Mena grew up in Central Queensland and has cultural connections to Walman Yawuru People in north-west Kimberly, Western Australia. She now resides in Sunshine Coast and is the Queensland Director of 54 reasons, Australia’s leading child rights organisation making an impact by working with kids and their carers to develop, be safe, connected and heard.
Mena has worked remotely in First Nation communities, across state-wide health policy and programs, and in national practice development. She brings a passion for people-centred, sustainable, and collaborative approaches to systems change.
Mena is an alumn of Milparanga and Course 26 of the Australian Rural Leadership Program. She holds qualifications in business and communications, community development, and education.