Originally training as a nurse and midwife, Mendy returned to study as a mature age student graduating from Swinburne University with an MBA and Masters Strategic Foresight in 2015 and from Groupwork Institute with an Advanced Diploma in Group Facilitation in 2020.
Since 2012 Mendy has served for seven years on the Board of Bairnsdale Regional Health and also served for seven years on the Committee of Management of Bairnsdale Recycling Enterprise Inc (‘The Tip Shop’).
Mendy was born in Bairnsdale and raised in Fernbank, returning to Eagle Point with husband John to settle and raise their three (now adult) children in 1983.
With a keen interest in helping groups do great work together, Mendy is excited about contributing her skills and energy through Council to help build an East Gippsland which is future-focused, with strong, inclusive, creative communities and which takes the science of climate change into account when planning for the future.
Two (and soon to be three) grandchildren are the driving force behind Mendy’s desire to help build better futures.