ChairSherene Hassan is the Director of Education and Community Engagement at the Islamic Museum of Australia.
She served as vice president, and executive committee member of the Islamic Council of Victoria for eight years.
To date she has conducted over 1000 information sessions on Islam to diverse audiences ranging from the Flying Fruit Fly Circus School to the Australian Federal Police.
Sherene has been involved in interfaith dialogue since 2001 and is passionate about building bridges with the wider community.
In December 2007, Sherene was selected by the Age newspaper as one of Melbourne’s 100 Most Influential people.
In 2016, Sherene was selected as 'Muslim Woman of the Year' at the Australian Muslim Achievement Awards (AMAA).
In January 2018 Sherene was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).
Formerly a chemistry and physics teacher, Sherene is married with four children.
Deputy ChairMaryum is the Deputy Chair at the Centre for Muslim Wellbeing, General Manager at the Islamic Museum of Australia and President of the Sanad Foundation.
She believes education is our greatest asset to create positive societal change and meaningful connections.
She was previously a Commissioner for the Victorian Multicultural Commission, Vice President of Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) and CARE With ME (foster care), Member of the Women’s Legal Service of Victoria, Alumni of the Williamson Leadership Program and an AFL Multicultural Community Ambassador.
She has experience in strategic advisory and engagement roles for government, corporate and not-for-profits organisations for a range of areas: Taxation, Education, Media, Multicultural Affairs, and Youth Engagement.
She has studied a Bachelor of Business at RMIT University and Executive Masters of Arts at University of Melbourne.
TreasurerQualifying as an Accountant in New Zealand, Ian’s working life encompassed a range of finance and business management roles across various industries and in a number of countries.
In the two decades prior to retiring in 2015, his professional focus was on roles in NGO and welfare organisations including Hanover Welfare Services; which supported the homeless in Melbourne, S.N.A.I.C.C.; an indigenous PEAK body, and The Brotherhood of St Laurence.
latterly in its Research and Policy Centre.
Ian was appointed to the Board of CMW and as Treasurer in mid-2019.
Board MemberDr. Senem Eren is a Psychologist and Researcher with over 16 years of experience as a clinician working across private practice, hospital settings and schools.
She is particularly passionate about supporting and empowering driven women to succeed in their entrepreneurial goals without sacrificing their health, wellbeing and happiness. She is a sought after public speaker and has delivered training to over 300 organizations globally in the fields of mental health and wellbeing.
She has previously served on the boards of Care With Me (Foster Care) and the Moonee Valley Interfaith Network and is also the founding member of Green Crescent Australia, a not-for-profit organization that provides culturally intelligent education and awareness programs for substance and behavioural addictions in CALD communities.
She is currently a lecturer at Ibn Haldun University in Turkey where she teaches positive psychology and cross-cultural counselling to postgraduate psychology students.
Board MemberWith a B.A., GradCert PubRelations, Faye is an accomplished strategist with an excellent record of moving strategic ideas through to successful implementation, underpinned by practical, sound governance.
She has led organisations - through clear vision and strong purpose - to meet rigorous governance standards in social and financial performance, accountability, and transparency to create value and build social capital for social impact.
She was an executive leader within the Clemenger Group for 17 years as Communications Director for Cultural Perspectives and more recently a Partner at Hall & Partners. She is currently working as an advisor to the Victorian Government as Strategic Lead, Yarra Action Plan.
Faye was the first female President and Board Chair of Fronditha Care, a leading provider of aged care services. She recently retired as Board Chair of inTouch, Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence, a role she held for the last 10 years; she led that organisation to become a recognised leading provider of services for women, children and families experiencing family violence.
Faye has continued to support the work of inTouch through her role as Patron of inSpire. She is a current Parkinson's Victoria Board Director.
Passionate about achieving better social outcomes driven by genuine collaboration and engagement, she was recognised for her contribution to driving social change and was awarded the Victorian Premier’s Achievement Award in 2001.
In 2019, she was recognised for her significant contribution to the Victorian community and inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll for Women.