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Our leadership is reflected in...

Excellence and national standards

MYSA is the only multicultural youth specific organisation that has achieved accreditation with Australian Service Excellence Standards (ASES). This is an internationally accredited quality improvement program owned by the State Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI).


MYSA has initiated, developed and implemented a range of innovative programs.

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Settlement Grants Program

MYSA's achievements have been recognised through several awards including Governor's Multicultural Awards and the African Australian Achievement Awards.

National and international advocacy

MYSA is a founding member of the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN) Australia.

The MYAN is the nationally recognised policy and advocacy body representing multicultural youth issues. It is comprised of representatives from each of Australia's states and territories.

MYSA is the SA representative and co-convener of MYAN.
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As a leader in the field, MYSA has presented at a range of state, national and international conferences in both an academic and industry context over the past 10 years. This includes health and mental health conferences, cultural diversity conferences and child, adolescent and youth development conferences.

Our Leaders

Ms Tamara Stewart-Jones, Chief Executive Officer

Ms Tamara Stewart-Jones has 10 years current leadership and service delivery experience in the human services in both mainstream and multicultural contexts. She has extensive knowledge and experience in responding to a range of social issues and problems, having worked across service areas as diverse as settlement, health, homelessness, drug and alcohol, crisis intervention and domestic violence. Ms Stewart-Jones has duel qualifications in primary health care and transpersonal counselling and her experience includes service planning, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, sector development and capacity building, and income generation and sustainability.

She advises on multicultural issues in a range of forums to inform policy and service delivery to multicultural communities. Her stakeholder engagement includes partnerships and relationships with government Ministers, policy makers and program managers and a wide range of government and non-government service providers, schools, community groups, and private business sector organisations.