Conrad Gershevitch joined FECCA as Director in June 2002. FECCA is the national, not-for-profit peak body which represents Australians from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
In his role Mr Gershevitch is also Managing Editor of the Australian Mosaic magazine, he sits as a consortium member of Multicultural Mental Health Australia (and is an editorial committee member of Synergy), represents FECCA on the National Roundtable of Non-Profit Organisations, The Australian Collaboration, Diabetes Australia’s Cross Cultural Communication Committee, the Community Quality Use of Medicines Management Committee, the Increasing Cultural Competency for Healthier Living working group to the Health Advisory Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council and several other advisory bodies.
Mr Gershevitch also regularly writes for a wide variety of publications, speaks at public events on behalf of FECCA and is a visiting fellow for the Sustainable Heritage Development Program (RSPAS) at the Australian National University.
Prior to working with FECCA he worked for the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing for 8 years. For much of his time there he was a program manager and conducted policy development under the National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategies especially in the area of transcultural mental health promotion and torture and trauma rehabilitation services. Prior to that he worked for the ABC.
Author's website: FECCA - Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia