shannah Martin (Primary health care nurses)
Dr Anna Hebden, Dr Azadeh Abtahi, Dr Crystal Pigeon, Dr Katrina Neal, Dr Sara Burton (Medical Team)
Ace Li (Dietician), Heather Martin (Physiotherapist), Mark Vanniekerk (Acupuncture & TCM Practitioner), Saini Singh (Homeopath)
Rita Prasad-Ildes, Dragos Ileana, Jackie Bentley, Annette Ruzicka
Jackie Bentley (Manager) Noah Kim, Tania Schott, Amos Ruhindwa, Pauline-Lee Jones, Sofia Alisheikh, Aurore Pascaud
Sameera Suleman (Coordinator), Kaamna Deo, Viviana Jimenez, Mohammed Kamara, Yvonne Iragahoraho, Jemma Baker, Shannah Martin
Annette Ruzicka (Manager, mental health accredited social worker), Dragos Ileana (clinical psychologist). Dr Marta Garcia de Blakely (clinical psychologist), Gigi Cheung (psychologist), Alina Ileana (psychologist), Kaamna Deo (psychologist), Jackie Bentley (mental health accredited social worker), Jacki Ni (psychologist)
Mohammed Kamara, Najla Al-Chouni
Stephanie Manager (Supervising Lawyer), Yasmin Ildes (Legal Advocate)
Multicultural Peer Support Workers (MPSW) are trained workers who work closely alongside clients and health practitioners. They draw on their own lived experience as migrants and refugees of cultural adaptation and acculturation to provide culturally tailored support to maximise engagement, trust and understanding.
World Wellness Group has developed this unique workforce and we employ approximately 50 Multicultural Peer Support Workers who collectively speak around 45 languages. They work across health programs including mental health, counselling and therapy, health management and prevention programs and consumer focused research. All our MPSWs have undergone generic and tailored training depending on the program they spend most of their time working in.
Multicultural Peer Support Workers are not volunteers but are valued staff members who are required to comply with health program guidelines, privacy principles, code of conduct, confidentiality policies and the boundaries and limitations of their role.