Dr Olayide Ogunsiji
Dr Olayide Ogunsiji has been a member of the Board of Community Migrant Resource Centre since 2010. She was the Secretary of the Board from 2015 to 2018. Dr Ogunsiji is a Registered Nurse by profession and a Senior Lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University. Originally from Nigeria, Dr Ogunsiji completed her Bachelor of Science (Sociology) and Master of Science (Sociology) and was a lecturer in one of the Nigerian Universities prior her migration to Australia in 1999. She joined the academic staff of Western Sydney University in 2008, and is currently the Director of Academic Workforce, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Liverpool Campus, Sydney.
Dr Ogunsiji’s research and community work focuses on women’s health with specific focus on violence against women, migrant and refugee women’s health and health of people of African descent. Her research topics are female genital mutilation, intimate partner violence, breast and cervical cancer screening and parenting practices. Olayide conducts her research in partnership with industry partners, community organisations and local, national and international collaborators. She was the 2020 Blacktown Woman of the Year at the New South Wales Women of the Year Award; won the 2021 Salvos Multicultural Social Advocacy Award and the Dorothy Garrigus Adams 2021 Award for Excellence in Service at the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society International Awards.
representing a major international airline. In his 34 year career, he served in a number of senior and general management positions covering Africa, UK, Europe, Australia NZ and India. In September 1994 he obtained a scholarship from Pratt and Whitney to study at MIT in Boston. Thevan left the airline industry in 2012. In 2013 Thevan joined a new startup as a partner and in 2017 he was elected to join the Board of CMRC. In 2019 he was voted into the position of Chairperson.