The Speak My Language state and territory coordinators are responsible for implementing the program in their state or territory.

Nihal Iscel
WA (former)

Nihal Iscel has more than 20 years of experience working in the multicultural and disability sectors, and currently works for the Ethnic Communities Council of WA in her role as the Speak My Language Coordinator. Nihal's professional experience involves supporting people from refugee, humanitarian entrant and migrant backgrounds including people with disability, to help them to break barriers and contribute to making positive systemic changes to improve their lives. 

Nico van Leeuwen
TAS (former)

Multicultural Community Development Manager Nico van Leeuwen is the coordinator for Speak My Language for the Multicultural Council of Tasmania (MCOT).

Hanaa Grave
SA (former)

Hanaa Grave is the Speak My Language State Coordinator in South Australia. Hanaa commenced working for the Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia (MCCSA) in late 2020. Prior to this, she worked as a disability projects coordinator in Melbourne where she gained extensive experience around community development in the disability space. Hanaa has a background in working with refugee and asylum seeker communities across several countries. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies and a double Master’s Degree in History, Sociology and Anthropology.

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