Lena is Executive Director of Diversity Arts Australia with 20 years of experience in arts/cultural organisations. She has managed screen and digital initiatives that have engaged thousands of women, refugees, migrants and youth across Parramatta and Western Sydney. Formerly ED of Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE), she worked for over a decade establishing projects like Switch Digital Arts Centre and the Arab Film Festival.
Awarded Asialink Arts Fellowship, NSW Government Arts Advisory Committee participant (2002-2008), Australia 2020 Summit finalist, CEO of the Year Awards and Sydney's 100 Creative Catalysts at inaugural Vivid. From 2015 to 2016, she was the Social History and Exhibitions curator, Fairfield City Museum and Gallery.