CMTO has the pleasure of welcoming some new faces to our team. 

These new team members bring a range of high level skills to help our stations and stakeholders access training across the country.


Alex Knysh - Training Assistant

Alex Knysh has joined our accredited team as a Training Assistant. Alex liaises with the trainers and students delivering and undertaking qualifications and assists with course delivery and student support. 

Alex brings her background in education, coaching, and workshop facilitating to this part-time role at the CMTO, whilst also running her Energy Coaching business. Alex is a strong advocate for mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.


Joyce Rivera - Executive Assistant

Joyce Rivera has come on board as our Executive Assistant. Joyce will be assisting our CEO and leadership team with scheduling, reporting and stakeholder support. When you give us a ring it’s more than likely that she’ll be the one who answers your call.

Joyce Rivera has seven years of extensive experience in the corporate field wherein she performed various roles in Office and HR administration. She is working with the CMTO on a part time basis, providing her expertise in all aspects of internal and external communications and administrative support to the management. Joyce is keen on her personal and career development and is currently studying a VET course in Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning).

We’ve also had the opportunity to engage some talented folk to contribute to the development and coordination of some of our upcoming courses. We’re so excited to provide some great training opportunities thanks to their help.


Gemma Purves - Course Coordinator: Audio Ability

Gemma Purves is the Course Coordinator for the AudioAbility Program. Gemma engages with prospective participants and mentors and also helps the Project Manager with the organisation of the course.

 Gemma has been involved with community radio for almost 10 years. In that time she has worked across community, commercial, and public broadcasters as a journalist, producer, station manager, content & communications manager, and board member. She presents The New Thing on Eastside Radio and is currently completing her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. 

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Chido Mwat - Course Coordinator: NIAA Raise Your Voice

Chido Mawat is the Course Coordinator for the Raise Your Voice Program. Chido is working to bring together stakeholders, youth and health services in the Wagga region to develop audio skills among First Nations young people. 

Chido is a Zimbabwean doctor (M.D.), comedian, writer, film and web content maker living in Naarm. Her writer/directorial debut short 'For Becky' has been featured on SBS on demand, placed third at the Sunshine Short Film Festival (2021), and was an official section at the African Smartphone International Film Festival (2021). Chido has produced online content for the Department of Family, Fairness and Housing to promote COVID Safe behaviour and was a writer for a series of TikToks by Cinespace about anti-racism. She has performed at the Melbourne International Comedy and Melbourne Fringe Festivals. When she is not being creative she works as a locum doctor in rural and regional areas.

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Evrim Şen - THINK BIG Course Developer

Evrim Şen is assisting the CMTO Leadership and Enterprise team with the development of our THINK BIG Community Broadcasting Marketing Skill Set.

Evrim is a Turkish-Australian creative working across community arts and youth advocacy. They are concerned about the lack of inclusive representation in the Australian media landscape. Evrim's vision is to create a platform for marginalised voices to broadcast stories and conversations about their own authentic experiences, to lead on decisions that impact them. Evrim was most recently the General Manager at SYN Media and they currently work as a project support officer at the Centre for Multicultural Youth.

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