Charlotte Bedford- Project Manager



Charlotte Bedford is our Project Manager (Business Development Focused Training). Charlotte produced her first community radio show at the age of 15. In the present day, she is a community media trainer, practitioner and researcher with over 25 years of experience of developing, managing and delivering media projects alongside diverse and often marginalised groups. Charlotte was instrumental in establishing the Prison Radio Association and launching the first national prison radio service in the UK. After immigrating to Australia, Charlotte used her experience in community media and prison radio to form the basis of her academic research.

Jason Vellely- Head Trainer


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Jason Vellely has joined the team as a Head Trainer. Jason is an accomplished community broadcaster, with over 20 years of experience in community radio. He produces the nationally syndicated CRN program Aussie Music Weekly, and continues to lend his skills as a Training Coordinator to 2HHH FM. Additionally, Jason's 15+ years experience in business development and management in the banking and finance industry will be crucial to resource development for the Business Development Focused Training project. He is also an Accredited Trainer for the CMTO, with a Certificate IV in Assessment and Training.

Giordana Caputo - Chief Executive Officer


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Giordana Caputo is the CEO of the Community Media Training Organisation and Secretary of the CMTO Board. An experienced manager, broadcaster, producer, journalist and trainer, Giordana specialises in the delivery of outside broadcasting and features production training. Giordana has a Certificate IV in training and assessment (TAE40110) and delivers training to community broadcasters in NSW. She is the current Executive Producer of the CBAA’s National Features and Documentary Series and a broadcaster at 2RRR in Gladesville. She is the former Executive Producer of FBi Radio's All the Best and previously served on the board of Radio Skid Row as Secretary. Giordana was a long-term worker and station manager of Brisbane’s 4ZZZ where she managed community development and training projects aimed at empowering and engaging marginalised groups through the media. She earned a degree in Journalism from the Queensland University of Technology and has produced content for a range of media organisations including 2RRR, Think + DO Tank, FBi, CRN, 4ZZZ, SBS Radio, Rave Magazine, The Australian Ballet and Media Monitors Australia.


Mikaela Ford - Student Services and Administration Officer



Mikaela Ford is the Student Services and Administration Officer at the Community Media Training Organisation. Mikaela brings a wealth of knowledge from her experience at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, where she assisted the music, entertainment, publishing and business affairs teams with administration and digital coordination for over 2 years. Mikaela was an active member of the Indigenous workforce at the ABC and was able to travel to Alice Springs and assist in remote areas as part of her role. She has also completed a Certificate III in Screen and Media right here at the CMTO, and is currently undertaking her Certificate IV in Screen and Media with the CMTO. Outside of the CMTO, Mikaela is a vocal teacher and holds a Bachelor of Music from the Australian Institute of Music. In her spare time, Mikaela loves to watch live musicians and write her own music.

Emma Couch - National Training Manager



Emma Couch is the National Training Manager at the Community Media Training Organisation. Emma is a board member of Technorama and a freelance podcast producer. Emma has a strong history in Community Radio. She started out volunteering at Koori Radio and spent five years at Radio Skid Row in various roles including Board Member and Producer. Emma came to the CMTO from the CBAA where she organised a number of events, including the CBAA Conference and Awards and the CBAA Webinar Program.