Medal of the Order of Australia for service to education and language learning through the coordination and provision of services for people from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds.
Stefan Romaniw OAM is currently executive director of Community Languages Australia and was previously chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission and Multicultural Arts Victoria.
Stefan currently holds leadership roles within broader Australian and Ukrainian communities including the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations, secretary general of the Ukrainian World Congress and is a member of the Starlight Foundation Victorian Advisory Board.
Stefan was principal of the Ukrainian Community School in North Melbourne for 17 years, chair of the Ukrainian School Council of Victoria, president of the Melbourne Branch and subsequently national executive of the Ukrainian Youth Association and president of the Association of Ukrainians of Victoria for 10 years.
Stefan’s community work has seen him become an integral link of goodwill between Australia and Ukraine. He has received the three levels of Orders of Recognition and Medals from the President of Ukraine for services to Ukraine. He also received the Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Medal for services to international relations.
Reviewed 30 September 2019