The Speak My Language state and territory coordinators are responsible for implementing the program in their state or territory.
Following his one-year stint as Speak My Language (SML) traveller in Queensland and the National Team, Kumchong Lee continues his journey as State Coordinator for the SML program, with the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland. Since arriving in Australia in 2009 as an international student, Kumchong has always been grateful for the opportunity he has been given and therefore hoping to return the favour to the community. Kumchong believes in the power of communication and storytelling, through which he hopes to contribute to a more inclusive society.
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.
Osman Mohamed is employed with the Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria as a Coordinator of the Speak My Language program. He is excited to be part of a valuable program that provides CALD and indigenous people the opportunity to talk about how they positively live with their disabilities and acquire information about inclusive places, activities and services in the community. Part of his work role is to recruit, induct and mentor inclusive minded Travellers (Bilingual Facilitators) who will be appointed to interview the storytellers and guest speakers in their community languages to break language and cultural barriers for people with disabilities to support greater inclusion.