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

Rajan Khadka
NT (former)

Rajan has worked in the community development sector from an early age in his home country Nepal. He has completed a Bachelors of Social Work from Tribhuvan University (Nepal), and worked with various organisations in the humanitarian and social service sectors. Rajan is currently working with Multicultural Council of the Northern Territory (MCNT) on a variety of programs, including as the local Speak My Language Coordinator. 

Teresa De Leon
NSW (former)

Teresa has worked in clinical and nursing management for 20 years. Recently joining the National Team for ‘Speak My Language – Living well with disability’ and as NSW/ACT Coordinator, she also has extensive program and change implementation experience in the public and private sectors.

Denisse Gonzalez
NT

Denisse currently works in the Multicultural Council of the Northern Territory (MCNT) and is the Speak My Language Coordinator for NT. She is originally from El Salvador and has worked in community engagement projects with international students, as well as completed community development and policy internships with Aboriginal organisations. Prior to joining MCNT, Denisse assisted individuals with their mental health recovery journey, and helped humanitarian entrants settle well in Australia.  She recently completed Master of Social Work. 

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