• Board

    Multicultural Communities Council of SA Board 2017-18

    MCCSA is governed by a Board with representatives elected from our membership for a two year term. The Board is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the organisation as set out in the Constitution.

    The MCCSA Board will elect its Executive at the next Board meeting following the AGM.


    Chairperson: Miriam Cocking
    Deputy Chairperson: Dr Ian Harmstorf OAM
    Treasurer: Silvio Iadarola

    Board Members

    Daniela Costa
    Margota Pukitis
    Gosia Skalban OAM
    Rajendra Pandey
    Rene Grypma
    Patrizia Kadis

  • Staff

    MCCSA Staff

    CEO: Helena Kyriazopoulos
    61 8 8213 4601

    Administration Assistant: June Lee
    61 8 8345 5266

    Manager, Strategy and Projects: Kristin Johansson
    61 8 8213 4603

    Manager, Programs: Megan Hill
    61 8 8213 4605

    Finance Officer: Ling Giang
    61 8 8213 4601

    Transport & Communications: Sidique Bah JP
    61 8 8213 4608

    Community Visitor Scheme: Hee Young Lim
    61 8 8213 4604

    Successful Communities: Megs Lamb
    61 8 8213 4611

    Reconnect: Savry Ouk JP
    61 8 8213 4611

    Project Officer, Youth Engagement – UKASH AHMED
    61 8213 4612

    Project Officer – Lena Gasparyan JP
    61 8213 4606

    Project Support Officer, Youth Engagement – Gabriel Akon
    61 8345 5266

    Transport Support: Ljubo Alympic
    61 8 8213 4609

  • Life Members

    MCCSA Life Members

    For over ten years of dedicated service to the multicultural communities of South Australia

    1. Randolph Alwis AM
    2. Bruno Krumins AM
    3. Michael Schultz
    4. Ron Tan OAM
    5. Dr Antonia Cochiaro AM
    6. Dr Ian Harmstoff OAM
    7. Mrs Sofia Kanas OAM
    8. Miriam Cocking
    9. Maria Dnistrjanski
    10. Jurek Dnistrjanski
    11. Milinko Rakich

  • Volunteers

    MCCSA has a strong pool of volunteers who make a huge contribution to the multicultural sector. MCCSA would not be able to deliver the services and programs which it does without the generous assistance of our volunteers. Our volunteers at present include bus drivers, community visitors, human resource volunteers, an events volunteer, project support and general administration.

    Volunteers also participate in our active ageing art sessions for older people and assist with our community events such as MCCSA’s Harmony Day Picnic and SALA.

    Our volunteers range from teenagers to people in their late seventies and come from a wide range of nationalities as well as Australian born volunteers.

    Our active program of volunteer placements also aims to help CALD people develop Australian employment skills and increase their chance of gaining employment and moving out of poverty.

    If you are interested in working with MCCSA download our MCCSA Volunteer Form and either email it to or post to 113 Gilbert Street, Adelaide SA 5000

  • Student Placements

    MCCSA has a policy of supporting students gain an understanding of the culturally and linguistically diverse sector in South Australia. We also support student placements for students from a CALD background as part of a commitment to wider public welfare and to help CALD people develop Australian employment skills and increase their chance of gaining employment and moving out of poverty.

    If you are interested in a student placement please email your expression of interest to or call Kristin Johansson on 8213 4603.