We’d like to introduce you to MYAN’s new National Manager:
Rana is the first Iranian woman to be a National Head of Office for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Iran. Over 20 years, her professional practice has grown to include building business strategies, setting the organisational vision, and leading mission-critical initiatives. Rana is an expert in social inclusion and humanitarian ethics, she has led strategic engagements to partner and build a shared vision with networks of stakeholders, funders and community groups to deliver transformative community and social projects.
She has recently headed the Victorian Cancer Screening Framework’s participation and recruitment strategy at Cancer Council Victoria. Rana is also sought out to deliver keynote speeches on intersectionality, human rights, diversity and inclusion to diverse audiences of international influencers, members of parliament and local community members.
She is a member of the Victorian Multicultural Commission’s Regional Advisory Council and is on the Community Advisory Committee of Dental Health Victoria. She is also a Board member of Australian Iranian Society of Victoria and Vice President of Equal Employment Opportunity Network.
“I’m really excited to be leading MYAN in our work with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. As a migrant myself, seeing young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds supported, thriving, and achieving great things is something very important to me. I look forward to working with our youth leaders, state and territory partners, government, and multicultural youth sector. I can’t wait to meet everyone and continue the work MYAN has done in building and strengthening these valuable relationships to ensure that young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds thrive in Australia.”
Rana brings with her a wealth of knowledge on youth issues and expertise in governance practice. She is a passionate advocate for young people and her community, and we’re very lucky to have her joining us.