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Violet

Roumeliotis

2015 Winner

Violet Roumeliotis
CEO, Settlement Services International

 

Passionate about helping asylum seekers join communities, Roumeliotis has an extensive background in advocating for and developing services for vulnerable and at-risk communities and individuals.

 

Roumeliotis has more than 30 years involvement, in both a professional and voluntary capacity, in human resource and project management. She has developed specialised knowledge and skills in working with people of non-English speaking backgrounds and culturally diverse communities, refugees and humanitarian entrants, families in crisis, women and children at risk. Under her leadership SSI has grown from a staff of less than 70 just three years ago, to over 500 in 2014.


“She is a light for the refugees and asylum seekers. She is very humble and assertive at the same time. She values people’s different culture and works towards a common goal for equal opportunities in Australia.”

 

Links:

www.ssi.org.au